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Meet You at the Mac - September 2018
Category: Artists & Art Galleries  |  Location: Parksville
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  • Tribal Journeys - Norma Jackson

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McMILLAN ARTS CENTRE, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS: September 8 – October 13, 2018

Group of 3: Lloyd Major, Elissa Anthony, Judy Maxwell

These accomplished local artists, teachers and friends return to exhibit together. This exhibit features oil paintings specializing in landscapes of Vancouver Island, the Interior and the Prairies.

Norma Jackson Solo Exhibitions

Earth, Air, Fire & Water – Interpretations – Oceanside Gallery

Reflections of the natural world around us – how we experience nature becomes expressed like a mirror through our thoughts and emotions. Not only our planet, but the entire universe if formed from material particles we call elements. In ancient times, nature was divided into four elemental categories, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. These basic elements included the scientific elemental table as well as our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual selves. Nothing was viewed as separate. How we interact with nature determines the outcome of our lives. Nature in its purest form deeply heals and uplifts us from the trials of today’s living but it can also destroy us when we do not recognize that we are not separate. Nature can appear as chaotic and orderly individually or together. I represented these aspects of nature by visually using vibrancy of colour, abstract techniques as chaos, realism as order, and a combination of both the express them as we personally experience them. My hope is that it will remind us that nature is life itself reflected in each one of us.

Honouring First Nations – Nemeth Gallery

Norma’s mentor over many years was a Tsimshian Elder who helped transform her life on many levels. This relationship took her on a spiritual journey that resulted in the opportunity to meet several elders and leaders. This Exhibition is her tribute to the important contribution these people have made to their Peoples and culture.


MAC is proud to present a Performance Season of concerts, storytelling and introducing the new Slice of Life Series: Real People, Real Stories – September 2018 to June 2019

SLICE OF LIFE SERIES: Real People, Real Stories presents When We Were Young

Friday, September 28, 2018

Storytellers will be sharing stories from and about their growing up days. Some may be funny, some may be sad, but all will be an interesting look into their lives.

UKULELE Master Class with Anela Kahiamoe

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 1-3pm
$18 ($15 OCAC)

Featuring Anela Kahiamoe, 30 yr veteran of the Honolulu music scene. This Master Class will also feature music by multi-instrumentalist and engaging performer Anela Kahiamoe, and a reception for participants at the end. Limited registrations available, through MAC website, or call 250-248-8185. Information: Rob Peterson –

“Tijuana Brass” Concert Tribute Band

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7pm
$20 ($18 OCAC)

Enjoy a dynamic 7 piece recreation of the phenomenal chart topping band of the 70’s featuring… “A Taste of Honey”, “Tijuana Taxi”, “Lonely Bull” and many more.

BOX OFFICE: McMillan Arts Centre (133 McMillan Street, Parksville), online at, or call the Arts Centre 250-248-8185.


DeCosmos Tuesday Painters Group, Starting September 4th, 1-4pm, visit

Parksville & District Rock and Gem Club, Tuesday, September 4th, Jim Dixon 757-8957

Lloyd Major Art Classes, Wednesdays, 10am to noon, 250-586-9171

FREE Meditation Classes with Inge Morrissey, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm,

SOUND CONNECTION CHOIR with Choir Leaders Sharon Tomczyk and Megan Keene Thursdays 7-9pm Contact:

DeCosmos FRIDAY Painters Group, 1-4pm Contact

MID-ISLAND TOASTMASTERS Assn, Saturdays, Contact:

TANGLE TIME: ZENTANGLE DROP-IN SESSION, Saturday, September 8, 1-3pm

Coombs Old Time Fiddlers, Sundays, Sept 9, 23rd, 1-3pm Contact: Tom Elliott 250-248-4775

Self-Editing Workshop with Marva Blackmore, Mondays, starting September 10th, 1-4pm, Contact:

Watercolours for Beginners with Carla Flegel, Wednesdays, September 12 – October 11th, 1-4pm. Information and Registration: MAC Website or call MAC 250-248-8185

Essential Oils Class with Ashely Leontiwich, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm Contact:

Mid-Island ARTIST TRADING CARDS: FREE Swap and Drop-In, Saturday, September 15th – 1-3pm

ART BITES! A smorgasbord of mediums to sample: Sunday afternoons, September 16 – November 4, 2018. Registration/information, online at MAC or call 250-248-8185

Ukulele Classes with Liz DeBarros, Fridays, starting September 21 – November 3, 2018 Contact: 250-586-5803

Vancouver Island Metal Jewellers Guild meeting, Tuesday, September 25th, 7-9pm Information/contact:

Workshop with Lynn Orriss, Thursday, September 27th, 10-4pm Information:

For more information on these and many more happenings at the MAC, visit our website at or find us on Facebook.

Source: McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC) Press Release via Jennifer Bate - August 15, 2018

For more information on events in Parksville Qualicum Beach, check our Events Calendar.
For more galleries and studios in Parksville Qualicum Beach, visit our Arts & Culture directory.
Posted By: Jennifer Bate on Aug 22, 2018

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