VANCOUVER ISLAND, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Fourteen talented local artists
will put their work on display this week at the Comox Valley Airport.
YQQ's Art and Culture Program will open its 2013/14 exhibition Coastal Explorations- Celebrating Island Living on November 21. Twenty exceptional pieces of work representing the
artists' views of the unique way of life on Northern Vancouver Island
will be available to the public until May 1, 2014.
"All work presented in this year's display celebrates island living
through representations of the people, places, employment opportunities
and natural environment of this region," said Jen Alton of the Comox
Valley Community Arts Council. "We were absolutely thrilled with the
high caliber of submissions we received for this exhibition. We have a
really interesting variety of work on display this year."
The exhibition will feature photography, sculpture, painting and
textiles by artists Brian Argyle, Bert Badey, Lisa Cross, Bill Kerr,
Sandra Lamb, Brian Latta, Marsha Mackinnon, Hans Peter Meyer, Uli
Ostermann, Marilyn Peeters, Heimke Webb and Grace Wolff. For the first
time, the YQQ Art and Culture Program is pleased to feature a unique
fabric art installation by Althea White, as well as a soapstone carving
by Ron Moffat.
"This exhibition is an excellent way to connect our passengers with the
northern Vancouver Island cultural community and provide a truly
enhanced experience at our airport," explained YQQ CEO, Fred Bigelow.
"We are proud to work with the Comox Valley Community Arts Council on
this highly successful public art program, which is now entering into
its third year."
The Comox Valley Airport Art and Culture Program, a partnership between
YQQ and the Comox Valley Community Arts Council, is intended to
showcase the rich artistic tradition of northern Vancouver Island by
presenting an annual public art exhibition for YQQ passengers and the
community. A call for submissions is issued each spring and artwork is
selected by a jury made up of representatives from the airport and the
More information about this program, the featured artists and their work
on display at the Comox Valley Airport can be found on www.comoxairport.com under Airport Services/Art and Culture Program following the program launch on November 21. For information about how
to get involved in YQQ's Art and Culture program and other community
arts projects, visit www.comoxvalleyarts.com.
Attention Assignment Editors:
The Comox Valley Community Arts Council will provide a tour of the
2013/2014 YQQ Art and Culture Program exhibition for media at 3:00 p.m.
on November 21, 2013. Several artists, along with representatives of
YQQ and the Arts Council will be available for interviews and photos in
the terminal building.
SOURCE: Comox Valley Airport
For further information:
Comox Valley Community Arts Council
250-338-4417 ext. 2
Comox Valley Airport
Phone: 250-890-0829 ext. 253