JUNE 2017 EXHIBIT
IceBear: Dreams of a Dreamer
IceBear has been painting and sculpting for over 50 years. After a successful career as a commercial artist, he began to pursue his drive to create fine art. His art has evolved from the representational and spiritual (drawing from his North American Heritage) to today’s expression in the abstract.
His large canvasses in acrylic evoke an immediate emotional and intellectual response. Beyond their artistic elements of form, light, colour, texture, dimension – and movement – they are ever-stimulating with a profound impact to be appreciated over the years.
OPENING EXHIBIT RECEPTION:
SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017, 1-3pm
This solo exhibition at the MacMillan Arts Centre runs May 30 to June 30. There will also be an exclusive preview for IceBear collectors on June 2, and the opening reception will be a public open house with a brief artist’s talk.
MUSIC AND EVENTS IN MAY 2017:
ED PEEKEEKOOT, CREE MUSICIAN AND ARTIST IN CONCERT
FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 7:00pm
Tickets $15/$12 OCAC Members
Ed’s performances go from blazing guitar work to foot-stomping fiddle and haunting Native flute, all sprinkled with his Cree humour and philosophy. He takes people on a wildly varied musical journey from country folk to classical and jazz.
Tickets available online and at the MAC
“You definitely captured and expressed the sounds of nature such as the wild animals and the howling wind through your musical interpretations. I find it difficult to illustrate the relationship of music to nature. I have studied music in Europe and Japan, but never have I experienced such music as your performance.”
– Ilsa Greenwold, Instructor – Juliard School of Music
“Ed Peekeekoot was absolutely the star of our show. His stunning talent as a multi-instrumentalist, his easy and infectious humour and demeanor and his skills as a teacher in his carving workshops combined to make him a key component in our success. Ed’s CDs sold out and people are asking where to get more!”
– Lionel Conant, Artistic Director – Cottonwood Festival, Fort St.James, BC
Saturday, June 17, 2017
All tickets $15 available online or at the MAC
Remaining tickets will be available at the door.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES AT THE MAC IN JUNE:
FREE Sahaja Yoga Meditation Classes, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm INFO: 250-954-5040
SOUND CONNECTION CHOIR, Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm, Concert June 22nd, soundconnection.weebly.com
DeCosmos Tuesday Painters, Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Zentangle Basics with Rhonda Roy, CZT, June 9th, 6:00-9:00pm www.atanglinglife.com
TANGLE ISLAND with Jerryann Haggart, June 10 & 11, CALL 250-830-7175
Lloyd Major Art Classes, Wednesdays, 10:00 – 12:00pm INFO: 250-586-7191
Mid-Island Advanced Toastmasters, Saturdays, June 10 & 24, 10:00–12:00pm
Coombs Old Time Fiddlers, Sundays, 11:00-1:00pm, INFO: 250-248-4775
Jessica Cotton Piano Recital, June 4th, 250-927-4163
ECHO Players Auditions, “Hilda’s Yard”, June 8, June 11. Susan Warner 250-937-1085
“When Your Bucket List Springs a Leak” with Author Barbara J. Ashcroft, JUNE 14, 2017 Call Annie Donald 250-752-6728
Mid-Island Artist Trading Cards, FREE swap and drop in – June 17th, 1:00-3:00pm
ECHO Players Auditions “My Old Lady”, June 17th – Call Val Axford 250-594-8004
Creative Watercolour Summer Sessions with ML Kenneth, a series of 3 Saturday workshops. Email email@example.com
Zentangle: Black Magic, with Rhonda Roy – Friday, June 30th, 6:00-9:00pm www.atanglinglife.com
For more information on these and many more happenings at the MAC, visit our website @ www.mcmillanartscentre.com