Members of the Oceanside Community Cart Council: callout for upcoming non-juried exhibition. A show of original art: THE GIFT The theme of "THE GIFT" does not refer necessarily to a Christmas or holiday theme - those who purchase the work will be encouraged to give...read more
Gallery Exhibitions Brian Middleton & Diane McCarten - "Still Evolving" Click here for more information Peter Kiidumae - Island and Ravens Click here for more information Performance Series 2018-2019 Tales for the Telling: Tougher Than Woodpecker Lips with...read more
- Advance ticket sales are now closed - Some tickets will be available at the Parksville Legion when the doors open at 5:30 pm Rock the MAC and celebrate Inclusion Month with this fundraiser for the Oceanside Community Arts Council and Inclusion Parksville. Your $25...read more
Join us at the MAC for our Autumn Harvest Fundraiser October 2 - 31, 2018 Spend more than $50 in our Artisan Gift Shop during the month of October and enter your name for a wonderful piece of Robert Held Glass! Also this year - A Silent Auction in our fun...read more
The McMillan Arts Centre and Oceanside Community Arts Council are pleased to bring you an exciting new season of music and storytelling, with 18 performances coming your way. Our popular Pick 6 package is available again this year. Choose any 6 out of 14 shows and...read more
Five Oceanside high school jazz students will get to attend this summer’s premier music academy thanks to a local Foundation committed to supporting the educational needs of Oceanside’s budding jazz artists. Created in 2004, the Pieter de Reuver Foundation has donated...read more
Parksville's McMillan Arts Centre plays host to Phil Dwyer's renowned Jazz and Culinary Arts Academy this summer Ingrid Jensen. Phil Dwyer. PJ Perry. Ted Quinlan. Christine Jensen. To music buffs, these names epitomize the exceptional talent of...read more
Get ready for some summer fun at the MAC! In partnership with the Regional District of Nanaimo, MAC School for the Creative Arts will be offering summer courses for kids and youth this July and August. You can register with the RDN online by clicking on the links to...read more
The MAC is proud to announce its 2017-2018 Performance Series. This season will feature a total of seventeen performances with a wide variety of concerts and storytelling. Download the brochure here for full details. Our Pick 6 Performance Package will be offered...read more
People are loving Monet Revisited and our staff!
Friendly attendant who took special care in wrapping a vase that, if not wrapped properly, could break. Liked the setup of the Robert Held display. Am a big fan of his work.
customer, August 18, 2018
From an Artisan Gift Shop customer
“Cheryl is such a friendly and welcoming ambassador for the McMillan Arts Centre.”
August 18, 2018
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It was wonderful to meet Robert Held and visit the gallery of his beautiful glass pieces. Such beauty was inspiring.
Thank you for this show and the gallery of the talented artists in your area. It was a real pleasure.
MAC visitor and customer, August 2018
Comments about Monet ReVisited
“An amazing installation! Love Monet & Robert Held, so to me – Perfection!”
“Very meditative exhibition!”
“Chihuly’s got nothin’ on you Robert!: xoxo
“Love Robert Held’s work. Visit his gallery every time in town. Diverted to see show when saw poster. Fabulous!”
“World Class! Wow!”
“Exceptional, above-and-beyond anything here before in our little town!”
“I like the way the central benches evoke L’Orangerie in the Jardins des Tuileries in Paris. Also brings back memories of Giverny. Great vases, & imaginative use of glass to represent L’Orangerie, paintings circling room, Great Bridge in Centre”
“To sit, to listen, to feel. To sense the beauty of the world through the eyes of the artistic soul. That is Living!”
From an Exhibitor
Grant Leier, Nixie Barton and Paul Jorgensen exhibited at the MAC April 17 – June 2, 2018.
Our experience at MAC was wonderful, Jennifer was a dream to work with as was Cheryl, the Gift Shop Supervisor, who organized the food for the opening reception. Our return visits with clients was always met with professionalism and kindness, you have a very good thing going at the MAC, I would highly recommend your venue to anyone. Also, the three individuals who assisted with the installations were great too.
Best wishes for the success of your events, sincerely, Grant