Arts and culture

Jenn Brown, one of the co-owners of Mint & Lime Catering Co., holds up an empty bowl made by a local Cariboo Potters Guild potter and sponsored by the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society to raise money for organizations helping those in need. The Empty Bowls Fundrasier is hosted by Mint & Lime and the Bean Counter and runs until March 31, while supplies last. Patrons purchase a handmade pottery bowl they can take home. Buying something at the local eatery to fill it is optional. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake’s Empty Bowls Fundraiser fills up the bowls of local charities

Potters, conservationists donate to support those in need

Jenn Brown, one of the co-owners of Mint & Lime Catering Co., holds up an empty bowl made by a local Cariboo Potters Guild potter and sponsored by the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society to raise money for organizations helping those in need. The Empty Bowls Fundrasier is hosted by Mint & Lime and the Bean Counter and runs until March 31, while supplies last. Patrons purchase a handmade pottery bowl they can take home. Buying something at the local eatery to fill it is optional. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tiffany Jorgensen, one of the artists from Cariboo Art Beat, featured in the Station House Gallery show on now, Better Together, poses next to her favourite work in the show, <em>What the F is </em><em>Happening</em>. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tiffany Jorgensen, one of the artists from Cariboo Art Beat, featured in the Station House Gallery show on now, Better Together, poses next to her favourite work in the show, <em>What the F is </em><em>Happening</em>. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Tattoo artist anger over new European rules goes beyond skin deep

Commission says alternatives to the banned products do exist

FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

BC Ferries unveils Indigenous design for next Salish Class vessel

Including Island artist Maynard Johnny Jr.’s artwork seen as meaningful act towards reconciliation

Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
(Contributed by Michelle Malan)

Sparwood seniors pose as firefighters in fundraising calendar

Funds raised will go towards the supported living facility

(Contributed by Michelle Malan)
Tanya Isnardy (right) returns to the stage to play a lead role alongside Brad Lawryk (not shown) and Drinda Huston (left) in A Body of Water. The play is the first in-person production by the Williams Lake Studio Theatre Society since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and opens Nov 3 to vaccinated partons at 50 per cent capacity. Photo: Ruth Lloyd - Williams Lake Tribune

Studio Theatre returns to home stage for A Body of Water

Latest work a full circle moment for director Curt Sprickerhoff

Tanya Isnardy (right) returns to the stage to play a lead role alongside Brad Lawryk (not shown) and Drinda Huston (left) in A Body of Water. The play is the first in-person production by the Williams Lake Studio Theatre Society since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and opens Nov 3 to vaccinated partons at 50 per cent capacity. Photo: Ruth Lloyd - Williams Lake Tribune
Central Cariboo Arts Centre in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Central Cariboo Arts Centre slated for upgrades

Efficiency upgrades are planned for the Central Cariboo Arts Centre in Williams…

Central Cariboo Arts Centre in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Sierra William (left) with her grandmother Eileen William. (Roger William photo)

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021: Sierra William

Xeni Gwet’in woman finds strength in tradition

Sierra William (left) with her grandmother Eileen William. (Roger William photo)
Kwa’Wet Collective was co-founded by Shonna Sawyer with sisters Chelan and Megan Howard-Gibbon. (Kwa’Wet Collective image)

Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw and Wet’suwet’en women launch artists collective

Online collective supporting Indigenous artists

Kwa’Wet Collective was co-founded by Shonna Sawyer with sisters Chelan and Megan Howard-Gibbon. (Kwa’Wet Collective image)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

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Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Diane Toop credits her work at the Station House Gallery with helping her find herself. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Our Hometown: Curating a life

Diane Toop said her job at the Station House Gallery has been a ‘blessing’

Diane Toop credits her work at the Station House Gallery with helping her find herself. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Julie Fowler speaks to <em>Still Standing</em> host Jonny Harris while Harris films an episode of the CBC television show in Wells. (Chris Armstrong Photo/Island Mountain Arts Facebook)

Julie Fowler of Wells wins provincial Distinguished Service Award

The award arrived in the mail as Fowler wrapped up her job with Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells

Julie Fowler speaks to <em>Still Standing</em> host Jonny Harris while Harris films an episode of the CBC television show in Wells. (Chris Armstrong Photo/Island Mountain Arts Facebook)
Long-time Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society board member Thomas Schoen said the board is in need of some members. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society in need of board members

Long-time CCACS board member Thomas Schoen said board members will mentor anyone that’s interested

Long-time Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society board member Thomas Schoen said the board is in need of some members. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Pre-COVID 19, Northern Exposure Conference 2018 attendees gather for a group photo. This year’s conference will be a virtual one and will be held Oct. 22-25. Funding is available so that anyone interested in participating this year can choose to pay what they are able to. (Mary Matheson/Contributed Photo)

Virtual Northern Exposure Conference will focus on sustainability and systems change

Bursaries are available to make the Oct. 22-25 rural arts conference accessible

Pre-COVID 19, Northern Exposure Conference 2018 attendees gather for a group photo. This year’s conference will be a virtual one and will be held Oct. 22-25. Funding is available so that anyone interested in participating this year can choose to pay what they are able to. (Mary Matheson/Contributed Photo)
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)

Q&A with VIFF’s B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award winner, Jessie Anthony

Her feature film, Brother, I Cry premiered at VIFF this year

Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
Quesnel Art Gallery directors Marguerite Hall (left) and Cyndi Cassidy unveil the new Community Spirit mural on the side of AC&D Insurance Saturday, Sept. 26 to kick off the Quesnel Downtown Art Walk and celebrate Culture Days. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Spirit of community shines through in new Quesnel mural

The mural, which was unveiled Sept. 26, features mosaic tiles painted by local residents

Quesnel Art Gallery directors Marguerite Hall (left) and Cyndi Cassidy unveil the new Community Spirit mural on the side of AC&D Insurance Saturday, Sept. 26 to kick off the Quesnel Downtown Art Walk and celebrate Culture Days. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Brenda Gardiner shares her beautiful mirrors during the Art in my Park show and sale Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of Quesnel’s Culture Days celebrations. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Culture Days showcases diversity of talent in Quesnel

The Quesnel Downtown Art Walk kicked off Sept. 26

Brenda Gardiner shares her beautiful mirrors during the Art in my Park show and sale Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of Quesnel’s Culture Days celebrations. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
Lyn Capling is the artist behind Our Beautiful Resilient Planet, a series of paintings that captures and celebrates all the planet has to offer. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Earth’s wonders documented in Our Beautiful Resilient Planet

In the Station House’s Main Gallery from February and March, the natural world is on full display

Lyn Capling is the artist behind Our Beautiful Resilient Planet, a series of paintings that captures and celebrates all the planet has to offer. (Patrick Davies photo - Williams Lake Tribune)