We Are VIU Mural

VIU students may have noticed a new mural to the side of the VIU Library entrance on their way to study…or get Starbucks. What they may not have realized is that it’s a collective, worldwide project that has been years in the making. The We Are VIU mural was officially unveiled as part of the … Continued

Mask and Mingle Art Sale

Shawnda Mouffette of Mouffette Arts is having an original pop-up-shop art sale on November 28 and 29 from 1–4 pm. The Mask and Mingle event will be held at Jonny’s Barber Shop located in downtown Nanaimo at 309B Wesley St.  Mouffette is a contemporary mixed-media artist, poet, and writer who attends Vancouver Island University. She … Continued

Conversari opening night review

Conversari, the current exhibition at VIU’s View Gallery, is sure to provoke some interesting conversation. The display runs from January 11 to February 22 and features an avocado, a pencil, and a mitten; the disparate approaches of three different artists. Yet, there is a unity of purpose that shines through the shape and style of … Continued

Why art?

By Arts Editor Cheryl Folland As the semester comes to a close, stress runs high. This week I interviewed people asking how art, whether created or observed, as helped them. What causes art in its various mediums to speak to people’s hearts? How does creativity provide an outlet to deal with difficult situations? Josh Bourget: … Continued

Creating condoms for Canada

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, ONE condoms is holding a contest for Canadians to design condom wrappers that best represent Canadian life, culture, and values. 10 winning designs will be chosen. Five will be chosen by popular vote, there will also be five regional winners: Northern Canada, … Continued

News in a nutshell

By contributor Aislinn Cottell WHAT Free open textbooks available for student use through the BC Open Textbook Project, the first government-sponsored site of its kind. WHERE <open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/> WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Free textbooks. Need we say more? WHAT September 27: Screening of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, followed by a Q&A and discussion. … Continued

Where the art is at, Nanaimo

Nanaimo has taken off with a new creative energy in the last few years. The growing popularity of live art events, new artist groups and organizations, and, most importantly,  VIU’s introduction of a Visual Arts Major with the expanded course selection, are just a few of the signs of the changing landscape. Inspired by these … Continued

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