Local artist featured in Victoria show

Sooke’s Lissa Calvert in wildlife show

 

 

The Pacific Brant Carving and Art Show will be held June 4 and 5 at the University of Victoria Student Union Building.

This major woodcarving show and competition is produced by the Vancouver Island Woodcarvers Club in co-operation with the Oceanside Carving Club and Cowichan Valley Carving Club.

The show consists of three events: the Pacific Brant Carving Show (woodcarvings and

woodturnings), Pacific Northwest Fish Carving Competition (fish carvings) and the Pacific Brant Art and Photography Show (wildlife art).

For the last two decades the Vancouver Island Woodcarvers Club has been responsible for organizing this event in the Parksville/Qualicum region of the island as part of the Brant Festival This year, the show is being held in Victoria for the first time, offering an opportunity for residents and visitors to the south island to view some of the finest woodcarvings and wildlife art in western Canada. While most carvings are entered for the competition, many are available for sale directly from the carvers.

This woodcarving show has been a consistently popular island event that helps raise environmental awareness by showcasing artwork inspired by wildfowl, fish and other natural subjects.  Carvers come from across Western Canada and Northwest United States to compete for awards in various skill levels from novice through expert.

As part of the event, the Pacific Brant Art and Photography Show & Sale will feature artworks by some of Vancouver Island’s best-known wildlife artists including: Lissa Calvert, Sue Coleman, Mark Hobson, Cim MacDonald and Morgan Warren; photographers Wendy Carey, Stuart Clarke. Allan Cornall, Neil Fatin; and sculptors Craig Benson and Brent Cooke.

The show is open to the public on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the SUB building at University of Victoria.  Admission covers viewing both the woodcarvings and the artwork.  Island Woodcarvers Club, is a registered non-profit society.

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