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February 28, 2019 Craig Spence No comments exist

American philosopher and naturist Ralph Waldo Emerson eulogized weeds as plants ‘whose virtues have not been discovered. It’s in that spirit that Artist Diana Durrand portrays the common dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale), using bold paintings, delicate drawings and elegant sculptures, all intended to override our entrenched suburban bias against this much maligned species. Her tribute, 100…

July 5, 2018 Craig Spence 2 comments

Raising a chuckle takes skill and hard work Sally Mann, whose work is featured at Rainforest Arts for the months of July and August, wants people to ‘have a chuckle’ viewing her art. That, as it turns out, is serious business. “My work doesn’t have to have a message,” she said. “If it makes somebody…

May 28, 2018 Craig Spence No comments exist

Chemainus sculptor, artist, writer, Bernice Ramsdin-Firth, at 84, has been shaped by the experiences of a rich and varied life, and she’s still looking for media and techniques to express how that feels and what it means. She, and her husband Gord, live in what can best be described as a comfortable ‘West Coast Californian’ style home…

February 22, 2018 Peggy Grigor 2 comments

Rainforest Arts operates solely on the strength of our volunteer team that provides a multitude of services from Managing Committee to Graphic Designer, Painter & Handyman to our dedicated Store Staff. All these folks work tirelessly many hours each week. All of them are generous and caring people and we love them all! Recently, I…