April 6 to May 12

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is honoured to host Touch Me, a collection of work by acclaimed inter-disciplinary artist Skeena Reece, in April and May.

Skeena has garnered national and international recognition for her bold installation and performance work. She presented at the 2010 Sydney Biennale as part of the celebrated group Beat Nation and is the recipient of the British Columbia Award for Excellence in the Arts (2012), The Viva Award (2014) and the Hnyatshyn Award in 2017.

Artists Sandra Semchuk and Bracken Hanuse Corlett have worked with Reece on pieces that are part of the exhibition. Semchuk received the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts on March 29, 2018 for her contributions to photography and lens-based media. Corlett studied Northwest Coast art, carving and design from acclaimed Heiltsuk artists Bradley Hunt and his sons Shawn Hunt and Dean Hunt, and is a recipient of the 2014 BC Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art.

The community will have the opportunity to meet these award winning artists during the opening weekend events.

People will also have an opportunity over the next couple of days to watch from CVAG's street-level plaza while Bracken creates a mural in the CVAG window gallery.

The events are free and everyone is welcome. For more details, check our website.