There is no time like now to plan your Shakespeare retreat. Click here for the Pacific Opera official website.
If you haven’t made plans yet, note that enrollment is filling up fast for October 13 – 15, 2012. The Chateau Victoria is a proud sponsor and a venue for this great annual event that supports the Victoria Film Commission. Please check out the official site here and plan on being in the happiest place in BC.
Welcome to our family friendly, free-to-attend festival presenting an array of international and local chalk artists!
Over five days beginning Wednesday, September 12th, come and join in the building excitement downtown led by renowned international 3D chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum as she creates a 20 by 20ft 3D chalk art drawing at The Bay Centre’s lower level, centre court.
Then on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th, Tracy’s efforts will be complimented by a two-day chalk art exposition where both international and local artists will present works on Government Street, which will close to vehicle traffic.
Click here to download our festival program guide!
The Chateau still has rooms at great late summer rates and we are only 3 blocks from the action of the festival.
There is a great deal of liquid to navigate in the next few days so stay safe and leave the car in the parking lot. Victoria is much more fun on foot.
Keep in touch with festival happenings on line.
Please note: If the logo above is fuzzy, it could mean you need to be here to see it clear.
Donna Williams is our Artist in Residence for the month of September and what a splash of colour she brings to our lobby.
Donna lives and paints in Victoria BC, Canada. She has studied painting with numerous BC Artists as well as at the Coupeville Arts Center in Washington State. After several years of painting impressionistic landscapes, she spent three years of classes and individual in abstraction with Bill Porteous at the Bill Porteous Studio un Victoria BC. Most recently she added an International perspective to the development of her work by studying at the College of Art in Edinburgh Scotland.
The results of Donna’s journey to abstraction are portrayed by dynamic and engaging paintings that draw the viewer to them. The paintings invite a response to the colours, textures and feelings that the images evoke.
The creation of abstract paintings requires a journey within and presents a challenge to the artist to develop a visual language that evolves with the journey. The inspiration to embark on this journey came from many years of appreciating the original works of the Impressionists and the Abstract Expressionists in major galleries throughout north America and Europe. This sustained interest created a desire to paint in a non representational way. As in life one experience leads to another, so in my painting one painting follows another, builds upon it, and creates a dialogue via series of work.
Donna will be painting every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from about 10am to 5:00pm during the month of September.