Nature and the Arts is a running theme at the Courtenay Library with amazing kids programming in the morning with Our Big Earth media Co., stunning cinematography in the early afternoon with our friends at World Community, and the first ever, first annual [intlink id=”1999″ type=”post”]VidzFest[/intlink] featuring 22 short films by local amateur & professional filmmakers!
|10:00am||Spirals in Nature with Our Big Earth & Planet Kids|
|1:00pm||SpOil Film presented by World Community|
|2:00pm – 5pm||VidzFest Community Film Festival|
Our Big Earth Media Co. and Planet Kids present Spirals In Nature – discovering the stories of nature and the nature of stories through art and poetry from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Courtenay Library.
Join Robin Rivers from Our Big Earth Media Co. and Pam Watson from Planet Kids for a morning of creationism – not in the Biblical sense – but of the snail, mushrooms, gnome and wee folk kind. We’ll tell stories about the amazing shapes and creatures in the woods, try our hands at cool poetry and even create some magical art. All kids need is to bring their unrestrained imagination.
As a part of the day, Comox Valley kids ages 4-9 are invited to create poetry and artwork that celebrates magic and myth in nature.
Local young artists can submit their creations based on the “Spirals in Nature” theme between now and May 3 by dropping them off at Planet Kids in downtown Courtenay or Comox. The magical pieces will be on display at the library with the artist behind the winning piece receiving a $75 gift certificate from Planet Kids. Additional prizes will also be awarded.
The [intlink id=”1999″ type=”post”]1st ever, 1st annual VidzFest![/intlink] Convinced there was a wealth of film and video-making talent in the Comox Valley, ETA video coordinator, Jamie Bowman, opened the floodgates and by offering a venue has boosted the chances of those artists’ screen works being seen by a wide audience. More than 22 local amateur & professional videographers & filmmakers submitted films from 2 to 32 minutes in length.
|Shawn Piggott||The Great Hiccup of 2012||5:08|
|Michael Flesher||Captn Thunderpants||4:00|
|Mary Alice||George Sawchuk||9:06|
|Neil Vokey||Ginger Goodwin’s Way||12:00|
|Renee Poisson||Owning the Slave||32:00|
|Nathaniel Vossen||This Was Your Life||30:00||Language, Nudity|
|Renee Poisson||The Noise of My Mind||3:00|
|Renee Poisson||Endangered Species||3:00|
|Renee Poisson||Ancestral Intersections||3:00|
|Colby MacInnis||Big Time Out||3:09|
|Rick Reeve||Fingers That Fly||2:57|
|Zac Whyte||Love Your Raindrop||2:49|
|Shawn Pigott||NIC – Anagan Kiln||4:00|
|Shawn Pigott||NIC – Fine Arts||2:15|
|Shawn Pigott||NIC – Photography||1:54|
|Shawn Pigott||NIC – Ceramics||2:20|
|Sarah Kerr||Kids to Kids||3:58|
|Zac Whyte||The Road to Sparta||11:44|
Trailer for SpOil:
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