Outstanding news photography show comes to the Cowichan Valley
The Cowichan Valley Arts Council (CVAC) is hosting a national photo exhibit, Best Pictures of the Year May 10 “ June 6, representing the award winners and finalists picked by the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC website ). The 42 pieces represent the best images from professional photographers from Canadian Press, major newspapers and freelancers. Topics range from stock car racing to illegal immigrants crossing the border. This show is also part of Toronto’s CONTACT photography festival.
This will be the only chance for Island professionals and photography enthusiasts to see these images in a gallery setting, said CVAC President Susan Down. Those who enjoy photography will be inspired by the great storytelling power of these photos.
The show will be in a new 1,400-square-foot gallery in a central location in the community, the main floor Arbutus Gallery in the Island Savings Centre.
CVAC is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1971 to support arts and culture in the Cowichan Valley. It operates two art galleries in the Island Savings Centre: PORTALS and the new Arbutus Gallery. CVAC also organizes workshops, events and a youth outreach program. Visit their website CVAC.