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ARTS LISTINGS IN BRIEF
Visit the extraordinary at Eclectic Gallery
Mixed media artist Krys Jervis has a strong body of work expressing the extraordinary in the mundane. She has the ability to recognize the essence of her subject through metaphor.
Jervis’ foundation in arts education and extensive travel influence her abstract compositions, rich use of colour and varied textures. She is a frequent exhibitor at the Sooke and Sidney fine arts shows, Moss Street Paint-in, and numerous regional shows.
Her most recent composition invites closer inspection with flowing bold brush strokes and vivid portrayal of landscape. Of European background, her paintings portray an explicit visual sense of the world.
See Krys Jervis’ work at Eclectic Gallery, 2170 Oak Bay Ave. until Feb. 9.
Smokin’ Saturday night with the MoJos
Hard-drivin’ blues and funky reggae are alive and kicking as Harris Gilmore and the MoJos take the stage at the 6 Mile Pub, 494 Island Hwy. Jan. 19.
Buckle up for this free show which starts at 8:30 p.m. Call 250-478-3121 for more information.
Follow the path of a warrior
Social Justice Film Night presents the documentary Eyes of the Rainbow, at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at 2994 Douglas St. (BCGEU Hall).
The film deals with the life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from a U.S. prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 30 years. The film visits Shakur in Havana and she talks about her history and life in Cuba.
Admission is by donation. The film is sponsored by Victoria Friends of Cuba. More information is available at victoriafriendsofcuba.wordpress.com.
Doc screening and director Q&A
Stress, self awareness and the science and power of imagination take centre screen at Alix Goolden Hall next week during a documentary screening followed by filmmaker Q&A.
Set in the New Mexico State Penitentiary, People v. The State of Illusion discusses achieving happiness and capacity for change through interviews with experts in neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology and quantum physics.
Writer/producer Austin Vickers will attend for a discussion post-show.
The film screens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Ave. Tickets are $15 in advance at thestateofillusion.com or $20 at the door.