MAS News: Art Exhibitions Return at VIU Powell River, with Rabideye’s DAMAGE NOTED – starts Nov. 3

Presented through Malaspina Art Society.

Excerpt from exhibition notes

The title of this show, ‘Damage Noted’, is a reference to a term that librarians use to stamp onto books that have undergone damage, but are either still in circulation, headed for repair or destined to be destroyed. Within this context, the ‘Noted’ aspect is meant to dissuade further complaints from patrons regarding the state of the books, as an acknowledgment and mea culpa. Many of the works also contain collage elements and bits of type taken from destroyed books. That said, the title is open to interpretation here beyond this narrow meaning, as it can refer to damage self-inflicted or inflicted upon ourselves as a species  or as individuals  (as through the Covid-19 pandemic affected our physical bodies, our mental states, and our livelihoods), to our environment, physical bodies and minds where the act of living and time leaves its marks and as we grow (and grow older) and change to adapt to our changing contexts. 

In fact this is the process by which these pieces were produced: with little preconception, except for the most basic DNA of any given piece (basic size, materials, selection of colour, shapes and composition). The initial sharp edges of the underpainting are then introduced to heat, stress and chemical changes where the work is transformed quasi-randomly to produce new surfaces through which the artist reinterprets the piece based on previous actions and natural processes. Eventually the work is considered complete, even as often certain aspects such as patinas or rust will continue to work upon certain pieces, indefinitely. 

Most of the work presented in Damage Noted are available for purchase… As-is.  😉


Rabideye is thankful to live in the qathet region, traditional land of the Tla’Amin First Nation. He produces art, food gardens, art exhibitions, web media  design and illustrations (also for hire), and a free 1 hour weekly dance music podcast. He is currently involved in producing Augmented Reality (AR) works that take these aesthetic and philosophical concerns to another level, bridging a formal interest in animation, interactivity, and audio-visual design. A BC Arts Council Pivot grant has enabled him to offer two AR workshops that will be offered to the public in early to mid December at The Art Centre Public Gallery. 

Find out more, visit his online galleries and explore his social media network through 

full exhibition notes at:

MAS News- AGM Monday Sept 27, 2021 at 6pm

Annual General Meeting of the members of

The Malaspina Art Society

will be held at the Art Centre Public Gallery

(6975 Alberni St Suite 215, Powell River, BC )

Monday September 27, 2021 at 6 pm. 


Do you have a great idea for a project, excellent bookkeeping skills, or want to use your great writing skills to bring extra resources to the region… we have a place for you on the Board of Directors!

If you would like to join us as we look to the future with our partners in the PR Council for Arts and Culture and the Art Centre, please submit a brief bio and why you would like to join the MAS Board to

The next General Meeting of the members will be held at the Art Centre on Monday September 27, 2021 at 6 pm.  These are required business meetings where the financials are presented and Board members elected.  

Otherwise the meeting will be held on a Zoom call and the link will be sent to all members the day before the meeting.  Next week we will send out two financial reports – for December 2019 and December 2020,  and the Agenda.
Note that membership dues for 2020 and 2021 are at your discretion.  Resilience funding from the province of BC through the BC Arts Council has provided us with funds that allowed us to waive the fees.  If you wish to pay your dues please tap here or visit

Lorna Downie

President- Malaspina Art Society