Two Toads at a Fine Arts Show; we blended right in, I am sure you can imagine. The artwork posted at the exhibition was extremely diverse, created by a truly gifted group of local artists to the Cowichan Valley. Mrs. Toad and myself had the best time getting to know some of these wonderful folks and seeing what kind of work they all create. Today we take a quick look at a few of the buildings at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Center.
This was the main building that we used during the show, it housed the exhibition portion of the event. As you approach the cultural and conference center, your first glimpse of the facility doesn’t truly show the scale and size of the overall site and accompanying buildings. Only when you enter the grounds are you greeted with several wonderfully architected buildings and other local artifacts.
This is the back of the main exhibition building; it overlooks the mighty and beautiful Cowichan River. This is a very typical structure for Vancouver Island, and it reflects the native influence of our area. The wonderful wood work is beautiful in both texture and color.
The Riverside Cafe was home to the Gift Shop of the Fine Arts Show, and this is the building that Mrs. Toad and myself spent the vast majority of our time in during the show. Once again, the beauty and color of the wood used in construction is truly something to behold.
This building wasn’t part of the Arts Show, so we didn’t have access to it directly. It is a large building that is adorned with native artwork. I believe the art symbolizes the eagle, killer whale and salmon, but I am not completely sure. Once again, this building directly faces the rushing waters of the Cowichan River.
I was led to understand that there are one or more private businesses located in this facility and I believe this building is home to one. The woodwork really stood out as a wonderful element of interest, and the extended roof section was an absolutely fabulous architectural piece.
I am not entirely sure what the overall purpose of this building is for sure, but as a hungry Toad who spent a very busy week here I was left hoping it was some form of a Fly Storage Facility… I could be wrong on that point, but it seemed somewhat plausible, so I’ve gone with it.
We also managed to capture a large series of images of the Totem Poles at the center here. These will be the basis of a future post this week, so please do stay tuned. Thanks for visiting today, and as always, we encourage you to leave us a comment as we truly love to hear from all our visitors!!