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SEA KAYAKING ADVENTURES ABOARD MISTY ISLES

Michael Moore
Sea Kayaking Adventures Aboard Misty Isles
July 7-12
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A Different Sort of Hollyhock Workshop Space

A review of the Mothership Kayak Tour via Misty Isles Adventures

Hollyhock and, Misty Isles partner to offer a special Mothership Kayak Tour.  With our kayaks loaded onboard the Misty Isles, we voyage out from Hollyhock each day to explore and paddle in beautiful places. Along the way we may be able to set the sails or view wildlife which may include eagles, seals, or even porpoise or dolphins. Upon arriving at our destination for the day we will launch the kayaks and paddle off for an exploration of picturesque channels or islands before returning to Hollyhock in the evening for supper and a hot tub.

A Different Sort of Hollyhock Workshop Space: things I expected and things I didn’t on my Hollyhock Misty Isles Adventure.

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Robert Bateman, a living legend, strides the world of art and nature.

Earlier this year, the Robert Bateman Centre has opened its doors with the largest exhibit of original works by the world’s greatest wildlife artist.

This exhibition unleashes the full scope of his work from the largest original painting to the smallest drawing. Crossing the years and continents, visitors will explore the life of this iconic artist from his childhood to his latest masterpiece. This collection of over 160 works is the largest ever assembled for public view.
The exhibit begins with a section of The Loretta Anne Rogers Gallery dedicated to British Columbia subjects. Bateman moved to Saltspring Island in the ’80’s prompting an outpouring of new work some of which appears here.
Yet another place that figures deeply in his affections is Africa. The Suzanne and Walter Scott Galleries show some of the best work inspired by that continent.
A total of ten galleries cover different aspects of Bateman’s work, and two of these galleries are of special interest to youth and children. The Family Gallery includes a hands-on nature play area for children under 10, and the Kathryn Iredale Gallery focuses on Bateman’s work about birds. Here, children of all ages can explore the collection kinesthetically by orchestrating multiple bird calls through a multi-channel sound system and sensors on the paintings.
Visitors can also pause in the Diane and David Reesor Theatre and hear Bateman talk about his vision while he works in his studio. (batemancentre.org)

A definite must see if in Victoria, BC.

We feel honored to announce that this unparalleled artist will be teaching at Hollyhock October 18-23. Learn more about his Hollyhock Master Artists Seminar here.

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Sail, Paddle, Barbeque and Stargaze

Bottomless Oyster Bar sound good after a day on the water?  On Hollyhock’s Adventure Program, Bill Ophoff and Rex Weyler will guide you on an adventure-cational trip as rich as the diverse marine life you will be in.  Discover First Nations shellfish harvesting, the rhythym of the ocean and other natural magic like bioiluminescence.  Have a peak at how to shuck an oyster with Bill:

Join Bill and Rex for the Hollyhock Adventure Program, August 25 – 30, 2013, at Hollyhock on Cortes and Desolation Sound.