• The Kissing Project is on Google Street View!

    The Kissing Project is on Google Street View! Vancouver artist, Sylvia Grace Borda, in partnership with Nelson area residents have worked together to create the first staged net artworks in the Columbia Basin area to reside in Google Street view.   Borda is known for her pioneering work to create unconventional photographic staging and to produce the first ever global artworks in Google Street View in 2013. For her iteration in Nelson, the artist has invited participates to be caught in a staged kiss for the camera. The resultant images

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  • Sylvia Grace Borda – Kissing Project (Exhibtion)

    Kissing Project – Sylvia Grace Borda Exhibition dates: June 9 – July 8, 2017* Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm (*Closed July 1st for Canada Day) Exhibition opening: Thursday, June 8th from 7- 9pm ArtWalk opening: June 23rd from 6-9pm   Throughout this Spring, Sylvia Grace Borda has been the artist in residence at the Oxygen Art Centre developing her ‘Kissing Project.’ The artist’s proposal is not what you would expect – she has aimed to create contemporary artworks, celebrating local and cultural values of love and peace, while

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  • Cabaret: Aliens with Benefits

    The 10th Anniversary Oxygen Art Centre Cabaret fundraiser! Aliens with Benefits: A Cabaret for the (Pre existing) Human Condition Thursday and Friday, June 22 and 23 The Capitol Theatre 8 PM Tickets $20 advance / $25 at door (available at Capitol box office or online http://capitoltheatre.bc.ca/) The Oxygen Art Centre welcomes back Nicola Harwood to create one of her classic Oxygen Art Centre Cabaret extravaganzas featuring none other then the inimitable Ilse and a cast of unforgettable characters from Cabarets past including: Brahm Taylor as the long suffering Eurotrash Ilse

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  • Summer Painting Intensive workshop

    Summer Arts Intensive: Painting with 2 minds: A painting process workshop with Deborah Thompson 4 days: July 24-27, 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday Course Description: Painting with 2 minds is a four day painting process workshop designed to engage artists of any level in exploring their creative process and in particular the workings of their analytical and intuitive minds! OR how do you get our creative juices moving along and how do we develop our visual language to create meaningful and resolved paintings. We will explore this dualistic quality

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  • Summer Art Camps 2017

    SUMMER ART CAMPS WEEK 1 (July 10-14, 2017): ART CAMP with Teresa Segstro July 10-14, 2017 Monday to Friday 9am – noon Ages 5-8 Cost $150/week This week-long camp for children ages 5-8 will explore the wonderful world of art through mixed media projects including drawing, painting, drama, collage and assemblage.  On the last day of camp we invite family and friends to join us for a little party and show & tell in the last half an hour of camp. REGISTER ONLINE for SUMMER ART CAMP 2017! (Click here) OR CALL TO

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  • 7th Annual Oxygen Art Market

    The 7th Annual Oxygen Art Market will take place on May 26, 27, 28, 2017 Hours: Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm 320 Vernon Street (back alley entrance) in Nelson Every year, the Oxygen Art Market attracts hundreds of art-lovers to the Oxygen Art Centre and it’s no wonder! Over 40 established and emerging Kootenay artists submit their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and other 2D work for this weekend-long event. The work is hung “Salon” style, in the manner of the Académie des Beaux–Arts exhibitions in Paris at

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  • Artist: Sylvia Grace Borda

    Kissing Project – Sylvia Grace Borda Exhibition dates: June 9 – July 8, 2017* Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm (*Closed July 1st for Canada Day) Exhibition opening: Thursday, June 8th from 7- 9pm ArtWalk opening: June 23rd from 6-9pm             Throughout this Spring, Sylvia Grace Borda has been the artist in residence at the Oxygen Art Centre developing her ‘Kissing Project.’ The artist’s proposal is not what you would expect – she has aimed to create contemporary artworks, celebrating local and cultural values

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  • Three literary presentations

    Upcoming literary presentations at Oxygen Art Centre APRIL 28 at 7:30 p.m – KITTY LEWIS MAY 5 at 7:30 p.m – ASHOK MATHUR & EMILY NILSEN MAY 12 at 7:30 p.m – TOM WAYMAN w/ special guests Clinton Swanson and Doug Stephenson   DETAILS: APRIL 28 at 7:30 p.m – KITTY LEWIS AN INSIDER’S LOOK AT CANADIAN LITERARY PUBLISHING—AND SOME TIPS ON HOW TO GET PUBLISHED—OFFERED BY KITTY LEWIS OF BRICK BOOKS APRIL 28 AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE A chance to hear an insider’s look at how the Canadian literary publishing world

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  • Call to participate: Kissing Project

    We are seeking volunteers from the Nelson community to be part of the ‘KISSING Project’ Event takes place on April 7th and 8th – you can be part of Nelson’s future!!! Did you know that the City of Nelson has one of the most culturally diverse communities in Canada! – Artist-in-residence, Sylvia Grace Borda, wants to capture this embracing spirit among those who call Nelson home!  She is interested in using the idea of the “kiss” as a welcoming symbol to profile the richness of Nelson’s community, and to excite

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  • Readings: Gerry Hill & Susan Andrews Grace

    SASKATCHEWAN’S 2016 POET LAUREATE GERRY HILL AND NELSON, B.C.’S SUSAN ANDREWS GRACE READ MARCH 17 AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE The West Kootenay will take on a prairie flavor on St. Patrick’s Day when former Nelson, B.C. writing student Gerry Hill, who was Saskatchewan’s 2016 poet laureate, will read from his work together with Nelson author and fibre artist Susan Andrew Grace, a long-time resident of Saskatchewan, at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre on Friday, March 17.   The duo’s reading begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free ($5 donation appreciated)

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