• 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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  • in flux – Youth Art Exhibition

    in flux exhibition dates: March 1 – 11, 2017. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm. Exhibition opening: Thursday, February 23rd  from 7-10 pm Oxygen Art Centre’s 3rd annual Youth Arts Festival presents in flux, a group show by Kootenay artists Hannah DeBoer-Smith, Maya Kacsmar-Mayoh, Olivia Mansveld, Teyana Neufeld and Tyler Wright.  The artists were invited to submit work and speak to the concepts behind the exhibition’s title, and how it pertains to their art practice and indeed their lives, as they move through the highly transitional time between high

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  • Spring Break Art Camps 2017

    SPRING BREAK ART CAMPS WEEK 1 (March 20-24, 2017): “SING” a Spring Camp with Erica Dee! March 20-24, 2017 Monday to Friday 9am – noon Ages 8-11 2pm-5pm Ages 12-16 Cost $150/week “SING” – An exploration through songs, music & expression with Erica Dee. This Spring Camp will give participants the opportunity to sing and play with songs that they are inspired by or want to create, while gaining more knowledge on how to sing and express musically using the voice, rhythm and musical instruments. On the last day of camp, we invite family

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  • Youth Arts Festival 2017

    Youth Arts Festival program and Talent Slam line up announced! Oxygen Art Centre’s 3rd annual Youth Arts Festival opens on Thursday, February 23rd from 7-10pm with in flux, an art exhibition by Kootenay artists Hannah DeBoer-Smith, Maya Kacsmar-Mayoh, Olivia Mansveld, Teyana Neufeld and Tyler Wright.  This exhibition will then be up at Oxygen until March 11th and gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome!   On Friday, February 24th at 7pm Hip Hop group Project Soul perform ‘Back to Basics’ at the

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  • Writing workshop for youth

    Oxygen Art Centre’s 3rd annual Youth Arts Festival is thrilled to be able to offer a free writing workshop for youth with Mitchell Scott. The workshop takes place on Saturday, February 25th from 3-5pm at Oxygen Art Centre. Mitchell Scott is Editor-In-Chief of the award winning Kootenay Mountain Culture and Coast Mountain Culture Magazines. His career as a writer and creative professional spans 20 years. Scott has developed a new workshop for the festival called “Idea Farming” and describes it as follows: Ideas flood our minds every day. Projects, stories,

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  • Sylvia Grace Borda: Kissing Project

    The Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to be hosting Sylvia Grace Borda as artist in residence in the City this Spring through June. Sylvia Grace Borda is exploring how image-making challenges and enhances our experience of place, time, culture and perception through the delivery of her ‘Kissing Project.’ The artist’s project uses the metaphor and action of a ‘kiss’ as a platform to enhance the existing image of Nelson. She is hoping to make Nelson the interior’s cultural capital of ‘amour’ through her images. Inspired by the Touchstones Museum’s photograph

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  • ADULT EDUCATION – SPRING/SUMMER 2017

    Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Spring/Summer 2017: TO REGISTER: – ONLINE REGISTRATION (click here!) OR by Phone: 250-352-6322 For more information about classes or help with registration please contact Oxygen Art Centre at: P: 250 352 6322  E: info@oxygenartcentre.org   Spring/Summer 2017 Schedule: Painting intensive: This Body We Love with Deborah Thompson 4 Classes: March 13-16 9am – 3pm Monday to Thursday Course Description: This is a 4 day painting intensive that will have students exploring the human figure. Emphasis will be on expression through colour use

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  • TALENT SLAM audition video

    TALENT SLAM video posted online! Click here to see video on FaceBook – Please Share the video and Like the new Youth Arts Festival FaceBook page and stay tuned for the 3rd annual Youth Arts Festival coming February 2017! (Video is posted on festival’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kootenayyouthartsfestival) Check out this awesome video made by Youth Arts Festival filmmakers Aydin Long, Noah Gaffran and Graham Sherman, to promote the TALENT SLAM auditions! The video features artists; Bronwen Bird, Griffin Nowaczynski, Hannah DeBoer-Smith, Hugo St-Denis, Isabel McKenzie, Jess Treijs, Emma Weiland, Dierdra

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