Archive for the ‘Presentation Series’ Category

  • Angie Abdou Book Launch

    Angie Abdou Book Launch

    Join Angie Abdou on Friday, September 28th at 7:00 pm at Oxygen Art Centre (#3-320 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC) for an evening of discussion on her latest book, Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom. In what promises to be a lively discussion about parenting, hockey, the ethics of memoir and more, Abdou will be interviewed by Nelson authors (and parents) Deryn Collier and Roz Nay. Entry to the event is free, but a donation of $5 at the door is encouraged and will go to Oxygen Art Centre

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  • Public Talk and Workshops: Critical Writing on Art

    The first of two weekend-long workshops will be led by curator Melanie O’Brian at Oxygen Art Centre following a free public lecture. The Lecture will be at Oxygen Art Centre on Friday September 14, 2018 at 7.30pm. The master class will take place on September 15-16, 2-5 PM also at Oxygen Art Centre for a cost of $100. Please contact info@oxygenartcentre if you are interested in registering. The second master class in the series will take place in March 2019 and be led by professional art writer Tracy Valcourt. The

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  • “34 Years Later” Booklaunch, Readings and Music

    Tuesday, May 1st at 7:30 pm, Oxygen Art Centre Join Tom Wayman and John Lent for “34 Years Later” an evening of readings and live music to mark the launch of a collection of Wayman’s essays and interviews,  “If You’re Not Free at Work, Where are You Free: Literature and Social Change”, published by Toronto’s Guernica Editions. This evening also marks the 34th anniversary of the BC government’s shutdown of Nelson’s David Thompson University Centre. Joining Wayman for “34 Years Later” will be John Lent on guitar accompanied by Vernon musician-educator

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  • New Orphic Review final issue event

    Readings by five area authors will be part of a celebration Friday, Nov. 3 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre to mark the final issue after 20 years of the West Kootenay’s only regularly published literary magazine, New Orphic Review. The event, called “The Living End,” is free ($5 donation appreciated) and open to the public. The Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance). “I’ve always been susceptible to romantic notions,” said New Orphic Review’s co-founder and editor Ernest Hekkanen, “and one

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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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  • 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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  • Founders talk

    RESILIENCY OF THE WEST KOOTENAY ARTS COMMUNITY IS FOCUS OF A PRESENTATION BY OXYGEN ART CENTRE’S FOUNDERS JAN. 21   Watch the video recording of the Founders talk online here: Part 1:https://youtu.be/_EN6mBeOqyc Part 2: https://youtu.be/fUwagkrpekM Part 3: https://youtu.be/fE53E2r7nF0   The resiliency of West Kootenay artists who, after being fired en masse from Nelson’s Kootenay School of the Arts in 2002 went on to start the city’s only artist-run centre, will be the subject of a talk by five of the founding members of the Oxygen Art Centre on Saturday, Jan

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  • Memory Palaces exhibition

    Memory Palaces exhibition dates: January 6 – 28, 2017. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm. Exhibition opening: Thursday, January 5th from 7-10 pm Founders talk: Saturday, January 21 at 4pm.   New exhibition celebrates over a decade of arts programming at Oxygen Art Centre! Throughout 2017 Oxygen Art Centre will stage many events that reflect the work of the centre over the past 14 years.  Oxygen Art Centre was founded as the Nelson Fine Arts Centre Society in May 2002.  On January 5th, 2005 the Society opened its doors

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  • Readings: Sharon Thesen & Ross Klatte

    UBC OKANAGAN AUTHOR SHARON THESEN AND NORTH NELSON’S ROSS KLATTE READ NOV. 18 IN SECOND OF A SERIES CELEBRATING OXYGEN ART CENTRE’S PAST 10 YEARS The second in a series of author readings during 2016-2017 that mark 10 years of arts programming at Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre will showcase Okanagan-based poet, editor, and teacher Sharon Thesen, and North Nelson memoirist and fiction writer Ross Klatte on Friday, November 18. The duo’s reading begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free ($5 donation appreciated) and the event is open to the

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  • Readings: Wah & Crosfeild

    FORMER CANADIAN POET LAUREATE FRED WAH AND AUTHOR LINDA CROSFIELD KICK OFF NELSON, BC, READING SERIES CELEBRATING OXYGEN ART CENTRE’S PAST 10 YEARS OCT. 7 Friday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m Much-honored Canadian poet Fred Wah and Ootischenia, B.C., poet and publisher Linda Crosfield will read at Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7.  The reading is the first of a series of four author readings during 2016-2017 marking 10 years of arts programming at Oxygen’s current gallery and performance space. The event is free

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