Archive for November, 2017


    Friday, November 24 2pm – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTS ORGANIZERS  at Oxygen Art Centre with mentor Julie Fowler (Registration required and space is limited E: For this professional development opportunity interested participants need to register by email and submit a question or a topic for discussion relating to producing arts programming and events.  Participants must have some prior experience in production and will be asked to submit a short biography outlining this experience. This workshop is free to attend and space is limited.   Julie Fowler is the Executive

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  • Upstream Benefits Symposium – THE ARTS AS RURAL REVITALIZER

    Thursday, November 23, 2017 7pm – THE ARTS AS RURAL REVITALIZER panel at Oxygen Art Centre Guest speakers: Julie Fowler, Executive Director of Island Mountain Arts, Carla Stephenson, ED Tiny Lights Festival and Laura White, Coordinator/Jewelry Instructor, Kootenay Studio Arts at Selkirk College Moderator: Miriam Needoba, ED Oxygen Art Centre This panel discussion examines the role of the arts as an economic and social driver from a rural perspective.  Guest speakers Julie Fowler, Carla Stephenson and Laura White will share their extensive experience and knowledge about the pros and cons

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  • Upstream Benefits exhibition

    Upstream Benefits exhibition opens at Touchstones   Two exciting and interconnected events are happening in Nelson, BC during the Fall/Winter of 2017: an art exhibition ‘Upstream Benefits: Artist-Run Culture in the Kootenays’, a 10 artist group show curated by Arin Fay and Miriam Needoba and co-produced by Touchstones and Oxygen Art Centre and the ‘Upstream Benefits – Rural Art Symposium’. These events celebrate the past decade of art and culture in the Kootenays. The exhibition at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History runs from November 18th – February 11th

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