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  • 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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  • Juried Emerging Artists Exhibition

    Presenting a Juried Emerging Artists Exhibition Wayfinding: Identity and the Kootenays   Exhibition Dates: June 7 – July 7, 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday June 7, 7-9pm Artist Talk: Saturday June 9th, 12pm Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1-5pm   Participating Artists:  Annika Dixon-Reusz, Danan Lake, Spencer Legebokoff, Eija Loponen-Stephenson, Lydia Miller, and Vance Wright. Honourable Mentions: Bethany Pardoe and PCSS’s ‘The Socks Project’.   In this professional, juried exhibition featuring emerging Kootenay artists, youth respond to the theme of Wayfinding: Identity and the Kootenays through textile work, photography, installation, sculpture, painting and video. Wayfinding can be defined as the ways in which people (and

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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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  • AGM 2017

    Annual General Meeting Join us for our AGM at Oxygen on Monday November 27th at 7PM to help Miriam Needoba turn the page to her next chapter. Let’s all come together to celebrate her amazing accomplishments as the Executive Director of the Centre these past 6 years. There will be food and drink, toasts and merriment to be had!             Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 7pm. Please join us in reflecting on another great year past and envisioning more to come! AGENDA : •    Opening

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  • Upstream Benefits – Rural Art Symposium SCHEDULE

    ‘Upstream Benefits – Rural Art Symposium’ is a 4-day-long symposium that explores and celebrates the role and impact that the arts have in rural communities and will bring into focus artist-run culture in the Kootenays.  Symposium programming includes multiple panel discussions, artist talks, literary readings, a night of performance art and music and an art exhibition.  All symposium programming is free to attend and everyone is welcome!  (Donations are appreciated.) Guest speakers include Julie Fowler, Executive Director of Island Mountain Arts in Wells, Carla Stephenson, Director of Tiny Lights Festival

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  • Upstream Benefits Symposium – MEET THE ARTISTS

    Sunday, November 26 2pm – MEET THE ARTISTS event at Touchstones Nelson ‘Upstream Benefits: Artist-Run Culture in the Kootenays’ exhibition artists Courtney Andersen, Susan Andrews Grace, Amy Bohigian, Brent Bukowski, Boukje Elzinga, Ian Johnston, Maggie Shirley, Natasha Smith, Deborah Thompson and Rachel Yoder. Presented by Exhibition Curators Arin Fay and Miriam Needoba and co-produced by Touchstones and Oxygen Art Centre. All ten exhibiting artist will join Arin Fay in a ‘MEET THE ARTISTS’ talk as part of the symposium programming at Touchstones. Arin will use her approximately 20 years of

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  • Upstream Benefits Symposium – ADVICE FOR ARTISTS

    Sunday, November 26 11am –  ADVICE FOR ARTISTS panel at Oxygen Art Centre Guest curators : Paul Crawford, Penticton Art Gallery, Maggie Shirley, Kootenay Gallery of Art and Arin Fay, Touchstones Nelson. Moderator – Ian Johnston This is an excellent opportunity for emerging and mid-career artists to gain useful insights into what curators look for in an exhibition submission, from the perspective of curators representing public galleries in Penticton, Castlegar and Nelson. Presenters will discuss the interests of the organizations they work for, as well as share some of their

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  • Upstream Benefits Symposium – LOCATED AND DISLOCATED READINGS

    Saturday, November 25 7pm – LOCATED AND DISLOCATED: A READING BY NANCY HOLMES, JORDAN MOUNTEER AND FRED WAH at Oxygen Art Centre The writing of the three featured B.C. poets is often deeply rooted in a certain rural landscape. As they present their work, the authors will discuss how their creativity is influenced by the locales in which they live. Presented with financial assistance from The Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada.   Presenters NANCY HOLMES has published five collections of poetry, most recently The

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  • Upstream Benefits Symposium – ART IN RURAL CLIMES

    Saturday, November 25 4pm – ART IN RURAL CLIMES panel at Oxygen Art Centre Guest speakers: Paul Crawford and Sylvia Grace Borda Both panelists will give a presentation about some of their fascinating work.  Paul Crawford, curator at the Penticton Art Gallery, will speak about a very timely exhibition he curated with Syrian curator Humam Alsalim called, Behind the Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art. Artist Sylvia Grace Borda will deliver a presentation that she has created for this symposium called  “Regional Identity and Rural Culture – it’s so much more”.  Overall,

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