Archive for the ‘Exhibition’ Category

  • Ephemeral Existence by Hildur M Jónasson

    Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to announce Ephemeral Existence, an exhibition by Nelson-based contemporary artist Hildur Jónasson. The exhibition will be the first public showing of work done by Jónasson, while participating at the Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard, Norway last year. Included in the show will be a selection of works on paper, as well as a sculptural installation that accompanies a video of a performance made by Jónasson on the Svalbard Glacier. Join us to celebrate the opening of Ephemeral Existence on Friday, November 30th from 7-9pm. The

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  • Conflict Studies: An artists-residency and exhibition with Justin Langlois

    Exhibition Dates: August 25th – September 30th Opening Reception: Friday August 24th, 7-9pm Artist Talk: Saturday September 8th, 7-9pm Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 1-5pm Oxygen Art Centre is excited to be hosting Vancouver-based visual artist, educator and organizer Justin Langlois, who will be in Nelson this summer as our artist-in-residence followed by an exhibition. Langlois has a BA Honours in Communication Studies and an MFA in Visual Arts / Integrated Media both from the University of Windsor in Ontario. He is the recipient of many grants including Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for 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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  • Call for Exhibition and Residency Submissions Announced

    Oxygen Art Centre is currently accepting submissions for its Exhibition and Residency program.  Regional, national and international professional artists from any discipline are welcome to submit proposals for a solo or group exhibition and/or residency.  Oxygen Art Centre is particularly interested in work with regional relevance, cross-disciplinary work and work that engages audiences in participatory processes.  Professional (CARFAC) exhibition and artist presentation fees are paid for selected programming.  Residencies and exhibitions are typically planned two to three years in advance. Please submit all of the following documents as specified in

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  • Juried Youth Art Exhibition – Call Announced

      East and West Kootenay youth* ages 15-29 are invited to submit visual or media art work to be considered for a professional juried exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre opening in June 2018.  We invite young artists to select finished work or produce new work that addresses the theme Wayfinding: Identity and the Kootenays. The deadline is April 15, 2018. Wayfinding can be defined as the ways in which people (and animals) orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place. Questions to consider might include:How do you

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  • Artist: Stephanie Kellett

    The Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to be presenting an exhibition of new work by visual artist Stephanie Kellett. The exhibition will include a series of new paintings, a found object installation and an audio visual component. As research and inspiration for the creation of Re-Wilding: Fire Starter Kellett travelled with her partner, bear biologist and sound artist Robert E. Livingood to Chilko Lake and Fish Lake in the Chilcotin region of British Columbia. Together they spent six weeks living in this biologically rich environment amongst coastal bears, wolves, wild

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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 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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  • Summoning at Culture Days & Blue Night

    SUMMONING (NO WORDS) exhibition will participate in Culture Days and Blue Night this September 29 & 30 and this will mark the final weekend for the exhibition at Oxygen! Summoning (No Words), an interactive sound installation built from the female voice, is taking up residence at Oxygen Art Centre this month. The project is made up of original sung compositions contributed by a seven-member team of award winning Canadian female vocalists and composers. Local singers Allison Girvan and Bessie Wapp are among the singers that have contributed. An interactive experience,

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  • Summoning (No Words) artist talk

    Nicola Harwood will lead an artist talk about the process and impetus for the project today Saturday, August 26th at 4pm. Summoning artists in attendance include Allison Girvan, Bessie Wapp, Simon Lysander Overstall and Mikayla Fawcett. Read more about the project in the great article by Will Johnson for the Nelson Star! https://www.nelsonstar.com/entertainment/oxygen-summons-female-power/ The project, conceived and designed by Nicola Harwood, is a sound temple made up of original sung compositions contributed by a seven-member team of award winning Canadian female vocalists and composers. Local singers Allison Girvan and Bessie

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