Archive for the ‘Exhibition’ Category

  • 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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  • SUMMONING (NO WORDS) exhibition

    SUMMONING (NO WORDS) at Oxygen Art Centre   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, participants will move through gallery and their movement will stimulate the women’s voices. Other contributors include Tanya Tagaq, Vandana

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  • Residency: SUMMONING (NO WORDS)

    SUMMONING (NO WORDS) at Oxygen Art Centre  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, participants will move through gallery and their movement will stimulate the women’s voices. Other contributors include Tanya Tagaq, Vandana Vishwas, Sandy Scofield,

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  • The Kissing Project is on Google Street View!

    The Kissing Project is on Google Street View! Vancouver artist, Sylvia Grace Borda, in partnership with Nelson area residents have worked together to create the first staged net artworks in the Columbia Basin area to reside in Google Street view.   Borda is known for her pioneering work to create unconventional photographic staging and to produce the first ever global artworks in Google Street View in 2013. For her iteration in Nelson, the artist has invited participates to be caught in a staged kiss for the camera. The resultant images

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  • Sylvia Grace Borda – Kissing Project (Exhibtion)

    Kissing Project – Sylvia Grace Borda Exhibition dates: June 9 – July 8, 2017* Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm (*Closed July 1st for Canada Day) Exhibition opening: Thursday, June 8th from 7- 9pm ArtWalk opening: June 23rd from 6-9pm   Throughout this Spring, Sylvia Grace Borda has been the artist in residence at the Oxygen Art Centre developing her ‘Kissing Project.’ The artist’s proposal is not what you would expect – she has aimed to create contemporary artworks, celebrating local and cultural values of love and peace, while

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  • Artist: Sylvia Grace Borda

    Kissing Project – Sylvia Grace Borda Exhibition dates: June 9 – July 8, 2017* Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm (*Closed July 1st for Canada Day) Exhibition opening: Thursday, June 8th from 7- 9pm ArtWalk opening: June 23rd from 6-9pm             Throughout this Spring, Sylvia Grace Borda has been the artist in residence at the Oxygen Art Centre developing her ‘Kissing Project.’ The artist’s proposal is not what you would expect – she has aimed to create contemporary artworks, celebrating local and cultural values

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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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