Archive for the ‘Exhibition’ Category

  • 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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  • in flux – Youth Art Exhibition

    in flux exhibition dates: March 1 – 11, 2017. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm. Exhibition opening: Thursday, February 23rd  from 7-10 pm Oxygen Art Centre’s 3rd annual Youth Arts Festival presents in flux, a group show by Kootenay artists Hannah DeBoer-Smith, Maya Kacsmar-Mayoh, Olivia Mansveld, Teyana Neufeld and Tyler Wright.  The artists were invited to submit work and speak to the concepts behind the exhibition’s title, and how it pertains to their art practice and indeed their lives, as they move through the highly transitional time between high

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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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  • Sylvia Grace Borda: Kissing Project (Artist in Residence)

    The Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to be hosting Sylvia Grace Borda as artist in residence in the City this Spring through June. Sylvia Grace Borda is exploring how image-making challenges and enhances our experience of place, time, culture and perception through the delivery of her ‘Kissing Project.’ The artist’s project uses the metaphor and action of a ‘kiss’ as a platform to enhance the existing image of Nelson. She is hoping to make Nelson the interior’s cultural capital of ‘amour’ through her images. Inspired by the Touchstones Museum’s photograph

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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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  • Culture Days at Oxygen

    Join artist and curator Maggie Shirley in a discussion about art in public places and her recent role as residency manager at Oxygen Art Centre.  Shirley’s talk will include a discussion of the residency process of Mexican artist César Damiån, whom spent the month of August in residence at Oxygen Art Centre.  The outcomes of Damiån’s residency will be on exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre during Culture Days.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome Oxygen Art Centre’s Culture Days 2016 schedule: Friday, September 30th from 1-5pm: Exhibition “Traces” by

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  • FRONDA (Mexican artist collective)

    FRONDA (Mexican artist collective) in Nelson for discussion Join artist in residence César Damián at the Oxygen Art Centre on Saturday, August 27th at 4pm for a discussion on FRONDA, a platform for interdisciplinary art based in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico.  Damián is co-founder of this unique non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote artistic discipline in rural and urban spaces, with an interest in cross-cultural and disciplinary exchanges between Mexico and Canada.   Damián will be joined by Elena Barba who is co-founder of FRONDA, and Haruko Okano who has

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  • Time Capsule / Memory Capsule

    Time Capsule / Memory Capsule If we had the option to receive messages from the past how would we receive them?  Would it be possible to respond to these messages?  Would these messages help us better understand our place?  Could we better understand our identity?  Is it possible to have a dialogue with future generations?   Time Capsule is a project that tries to generate a reflection about who we are as a society.  It is not a real capsule, it is a metaphorical space conceived as an encounter and

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  • Residency & Exhibition: César Damián

    Traces – César Damián Residency dates: August 1st – September 2nd, 2016 Columbia Basin Culture Tour: August 13 & 14 from 10am – 5pm – Open studio Artist talk: August 13th, 2016 at 4pm Discussion: August 27th at 4pm about FRONDA (Mexican Artist Collective) Opening reception: September 2nd, 2016 from 7-9pm Exhibition dates: September 7th – October 1st, 2016 Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 1-5pm Culture Days Event: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at 4pm – Closing Reception and Talk The Oxygen Art Centre is excited to be hosting Mexican artist, César

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