Archive for the ‘Presentation Series’ Category

  • New Orphic Review final issue event

    Readings by five area authors will be part of a celebration Friday, Nov. 3 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre to mark the final issue after 20 years of the West Kootenay’s only regularly published literary magazine, New Orphic Review. The event, called “The Living End,” is free ($5 donation appreciated) and open to the public. The Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance). “I’ve always been susceptible to romantic notions,” said New Orphic Review’s co-founder and editor Ernest Hekkanen, “and one

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  • Three literary presentations

    Upcoming literary presentations at Oxygen Art Centre APRIL 28 at 7:30 p.m – KITTY LEWIS MAY 5 at 7:30 p.m – ASHOK MATHUR & EMILY NILSEN MAY 12 at 7:30 p.m – TOM WAYMAN w/ special guests Clinton Swanson and Doug Stephenson   DETAILS: APRIL 28 at 7:30 p.m – KITTY LEWIS AN INSIDER’S LOOK AT CANADIAN LITERARY PUBLISHING—AND SOME TIPS ON HOW TO GET PUBLISHED—OFFERED BY KITTY LEWIS OF BRICK BOOKS APRIL 28 AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE A chance to hear an insider’s look at how the Canadian literary publishing world

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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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  • 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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  • Readings: Sharon Thesen & Ross Klatte

    UBC OKANAGAN AUTHOR SHARON THESEN AND NORTH NELSON’S ROSS KLATTE READ NOV. 18 IN SECOND OF A SERIES CELEBRATING OXYGEN ART CENTRE’S PAST 10 YEARS The second in a series of author readings during 2016-2017 that mark 10 years of arts programming at Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre will showcase Okanagan-based poet, editor, and teacher Sharon Thesen, and North Nelson memoirist and fiction writer Ross Klatte on Friday, November 18. The duo’s reading begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free ($5 donation appreciated) and the event is open to the

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  • Readings: Wah & Crosfeild

    FORMER CANADIAN POET LAUREATE FRED WAH AND AUTHOR LINDA CROSFIELD KICK OFF NELSON, BC, READING SERIES CELEBRATING OXYGEN ART CENTRE’S PAST 10 YEARS OCT. 7 Friday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m Much-honored Canadian poet Fred Wah and Ootischenia, B.C., poet and publisher Linda Crosfield will read at Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7.  The reading is the first of a series of four author readings during 2016-2017 marking 10 years of arts programming at Oxygen’s current gallery and performance space. The event is free

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  • Art Space Series

    Art Space Series May 3 at 7.30pm *at Expessions Cafe – 544 Ward st – Artist talk: Ian Johnston, visual artist and City of Nelson Cultural Ambassador May 10 at 7.30pm – Book launch: Nicola Harwood, Flight Instructions for the Commitment Impaired! with special guest Michael V. Smith  May 11 at 7.30pm – Artist talk: Mitchell Scott, writer and publisher of Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine May 18 at 7.30pm – Crime Time in Nelson presented by mystery & crime fiction authors Sam Wiebe, Deryn Collier, Dietrich Kalteis, Linda L. Richards and RM Greenaway May 20 at 7.30pm &#

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  • Fred Wah, Sonnet L’Abbe and Leesa Dean

    THREE AUTHORS READ IN NELSON OCT. 8 TO CELEBRATE WEST KOOTENAY CREATIVE WRITING EDUCATION Three authors on Thursday, Oct. 8 will celebrate nearly 50 years of creative writing education in the West Kootenay.  Reading at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Presentation Series of Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre will be local pioneer creative writing teacher Fred Wah and Nelson’s two newest writing instructors, Sonnet L’Abbe and Leesa Dean. The event is free ($5 donation appreciated) and open to the public.  The Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St

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  • Book launch: Colin Brown

    Acclaimed poet Colin Browne launches new collection in Nelson Author and filmmaker Colin Browne has earned critical acclaim on both artistic fronts, with nominations for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and the ReLit Award for his poetry as well as a Genie nomination for documentary film. Browne launches his newest book of poetry, The Hatch, on Friday, May 29 at 7:30pm at Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson.   In The Hatch “myth, history, and the present are contemporaneous in these poems; nothing is ever one

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