Archive for the ‘Presentation Series’ Category

  • Book launch: Katherine Fawcett

    On Friday, April 10th at 7pm Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to present Pemberton based author Katherine Fawcett ‘s latest work The Little Washer of Sorrows.  Katherine will co-present the evening with West Kootenay author K.L. Kivi (link here to more information.)   The Little Washer of Sorrows Katherine Fawcett The Little Washer of Sorrows is a collection of short fiction that explores what happens when the expected and usual are replaced with elements of the rare and strange. The book’s emotional impact is created with strong, richly drawn characters

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  • Book launch: Hekkanen

    An Evening of Stories and Poems On Friday, November 14th, Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to host Nelson author Ernest Hekkanen as he launches his new book, a novella, I’m Not You. Set in Manning Park, I’m Not You tells the story of a man who awakens after a beating and can’t remember who he is or how he has come to be there. Hekkanen is well-known in Nelson and beyond as the editor of the New Orphic Review, co-curator of the New Orphic Gallery, and author of more than 45 books.  

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  • Bold New Stories: Angie Abdou

    Fernie author Angie Abdou has developed a reputation  for tackling controversial issues in her fiction. She’s been called a fearless writer, who “bravely goes where few Canadian novelist would dare.” Her latest novel, BETWEEN, in which she takes an unflinching look at modern marriage and parenthood, is no exception.   As part of our Bold New Stories series, we are pleased to welcome Angie Abdou back to Nelson, for an evening of discussion of her work to date, and her deliberate choice to write stories that make us squirm. Thursday,

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  • Dark Night, Bright Light

    Dark Night, Bright Light

    A Bold New Stories presentation Dark Night, Bright Light Camilla Hannan: Sound Matine Corompt, Van Sowerwine: Vision Journey into the night, where sound overtakes and images are glimpsed. Meanings are mixed and metaphors dominate. Cacophony, silence, disruption and crescendo. Camilla Hannan’s sound work sits upfront and centre, taking you to places that are simultaneously familiar and alien. In collaboration with visual artists and animators Martine Corompt and Van Sowerwine. Dark Night, Bright Light inhabits and transcends   Bios: Camilla Hannan is an Australian sound artist who works exclusively with field recordings

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  • Bold New Stories – July 2014

    Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to present Bold New Stories, a new performance and artist presentation series concerned with cross-platform and non-linear story telling.  Please join us on Wednesday July 2nd at 7pm for Dark Night, Bright Light, an Audio/Visual performance by Australian new media artists Camilla Hannan and Van Sowerwine.  Then on Saturday July 5th at 1pm for a presentation by members of the High Muck a Muck Collective as they discuss their new project and exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre.  Events are free and everyone is welcome!  We

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  • Book launch: Deryn Collier

    Local author launches second Bern Fortin mystery In 2012, readers were introduced to Bern Fortin in Deryn Collier’s breakout novel, CONFINED SPACE, which was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award and was the One Book One Kootenay selection for 2013. The second in the series, OPEN SECRET, hits bookstore shelves next week, and to celebrate Bern’s return, fans can attend several events planned in both Nelson and Creston. Two events are planned for Nelson on Friday, April 11. Deryn Collier will be signing copies of OPEN SECRET at Otter Books, from

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  • Presentation Series: Rice & Wayman

    NATIONAL POETRY MONTH TRIPLE-HEADER BOOK LAUNCH AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE FEATURES SASKATCHEWAN, SLOCAN VALLEY POETS, APRIL 25, 7:30 PM Regina poet Bruce Rice and Winlaw poet Tom Wayman will launch three books between them as Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre marks National Poetry Month on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. Rice will be launching The Trouble With Beauty, just out from Coteau Books, which responds to the landscapes of western Saskatchewan.  The book features photos of the province’s prairies and hills by Dennis Evans, an art instructor at the

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  • PRESENTATION SERIES: FALL-EARLY WINTER 2013-14

    Fri., Oct. 4, 7:30 PM, Oxygen Art Centre: Vernon editor, graphic designer and novelist Corinna Chong reads from her new novel, Belinda’s Rings. (More info click here)   Mon., Oct. 28, 7:30 PM, lobby of Touchstones Museum & Art Gallery, 502 Vernon St.: A Hallowe’en special–Vancouver’s Miriam Clavir reads from her murder mystery, Insinuendo: Murder in the Museum. (More info click here)   Fri, Nov. 8, 7:30 PM, Oxygen Art Centre: joint book launch featuring two local authors/local publishers–Ellen Burt of Argenta launches her memoir/essays When the Path is Not

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  • Presentation Series: Peter Culley

    NANAIMO POET AND ARTS REVIEWER PETER CULLEY SPEAKS AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE, FEB. 21, 7:30 PM   Nanaimo innovative poet Peter Culley, who has wide experience as an art, book and film reviewer, will read from his poems and speak about his work at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.   The Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance). Culley’s appearance, part of Oxygen’s Presentation Series, is free ($5 donation appreciated) and open to the public.   Culley’s books of

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  • Presentation Series: Thesen & Holmes

    TWO ENVIRONMENTALLY MINDED OKANAGAN POETS, SHARON THESEN AND NANCY HOLMES SPEAK JAN 31, 7:30 PM AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE Two Okanagan poets with an interest in the intersection between the arts and environmental awareness will read from their poems and speak about their work at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Authors and University of B.C. Okanagan instructors Sharon Thesen and Nancy Holmes co-edited the UBCO magazine Lake: A Journal of Arts and Environment from its inception in 2006 until the magazine suspended its

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