• 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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  • Deryn Collier Multimedia Presentation

    Join mystery author Deryn Collier on Wednesday, November 21st at 7:00 PM at Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson for The Aunt June Files: Turning Family History into Fiction. In this multi-media presentation, Collier delves into family history in order to develop a new mystery series. Set in Montreal in 1947, the series will feature her own ancestors as characters. This event is funded by a grant from the Columbia Basin Trust through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. There is a $5.00 suggested donation at the door to support Oxygen Art

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  • Oxygen’s 2018 Annual General Meeting

    Members! Please join us for our AGM on Thursday November 1st at 5:30pm. Please come celebrate and support Oxygen, vote in new members and bylaws, and hear about our past year’s exhibition and education programming, financials and big transitions. Save the date and come support your local artist-run community as we transition to the new societies act, start a new strategic plan, reflect on the past and envision the future! 2018 AGM Agenda: •    Opening of the Meeting by the Chair •    Reading and adoption of proposed agenda •    Reading and adoption of minutes from

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  • Angie Abdou Book Launch

    Join Angie Abdou on Friday, September 28th at 7:00 pm at Oxygen Art Centre (#3-320 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC) for an evening of discussion on her latest book, Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom. In what promises to be a lively discussion about parenting, hockey, the ethics of memoir and more, Abdou will be interviewed by Nelson authors (and parents) Deryn Collier and Roz Nay. Entry to the event is free, but a donation of $5 at the door is encouraged and will go to Oxygen Art Centre

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  • Arts Education Programming for Fall 2018

    Arts Education Programming for Fall 2018

    Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Fall 2018: TO REGISTER: – ONLINE REGISTRATION (click here!) OR by Phone: 250-352-6322 For more information about classes or help with registration please contact Oxygen Art Centre at: P: 250 352 6322  E: education@oxygenartcentre.org  Fall 2018 Schedule:   Beginner Ukulele with Catherine McGrath 4 classes: Sept. 23,30, Oct. 14,21 (no class Oct 7) 6.30 – 8.30pm Sundays Course Description: The course is designed for people who have no or little experience playing ukulele and will begin with the very basics – how

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  • Public Talk and Workshops: Critical Writing on Art

    The first of two weekend-long workshops will be led by curator Melanie O’Brian at Oxygen Art Centre following a free public lecture. The Lecture will be at Oxygen Art Centre on Friday September 14, 2018 at 7.30pm. The master class will take place on September 15-16, 2-5 PM also at Oxygen Art Centre for a cost of $100. Please contact info@oxygenartcentre if you are interested in registering. The second master class in the series will take place in March 2019 and be led by professional art writer Tracy Valcourt. 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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  • 2018 Summer Adult Education

    Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Summer 2018: TO REGISTER: – ONLINE REGISTRATION (click here!) OR by Phone: 250-352-6322 For more information about classes or help with registration please contact Oxygen Art Centre at: P: 250 352 6322  E: education@oxygenartcentre.org  Summer 2018 Schedule:   Painting and Drawing Intensive with Deborah Thompson 4 classes July 23 – 26 10am – 4pm Monday-Thursday Course Description: This studio workshop will focus on exploring the relationship between painting and drawing. Drawing exercises will familiarize students with the fundamentals of light on form,

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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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  • 2018 Summer Camps for Children & Youth

    2018 Summer Camps for Children & Youth

    Children & Youth REGISTER ONLINE for SUMMER ART CAMP 2018! (Click here) OR CALL TO REGISTER: 250 352 6322 OR EMAIL: education@oxygenartcentre.org   WEEK 1 (July 16-20, 2018): THEATRE CAMPS with Martina Avis July 16-20, 2018 (Monday – Friday) 9am – noon Ages 8-11 – Theatre Workshop acting, games, movement, and performance Cost $150/week This workshop will focus on play creation, rehearsal, and performance.  We will build acting skills, play games, and create a short play.  On the last day of camp, we invite family and friends to join us for a

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