• Presentation Series: Jason Dewinetz

    POET, PUBLISHER, AWARD-WINNING BOOK DESIGNER JASON DEWINETZ TO SPEAK NOV. 22, 7:30 PM AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE A young Renaissance man of Canadian literature, Jason Dewinetz, will read from his poems and speak about his award-winning work as book designer, publisher, and typographer at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance).  Dewinetz’s appearance, part of Oxygen’s Presentation Series, is free ($5 donation appreciated) and open to the public. Dewinetz’s books of poems include

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  • Presentation Series: Hekkanen + Burt

    TWO LOCAL AUTHORS LAUNCH BOOKS PUBLISHED BY TWO LOCAL PRESSES NOV. 8, 7:30 PM AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE Tension in the Middle East and serenity at the north end of Kootenay Lake are the subjects of books by two local authors published by two Nelson presses to be launched at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Talking about their books and reading excerpts will be Nelson’s Ernest Hekkanen with his new novel Heretic Hill published by New Orphic Publishers, and Argenta’s Ellen Burt with

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  • Presentation Series: Miriam Clavir

    MURDER IN THE MUSEUM NOVELIST SPEAKS AT TOUCHSTONES NELSON MONDAY OCTOBER 28 AT 7:30 P.M. Murder mystery fans and fiction buffs won’t want to miss a pre-Hallowe’en free reading by Vancouver author Miriam Clavir from her novel Insinuendo: Murder in the Museum at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History, 502 Vernon St., on Monday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.  Costumes are optional at the reading, part of this fall’s Oxygen Art Centre’s Presentation Series.   Clavir is no stranger to the inside of museums, having spent her career as

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  • Presentation Series: FALL-WINTER

    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

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  • Presentation Series: Corinna Chong

    Kelowna author Corinna Chong, whose highly praised debut novel Belinda’s Rings has been called “a vital vibrant gem” by Canadian fiction writer Mark Anthony Jarman, will give a reading at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. “The story of a mother running out on her family is nothing new in CanLit,” wrote the Globe and Mail about Chong’s novel, “nor are portraits of a zany and off-kilter families. But Corinna Chong’s treatment of these archetypes has produced something as vibrant as it is original.” Chong’s

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  • Presentation Series: Kate Braid & Jane Byers

    Authors celebrate women in non-traditions jobs Vancouver writer Kate Braid and Nelson writer Jane Byers will bring to life through their stories and poems the successes and obstacles experienced by women working in non-traditional fields when the authors read at Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts in Nelson on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Braid will be reading from her women-in-trades memoir, Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man’s World.  The book covers her 15 years working in construction from raw apprentice laborer to union carpenter, building houses, high rises

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  • Residency: Inken Hemsen

    Artist in Residence at Oxygen Art Centre Sense Tracks Elements – Inken Hemsen Open House and Talk: Friday, September 27 from 7-9pm Open Hourse and Tea Time: Saturday, September 28 from 1-5pm Culture Days event   Inken Hemsen, artist from Hamburg, Germany is concerned with apperception of landscape and its liveliness. It is her intention to visualize the singularity of the moment and the particularities of nature. Her reflections are recorded in drawings, subjective cartographies and wire objects as maps.   Points of reference, evolution-lines of paths and encounters form

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  • Arts Education: Fall 2013

    Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Fall 2013: TO REGISTER: Phone: 250-352-2821 Or drop by: Kootenay School of Arts. 606 Victoria Street, Nelson BC V1L 4K9 For more information about classes please contact OXYGEN ART CENTRE at: P: 250 352 6322  E: info@oxygenartcentre.org BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2013: Singing Beyond the Blues with Bessie Wapp, September 25 – November 27 Singing the Blues with Bessie Wapp, September 26 – November 28 Moving into Abstraction with Natasha Smith, October 1 – November 5 Expressive Drawing with Jillian Davis, NOT AVAILABLE Intermediate Oil

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  • Exhibition: Adad Hannah

    Adad Hannah: The Raft of Medusa (100 Mile House) Exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre from August 10th to 31st, 2013 The Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to be bringing the work of photographer and video artist Adad Hannah to Nelson this August for an exhibition of his project The Raft of Medusa (100 Mile House).  Hanna was born in New York in 1971, spent his childhood in Israel and England. He moved to Vancouver in the early 1980’s. Hannah has exhibited his work all over the world where his work

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  • Exhibition: Self Design High, Youth Art Show

    SelfDesign High is thrilled to be part of the Nelson ArtWalk 25 Years, in partnership with the Oxygen Art Centre, as ArtWalk’s first ever youth exhibition. Curated by Amber Santos and Jessie Demers, this exhibition entitled “Life is Learning”, is composed of learning artifacts and fine arts pieces. All pieces were created by youth who call SelfDesign High their school for all or part of their high school learning experiences. SelfDesign High Mentors together with Community Mentors support these youth in exploring various artistic mediums and their expression. Some artwork

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