• Presentation Series: New Orphic Review

    REGIONAL AUTHORS GATHER TO CELEBRATE 16 YEARS OF NELSON LITERARY MAGAZINE NEW ORPHIC REVIEW AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE MAY 17, 7:30 P.M. A Sweet Sixteen birthday party is an important milestone for any young person, and even more so for a print literary magazine in these days of electronic publishing. On Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m., at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre, eight regional authors will read as part of the Sweet Sixteen birthday celebration for the Queen City’s New Orphic Review. The Oxygen Art Centre is located at

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  • Cabaret – End of Times / New Beginnings

    OXYGEN ART CENTRE CABARET END OF TIMES NEW BEGINNINGS! FRIDAY & SATURDAY APRIL 20 & 21 8 PM TICKETS $15 – $20 (SLIDING SCALE) AT DOOR OR AT EDDY’S MUSIC HOSTED BY LUCAS MYERS AS STEVEN THE ARTS STAR BESSIE WAPP, KRISTA LYNCH, LISEL FORST, LISA MENNA, JOEL COTTINGHAM, GEORDI CAMPO, JULIE JOHNSTON-MURRAY, SLAVA OCEAN, JASON ASBELL & SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES BY NICOLA HARWOOD AND BRAHN TAYLOR AS ILSA AND KLAUS! AN OXYGEN ART CENTRE CABARET AND FUNDRAISER #3-320 VERNON ST (ALLEY ENTRANCE)

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  • 3rd Annual Oxygen Art Market (2013)

    The 3rd Annual Oxygen Art Market will take place on May 24, 25, 26, 2013 Hours: Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm 320 Vernon Street (back alley entrance) in Nelson Every year, the Oxygen Art Market attracts hundreds of art-lovers to the Oxygen Art Centre. And it’s no wonder! Over 40 established and emerging Kootenay artists submit their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and other 2D work for this weekend-long event. The work is hung “Salon” style, in the manner of the Académie des Beaux–Arts exhibitions in Paris at

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  • Spring Break Art Camp 2013

                        SPRING BREAK ART CAMP 2013 WEEK 1 (MARCH 11-15): PUPPET SHOW for Ages 5-8 Course dates: March 11-15 9am – noon Cost: $120 Children will be introduced to the process of creating a 5-minute puppet show. Topics covered will include storyline and character development, stage/set design, and puppet design. The finale will be a fantastic show put on for parents and friends. Instructors: Laura Hyde & Chelsey Freyta   THEATRE & MASK-MAKING for Ages 10-14 Course dates: March 11-15 2-

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  • Classes: Writing the Wild

    Writing the Wild will explore the many ways in which we can express our experiences, thoughts and feelings about the natural world. Whether you are a naturalist, an outdoors enthusiast, an activist or just plain curious, this workshop aims to engage your unique voice in writing about our home places. Exercises, examples of powerful nature writing and group discussion of your writing, in whichever genre, will form the backbone of these classes. Instructor: K.Linda Kivi Location: Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St (Alley Entrance) 4 classes: February 12 – March

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  • Residency: Ian Johnston

    Reinventing Consumption Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to announce the beginning of its final artist residency for 2012. Throughout the month of September, local artist Ian Johnston will be working on two installations for an upcoming Canadian tour of his project: Reinventing Consumption. Staring in 2010 with research at the European Ceramic Work Centre in Holland, the project continued at Red Deer College in 2011, and more recently at Columbus State University in Georgia where Johnston was resident artist in their visiting scholar program. The Oxygen Art Centre residency is

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  • Event: Blue Night (Dec 20th, 2012)

    Blue night is like the HOV lane of art openings. It only takes two to make it happen and it looks like there is growing interest in this fast lane. Memories of the great excitement and crowds at ArtWalk of summers past are the root of the inspiration to create an event that combines multiple art events in a single evening. Thursday December 20th 2012, is the first blue night. It begins with an opening at the Capitol Theatre from 5 to 7 pm featuring the encaustic work (painting with

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  • AGM + Celebration of Oxygen’s 10th year in operation!

                  AGM + Celebration of Oxygen’s 10th year in operation! Oxygen Art Centre’s Annual General Meeting will take place on: Wednesday December 5th at 7pm at Oxygen Art Centre 320 Vernon St in Nelson (Alley Entrance) Please join us in celebrating a decade of Oxygen Art Centre and welcoming 5 new members to the board!   And yes there will be cake!  As well as music and song by Bessie Wapp, 16mm film screening by Jason Asbell and a guest appearance from Cromoli!  There

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  • Presentation Series: Alanda Greene

    EAST SHORE AUTHOR ALANDA GREENE’S DEBUT NOVEL TO BE LAUNCHED AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE, NOV. 9, 7:30 PM From the mountains of Kootenay Lake’s East Shore in the 21st Century to the prairies east of the Rockies in the mid-1800s may seem a huge distance. But Kootenay Bay author Alanda Greene ably transports readers through space and time in her debut novel Napi’s Dance, to be launched at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The event, part of Oxygen

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  • Classes: Creating Suspense On The Page

    Instructor: Deryn Collier Suspense is an important element of any great story – fiction or non-fiction, literary or genre, short story or novel. In this course we will learn to recognize those elements that build tension and keep your readers flipping pages. We will give your suspense-building muscles a workout that will help take your story to the next level. Location: Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St 5 classes: Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 and Dec 4 6.30 – 8.30 pm Tuesdays Course fee: $130 + HST Instructor Bio Deryn

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