• Cabaret – Road To Salmo

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  • High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese Wins New Media Writing Prize

    The collaborative project High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, developed through Oxygen’s Art Centre’s Artist in Residence program, has won the UK based, New Media Writing Prize. High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese is an interactive website and installation exploring Chinese immigration and settlement in British Columbia. The project was created by a team of Nelson and Vancouver artists including Nicola Harwood, former director of Oxygen Art Centre, Fred Wah, former Poet Laureate of Canada, artist / performers Bessie Wapp and Thomas Loh and composer Jin Zhang. Significant artistic contributions

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  • Residency & Exhibition: Deborah Loxam Kohl

    The Sound of … (silence) December 1, 2010 to January 30, 2011 Designer/Maker, Deborah Loxam-Kohl, has developed a novel technology for felting wool into three-dimensional objects. The technology includes specialized manufacturing equipment as well as a proven process and a wide range of test results. The process is automated to a large extent and so can be adapted for large-scale manufacturing. The technology is adaptable, straightforward and simple to implement and operate. A fully formed felt object comes directly from the process, with no further processing required to produce a

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  • Exhibition: Brian Cullen, Sabrina Oveson, Maria Sandner & Amber Santos

    States of Unrest: Emerging Artist Group Show November 26 – December 18, 2010 Curated by Anita Levesque Brian Cullen – CAMOUFLAGE: Artist Statement and Project Description          […] architecture, fashion — yes, even the weather — are, in the interior of the  collective, what the sensoria of the organs, the feeling of sickness and health, are inside the individual.                                                 — Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project Materials and Form:  4 series of pattern representations — paintings — using wooden strips painted with industrial house pigments, and stacked in frames leaned

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  • Exhibition: Arin Fay

      Between the Lines May 28 to  June 26, 2010 Artist Talk on Friday, June 18 at 7:30 pm Portraits by Fire Between the Lines: A Cross-Section of the Canadian Canon consists of seventeen salvaged, door skin panels: fifteen black and white (29 ½ “ x 17”) and two coloured panels (48” x 48”). The portraits are done with large and small-scale pyrography, or fire drawing. One could also say they burn with wise passion. Arin Fay’s cross-section includes literary stars such as Atwood, Gallant, Munro, and Shields as well

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  • Cabaret: Bedtime Stories For Bad People

                    Imagine yourself surrounded by red velvet, submerged in ambient muzak. A handsome man holds a razor to your throat. Are you getting a haircut or are you at the Oxygen Art Centre’s Cabaret, “Bedtime Stories for Bad People? (Oct 30/31, 2009)”  Performing is scary business. Various characters haunt the psyches of our local comedians. “Stephen the Art Star” (Lucas Myers) and “Dermitt MacDonald, the Sex with Shoes On Salesman” (Nicola Harwood) will be among the alter-egos possessing our hapless performers at the

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  • Residency / Exhibition: Anita Levesque & Bradley Smith

      Heartlab: Noticed Growth Residency August 1 to 30, 2009 Exhibition September 1-30, 2009 This work represents a new chapter in our ongoing exploration of the relationship between text and image. We like to think of our work as installation narratives, with ourselves, the artists, as main characters. As our setting changes, so does our focus. Resonance has been created in response and in relation to the surrounding simplicity of the foothills and prairies. This simplicity has inspired us to playfully represent the essence of words as sound, and image

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  • Residency: Maggie Shirley & Bernardine Carroll

    travelfreetravel July 1-31, 2009 What is a tourist and how accurate are their experiences? “travelfreetravel” is a new transatlantic collaboration between artists Bernardine Carroll in Ireland and Maggie Shirley in Canada. The two artists will take up dual residence in art galleries in their native countries during June and July to develop collaborative work that examines the notion of prescribed experiences of tourists in real tourist locales. Through their unconventional travel agency they intend to pilot their participants on fanciful adventures via the Internet and its wondrous facilities. This multi-disciplinary

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  • Exhibition: Betty Fahlman

    Exhibition: Betty Fahlman

    Imprisonment For Removal May 30 to June 27, 2009 Imprisonment for Removal, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Nakusp artist Betty Fahlman. The exhibition title is inspired by the text on a British Columbia Survey stake that Fahlman found during walks among tree stumps and their exposed massive root systems at the old Arrow Park town site. These documentary portraits depict how the stumps’ root systems have become more exposed with every lowering and rising of the Arrow Lakes Reservoir. Fahlman invites the viewer to see the destructive  impact

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  • Residency & Exhibition: Judy Wapp

      2009 Judy Wapp was born in Minneapolis, U.S.A., has a fine arts degree from the University of Minnesota and attended the Art Students League of New York. She has shown extensively in Canada and the U.S. and lives in the interior of British Columbia. As part of a mail art network since the 1980s, she has had work exhibited in eastern and western Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. “I use images from the mass media to give a second look at what surrounds us every day.&#

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