• 2nd Annual Oxygen Art Market (2012)

    The 2nd Annual Oxygen Art Market will take place on May 25, 26, 27, 2012 Hours: Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm. (Press Release:) Almost 40 Kootenay artists will take part in the Oxygen Art Market this year. Last year’s event was a huge success, with an estimated 500 attendees. Brent Bukowski, Alf Crossley, Natasha Smith, Dylan Humphries, Brian Cullen, Jim Lawrence, Deb Thompson, Anita Levesque, Bradley Smith, Arin Fary, Kiera Zaslove, Rachel Yoder, Sally Johnson, Boujke Elzinga, Diana Robles, Erica Konrad, Ian Johnston, Carol Reynolds, Jan Formby,

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  • Presentation Series: Tom Wayman

    THE AFGHAN WAR’S IMPACT ON CANADIANS’ DAILY LIVES THE THEME OF A NEW POETRY COLLECTION BY TOM WAYMAN, TO BE LAUNCHED APRIL 27 AT NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE   How the Afghan War has impacted daily life in Canada is the focus of West Kootenay author Tom Wayman’s newest collection of poems, Dirty Snow, which will be launched April 27 at the Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), Nelson. The launch, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. “The core of Dirty Snow is the Afghan

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  • Exhibition & Residency: Tanya Pixie Johnson

    tanya pixie johnson: Sense of Direction Residency: January 1 – January 31, 2012 Exhibition: Friday, February 3 – February 11 Opening: Friday, February 3, 7pm Artist Talk: Tuesday February 7, 7pm Open Studio: Thursdays 12 – 3pm Visual artist, tanya pixie johnson, will be the artist in residence at Oxygen for the month of January and early February. She will be using this space and time, 4 weeks, to move through a self created art ceremony acknowledging the four directions. This will be an exploration of the notion of time,

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  • Classes: Low Tech Printmaking

    Low-tech Printmaking with Natasha Smith Explore the basics of low-tech printmaking and investigate processes that can be done without the use of a printmaking press. Simple plate-making and image transfer methods will be demonstrated and students will learn a variety of printmaking techniques including: basic relief printing (lino cuts & speedycut), collagraph (printing from collaged plates) & monoprinting (one of a kind prints). This is a very popular and fun, process based course and is appropriate for artists of all levels.   Upcoming Courses: Winter/Spring 2013 Program will be announced

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  • Residency & Exhibition: Max Liboiron

    Salt-winning: Equal To or Greater Than December 2010 to January 2011 Glass, road salt, trash Salt-winning: Equal To or Greater Than is a trash-based social economy. Over one hundred miniature globes were created from discarded glass, trash, and winter road salt. Each globe could be taken away by gallery visitors at any time as long as they left something behind of equal or greater value. Visitors were asked to fill out a survey after their exchanges that detailed what they took, what they left behind, and how they determined the

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  • Cabaret: Eurotrash Pleasure Centre

                Comedians took audiences to the far reaches of post-communist Eastern Europe, and places around the local neighbourhood (like Salmo). This cabaret marked the debut of Oxygen Orkestar (a loud and deep-feeling Balkan Brass Band), and featured Displaced European Communist Party Persons, and BC Bush Party Persons.  Managing to both thrill and offend, the cabaret starred Nelson comedians Joel Cottingham, Nicola Harwood, Brahm Taylor, Geoff Ferguson, Bessie Wapp and Lisel Forst performing all new, all original material.  Also featured: Master magician Lisa Menna, burlesque dancer Flora

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  • Reading: Fred Wah, Sonnet L’Abbe and Leesa Dean

    THREE AUTHORS READ IN NELSON OCT. 8 TO CELEBRATE WEST KOOTENAY CREATIVE WRITING EDUCATION Three authors on Thursday, Oct. 8 will celebrate nearly 50 years of creative writing education in the West Kootenay.  Reading at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Presentation Series of Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre will be local pioneer creative writing teacher Fred Wah and Nelson’s two newest writing instructors, Sonnet L’Abbe and Leesa Dean.   The event is free ($5 donation appreciated) and open to the public.  The Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon

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  • VMC Budget

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  • VMC Production Schedule

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  • VMC letter of support from Touchstones

    Download letter of support here: vmcoxygen                   Transcript of letter: September 23, 2016   Virtual Museums Canada Virtual Exhibits Investment Program   Re: Letter of Support for Oxygen Art Centre’s application for Virtual Exhibit – Memory Palaces   To Whom It May Concern:   The Nelson and District Museum, Archives, Art Gallery and Historical Society is a non-profit organization who have the expertise in the area of digitization, having completed several VMC projects in the past. The Society and Oxygen Art Centre

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