• Requiem for a Glacier – Performance in Nelson

    Nelson performance benefits Jumbo awareness Two public performances of Requiem for a Glacier will take place on Thursday, July 25th at 6:30 pm and 8:30pm at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street in Nelson, BC. The Requiem is an oratorio in four parts, composed by artist Paul Walde and performed by the Requiem Volunteer Orchestra and Chorus, under the direction of Ajtony Csaba, conductor of the University of Victoria Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and are available at the Capitol Theatre in

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  • Elephant Mountain Literary Festival 2013

    SECOND ANNUAL ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN LITERARY FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THURSDAY, JULY 11 Nelson’s second Elephant Mountain Literary Festival will begin on Thursday, July 11, with an opening gala featuring local poets, musicians, and B.C. wines as well as Nelson Brewing Company’s new Tall Tale Organic Wheat Ale, which the Festival has adopted as the event’s Official Beer.  The opening event, for which tickets must be purchased in advance, will be held at the Shanti Centre, the former Christian Science Church at 237 Baker   Theme of the this year’s second annual

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  • Summer Art Camp 2013

    REGISTER ONLINE for SUMMER ART CAMP 2013! (Click here) OR CALL TO REGISTER: 250 352 6322 OR EMAIL: info@oxygenartcentre.org SUMMER ART CAMP 2013 WEEK 1 (JULY 8-12): THEATRE & MASK-MAKING for Ages 10-14 Course dates: July 8-12 2-5 pm Cost: $130 Are you theatrically inclined? Do you love telling stories & playing characters? Here’s your chance to create your own unique mask, costume & character – and help create an original new play! Join theatre-maker Bessie Wapp and artist Fiona Brown for an exciting week of mask-making, costume design, theatre

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  • Residency: Bristol Diving School

    Bristol Diving School (Bristol, UK): Maps in Doubt Artists in Residence at Oxygen Art Centre from June 8th to July 6th Upcoming events: Artists’ Talk: Thursday, June 13th at 7pm Visit their booth at Canada Day Celebrations at Lakeside Park: July 1st Artwalk Opening: Friday, July 5th from 6-9pm Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St (Alley Entrance)   Bristol Diving School (UK) is a collective of artists from Bristol, UK, four of whom are Artists-in-Residence at Oxygen Art Centre from June 8-July 6th, 2013. In its initial

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  • Arts Education – Winter/Spring 2013

    Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Winter/Spring 2013: FEBRUARY – MAY 2013 Writing the Wild with K.Linda Kivi, February 12 – March 5 How Did You Get That Colour? with Karen Guilbault on February 16 Painting and Drawing Workshop : The Human Face with Deborah Thompson, Feb 18- 20 Acrylic Painting Intermediate with Jillian Davis, February 21 – April 25 Starting a Painting: Moving from Abstract to Realism with Karen Guilbault on March 2 Collage Painting with Natasha Smith, March 26 – April 30 Singing Beyond the Blues

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  • 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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