• 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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  • Presentation Series: Clint Burnham

    SFU AUTHOR/CRITIC CLINT BURNHAM BRINGS HIS HISTORY OF THE KOOTENAY SCHOOL OF WRITING TO NELSON’S OXYGEN ART CENTRE, OCT. 27, 7:30 PM   Simon Fraser University English professor Clint Burnham, author of a 2011 history of the Vancouver centre of the Kootenay School of Writing, will read from his new book as well as from his own poetry and fiction at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The event, part of Oxygen Art Centre’s Presentation Series, is free and open

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  • Exhibition & Residency: Sandra Rechico

    Oh…and my Pinky Toe is Blistered Sandra Rechico, Artist in Residence, June 5th-June 30th, 2012 Artist Talk, Thursday, June 7th, 7-9 pm Opening, Friday, June 22nd, 7-9 Exhibition Hours, June 23rd-30th, Wed-Sun, 1-4 pm This June, artist Sandra Rechico from Toronto, will be the artist in residence at Oxygen Art Centre. While in Nelson, she will be depending on the kindness of strangers to take her on walks. She is interested in all altitudes: walks in the mountains, the city and the mines. After each walk, Sandra will create a

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  • Presentation Series: John Lent

    Vernon author, educator and musician John Lent, an instructor at Nelson’s former Notre Dame University, will launch his new novel, The Path to Ardroe, at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), on Friday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. The launch, part of Oxygen Art Centre’s Presentation Series, is free and open to the public. The novel follows four characters who grew up in, or who were influenced by, post-World War II Edmonton, and at the time of the story are variously living in Scotland, France and the

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  • 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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