• 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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  • 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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