• 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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  • 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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