• Summoning (No Words) artist talk

    Nicola Harwood will lead an artist talk about the process and impetus for the project today Saturday, August 26th at 4pm. Summoning artists in attendance include Allison Girvan, Bessie Wapp, Simon Lysander Overstall and Mikayla Fawcett. Read more about the project in the great article by Will Johnson for the Nelson Star! https://www.nelsonstar.com/entertainment/oxygen-summons-female-power/ The project, conceived and designed by Nicola Harwood, is a sound temple made up of original sung compositions contributed by a seven-member team of award winning Canadian female vocalists and composers. Local singers Allison Girvan and Bessie

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  • SUMMONING (NO WORDS) exhibition

    SUMMONING (NO WORDS) at Oxygen Art Centre   Summoning (No Words), an interactive sound installation built from the female voice, is taking up residence at Oxygen Art Centre this month.   The project is made up of original sung compositions contributed by a seven-member team of award winning Canadian female vocalists and composers. Local singers Allison Girvan and Bessie Wapp are among the singers that have contributed.   An interactive experience, participants will move through gallery and their movement will stimulate the women’s voices. Other contributors include Tanya Tagaq, Vandana

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  • ADULT EDUCATION – FALL 2017

    Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Fall 2017: TO REGISTER: – ONLINE REGISTRATION (click here!) OR by Phone: 250-352-6322 For more information about classes or help with registration please contact Oxygen Art Centre at: P: 250 352 6322  E: info@oxygenartcentre.org Or visit us during Oxygen Art Centre office hours: Thursdays 1 – 5 pm August 31 – September 28 #3- 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) Nelson, B.C.   Fall 2017 Schedule: Keeping On Keeping On with Susan Andrews Grace 6 classes: October 3 – November 7 5.30 pm

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  • Residency: SUMMONING (NO WORDS)

    SUMMONING (NO WORDS) at Oxygen Art Centre  Summoning (No Words), an interactive sound installation built from the female voice, is taking up residence at Oxygen Art Centre this month. The project is made up of original sung compositions contributed by a seven-member team of award winning Canadian female vocalists and composers. Local singers Allison Girvan and Bessie Wapp are among the singers that have contributed. An interactive experience, participants will move through gallery and their movement will stimulate the women’s voices. Other contributors include Tanya Tagaq, Vandana Vishwas, Sandy Scofield,

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  • The Kissing Project is on Google Street View!

    The Kissing Project is on Google Street View! Vancouver artist, Sylvia Grace Borda, in partnership with Nelson area residents have worked together to create the first staged net artworks in the Columbia Basin area to reside in Google Street view.   Borda is known for her pioneering work to create unconventional photographic staging and to produce the first ever global artworks in Google Street View in 2013. For her iteration in Nelson, the artist has invited participates to be caught in a staged kiss for the camera. The resultant images

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  • Sylvia Grace Borda – Kissing Project (Exhibtion)

    Kissing Project – Sylvia Grace Borda Exhibition dates: June 9 – July 8, 2017* Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm (*Closed July 1st for Canada Day) Exhibition opening: Thursday, June 8th from 7- 9pm ArtWalk opening: June 23rd from 6-9pm   Throughout this Spring, Sylvia Grace Borda has been the artist in residence at the Oxygen Art Centre developing her ‘Kissing Project.’ The artist’s proposal is not what you would expect – she has aimed to create contemporary artworks, celebrating local and cultural values of love and peace, while

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  • Cabaret: Aliens with Benefits

    The 10th Anniversary Oxygen Art Centre Cabaret fundraiser! Aliens with Benefits: A Cabaret for the (Pre existing) Human Condition Thursday and Friday, June 22 and 23 The Capitol Theatre 8 PM Tickets $20 advance / $25 at door (available at Capitol box office or online http://capitoltheatre.bc.ca/) The Oxygen Art Centre welcomes back Nicola Harwood to create one of her classic Oxygen Art Centre Cabaret extravaganzas featuring none other then the inimitable Ilse and a cast of unforgettable characters from Cabarets past including: Brahm Taylor as the long suffering Eurotrash Ilse

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  • Summer Painting Intensive workshop

    Summer Arts Intensive: Painting with 2 minds: A painting process workshop with Deborah Thompson 4 days: July 24-27, 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday Course Description: Painting with 2 minds is a four day painting process workshop designed to engage artists of any level in exploring their creative process and in particular the workings of their analytical and intuitive minds! OR how do you get our creative juices moving along and how do we develop our visual language to create meaningful and resolved paintings. We will explore this dualistic quality

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  • Summer Art Camps 2017

    SUMMER ART CAMPS WEEK 1 (July 10-14, 2017): ART CAMP with Teresa Segstro July 10-14, 2017 Monday to Friday 9am – noon Ages 5-8 Cost $150/week This week-long camp for children ages 5-8 will explore the wonderful world of art through mixed media projects including drawing, painting, drama, collage and assemblage.  On the last day of camp we invite family and friends to join us for a little party and show & tell in the last half an hour of camp. REGISTER ONLINE for SUMMER ART CAMP 2017! (Click here) OR CALL TO

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  • 7th Annual Oxygen Art Market

    The 7th Annual Oxygen Art Market will take place on May 26, 27, 28, 2017 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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