• New Orphic Review final issue event

    Readings by five area authors will be part of a celebration Friday, Nov. 3 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Nelson, B.C.’s Oxygen Art Centre to mark the final issue after 20 years of the West Kootenay’s only regularly published literary magazine, New Orphic Review. The event, called “The Living End,” is free ($5 donation appreciated) and open to the public. The Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance). “I’ve always been susceptible to romantic notions,” said New Orphic Review’s co-founder and editor Ernest Hekkanen, “and one

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  • Executive Director leaves post

    Oxygen Art Centre’s Executive Director Miriam Needoba will be leaving her role at the end of the year after six years of service. Needoba, who is planning to return to school to pursue graduate studies, is confident that the Centre will continue along its dynamic path, as a model for rural artist run centres in British Columbia.   According to Needoba, Oxygen Art Centre is a remarkable interdisciplinary artist-driven organization that, in spite of its limited resources and remote location, has been able to provide the community with exceptional programming

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  • Search for New Executive Director

    It is with mixed emotions that we announce Miriam Needoba’s departure from her role as Executive Director at Oxygen Art Centre. She is leaving to pursue the next chapter in her remarkable career. Mark you calendar for our AGM on November 27th when we will celebrate Miriam’s steadfast commitment and dynamic presence at the Centre these past many years. This means that Oxygen Art Centre is looking for a new Executive Director. The posting closes on October 27th. Oxygen Art Centre – Executive Director Job Description    

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  • New education Coordinator at Oxygen

    Oxygen Art Centre welcomes Natasha Smith as Education Coordinator  Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to announce that Natasha Smith will be taking over the coordination of the arts education program for Children, Youth and Adults.  While this work was previously managed by the multi-hat wearing Executive Director, moving forward the goal is for the organization to have a more sustainable and diversified staffing profile through which to grow.   Natasha Smith may be new to this position but she enjoys a 14-year history with the Centre including being a founding member,

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  • Summoning at Culture Days & Blue Night

    SUMMONING (NO WORDS) exhibition will participate in Culture Days and Blue Night this September 29 & 30 and this will mark the final weekend for the exhibition at Oxygen! 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,

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  • 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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