Culture

Nelson, BC – Sorely missed in 2020, Bent On Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Art Festival returns for 2021 in an online format. Join us virtually for a series of events designed to promote the work of LGBTQ+ artists in the Kootenays (and across British Columbia) while creating educational opportunities, fostering community connection & promoting resilience through the arts. The festival was founded by Samonte Cruz in 2018 & is now delivered in partnership with Samonte Cruz Studios and the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council. 

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Time: 
10:00am

Join The Fernie Arts Station for their new Gallery Exhibit Expressions in Thread and meet the artist, Sam Sedlowsky, who will be on site that day.

Masks are required in The Arts Station and contact tracing is in effect for attendees. Please remain at home if you are sick or have been in contact with someone with covid.

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 
7:00pm

Join The Fernie Arts Station virtually via Zoom for Sam Sedlowsky's Gallery Show 'Expressions in Thread' Grand Opening! Register for free to get the zoom link.

Sam is excited to share her love of fabric in a unique medium.  

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Mar 01 2021.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021
Time: 
10:00am

*Masks are required in the building*

FRENCH ART ACTIVITY FOR KIDS

AFRoS are very happy to announce that the CLUB BAGUETTE JUNIOR will take place at the ARTS STATION, thanks to a partnership to develop the program together based on artistic activities in French, every Monday from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

Don't wait any longer and register your child to practice French by doing an art activity at Fernie's ARTS STATION every Monday afternoon after school!

Event Date: 
Friday, February 26, 2021
Time: 
10:00am - 12:30pm

* Masks are required in the building *

Rachel Behan and Heather Senior offer funky arts based projects, with chilled out vibes! A new project each week, each with valuable creative learning outcomes.

  • The workshops are suitable for kids aged K-G6
  • Morning only: 10am-12:30pm 
  • Morning $28.
  • All activities take place at the Arts Station
  • All arts supplies are provided

Register online.

Event Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2021
Time: 
10:00am - 12:30pm

* Masks are required in the building *

Rachel Behan and Heather Senior offer funky arts based projects, with chilled out vibes! A new project each week, each with valuable creative learning outcomes.

  • The workshops are suitable for kids aged K-G6
  • Morning only: 10am-12:30pm 
  • Morning $28.
  • All activities take place at the Arts Station
  • All arts supplies are provided

Register online.

Event Date: 
Friday, February 12, 2021
Time: 
10:00am - 12:30pm

* Masks are required in the building *

Rachel Behan and Heather Senior offer funky arts based projects, with chilled out vibes! A new project each week, each with valuable creative learning outcomes.

  • The workshops are suitable for kids aged K-G6
  • Morning only: 10am-12:30pm 
  • Morning $28.
  • All activities take place at the Arts Station
  • All arts supplies are provided

Register online.

As long as Michael can remember he’s been drawing. The tools are simple, inexpensive and portable which made it easy to practice through a variety of life’s stages. Drawing is an additive process, meaning you continue to add lines to something until it is a recognizable form. It’s like taking bits of clay and sticking them together lump by lump until your sculpture is finished. Drawing is a very handy, quick way of getting an idea down on paper. It’s familiar and predictable. It allows him to build worlds and ideas in a linear fashion. 

Event Date: 
Friday, February 12, 2021
Time: 

From Spalding to Abdou: A history of books from and about Fernie, their authors and inspiration.

The stories that have been written in and about Fernie record our history, our lifestyle and our hopes and dreams. The collection of published works includes a wide range of genres from children's books to researched historical texts, novels, memoirs, poetry, anthologies and guides.

Along with supporting materials from the Museum and community, Stories from Fernie celebrates Fernie's literary heritage.

In the winter of 2018, hoping to help her mom get out of the house more, Sam joined the Fernie Quilt Guild with her, even though she’d never sewn a quilt before. That first workshop taught her many things. A friend had been encouraging her for years and now something finally clicked.