Arts and culture

Instagram images: @VancouverFineArtGallery/@JMcLeanGallery

Trail-born talent on Instagram

Janice McLean’s paintings are on exhibit at the Vancouver Fine Art Gallery

 

L-R: Steven Ryder, Coun. Bert Kniss, Mayor Steven Morissette, Brian Ryder and Coun. Bill Wenman. Photo: Submitted

$50,000 donation honours father and will bring Fruitvale community together

The Ryder family legacy began in 1965 when Brian and his wife Ruth landed in Fruitvale.

 

From The Bailey Theatre’s newly renovated box office, Nadine Tremblay is counting the days until she can welcome in live performers and an in-person audience. The box office, which no one has seen because the building was mostly closed to the public, was updated earlier this year. The box office project was funded by Creative BC, the Trail and District Arts Council and Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted

The Bailey primes to welcome live performers and theatre-goers this fall

$1.2M functional makeover now underway in the downtown Trail venue

 

John Cooper in 2000. Photo: Fred Rosenberg
John Cooper in 2000. Photo: Fred Rosenberg
Fellows of the Follies: Konrad Lasocki, Daniel Merlo, Landon Lafond, and Kevin Wasilenkoff. Photo: Marco Santano

Veteran cast member returns to Gold Fever Follies fold

Veteran Kevin Wasilenkoff (Roger Clemons) is back for a fourth year

  • Jul 28, 2021
Fellows of the Follies: Konrad Lasocki, Daniel Merlo, Landon Lafond, and Kevin Wasilenkoff. Photo: Marco Santano
Steps dancer Chloe Salsiccioli. Photos: Jessee Allen

Trail studio looking forward to stepping back into dance this fall

Jessee Allen bought Steps Dance Centre in September 2017, fulfilling her childhood dream

Steps dancer Chloe Salsiccioli. Photos: Jessee Allen
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
“The Spirit of Family” enhances the Beaver Valley both in the daytime and at night. Photo: Submitted

Family sculpture installed at the Fruitvale Memorial Hall

“The Spirit of Family,” by Spring Shine, was selected from 13 submissions.

“The Spirit of Family” enhances the Beaver Valley both in the daytime and at night. Photo: Submitted
Frantisek Strouhal’s artwork being showcased is titled “The Tree of Life.” Photo: Submitted

International virtual exhibit showcases two West Kootenay artists

The Healing Power of ART In Honor of Nature runs online until July 20

Frantisek Strouhal’s artwork being showcased is titled “The Tree of Life.” Photo: Submitted
Rossland Arts Centre Society is applying for a new home at the historic Drill Hall building.

Rossland Arts community aims for historic Drill Hall

“We are excited to have reached this milestone in creating an Arts Centre for Rossland”- Karina Farr

Rossland Arts Centre Society is applying for a new home at the historic Drill Hall building.
The marsh landscape mural was defaced in early February by a graffiti tag. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Kootenay artists hoping to repair ‘bunker’ mural

The marsh landscape mural was defaced in early February by a graffiti tag

The marsh landscape mural was defaced in early February by a graffiti tag. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted

Creating West Kootenay connections through art

A weaving-themed art box was delivered in the winter, a watercolour theme this month

Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted
Arts Revelstoke, is one of many local arts councils that can nominate someone to join the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance’s steering committee. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Regional arts steering committee seeking volunteers

Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance needs new members

Arts Revelstoke, is one of many local arts councils that can nominate someone to join the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance’s steering committee. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Eight participants will receive free hands-on lessons in filmmaking to help produce a film that contributes to mental health, diversity and addiction discussions. Photo: Denise Jans on Unsplash

Diversity, mental health and addiction the focus of new Kootenay film program and festival

8 participants will receive free hands-on lessons on filmmaking from various experts in the industry to help produce a film that contributes to discussions surrounding mental health, diversity and addiction

Eight participants will receive free hands-on lessons in filmmaking to help produce a film that contributes to mental health, diversity and addiction discussions. Photo: Denise Jans on Unsplash
Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay artist works on display

Art Embracing Awareness; by Frantisek Strouhal

Photo: Submitted
Heath “Shpriken” Carra and Victoria “Pixie” Henriksen outside their home pottery studio in Boswell. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Shpriken and Pixie: The Pottery Artists behind Boswell’s ShprixieLand Studios

It was nearly 20 years ago when Victoria Henriksen and Heath Carra decided to trade in Calgary’s big city life for all the peace, quiet and seclusion that Boswell has to offer.

Heath “Shpriken” Carra and Victoria “Pixie” Henriksen outside their home pottery studio in Boswell. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Lily May. Photo: RCAC

Lily May rides into Rossland

This innovative sculpture, commissioned by RCAC, is in her new home at Rossland Miners Hall

Lily May. Photo: RCAC
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)

Q&A with VIFF’s B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award winner, Jessie Anthony

Her feature film, Brother, I Cry premiered at VIFF this year

Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil by Ann Swanson Gross. A retrospective of Swanson Gross’ work will open at the Kootenay Gallery on Aug. 28. (Submitted photo)

Local artists featured in upcoming Kootenay Gallery showcases

On Aug. 28, the Kootenay Gallery will open two new exhibitions

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil by Ann Swanson Gross. A retrospective of Swanson Gross’ work will open at the Kootenay Gallery on Aug. 28. (Submitted photo)