Arts and culture

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
Artist Jessa Gilbert says, “I love what public art can do to a space. I think of murals as a way to create art environments rather than paintings, and my newest mural in Trail, is a prime example of that. ” (Instagram photo @JessaGilbert)

Mural brings colour blast to tired Trail nook

The Mural was a partnership between the Trail and District Arts Council and VISAC Art Gallery

Artist Jessa Gilbert says, “I love what public art can do to a space. I think of murals as a way to create art environments rather than paintings, and my newest mural in Trail, is a prime example of that. ” (Instagram photo @JessaGilbert)
Former Greenwood mayor Arno Hennig (far right) with his grandchildren in front of the Tunnel of Flags in 2001. (Photo submitted by Julia Pedde)

GoFundMe looks to restore Greenwood’s Tunnel of Flags

After 20 years of neglect, a crowdfunding campaign hopes to return the heritage site to former glory.

  • Aug 11, 2020
Former Greenwood mayor Arno Hennig (far right) with his grandchildren in front of the Tunnel of Flags in 2001. (Photo submitted by Julia Pedde)
The tour spans the entire Columbia Basin region. Source: pixabay

A total of 64 venues are featured on the 2020 Basin Culture Tour

The tour spans the entire Columbia Basin region

The tour spans the entire Columbia Basin region. Source: pixabay
Richard Carver, who died in 2009, was a lover of the arts in the Kootenays. An award in his name recognizes emerging writers. Photo submitted
Richard Carver, who died in 2009, was a lover of the arts in the Kootenays. An award in his name recognizes emerging writers. Photo submitted
Nadine Tremblay, musician and performance artist, is looking forward to filling the Greater Trail theatre with a new season line-up in the fall. (Trail Times file photo)

Trail arts council hopeful for show-filled season come fall

Cancelled events include Sunday Cinema, Silver City Days, and family shows

Nadine Tremblay, musician and performance artist, is looking forward to filling the Greater Trail theatre with a new season line-up in the fall. (Trail Times file photo)
Rossland Light Opera Players take centre stage at the Bailey Theatre for three days with their brilliant production of Rent. (Tanya LaFond photo)

Rossland Light Opera Players ready to “Rent” Trail stage

Performance rated PG-13, some materials may be inappropriate for children under 13

Rossland Light Opera Players take centre stage at the Bailey Theatre for three days with their brilliant production of Rent. (Tanya LaFond photo)
This painting from Stephanie Kellett is part of the After Eden exhibit opening at the Kootenay Gallery of Art.                                 (Image submitted)

Two new exhibitions opening at Kootenay Gallery of Art

2020 exhibition season at Castlegar’s gallery begins with After Eden and Anima

  • Feb 28, 2020
This painting from Stephanie Kellett is part of the After Eden exhibit opening at the Kootenay Gallery of Art.                                 (Image submitted)
West Kootenay Camera Club rolls out 30th show

West Kootenay Camera Club rolls out 30th show

Runs from June 5 to June 12

  • Feb 4, 2020
West Kootenay Camera Club rolls out 30th show
Arts community proposes mural to brighten wall across the street from The Bailey Theatre in downtown Trail.

City gives the green-light for a new downtown Trail mural

Trail and District Arts Council alongside VISAC will oversee the project

Arts community proposes mural to brighten wall across the street from The Bailey Theatre in downtown Trail.