Arts and Culture

Gold Fever Follies 2016: Come Early, Seating Will be Limited

Photo by Dave Cornelius, from last year's show.

The Gold Fever Follies will be an attraction again this summer of 2016, even though the MIners Uniion Hall is not available as a venue while renovations are under way.   The new location will have limited seating, so come to a show during July when attendance has historically been a bit lighter.  

The show will go on at the old Bank of Montreal building, now the Rossland Gallery.  Only about 60 seats will fit there.  

30 Days of Sunshine Book Tour comes to West Kootenay

30 Days of Sunshine Book Tour comes to West Kootenay

Sunshine Coast author Mark Cameron is loading up the family camper van for 30 Days of Sunshine, his inaugural BC Book Tour.

This promotional tour for Cameron’s debut novel, Goodnight Sunshine, will have his family of four exploring the southern half of British Columbia in their 19-foot camper van, stopping along the way to engage with readers at a variety of libraries, farmers’ markets and bookstores.

Find Out More About Rossland's Facinating, Action-packed Past on June 9.

Photo of Mural on Ferraro's Store

Have you ever wondered about Rossland history?  Unlike what too many of us older people didn't enjoy in school,  Rossland history is lively and fascinating.  A gold-mining boom-town whose population and building construction exploded between 1895 and 1900, Rossland attracted the riches needed for hard-rock mining and produced a large quantity of high-grade gold ore.  Rossland was dubbed "the Golden City" internationally. Times were fast-paced, action-packed and rowdy.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Oxygen Art Centre in downtown Nelson is an artist-run venue that provides space and programming for artists and the public to engage in the creation, study, exhibition and performance of contemporary art in all disciplines.  

Oxygen Art Centre is currently accepting submissions for its Exhibition and Residency program.  

Local author to read at Castlegar Library

Judy Smith and her husband, Roger Cristofoli.

In 1999 Judy Smith and her husband, Roger Cristofoli, had reached rock bottom.

In spite of having university degrees, technical training and years of experience, they were unable to find employment anywhere in Canada. They were in their mid-50s. The bank was eager to take possession of their Castlegar home and the concept of living on welfare in a cardboard box was fast becoming a reality.

'V-Formation' -- A New Sculpture Graces Rossland

V-FormationSculpture

On Friday morning, Nelson artist Nathan Smith's interactive sculpture, "V-Formation" came to Rossland and settled into the courtyard beside Mountain Nugget.  The artist accompanied the  flock on its journey. 

The interactive aspect of this sculpture becomes evident when a person turns the bicycle pedal at the front of the installation and the wings of the geese move gracefully up and down; the creaking of the mechanism is reminiscent of the conversation of flying geese.

Salmo Students Create Signs to Help Conserve the Western Painted Turtle

Salmo Students Create Signs to Help Conserve the Western Painted Turtle

Students from Salmo Elementary have been working to design and install six interpretive panels to engage the community on the importance of conserving the Western Painted Turtle population at Champion Lakes Provincial Park near Fruitvale. The project has been a true community collaboration, bringing together Wildsight's EcoStewards Program, Artstarts - Artists in the Classroom, RAP Park Contracting and the Salmo School, with the support of the Columbia Basin Trust.

La Cafamore: Classical Music From The Movies (And Other Internet Lies)

La Cafamore

Now in its eighth season of performances in the Kootenays, La Cafamore presents: Music from the Movies (and other internet lies).  The trio consisting of Angela Snyder (violin), Alexis More (viola) and Carolyn Cameron (piano) will plays works of Felix Mendelssohn, Dimitri Shostakovich and Joe Hisaishi.

When:  Thursday June 2, 7:30 p.m.

Where:  Trail United Church

            1300  Pine Ave,  Trail

Tickets:  Adults $15, Students/Seniors $12, Children under 12 free

Castlegar's new sculptures are almost here!

Regeneration by Spring Shine and Christopher Petersen

Thirty-one new sculptures will be landing in Castlegar’s downtown this Saturday, marking the sixth year of the internationally-renowned Castlegar Sculpturewalk.

MELT, THE MOVIE -- BEING CREATED.

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Three high school boys from Vancouver are making a movie.  Correction:  three young men who have graduated.  They've been allowed to graduate early to work on this project, and they're busy raising funds for the work.  The introduction video (above) tells a bit about why they're doing it.  It's an ambitious and exciting idea;  I'm looking forward to seeing the 90-minute finished product.

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