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by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Apr 07 2016

Sometimes when it rains, it pours.

However, Nelsonite Shawn Morris wouldn’t have it any other way.

Freshly back in his native province after living a few years in a place he calls “Onterrible” the 40-something contemporary artist; photographer and writer landed one of the premiere events at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival — State of the Art.

“It’s one of BC's...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 06 2016

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts Dance Highlight Concert held at the Capitol Theatre Saturday was a huge success. 

More than 154 talented young dancers participated in the dance section of the performing arts festival held March 30th though April 2nd at the Capitol Theatre with 27 chosen to perform at the highlights concert held this past Saturday evening. 

Awards were given for...

by RCAC on Wednesday Mar 30 2016

On Saturday, April 9 youth will get a chance to learn the art of Claymation at a workshop presented by Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) and the Rossland Youth Action Network (YAN). The workshop will be taught by Shelley Painter and will take place at the YAN Space, 2076 Columbia Ave. in Rossland, from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Claymation is one of many forms of ...

by Tom Wayman on Wednesday Mar 30 2016

Time is running out for local writers wishing feedback on their writing from well-known authors Sharon Butala and J. Edward Chamberlin, who will be participating in the 3rd Convergence Writers’ Weekend in Silverton, B.C., May 13-14. Participants wishing to participate in writing workshops with Butala and Chamberlin during the event must register to submit a 1,000-word writing sample...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 29 2016

In 1930, Canada was locked in the Great Depression, the planet Pluto was discovered and the Kootenay Festival of the Arts kicked off its inaugural campaign.

During the next three weeks more than 400 performers between five and 69 years of age from throughout the West Kootenay will be performing in front of adjudicators at the 2016 edition showcases local dancers, pianist, vocalists and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 23 2016

There’s no place like home… Except Grandpa’s.

In Joey Visits Grandpa, author Patricia Nichvolodoff tells a humorous and heart-warming story about the special relationship between Joey and his grandfather. 

After his grandfather continuously misplaces his glasses, Joey devises a creative plan to solve his grandfather’s problem. Just as the initial problem is solved, the...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 21 2016

Unity Music Festival is a sweet family festival on the beautiful beach of Slocan BC.  Held this year from July 15th -17th, Unity features world and dance music and includes many genres of music to delight everyone's tastes including showcasing the talented local artists of the Kootenays. 

Organizers say  "This area is a hotbed of performing arts. Offering showcase opportunities along...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Mar 09 2016

Second-year Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program students are ready to cue the lights on their annual showcase concerts featuring emerging talent from budding musicians.

“It’s the highlight of their two years at Selkirk College,” says Selkirk College Keyboard/Arranging Instructor Gilles Parenteau. “Our students put these showcases together to demonstrate what they...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 08 2016

Rossland residents are invited to examine draft versions of Rossland’s Life and Environment Action plans and to provide valuable input.

Second-year Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning Program students prepared the plans.  People can see them at an open house on Monday, March 14 at the Old Fire Hall (2115 Queen Street) in Rossland between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The meeting is an...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 29 2016

Call for entry: registrations are being accepted for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the 8th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place Aug. 13-14, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm.

The CBCT is a self guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to the general public. “Arts” includes visual, written,...

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