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By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

For several weeks, Oxygen Art Centre has hosted an exhibition, “Body and Water,” curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective.

This group exhibition features the work of artists Paxsi, Jaime Black, Hannah Claus, and Lindsay Dobbin. The show kick-off was on September 3, and it will run until October 2.

The exhibition contemplates connections of waterways through video,...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

For several weeks, Oxygen Art Centre has hosted an exhibition, “Body and Water,” curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective.

This group exhibition features the work of artists Paxsi, Jaime Black, Hannah Claus, and Lindsay Dobbin. The show kick-off was on September 3, and it will run until October 2.

The exhibition contemplates connections of waterways through...

By Sarah Lord On on Thursday Sep 16 2021

Zheng (Zen) Wang is a new Nelson visual artist, filmmaker and storyteller who is using an ancient Chinese painting technique in a new and exciting way.

A new resident to Nelson, arriving from Ontario, Wang specializes in Chinese brush painting but is recently expanding into a wide range of mediums.

He recently showcased his work in the recent Columbia Basin Arts and Culture Tour...

By Sarah Lord On on Thursday Sep 16 2021

Zheng (Zen) Wang is a Nelson visual artist who is using an ancient Chinese painting technique in a new and exciting way. You may have come across him on the Columbia Basin Arts and Culture Tour recently.

Wang is also a filmmaker and storyteller.

Wang moved with his partner and child to Nelson a year ago. The family had a close friend in Nelson who was always raving about the...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Aug 31 2021

Tom Haukaas is a self-taught artist from Nelson who has shown his work since 2013 in solo and group exhibitions.

His work appears in private and public collections in western Canada.

His pieces are all landscapes done in acrylic paint on stretched canvas — his main inspiration for his work is nature.

“I do all-natural scenes," Haukaas said.

"I grew up outside of...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Aug 31 2021

Tom Haukaas is a self-taught artist from Nelson who has shown his work since 2013 in solo and group exhibitions. His work appears in private and public collections in western Canada.

His pieces are all landscapes done in acrylic paint on stretched canvas — his main inspiration for his work is nature.

“I do all-natural scenes. I grew up outside of Nelson, ten miles...

By Sarah Lord On on Sunday Aug 22 2021

The COVID-19 coronavirus has once again shelved the annual LGBTQ2+ Pride parade.

However, the event is heading indoors for a look at Nelson Pride History with an Exhibition at Touchstones.

Arin Fay, museum curator, is excited to share We Love a Parade!, which is the first show of its kind to be held at the museum.

The show officially opens to the public on August 27th...

By Sarah Lord On on Sunday Aug 22 2021

There will be no LGBTQ2+ pride parade again this year due to COVID-19, but there will be a Nelson Pride History Exhibition at Touchstones.

Arin Fay, museum curator, is excited to share We Love a Parade! which is the first show of its kind to be held at the museum. The show officially opens to the public on August 27th and will run through to October 30th, 2021, in Gallery B...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday Aug 16 2021

John McKinnon's retrospective show, Time Warp, held recently at Touchstones Nelson, started in June and is running for the next few weeks. 

McKinnon has been building sculptures and leading in the Kootenay art community since the 1970s. His sculptures are part of the City of Nelson's public art collection, and his work is displayed in cities across Canada and...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday Aug 16 2021

John McKinnon's retrospective show, Time Warp, at Touchstones Nelson, recently closed.

But since the show has received much applause, it is being extended.

McKinnon has been building sculptures and leading in the Kootenay art community since the 1970s. His sculptures are part of the City of Nelson's public art collection, and his work is displayed in...

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