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By Contributor On on Thursday Mar 21 2019

Hildur Jónasson sailed on the Tall Ship Antigua in the International Territory of Svalbard, near Norway, in 2017 on an artist residency. Jónasson carefully observed this environment to create a body of art titled, Fata Morgana currently on show at the Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar.

A Fata Morgana, which the exhibition title refers to is an illusionary phenomenon...

By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Part Three

In the two previous editions of the Arc, I have been writing about the recent history of Western global dominance, about reactions to that past, and what it reveals about human consciousness expressed in culture.

Two main authors are my resource for conversation about culture and consciousness in evolution: Robert Bellah and...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Mar 06 2019

 Call for entry: registration is now open for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place August 10 & 11, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm. Help us make the 11th anniversary tour the best yet!

The CBCT is a self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to...

By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Feb 27 2019

In the most-recent column, I opened questions of the history of the West, its historic global dominance, non-westerners reactions to that past, and the present geopolitical world of Western, First-World primacy.

I also delved into the meaning of our history in terms of human cognitive and cultural evolution. My expertise is history, not neuro-science, I readily admit, so when I discuss...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Feb 27 2019

Local Arts and Culture enthusiast, Sydney Black, was honoured with the Sustainability Leadership Award by the City of Nelson during Monday’s council meeting.

Black, well-known for her work in the arts community, received the award from Nelson Mayor John Dooley and councillor Rik Logtenberg.

Black is the Executive Director for the Nelson and District Arts Counci as well as...

By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Feb 19 2019

A re-visioning of old habits

Today I am trying to explore an old habit of my judgement, with regard to an historical fact I have long attempted to assimilate to a personal sense of justice.

The West has dominated the world for 400 years, and practically ruled it for a century from about 1850 t0 1950. The rest of the world over which the West held sway was subject...

By Rossland Telegraph On on Sunday Feb 17 2019

For the month of December, 2018,  ...

By kootenaygallery3 On on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

The Kootenay Gallery of Art exhibition season opens with two exhibitions. Both exhibitions feature installation art that allows the viewer to be immersed in the art as well as featuring art on the walls.

“Fata Morgana” is a major solo exhibition for Nelson artist Hildur Jonasson. It is her artistic response to a residency in the international arctic territory of Svalbard aboard the tall...

By Contributor On on Monday Jan 28 2019

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Committee presented Nelson residents Ron and Frances Welwood with a Special Citation in recognition of for their lifetime work in preserving, promoting and documenting Nelson’s history during a ceremony recently in council chambers.

Ron Welwood sat on the City of Nelson’s Heritage Committee for almost 20 years, compiling three heritage...

By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Jan 09 2019

Introduction: last year of our Second twenty-first-century Decade (!)

Year-end and year-start reviews can be an occasion for melancholy or celebration, and yet I personally feel neither. Mostly I feel astounded to find myself 19 years into the twenty-first century, and the third millennium, when it seems not so long ago that the pregnant year 2000 was sprung upon us....