Arts and Culture

Amazing dance performances highlight opening week of Kootenay Festival of the Arts

The top dances at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts showcased their talents during the Highlight Concert held at the Capitol Theatre Saturday. — Submitted photo

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 ballet, Modern and Stage dance.  Dancers came from Nelson, Trail, Rossland, Kamloops, Nakusp and from across the border from Spokane, Washington. 

Clay-Z! Claymation Workshop with YAN

Clay-Z!  Claymation Workshop with YAN

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.

Writers' Workshop in Silverton: Deadline to Register April 15

Sharon Butala

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 April 15.

Kootenay Festival of the Arts returns to Nelson for 2016 campaign

The 2016 Kootenay Festival of the Arts kicks off campaign in Nelson with Dance. — Photo courtesy Dylan McPhearson

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 musicians.

Castlegar author writes childrens book to strengthen generational ties

Castlegar author writes childrens book to strengthen generational ties

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 story ends with a new problem, revealing a humorous conundrum left for young readers to solve on their own.

Music Festival at Slocan in Mid-July -- Mark the Calendar!

Music Festival at Slocan in Mid-July -- Mark the  Calendar!

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. 

Selkirk College Music Students to Shine in Showcase Concerts

The Selkirk College Music & Technology Program students wrap up their two-year studies with an annual showcase event that features a wide genre of music and a whole lot of enthusiasm. The public is invited to check out tomorrow’s stars today at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus starting March 10 and running through to April 1.

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’ve learned and it’s a chance to really express who they are as musicians.”

Call for Entry: Artists/ Heritage Venues

Chez Chasch,  Pottery Studio. Photo by Colin M. Grant

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 True Story of Jumbo -- Wild!

The True Story of Jumbo -- Wild!

Come on Sunday March 6, at 7:00 pm to the Rossland Miners Union Hall and see Patagonia’s  Jumbo Wild – a gripping, hour-long documentary film by Sweetgrass Productions that tells the true story of the decades-long (and on-going)  battle over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley.  

No Boundaries Film Club presents the 2016 Travelling World Community Film Festival

No Boundaries Film Club  presents the  2016 Travelling World Community Film Festival

Friday, February 26th – 7 to 9:30 pm

Saturday, February 27th – 9 am to 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 28th – 9 am to 5:00 pm

Grand Forks Secondary School Auditorium  

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