Arts and Culture

Brain Exercise: RED Talks on April 29

Last Year's RED Talks Speaker, Hannah Klem, in action

It's for sharing ideas, talent, and skills.  Attend RED Talks at Rossland's Old Firehall on April 29th, and  we can enjoy an event planned by Rossland's youth and designed for the whole community.  Rossland's Seven Summits Centre for Learning and the Rossland Youth Action Network (YAN) are hosting the third annual Red Talks.

This year's theme is "Giving Back."

Lots to do to Celebrate Earth Day

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Rosslanders can celebrate Earth Day all week by participating in fun, family oriented activities organized by local community groups and co-ordinated by the Sustainability Commission.   This year,  celebrations include the annual Rossland Real Foods Chicken and Compost Crawl,  a special Shop Local, Eat Local  themed Rossland Mountain Market,  a Pitch In community litter clean-up,  free kids activities at the Museum and Library, the return of the Centennial Trail Doggie Doo Waa and the launch of a

Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra coming to Nelson in May

The Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra, wrapping up its wraps up its 30th Anniversary Season and loaded with talent, is coming to perform in the area in May.

Nelson is about to get a taste of a live orchestra performance when the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra performs at the L.V. Rogers Secondary School Gymnasium (Friday) May 6.

The evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m., also features the Trafalgar and LVR Concert bands playing with the GVYO. 

"This is an important fund-raising opportunity for the LVR and Trafalgar Bands," a spokesperson said.

Kootenay Festival of the Arts Week Two showcases Strings, Vocals and Piano

Violinist Fiona Burkholder, New Denver, is one of the hundred participants performing this week in the Kootenay Festival of the Arts. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts resumed for its second week of competition with Strings, Vocals and Piano taking over at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral, Bethel Christian Centre and Nelson United Church, respectively.

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts, opening with dance two weeks ago, showcases than 400 performers between five and 69 years of age from throughout the West Kootenay, including Cranbook, Trail, Castlegar, New Denver and Nelson performing in front of adjudicators.

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series presents the Crow-Wan Violin Duo

Andrew Wan is half of the Crow-Wan Violin Duo. — Submitted photo

For its fifth concert of the season, the Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series is proud to present the Crow-Wan Violin Duo Sunday (April 17) at 7:30 p.m. St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral (Silica & Ward) in Nelson.

The concertmasters of Canada’s finest symphony orchestras join forces to tell the story of the violin duet from the Baroque to the present day.

Good things come to those who wait —Nelsonite Shawn Morris part of WSSF State of Art

Nelsonite Shawn Morris is in Whistler preparing for a show of a lifetime. — Submitted

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.

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.

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