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By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Oct 26 2021

Award-winning local author Rita Moir’s new book, Not of Reason: A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness, launched this month.

This family memoir published by Caitlin Press is about the death of a sister and the breakdown, struggle, and finally, the “restoration of the natural order.”

In her fifth book, Moir details the agony of witnessing her mother and sister...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Oct 26 2021

The recent launch on October 17th for Rita Moir’s new book, Not of Reason: A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness, took place at the Vallican Whole Community Centre.

It was “fantastic,” says Moir, “with cake and music and readings from the book. It was a wonderful social occasion. I sold a bunch of books; that’s good.”

This...

By Contributor On on Monday Oct 11 2021

Black Productions announced that they will be joining thousands of theatrical organizations around the globe by producing their own local production of Music Theatre International’s All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre.

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) created this musical revue for theatres across the globe to use as a local fundraising event...

By Sarah Lord On on Wednesday Sep 29 2021

For the past 18 months, the Capitol Theatre, like many other entertainment venues, operated throughout the pandemic, offering streamed shows and select live performances.

This summer, a version of Little Women — The Musical by the Summer Youth Program captured center stage at the Capitol Theatre with four live performances.

Theatre management is now looking forward to more shows...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Sep 28 2021

The coronavirus pandemic put some serious hurt on the bottom line of numerous entertainment activities over the past 18 months, including Nelson's own Capitol Theatre.

The goal of the Capitol Theatre, a restored 400 seat facility, is to enrich the performing arts locally in the Heritage City as well as provide the best in live theatre, classical ballet and contemporary dance...

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...

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