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The Daily Dose

Your guide to the arts, lifestyle, culture and design of Nelson.

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Feb 14 2020

Every artist wants to create a statement and an impact, and Nelson native Kristy Gordon’s art embodies a spirit that is both feminist and from a timeless punk era. Her style and artistry portrays uncomfortably provocative imagery, yet startling beautiful landscapes that are both visceral and surreal.

Her oil paintings truly champion the activist movements that we’re experiencing at this...

by Jeff Sawyer on Wednesday Feb 12 2020

Since the 1950s, the production of plastic has outpaced that of almost every other material, and much of the plastics we produce are designed to be thrown away after only being used once.

As a result, plastic packaging accounts for about half of the plastic waste in the world, and considering there are country-sized islands of plastics floating around the world’s oceans, it’s a...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 02 2020

By Aaron May

Cinema is one of the most collaborative forms of art. This is not new information. Many cinephiles will spend 10 minutes watching the end credits scroll by on films.

But which roles really draw us to go see a particular movie?

Often we trust certain actors to choose smart projects and give great performances and this was a great year...

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Jan 24 2020

“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.” – R. David Lankes

The Nelson Public Library has come a long way since 1920. And after recently marking their 100th year centenary celebration of the library’s incorporation on January 19th 2020, they are officially cemented into the region’s local legacy,...

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Jan 17 2020

“A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia. You split yourself into two minds - one being the protagonist and the other being the antagonist. The playwright also splits himself into two other minds: the mind of the writer and the mind of the audience.” David Mamet

The truly variable Lucas Myers is a talent that encapsulates the importance of local performing arts and...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 06 2020

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society has received some great news.

The Vancouver Foundation has approved a Field of Interest Systems Change Test Grant of $288,600 to Nelson Civic Theatre Society — The Civic Theatre — to partner with Ymir’s Tiny Lights Festival on a three-year project seeks to address the systemic lack of diversity and inclusion in rural arts organizations, performance...

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Jan 03 2020

“Be grateful, just a little reminder.” — Jason Draginda A.K.A ‘Dickie’

As the adage goes, it’s not a place to live. It’s a way to live.

For those of us who knew Jason, he was a man of endless expressions that counted. An idea generator that could move minds. A conservationist who envisioned only a utopian peaceful planet, and a savvy businessman who was ahead of the times. Being...

by Bob Hall on Friday Dec 27 2019

Bass players and drummers are a hot commodity. So much so, the Contemporary Music & Technology Program at Selkirk College is offering up funds to attract these aspiring musicians to study.

The Selkirk College Entrance Scholarship for Bass Players and Drummers provided $1,000 each to four students who entered the music program in September.

“Rhythm is the most important thing...