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The Daily Dose

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

by Sarah Lord 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 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 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 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. I grew up outside of Nelson, ten miles...

by Sarah Lord on Sunday Aug 22 2021

There will be no LGBTQ2+ pride parade again this year due to COVID-19, but there will be a Nelson Pride History Exhibition at Touchstones.

Arin Fay, museum curator, is excited to share We Love a Parade! which is the first show of its kind to be held at the museum. The show officially opens to the public on August 27th and will run through to October 30th, 2021, in Gallery B...

by Sarah Lord on Monday Aug 16 2021

John McKinnon's retrospective show, Time Warp, at Touchstones Nelson, recently closed.

But since the show has received much applause, it is being extended.

McKinnon has been building sculptures and leading in the Kootenay art community since the 1970s. His sculptures are part of the City of Nelson's public art collection, and his work is displayed in...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 11 2021

Listening to Kosmic T’s album “Rise Of The New Earth,” a revolutionary new world seems to not only be within reach – but here, now, breathing within our very lives!” - New Age Music Guide

It’s been a challenging year for all of us - yet from the soils of great challenge magical new creations might sprout up and be born. 

Kosmic T’s “Rise Of The New Earth” is such a creation, and it is...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

There will be a different feel on the streets of Nelson after City Bylaw Officer Fred Thomson recently retired after 31 years walking the beat in the Heritage City.

Raised in Langley on a farm, Thomson moved to Nakusp during high school.

Following graduation, he made his way to Nelson, where he worked in sports retail briefly before joining the city workforce in 1987 as an ice...

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