Arts and culture

Station Square will host five local bands over five weeks for Wednesday Night Socials this year. (Jasper Myers / The Free Press)

The Arts Station is bringing back the music with return of Wednesday Night Socials

As restrictions ease up the annual weekly musical event returns after going silent last year

 

Local graphic designer Vanessa Croome with her dumpster for 2021, depicting trees of the valley in a colourful, abstract style. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Dumpster art brightens Fernie

Local artists spent last week painting dumpsters to go around Fernie

 

Kate Moran has crocheted all of the ingredients in guacamole, here she poses with her favourite piece - the lime. It will be on display at the Fernie Arts Station as part of the ‘Guacamole Series’ between July and August 2021. (Jasper Myers / The Free Press)

New crochet art exhibit brings (extra) zest to Fernie Arts Station

Kate Moran is the creator of the Guacamole Series on display for the next month.

 

The Wapiti music festival on a typical year. (Kimberley Vlasic / The Free Press)

Fernie’s Wapiti 2021 struck off the lineup, due for a comeback in 2022

The music festival in Fernie has been cancelled for the second year in a row, but is looking good for 2022

The Wapiti music festival on a typical year. (Kimberley Vlasic / The Free Press)
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
(Photo contributed by Conseil Jeunesse Francophone de Colombie Britannique.)

Un vent de nouveauté souffle sur la jeunesse de Fernie!

Contribué par Marie-Athéna Gaudé-Escoffier et Maureen Ogeard Pour la première fois, le…

  • Dec 10, 2020
(Photo contributed by Conseil Jeunesse Francophone de Colombie Britannique.)
AFRoS has been running the classes since September, and they will go through to June 2021. (Photo contributed by AFRoS)

AFRoS language programs power through winter

AFRoS is running three programs for francophones and francophiles

AFRoS has been running the classes since September, and they will go through to June 2021. (Photo contributed by AFRoS)
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)

Q&A with VIFF’s B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award winner, Jessie Anthony

Her feature film, Brother, I Cry premiered at VIFF this year

Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
The tour spans the entire Columbia Basin region. Source: pixabay

A total of 64 venues are featured on the 2020 Basin Culture Tour

The tour spans the entire Columbia Basin region

The tour spans the entire Columbia Basin region. Source: pixabay
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Victoria songstress is fueled by the music

  • Dec 18, 2019
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage
The art of Kelly Corbett

The art of Kelly Corbett

Landscapes and wildlife of British Columbia

  • Dec 9, 2019
The art of Kelly Corbett
Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message

Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message

Musician traded in a law career for her musical journey

  • Nov 18, 2019
Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message
Fashion for fall and for art

Fashion for fall and for art

Three arts professionals show off autumn styles

  • Oct 4, 2019
Fashion for fall and for art
Artist Kathryn Fudge’s garden sculptures created from t-shirts

Artist Kathryn Fudge’s garden sculptures created from t-shirts

Coast Collective executive director’s dream is to have West Shore arts centre

  • Aug 14, 2019
Artist Kathryn Fudge’s garden sculptures created from t-shirts
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artistic journey from sign painting to fine art

  • Jul 10, 2019
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes
Artist Archie Andrew shows off one of his carved masks. Don Denton photography

Indigenous Artist Archie Andrew Chases A Vision

Creating Carvings, Paintings, Prints and a Monumental Canoe

  • Jan 7, 2019
Artist Archie Andrew shows off one of his carved masks. Don Denton photography
Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure

Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure

Challenging the viewer with her paintings of women

  • Sep 28, 2018
Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure