Art and Entertainment

Jackie Impey

Posted by Krista Turcasso on May 13, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Enough is Enough

Every year around earth day I take stock of the environmental impact of my art practice. I’ve always worked hard to minimize my footprint, and my studio is the place I spend the most time so it makes sense for me to create green processes wherever possible. I do use some petrochemicals because the oil-based letterpress inks need a little muscle to get clean and mineral spirits are the only thing up to the task, but at a liter per year that’s not a big impact.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Apr 14, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Karen Tamminga-Paton

I am a painter from the Crowsnest Pass, who has a love for Fernie through the connections I’ve made with dear friends and the creative community here. You should at least know this about me: my outdoor preference is paddling down the Elk River over downhill skiing any day because I cannot bear the chairlift for fear of heights. And no, skinning up the slopes does not make up for this problem.

Posted by admin on Apr 07, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

April 2022 Astrology

The zodiac cycle begins with Aries, so April is essentially the first month of the astrological year. With this new year is a major undeniable theme felt both at the collective and individual levels: healing the inner child. 

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Apr 06, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

And the Women

The worst form of inequality is to try and make unequal things equal.
-Aristotle

Equality implies individuality.
-Trey Anastasio

All who have died are equal.
-Comanche horseman

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Mar 18, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Don’t Look Up

Don’t Look Up is meant to serve as an allegory for climate change but could just as easily be seen as a film about the mishandling of the recent COVID pandemic.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Mar 10, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Power Protection for Your Computer

We had a power outage the other day.  Not for very long. Only about ten minutes. Fortunately, I run my equipment off an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) so my computer didn’t go down and I didn’t lose my work. My optical network terminal (fibre) and wifi router are on their own UPS so we didn’t lose internet connectivity even with the power out.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Mar 08, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Darcy Luke

I first started creating art from a very young age, although it wasn’t until I was fifteen that I started beading. I watched an elder bead while I was at an Indigenous youth conference, and I immediately fell in love with it and knew I had to try for myself. 

Posted by admin on Mar 08, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Change a Mood, Not a Mind

As an artist I’ve attempted to make a career out of trying to make the world a more beautiful place. I understand that beauty is quite subjective, but my overarching goal is to treat the planet, and humanity, like I’m on a multi-decade hike—to leave the place better than I found it. It turns out that that is a more complicated task than I ever thought it would be.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Mar 06, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

March 2022 Astrology

March is both the end and the beginning of the zodiac cycle. As the Sun moves into Aries, we have the first day of Spring: 03/20, which represents this rebirth.

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Mar 04, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Angela Morgan: 20 Years an Artist

Angela Morgan is the embodiment of femininity. Fierce in her passion to create, nurturing to those around her, and giving to those who ask. She comes by her traits honestly. The daughter of farmers, the value of creating things with your hands, the payoff of hard work, and the optimism of having to believe it will work out is deeply seeded in her.

Posted by Tara Higgins on Mar 03, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Drew Swan of King Vulture Diametric Guitars

The most interesting discoveries often happen because the person at the helm is dogged enough to chase their dream regardless of the obstacles. Drew Swan of King Vulture Guitars has organized his life around this journey to build his unique diametric instruments, and to do that he has created a woodworking shop in a 26’ trailer. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Feb 17, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Jolene Miner

Posted by admin on Feb 03, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

The Kickstarter

When my friend and bandmate, Barbara Bassett and I discussed me coming into her grade 7 English class at Fernie Secondary School, I was overjoyed. I absolutely love teaching poetry, particularly to young adults.

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Jan 18, 2022 in Art and Entertainment

Palm Springs

In 1993, Groundhog Day was released. It was the heartwarming tale of a supremely arrogant Pittsburg weatherman who, after getting stuck in a time loop and enduring a small town’s annual Groundhog Day celebration over and over again, earns the love of a good woman and redeems himself. The film has become a cult classic, so it is no surprise that other filmmakers have taken its basic plot and built their own movies around the theme

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Jan 17, 2022 in Art and Entertainment