Art and Entertainment

The Principles of Art: Unity and Variety

It’s fitting to mark the end of this seven-part series about the Principles of Art by talking about the tightrope walk between unity and variety. As of the writing of this column I’m working on a series of prints that use blocks of similar shape that overlap each other to form patterns and compound shapes. I’m playing with the opacity of the ink, and several different variations of each shape to create natural forms like flowers as well as textural grids and negative-space play. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Jun 13, 2024 in Art and Entertainment
Charné Baird Photography

Charné Baird

Posted by admin on Jun 01, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Canadian Country Music Stars Unite for "A Night for NICU" in Support of East Kootenay Regional Hospital

On June 15, 2024, at the Demolition Grounds near Fernie BC, businesses and artists across the country will join forces to support the construction of a Tier 3 Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) unit at East Kootenay Regional Hospital. Spearheaded by The Bearspaw Contracting Community First Society, in collaboration with The Festival Company and the Canadian Country Music Community, "A Night for NICU" promises an unforgettable evening of music and philanthropy.

Posted by admin on May 26, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Mesh Networks

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on May 20, 2024 in Art and Entertainment


“Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be in order to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.” - Brené Brown

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on May 20, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

May 2024 Astrology

Posted by Kim Stokie on May 12, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

The Principles of Art: Pattern

When I say the word pattern, you probably picture the geometric hipness of your living room drapes, or the floral print of a favourite summer dress. As a painter, you might not think of patterns as a staple tool for landscape work, but patterns are all around us: in the natural world, in architecture, in the way we understand and codify things in our memories—so it’s quite important to know how patterns can be used to create and shape our compositions. Pattern in art refers to the repetition ordered arrangement of elements in a design. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Apr 25, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Bridging Art and Craft with Clay

Ceramics is one of our world’s most ancient forms of artistic expression. While many assume the origin of ceramics is rooted in functionality, the first ceramic pieces known to man were sculptural. Figurines depicting the human and animal form have been dated back to 24,000 BC with functional vessels emerging later in 9,000 BC. These first pieces of art created by our most primitive ancestors were likely a result of happenstance. 

Posted by Caroline Payne on Apr 09, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

John Pelechosky

Photography has always been a passion of mine and the interest first planted its seed when I was about twelve years of age. My parents introduced me to the wonderful world of photography with my first camera, an Olympus OM 10. The thrill and the excitement of being able to capture nature images through the lens of a 35 mm camera developed into an exciting and exhilarating hobby.  

Posted by admin on Apr 03, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

April 2024 Astrology

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Posted by Kim Stokie on Apr 02, 2024 in Art and Entertainment

Girls Just Want to Have Fun(damental) Human Rights

Thanks to the amazing Cindy Lauper we have a brand new appreciation for her remixed lyrics and more work to do. On average, women make 87 cents on the dollar compared to men in the exact same position in the workforce. GROSS! Where’s the love? In March we celebrate women at the Fernie Fix in a mega way, but I encourage you all to celebrate the female beauties in your life and yourself should you be fiercely female, too! 

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Mar 28, 2024 in Art and Entertainment