Art and Entertainment

Glass Art Heats Up on Social

Katherine Russell’s bright, whimsical glass art can be found in galleries across Western Canada—and the internet. Her art features glass pieces turned like honey on a spoon at temperatures up to 1,100°C.

Posted by admin on Sep 21, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

The Pale Blue Eye

Set against an exceptionally cold and atmospheric back drop, the film is dark and miserable throughout, drawing its menacing, macabre themes into sharp focus, but you should absolutely see The Pale Blue Eye. It is an angst-ridden tour de force, a film that delves into the dark crevices of the human soul. It is a truly great piece of art. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Sep 21, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

200th Look Back

This is my 200th “Answer Guy” column for the Fernie Fix. It has been a lot of fun writing about computers and technology over the years. My first column was about using Skype: a technology that has definitely waned as competitors have swooped in. Other early columns were on keeping kids safe online, how to search online, setting up a wireless modem, privacy, and of course the annual holiday gift guides.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Sep 15, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

September 2023 Astrology

September begins with the Sun travelling through Virgo in the sky with retrograde Mercury. This is another month where many planets and major asteroids are in retrograde. This means themes from the past are up to be revisited and that it’s a more internal time. With the Sun travelling through Virgo there is also the energy to be practical, organized and it is a great time for cleaning up and getting ready for the changing seasons. As the weather becomes cooler, it’s also an opportunity for an autumn detox.
 

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Sep 07, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Get on Board

With the planning and development of the new Fernie Skatepark, I felt it important to celebrate and showcase the artistic aspects of skateboarding as the sport continues to grow in the Elk Valley. In order to do this, I have curated a multi-artist show that features an array of visual art on recycled skate decks.

Posted by RivkA Landsberg on Sep 06, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

The Cost of Art

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me how I price my paintings. His question helped me realize that not many people know what goes into making a piece. I thought this month I would pull back the curtain a bit and share with you my process and some of the hidden costs to help build understanding about why buying art is valuable for the price. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Sep 04, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Glass Onion

Rian Johnson is an American writer and director recognized for writing and directing the science-fiction thriller Looper (2012), a critical and commercial success. He received the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directing for his work on three episodes of Breaking Bad (2008-2013), and he wrote and directed the space opera Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). For Knives Out (2019) and its sequel Glass Onion (2022) he received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay, respectively. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Aug 21, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Facebook Security

Recently my sister’s Facebook account got hacked. This was an actual hack where she received a malicious link that appeared to come from a friend. The link was allegedly a coupon code. I’m distinguishing here between this type of hack and the duplicate account that alleges to be you. That type of social engineering doesn’t actually affect your account, it’s targeted at your Facebook friends.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Aug 19, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

All the Beanz

“A dog is love’s purest shadow.” 
-Angie Weiland-Crosby

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Aug 16, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Kaelen Ohm

My journey in film and music has been an emergence into something tangible, born of misunderstood ideas of what it meant to pursue either as a career. I don’t know exactly when or why I was drawn to this type of work.

Posted by admin on Aug 05, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

August 2023 Astrology

August begins with a full moon in Aquarius and ends with a full moon in Pisces, which is also the end of the lunar year. The sun travels through Leo until August 23 where it moves into Virgo. Venus went retrograde July 22 in Leo and will travel into Virgo while Mercury and Mars travel in Virgo all month. Mercury will turn retrograde August 23 to September 14 (in Virgo) and Uranus will turn retrograde August 28 - January 27, 2024 (in Taurus).

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Aug 05, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Too Busy to Ignore Inspiration

One of the characteristics of a small town art practice is that it’s most often made up of several pillars. Some artists will paint and run a small gallery. Others will throw pots and work as a studio tech. Still others will work a part-time job while growing their illustration practice. It often feels like there isn’t quite enough work to JUST paint, or JUST make pots. Perhaps that’s just the reality of being an artist anywhere. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Aug 03, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Core Exercises

In my school days I was never a drama kid, or a team sports kid (aside from one year where I fumbled my way onto the badminton team). Mostly I drifted through high school unnoticed without really feeling connected to anyone in it. I found my ‘people’ much later in life, but it certainly would have been nice to kickstart that feeling of belonging in my high school years. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Jul 27, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

ChatGPT

Early in my programming career, when I started dealing with customers, a wise marketing fellow passed on this pearl of wisdom, “No one needs a drill. People need holes. Sell the ability to make the holes they need.”

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Jul 21, 2023 in Art and Entertainment

Panto Poetry

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Jul 19, 2023 in Art and Entertainment