Art and Entertainment

Peggy Black

Looking at art online has been an immense inspiration for me and when travelling abroad, David and I are drawn to modern art galleries. I am inspired by cleaner, more simple images set in modern frames, and this is reflected in my work. I am constantly surprised that my creations which begin with an idea from a previous image end up as an entirely different work of art.

Posted by admin on Nov 10, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

November 2020 Astrology

November is marked with intensity and momentum as the sun moves through the sign of Scorpio and into Sagittarius. The energy of Scorpio is about death, rebirth, regeneration and transformation. Scorpio is a fixed water sign that rules the occult, sexuality, the afterlife, passion and intuition that plunges deep into the undercurrent of reality.

Posted by Ashley Kristina on Nov 05, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

The Children Act

The film features Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead in the major roles. Thompson plays Fiona Maye, a judge who visits the boy in hospital to determine whether or not his wishes are being influenced unduly by his family. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Oct 24, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

The Colour Wheel

“Great art picks up where nature ends” - Marc Chagall

When I first met Ashley Wolodka, I was instantly attracted to the fire in her eyes. 

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Oct 19, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Fall 2020 Fernie Writers Mini-Conference

The Fall Mini-Conference will be held Friday October 30 to Sunday November 1, 2020 at the start of Rod MacIntyre’s position as the Fernie Writer-in-Residence. The adult sessions will be led by Rod MacIntyre, Keith Liggett, and Angela Naccarato. The Youth Session will be led by Danielle Gibson. For session descriptions and full leader bios, see the Conference website.

Posted by admin on Oct 15, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

The Art of Gardening

Every fall our garden grows out of a hope that when you plant a seed in the spring, it will be a mature plant at harvest time. The pulling up of carrots, the canning of beans, the dicing of tomatoes—these things are the symbolic closing of the backyard gardener’s loop as it passes through hope, nurture, harvest, and enjoyment.

Posted by Michael Hepher on Oct 11, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Gmail Confidential Mode

This month I want to talk about Gmail. ​Specifically, Gmail confidential mode. It has been in Gmail since 2018 but isn’t used very often. There are good reasons to use it and there are good reasons not to use it. It isn’t a panacea for email security problems, but it may solve some specific issues that you find difficult to tackle otherwise.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Oct 07, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

The Banner Project by Louise Ferguson

The Fernie Banner Project highlights the diversity of the artistic community of the Elk Valley and brings Fernie’s downtown to life, celebrating the imagery and identity of the city.

Posted by admin on Oct 05, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Spirited Summer

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” -Vincent Van Gogh

Posted by Sadie Rosgen on Sep 14, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

COVID Alert

The COVID Alert app has captured a bunch of attention in Canada for both good and bad reasons. There are plenty of reasons to believe that a good contact tracing app can help limit the spread of the COVID virus by alerting potentially infected persons to self isolate and get tested. 

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Sep 12, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

The Great

The Great is a satirical, comedic American television series loosely based on the life of Catherine the Great, the longest reigning female ruler in the history of Russia. 

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Sep 10, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

The Serial Doodler

“Michael, put down your pencil and pay attention!” was a phrase commonly directed at me in elementary school. Being an obedient kid I would lay my pencil down and, my mind untethered, would quickly drift off into another realm. Stopping doodling was like letting go of the string of a balloon—the balloon being my ability to focus on the moment. 

Posted by Michael Hepher on Sep 06, 2020 in Art and Entertainment

Gabriela Escobar Ari

I have been practicing photography for around twelve years, and I wanted to redirect my ‘visual culture’ to the context I am in, but it is not always easy to change focus.

Posted by admin on Sep 04, 2020 in Art and Entertainment