Art and Entertainment

How do you honour yourself?
How do you make peace with the suffering that surrounds you?
How do you heal?

This month is a deep dive into self-discovery. As our social channels begin to widen and we look forward to connecting with others, ask yourself, what do you need now? You are different. Lean into your change.

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise so I am changing myself.” -Rumi

Self-Contents by SADIE ROSGEN

One of the greatest gifts of we have as humans is our curiosity, the deep desire we feel to learn and seek information from what peaks our interest. We are where we are today because curiosity inspired, and discovery revealed.

When we explore and find something interesting to us, our curiosity is triggered. From there we internally and/ or externally ask questions: who, what, when, where, why, and how? Answering these questions leads to discovery, and often furthers curiosity. Our world is a boiling pot of discovery, and we are the seekers.

Walking along 2nd Avenue today you would be surprised to learn that 20 years ago the arts scene in Fernie was less than vibrant. Today, a stroll through our historic downtown is a cultural shopping feast. 

Diversity is the name of the game in the Fernie Arts Scene and within a three-block radius you can find an array of makers and artists. Painters, stain glass artists, blacksmiths, photographers, weavers, felters, potters, leatherworkers, jewellers, Fernie represents it all.

To me, art is the second-best thing after time in nature. Through my work, I try to bring the outside in. I don’t have any rules or set methods, I am constantly influenced by our local landscapes and wildlife, and materials that are either found or recycled. It’s even more satisfying to use something that would otherwise end up in a landfill and turn it into something that can be appreciated again.

Recently a friend of mine had an important presentation to make and they wanted to send their presentation to their audience in advance. The problem? The PDF that PowerPoint produced was enormous. Far too large to send via email. They were frustrated. I’ve seen it many times before and there are a few things you can do to ensure your PDFs are of a reasonable size.

Created by Taylor Sheridan, Yellowstone is a Paramount Network television series focusing on John Dutton, a powerful Montana cattle baron, played by Kevin Costner, and his dysfunctional family 
as they attempt to defend their ranch from real estate tycoons, corporations and Californian tourists. It is a series that is beautifully shot, with much of the show shot on location in Montana, and the performances are great. Costner in particular does a wonderful job portraying Dutton, the gruff patriarch of a crumbling dynasty.