Art and Entertainment

The sunny weather might linger well into September but summer fun changes with the start of the school calendar. It is a perfect time to hit the pause button and find time to complete an art project. 

September will be a very practical month and getting organised after summer is the focus.

The Fernie & District Arts Council are delighted to share with you the selected artist for the Fernie Mural Project; Michael Hepher with his piece, "All Kinds of Beauty".

Netflix, which has recently produced an excellent documentary about Bundy, called The Ted Bundy Tapes, has now decided to release a dramatization of the events around his murders.

Recently a friend asked me about managing photos on her iPhone. She is a prolific photographer, taking photos for personal and professional social media use. Her challenge is managing the volume of photos, but also being able to go back and find them again.

This month Sadie teamed up with one of her favourite people, ever! Penny Lewis. 

As introduced in the June edition, the Built Heritage Grants, funded by Columbia Basin Trust and administered by Heritage BC, are helping to restore some of Fernie’s most significant and historic buildings. One of these is the Fernie Museum.

Have you ever been stuck in a conversation with someone who only wants to talk about one thing? It gets old fast. As we look at our next goals and growth opportunities, wouldn’t we be wise to sit down and evaluate our priorities based on what Fernie is now, and what we can become?

It is an exciting time to be an artist. There are so many ways artists I personally know express themselves. They have found ways to comment on social issues and try to spur change. Her favourite is when her daughter, a fine arts graduate, used chicken wing bones which she enclosed in bronze or pastel coloured synthetic material and transformed into necklaces and mobiles to comment on an aspect of feminism. 

The first three weeks of August will hands-down be the best times of the year, for everyone.