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Knowing Mike Bull is a lot like arriving at an amusement park with an unlimited amount of ride tickets clenched tightly in your sweaty palm. It’s thrilling, wild, and full to the brim with unadulterated joy.

I love my creative life—I wake up in the morning, make coffee, help the kids out the door to school, and at that moment the routine in my life ends. For the rest of the day, I could be setting some type for a new poster, carving a block for a print commission, working on paintings for a solo show, or putting together an application for a future public art call. 

There are a few moments and experiences that have lead Brina Schenk to where she is right now. It feels serendipitous as if there’s nothing else she should be doing. 

As an artist, the holiday season is so vital to my survival that I want to have it all ready. For many artists, more than half of the revenue we generate comes from sales in November and December—driven by art markets and gift sales for the holiday season.

The first time I met my new cousin, Avery McCrady, was at my bridal shower. She was just a wee one back then, nestled gently in her mother’s arms, her eyes smiling. Although she wasn’t the only baby at the shower that day, this little one had me hypnotized.

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

In this talk, feature artist Katherine Russell will share the inspiration behind her glass work, the processes she uses in both the hot and cold shops and how her work continues to evolve over time. Following her talk, Katherine will be available in the gallery to answer questions.

Event Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2019
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Lisa from Rags to Stitches as she guides you along the creation of the this holiday theme cross stitch.

This beautiful hoop is appropriate for any Holiday season. It'll be a string of lights that glitter with metallic thread and neon letters, set in a 6 inch embroidery hoop.

Register online. Additional drinks can be purchased for $5 a glass.

Katherine Russell will be showing "Hot & Cold: Glass Art in Three Parts" at the Fernie Museum from December 13, 2019 to April 19, 2020.

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Time: 
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Kick off this holiday season with a family party with local band The Hip Flexers at the Arts Station! Come and dance with the whole fam! $8 Children under 1 free admission. Get your ticket online!

* Please note, all children must be supervised

It takes a long, long time and many discouraging moments to get to the point where you feel comfortable calling yourself an artist out loud and in public. When creative types get together and talk about our craft, we tend to be quite self-deprecating.