Culture

Art is not a linear path. It can start out in one direction, and end up somewhere completely unexpected.

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Sue Hanlon for a social evening of painting. Sue will guide you through a painting step by step for 2 hours. Beginners are most welcome! She will be supplying all of the materials and instruction.

They’re putting the fun back into painting as you concentrate on the process on the way to a finished product!

Age: 12+
Adult $45 per person

For attendees of the previous workshop, we will be working on a painting with a new theme, so you are very welcome to come for a second time!

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Besides other traditional arts like poetry writing and reciting, flower arrangement, tea ceremony and calligraphy, geisha are also expected to be adept at elegant song and dance.

In this drop-in program, visitors will learn about the four different instruments mastered by geisha - the shamisen, koto, shakuhachi and tsuzumi, in a short presentation from 1:30 to 1:45 pm, followed by traditional music performed on the koto from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the gallery.

Free with museum admission.

The seemingly endless energy of young children to both create and destroy throughout their day can make the clean up crew (parents) a little less than inspired. July’s art project, Colour Clusters, has two simple parts.

Over the next few months, I will make art supply suggestions that I have loved using with children. This month’s art item is the small but mighty pipette. I bought mine at our local IGS.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Sep 01 2019.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 2:30pm

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. Dig a little deeper and discover the stories of tragedy and triumph.

Fernie entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride. Five years later, it emerged having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear the community apart. Fernie was profoundly affected by conflicting impulses of labour, loyalty, and ethnicity.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Sep 01 2019.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Time: 
3:00pm - 4:30pm

On the surface, Fernie might seem like any mountain town: beautiful vistas, interesting shops, and abundant outdoor activities. But if you dig a little deeper, you will discover a rich and dramatic history.
Discover the story of the three larger-than-life king-pin Rum Runners – Emilio Picariello, Jack Wilson and Mark Rogers – who ruled the illicit liquor trade from Lethbridge to Fernie down as far as Spokane, Washington.

Tour departs at 3pm from the Fernie Museum.

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 
12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Elkford Arts Council is proud to share with you our latest project... a new Public Artwork for Elkford!

Join and celebrate the Unveiling of Pass in the Clouds on Saturday June 29th right after the Wildcat Days Parade. T-shirts are $25 (make your cheques out to Elkford Arts Council).

Read our blog to find out more about this project: how it was commissioned, how it was made and by who! http://www.elkfordarts.ca/the-art-blog

 

The Fernie and District Arts Council has been awarded a Public Art Grant by the Columbia Basin Trust to add to the public art inventory of Fernie. The project will be to select and install a permanent mural in Fernie.

Legend has it that after producing the breakthrough hit album The Joshua Tree for Irish rockers U2, Daniel Lanoise purchased a mansion in LA and instead of filling it with furniture and art, he left it sparsely decorated—almost ascetic.