Arts and Culture

Summer Reading Clubs -- for Kids AND Adults

Summer Reading Clubs -- for Kids AND Adults

Enrich your life by reading, whatever age you are.  The Rossland Public Library is hosting not just one, but two summer reading clubs this season -- one for kids and a new one for adults.

For kids:  BC Summer Reading Club 2017: Walk on the Wild Side

Grand opening for Salmo Art and Culture Hub

Grand opening for Salmo Art and Culture Hub

A unique partnership between the Village of Salmo, local entrepreneurs and a California investor has made possible a cutting-edge arts and cultural hub centre in Salmo offering everything from Village art windows, a Village art and culture garden, a unique reclaimed building materials and salvage boutique, custom upholstery an leather works shop, tattoo shop and art studio. The Grand Opening is scheduled for May 20, with the official ribbon-cutting at 2 p.m.

Calling Kootenay artists: Apply to be showcased in hub village art windows

Art windows in Salmo.

This application is for the artists and/or groups who would like to display their art in one of three Village of Salmo Art Windows located at the west side of the building located at 423 Railway Avenue in Salmo, BC.

The Village Art Windows were constructed to provide an opportunity for Salmo Valley and Kootenay region artists to showcase their work in a way that is visible to pedestrians walking along Salmo’s Main Street and street traffic. The art windows help to support the arts and encourage visitors to explore Salmo.

Eligibility Criteria:

Brand new sculptures to be unveiled next week

Imagine the Stories by Rabi'a and Carl Schlichting

Get your Sculpturewalking shoes ready! On Saturday, May 13, 30 sculptures will be landing in Castlegar’s downtown, marking the seventh year of the internationally-renowned Castlegar Sculpturewalk.

Humanity and Progress

Humanity and Progress

Humans. Love us. Hate us. Wonderful. Horrid.

In this column, I am not trying to change anyone’s mind, in contrast to my two-part column of April wherein I was attacking capitalism and hoping to make converts to my opinion. Capitalism is still much on my mind, but I am not going to continue to analyse its effects, merely observe them.

La Cafamore will play on May 18: 'Guys Named Franz'

La Cafamore

By Carolyn Cameron of La Cafamore:

Failed referendum sparks new approach; your input required

Failed referendum sparks new approach; your input required

Castlegar and area residents are going to get another hands-on opportunity to help shape the future of the Complex, and of local recreation in general, at a public open house slated for next week.

This, after a $25-million recreation referendum in November 2010 was overwhelmingly defeated (roughly 40 per cent of registered voters weighed in, with 20.94 per cent voting in favour and 79.06 per cent voting against).

Gold Rush Bookstore and local authors join nationwide celebration of independent bookstores

Gold Rush Bookstore and local authors join nationwide celebration of independent bookstores

Bookstores are the fabric of Canada’s literary community. We anchor neighbourhoods.  We provide space and ideas with which to expand. We make sure that Canadian voices resonate.  On April 29, independent bookstores across the country, along with the authors we love, will celebrate Canadian Authors for Indies.

The Reluctant Dragon -- ancient story with a modern twist

Our handsome and heroic St. George (in an early rehearsal)

Early in this play, several gripping questions arise:

·        will St. George defeat the dragon?

·        will the wicked stepmother succeed in her homicidal plans?

·        will the venal Assistant Mayor ever become the mayor?

·         will the dragon breathe flames?

·        should dragons be "extinctified"?

Young Dancers Head for the Provincials

 Ava Jinjoe on the left, Ali Ferguson on the right.

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts ran its dance portion at the Charles Bailey Theatre from April 5th to April 8th this year.  The photo above shows two young dancers, Ali Ferguson and Ava Jinjoe, who earned spots at the Provincial dance event in May.  Other provincial nominees include Sophie Hargreaves, Isabella Mitchell, and Anna Cooper. 

The music and voice portions of the Festival will take place this week starting on April 18-22 with the Highlights Concert on April 22 at the First Presbyterian Church in Trail.

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