Arts and Culture

Deconstructing the US Election

Deconstructing the US Election

A quick glance over current headlines: madness and dread

“You spread your paranoia, all over this land –

Creating situations you don’t understand…

You’ve got to stop flashing pictures of the People.

Stop! Flashing pictures of the Power!”

-- Tom Fogarty, Goodbye Media Man [1968]

In times of apparent madness, the insane person adapts to reality more effectively than the rational one.”

Films, Films, Films

A scene from Hadwin's Judgement

Updated:  Jeff Holden has had to cancel his appearance on Sunday afternoon due to unforeseen circumstances. Text corrected accordingingly below.

With afternoons getting darker, a sobering election result in our neighbouring nation, and not much snow in sight yet, we need a bit of distraction.  Fortunately, there's a lot of that coming up -- Rossland will be able to escape to several fun film events and other good things soon.

‘Imagine The Stories’ Winner of 2016 People`s Choice Award

Adrian Wagner Photography

“Imagine the Stories” by Winlaw artists Rabi’a and Carl Schlichting, was the big winner at the 2016 Castlegar Sculpturewalk Awards, taking home the coveted People’s Choice Award. This sculpture will now stay in the City’s permanent collection.

The full Awards List is as follows:

People’s Choice Awards:

1)      $15,000 (sculpture purchase) + $3000 cash = “Imagine the Stories” by Rabi’a and Carl Schlichting (Winlaw, BC)


Captain Skip Rowland

Champagne corks popped and locals raised their glasses of fizz to toast Captain Skip Rowland and his recently published book No Return Ticket, "A True Yarn of 20th Century Adventure at Sea."  The Rossland Writers' Group hosted a small gathering at the Seniors' Hall to celebrate the author and hear him read from the book on Wednesday, November 2. 

Calling All Local Sculptors -- Design a New Public Sculpture for Rossland

Rusty the Horse, one of Rossland's current sculptures.  RCAC is now calling for submissions for a new sculpture.

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture wants to commission a new sculpture to be installed in front of the newly renovated  Miners Union Hall, and has issued a call for submissions to all local artists.

Rossland Museum Director to serve on BC Museum Association Council

Joelle Hodgins, Director of Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre

Joelle Hodgins, Director of the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre, has been elected to serve on the  British Columbia Museums Association Council. 

She is one of six new members of the Council, along with Jodi Simpkin, executive director of Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre; Catherine Ouellet-Martin, administrative manager of the Beaty Museum of Biological Diversity; Kit Grauer, UBC Professor Emerita; Daniel Smith, vice-president of the board of the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre; and lawyer Danielle Lemon.

Rossland Event Calendar

Kootenay Gallery Call to Artists

Kootenay Gallery Call to Artists

To celebrate Canada’s birthday, the Kootenay Gallery is hosting a two-part program to promote community creativity and engagement. One part is an exhibition by professional artists from June 15 – July 28 at the Kootenay Gallery. The other part is a community-based series of activities, engaging as many Castlegar and area citizens and community groups as possible.

RSEA Taking a More Active Role; Come to the AGM on Tuesday, October 25

The new bridge at the Jubilee Wetland was a recent project of the Rossland Society for Environmental Action (RSEA). Many animals and plants have inhabited this newly restored wetland creating a thriving ecosystem that also serves as an outdoor classroom for students and teachers.

Are you interested to learn about environmental activities and projects happening in Rossland and how you can get involved?  Come to the Annual General Meeting for the Rossland Society for Environmental Action (RSEA) on Tuesday, October 25, to hear about RSEA’s recent successes,  plans for the future and to provide input on what you think are important environmental issues in our region.

Part II: The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics

Part II: The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics

Here is Part II of this lengthy article.  To review Part I, click on this link.

The 60’s Generation and political change: No revolution

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