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Sep
23
Sat
Summoning (No Words) exhibition at Oxygen @ Oxygen Art Centre
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 12:00 am

SUMMONING (NO WORDS) at Oxygen Art Centre

Summoning (No Words), an interactive sound installation built from the female voice, opens August 25th at the Oxygen Art Centre.

The project, conceived and designed by Nicola Harwood, is a sound temple made up of original sung compositions contributed by a seven-member team of award winning Canadian female vocalists and composers. Local singers Allison Girvan and Bessie Wapp are among the singers that have contributed. An interactive experience, as participants move through gallery, their movement will stimulate singing.

According to Harwood,“I wanted to respond to violence against women – specifically violence against Indigenous women in Canada. I also wanted to acknowledge the struggles that women face across the world. To that end, I invited a diverse range of singers from many different identities and musical worlds to contribute their voices.” Other contributors include Tanya Tagaq, Vandana Vishwas, Sandy Scofield, Andrea Menard and Mutya Macatumpag.

Harwood continues, “Collaborating across communities and building relationships with those outside our usual circle is, to me, one of the single most effective ways to create more tolerance in the world.” Collaborative effort in the creation of Summoning (No Words) has included community contributions of spoken poems that will form part of the soundscape as well as community members taking part in a Shibori dyeing process during three days of open studios last weekend.

“Women have done ‘hand work’ such as dyeing and sewing, for generations and this work has traditionally offered plenty of opportunity to chat, visit and be together in community. These making processes are healing and calming” says Harwood.

The installation will be on exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre August 26th to October 3rd.  Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Press for exhibition – https://www.nelsonstar.com/entertainment/oxygen-summons-female-power/

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Sep
27
Wed
Summoning (No Words) exhibition at Oxygen @ Oxygen Art Centre
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 12:00 am

SUMMONING (NO WORDS) at Oxygen Art Centre

Summoning (No Words), an interactive sound installation built from the female voice, opens August 25th at the Oxygen Art Centre.

The project, conceived and designed by Nicola Harwood, is a sound temple made up of original sung compositions contributed by a seven-member team of award winning Canadian female vocalists and composers. Local singers Allison Girvan and Bessie Wapp are among the singers that have contributed. An interactive experience, as participants move through gallery, their movement will stimulate singing.

According to Harwood,“I wanted to respond to violence against women – specifically violence against Indigenous women in Canada. I also wanted to acknowledge the struggles that women face across the world. To that end, I invited a diverse range of singers from many different identities and musical worlds to contribute their voices.” Other contributors include Tanya Tagaq, Vandana Vishwas, Sandy Scofield, Andrea Menard and Mutya Macatumpag.

Harwood continues, “Collaborating across communities and building relationships with those outside our usual circle is, to me, one of the single most effective ways to create more tolerance in the world.” Collaborative effort in the creation of Summoning (No Words) has included community contributions of spoken poems that will form part of the soundscape as well as community members taking part in a Shibori dyeing process during three days of open studios last weekend.

“Women have done ‘hand work’ such as dyeing and sewing, for generations and this work has traditionally offered plenty of opportunity to chat, visit and be together in community. These making processes are healing and calming” says Harwood.

The installation will be on exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre August 26th to October 3rd.  Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Press for exhibition – https://www.nelsonstar.com/entertainment/oxygen-summons-female-power/

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Sep
28
Thu
Summoning (No Words) exhibition at Oxygen @ Oxygen Art Centre
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 12:00 am

SUMMONING (NO WORDS) at Oxygen Art Centre

Summoning (No Words), an interactive sound installation built from the female voice, opens August 25th at the Oxygen Art Centre.

The project, conceived and designed by Nicola Harwood, is a sound temple made up of original sung compositions contributed by a seven-member team of award winning Canadian female vocalists and composers. Local singers Allison Girvan and Bessie Wapp are among the singers that have contributed. An interactive experience, as participants move through gallery, their movement will stimulate singing.

According to Harwood,“I wanted to respond to violence against women – specifically violence against Indigenous women in Canada. I also wanted to acknowledge the struggles that women face across the world. To that end, I invited a diverse range of singers from many different identities and musical worlds to contribute their voices.” Other contributors include Tanya Tagaq, Vandana Vishwas, Sandy Scofield, Andrea Menard and Mutya Macatumpag.

Harwood continues, “Collaborating across communities and building relationships with those outside our usual circle is, to me, one of the single most effective ways to create more tolerance in the world.” Collaborative effort in the creation of Summoning (No Words) has included community contributions of spoken poems that will form part of the soundscape as well as community members taking part in a Shibori dyeing process during three days of open studios last weekend.

“Women have done ‘hand work’ such as dyeing and sewing, for generations and this work has traditionally offered plenty of opportunity to chat, visit and be together in community. These making processes are healing and calming” says Harwood.

The installation will be on exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre August 26th to October 3rd.  Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Press for exhibition – https://www.nelsonstar.com/entertainment/oxygen-summons-female-power/

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Sep
29
Fri
Summoning (No Words) exhibition at Oxygen @ Oxygen Art Centre
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 12:00 am

SUMMONING (NO WORDS) at Oxygen Art Centre

Summoning (No Words), an interactive sound installation built from the female voice, opens August 25th at the Oxygen Art Centre.

The project, conceived and designed by Nicola Harwood, is a sound temple made up of original sung compositions contributed by a seven-member team of award winning Canadian female vocalists and composers. Local singers Allison Girvan and Bessie Wapp are among the singers that have contributed. An interactive experience, as participants move through gallery, their movement will stimulate singing.

According to Harwood,“I wanted to respond to violence against women – specifically violence against Indigenous women in Canada. I also wanted to acknowledge the struggles that women face across the world. To that end, I invited a diverse range of singers from many different identities and musical worlds to contribute their voices.” Other contributors include Tanya Tagaq, Vandana Vishwas, Sandy Scofield, Andrea Menard and Mutya Macatumpag.

Harwood continues, “Collaborating across communities and building relationships with those outside our usual circle is, to me, one of the single most effective ways to create more tolerance in the world.” Collaborative effort in the creation of Summoning (No Words) has included community contributions of spoken poems that will form part of the soundscape as well as community members taking part in a Shibori dyeing process during three days of open studios last weekend.

“Women have done ‘hand work’ such as dyeing and sewing, for generations and this work has traditionally offered plenty of opportunity to chat, visit and be together in community. These making processes are healing and calming” says Harwood.

The installation will be on exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre August 26th to October 3rd.  Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Press for exhibition – https://www.nelsonstar.com/entertainment/oxygen-summons-female-power/

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Sep
30
Sat
Rural Artist Support Weekend @ The Civic Theatre
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:15 pm
Rural Artist Support Weekend @ The Civic Theatre

In the fall of 2016, NDAC hosted an Arts and Poverty Forum in partnership with the Civic Theatre. From that roundtable discussion it was determined that a major need of local and regional artists is education on the business of being an artist. In collaboration with the Civic Theatre and with the support of the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council, NDAC will be providing local artists with a free weekend symposium featuring speakers from the business community (business consultant, insurance broker, grant writing expert, marketing expert, social media expert et al.) as well as two roundtable discussions. These events are occuring as a part of Nelson’s Culture Days celebrations. One roundtable, Arts and Poverty 2, will focus on the struggles that local artists face and how we as a community can support them. The other roundtable, Getting the Gig, is made up of curators and bookers from local festivals and venues (Kaslo Jazz, Tiny Lights, Touchstones, Blue Night and the Capitol Theatre) who will give handy tips to any artists that may be applying to galleries, theatres and festivals in the future.

This symposium will provide an opportunity for local artists to better their business practices, which in turn will better themselves as artists. We would be providing resources that artists can often find difficulty accessing. It will offer tools that artists rarely take advantage of, and at zero cost. By strengthening the knowledge base of our local artists, we are empowering them with skills that will be beneficial to the entire community. Also, in offering a venue for our artists needs to be heard we are supporting them, which will only strengthen the cultural climate of the region.

Area Artists are the backbone of our cultural excellence and we as a community need to provide them with more opportunities to educate themselves and to feel heard and supported. Many artists can find the business of art a daunting undertaking, and not understanding the business of art can be a massive barrier on the road to success. This weekend will assist with breaking down that barrier.

**See poster for schedule**

Presented with generous support from the The Civic Theatre,
City of Nelson, British Columbia, Regional District of Central Kootenay, Columbia Basin Trust, Community Futures Central Kootenay, Finley’s Bar & Grill, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism, Touchstones Nelson – Museum of Art and History, West Kootenay Regional Arts Council

Summoning (No Words) exhibition at Oxygen @ Oxygen Art Centre
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 12:00 am

SUMMONING (NO WORDS) at Oxygen Art Centre

Summoning (No Words), an interactive sound installation built from the female voice, opens August 25th at the Oxygen Art Centre.

The project, conceived and designed by Nicola Harwood, is a sound temple made up of original sung compositions contributed by a seven-member team of award winning Canadian female vocalists and composers. Local singers Allison Girvan and Bessie Wapp are among the singers that have contributed. An interactive experience, as participants move through gallery, their movement will stimulate singing.

According to Harwood,“I wanted to respond to violence against women – specifically violence against Indigenous women in Canada. I also wanted to acknowledge the struggles that women face across the world. To that end, I invited a diverse range of singers from many different identities and musical worlds to contribute their voices.” Other contributors include Tanya Tagaq, Vandana Vishwas, Sandy Scofield, Andrea Menard and Mutya Macatumpag.

Harwood continues, “Collaborating across communities and building relationships with those outside our usual circle is, to me, one of the single most effective ways to create more tolerance in the world.” Collaborative effort in the creation of Summoning (No Words) has included community contributions of spoken poems that will form part of the soundscape as well as community members taking part in a Shibori dyeing process during three days of open studios last weekend.

“Women have done ‘hand work’ such as dyeing and sewing, for generations and this work has traditionally offered plenty of opportunity to chat, visit and be together in community. These making processes are healing and calming” says Harwood.

The installation will be on exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre August 26th to October 3rd.  Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Press for exhibition – https://www.nelsonstar.com/entertainment/oxygen-summons-female-power/

SUMMONING.poster.v6_WEB

Oct
1
Sun
Rural Artist Support Weekend @ The Civic Theatre
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:15 pm
Rural Artist Support Weekend @ The Civic Theatre

In the fall of 2016, NDAC hosted an Arts and Poverty Forum in partnership with the Civic Theatre. From that roundtable discussion it was determined that a major need of local and regional artists is education on the business of being an artist. In collaboration with the Civic Theatre and with the support of the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council, NDAC will be providing local artists with a free weekend symposium featuring speakers from the business community (business consultant, insurance broker, grant writing expert, marketing expert, social media expert et al.) as well as two roundtable discussions. These events are occuring as a part of Nelson’s Culture Days celebrations. One roundtable, Arts and Poverty 2, will focus on the struggles that local artists face and how we as a community can support them. The other roundtable, Getting the Gig, is made up of curators and bookers from local festivals and venues (Kaslo Jazz, Tiny Lights, Touchstones, Blue Night and the Capitol Theatre) who will give handy tips to any artists that may be applying to galleries, theatres and festivals in the future.

This symposium will provide an opportunity for local artists to better their business practices, which in turn will better themselves as artists. We would be providing resources that artists can often find difficulty accessing. It will offer tools that artists rarely take advantage of, and at zero cost. By strengthening the knowledge base of our local artists, we are empowering them with skills that will be beneficial to the entire community. Also, in offering a venue for our artists needs to be heard we are supporting them, which will only strengthen the cultural climate of the region.

Area Artists are the backbone of our cultural excellence and we as a community need to provide them with more opportunities to educate themselves and to feel heard and supported. Many artists can find the business of art a daunting undertaking, and not understanding the business of art can be a massive barrier on the road to success. This weekend will assist with breaking down that barrier.

**See poster for schedule**

Presented with generous support from the The Civic Theatre,
City of Nelson, British Columbia, Regional District of Central Kootenay, Columbia Basin Trust, Community Futures Central Kootenay, Finley’s Bar & Grill, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism, Touchstones Nelson – Museum of Art and History, West Kootenay Regional Arts Council

Oct
4
Wed
Keeping On Keeping On with Susan Andrews Grace @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oct 4 @ 12:30 am – 3:30 am
Oct
5
Thu
Flash – Non-Fiction with Rayya Liebich @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oct 5 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
Oct
6
Fri
Singing The Blues with Bessie Wapp @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oct 6 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

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