Category Archives: Elk Valley

Music Break : Old Friend

 

I just happened upon this song accidentally – life is funny like that.

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Fernie On Instagram : Stay Gold Fernie

Fernie’s Coal Town has the coolest fundraiser. 100% of sales from Stay Gold Fernie pins goes toward a local organization and this winter it’s all going to Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club. In 2018 they raised money for Fernie Seniors Centre. Amazing!

Fernie On Instagram : A Drag Love Story

When Things Start To Make Sense

Have you ever had an experience working on something for a long time and then all of a sudden it just makes sense? That’s way too vague. For instance, I’ve been drawing for years, maybe twenty years or more, although my art has taken on various forms and gone in many directions. Until recently I never really knew what I wanted to do. I kept trying different styles, searching for my own artistic voice…which is very hard in a world full of incredible artists. And then I did this little handsome bird:

annex_handsomebird

And I said to myself, in my head because out loud I’d look even more crazy, “yes! I think I like this.” Handsome Bird lead me to pieces like this:

And I’m starting to build a catalogue of illustrations that I’m so proud of. There’s a uniform look and feel and it’s all making sense. It’s a nice place to be.

For more art head to www.annexcollections.com or check out the Fernie Arts Co-op where I’ll be selling my illustrations in the near future. We will also be selling our Annex Suspended mobiles! Whoop Whoop!

MBF and JJ Shiplett At The Northern

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald & JJ Shiplett music at The Northern Fernie BC

From Facebook:

Two of Canada’s finest are coming through! Don’t sleep on this one Fernie!

/// MICHAEL BERNARD FITZGERALD ///

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald (MBF) is a singer and songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. A touring troubadour, most of his time is spent on stage playing clubs, theatres and festivals across North America. He is a dog man with a good plan and two hands.

MBF has shared the stage and toured with Joel Plaskett, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Steve Winwood, Third Eye Blind, Sam Roberts, Stars, K-OS, The Wallflowers, Elliott Brood, Lights and many more. He’s also played Firefly Festival, Mountain Jam, Calgary Folk Music Festival, X Fest, Virgin Fest, Winnpeg Folk Festival The Calgary Stampede and Capital Ex.

/// JJ Shiplett ///

Rugged, raspy and reserved, JJ Shiplett is a true artist. Unapologetically himself, the Alberta born singer-songwriter and performer is bold in range and musical creativity, with a passion and reverence for the art of music and performance that has captured the attention of music fans across the country. A troubadour whose songs resonate with emotional sincerity and an underdog’s enduring hope, he pens anthemic songs that make you believe in something in this hard world, and others that convince you to soak it all in whiskey ‘n’ wine and just go dancin’. Shiplett’s music is all heart: convincing, compelling and resonant. He’s currently putting the finishing touches on his self-penned and produced debut album.

The Arts Station Pottery Workshop With Helena Dejong

person wearing green glove while carving

Intro to Hand Building with Helena Dejong

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Date: March 13th – spots go quick.

Price: $40 each class includes clay and firing

This pottery workshop gives you a chance to build your own cup and bowl. Do one to get a taster or sign up for all to try out different variations.

For more info call 250-423-4842 or email assistant@theartsstation.com

These workshops are designed to instruct you in the skills of pottery. The cost of the workshops cover the time and expertise of instructors providing the participant with an experience. Pieces made during the workshop cannot be guaranteed and pottery may not survive the firing process. The complete process also takes time to finish and pottery will not be available for at least 6 weeks after the workshop.- Refunds will only be given for requests made 7 days in advance.

This class does not involve the wheel.

IFF Screening Of Sharkwater Extinction

IFF Fernie Film Festival - Sharkwater Extinction at Vogue Theatre

Sharkwater Extinction (Canada), the final film by award-winning Toronto documentarian, photographer, and conservationist Rob Stewart, updates and expands on the fight by Stewart and others to halt the hunting of sharks. Yet these magnificent creatures are in more danger than ever, due to a thriving pirate industry, legal loopholes, and widespread corruption. Over 100 million sharks are still killed every year. The world’s shark population has decreased by 90 percent in the last 30 years. Completed by the production team after Stewart died while making the film, Sharkwater Extinction takes us to Costa Rica, Cape Verde, the Bahamas, Panama, and the US to explore the myriad ways sharks continue to be placed in peril.

Sun, 13 January 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST
Vogue Theatre