“Mark your calendars! Patty Reedyk will have this book in stock soon. Read it beforehand if you can. It knocked my socks off. I read it in a single sitting (with no intention of doing so). I found myself lost in it from the first pages. A beautiful exploration of grief and love and resilience. How do we find meaning when there seems to be none? How do we go on when we can’t go on? Is there a way togrieve joyfully or grieve lovingly? There is so much to talk about – the realest stuff. Plus Becky Livingston is someone you absolutely want to meet! Come hear how she quit her job and sold her house and spent 2+ years as a nomad, wandering the planet and spreading her daughter’s ashes. This is a conversation – and a book! and a woman! – you do not want to miss. Trust me.”
Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to join us for a two-day Introduction to Ballet For Children on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.
Classes will begin each day upstairs at the Fernie Museum for an artistic activity in conjunction with the Museum’s current ballet- themed exhibit, Perfect Line, and then move next door to Motion Dance Academy studio for a dance lesson. No prior dance experience required!
Parents are invited to watch a mini-performance at 2:45 pm on Sunday, April 14.
ABOUT MOTION DANCE ACADEMY
Motion Dance Academy is a dance studio in downtown Fernie that specializes in Tap, Jazz, and Ballet. We also have Creative Movement classes for 3-4 year olds. It has been around for seven years and has been growing steadily each year. Karla Hein is a certified Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) Jazz and Tap teacher, she has just finished her Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet Teaching Certificate, and she has her Bachelor of Education. Each year Motion Dance Academy participates in ADAPT Jazz and Tap Exams and RAD Ballet Exams in Cranbrook. We also attend competitions each year in Kimberley and Lethbridge. In June we celebrate everyone’s hard work and growth with a year-end recital!
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Michelle and I were artists in the Festival of Lights this past weekend and, although the work was hard, it was worth it. To be part of community projects is so important to me and to push us to work in a different way (glowing 3D objects!) gets the brain working double-time. Thank goodness Michelle doesn’t mind getting involved in these projects with me.
The whole event was incredibly fun. Parading around downtown with our families, dancing in a crowd, looking at the other brilliant art installations, drinking hot chocolate and watching fireworks at the end. A great event for Fernie!
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Tagged Art Project, Fernie, Fernie Lantern Festival, The Arts Station
Cirque Du Soleil – Corteo
“Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.”
Fernie Chautauqua kicks off today and goes until Sunday, September 16th. The schedule is so long and vast, you gotta get to their website www.ferniechautauqua.com to see it all. If you’re coming for the weekend, Fernie’s RV Resort has some yurts available. Special!
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From facebook event page:
“Art on the Lawn is an opportunity for the public to experience local Fernie art, meet the artists and see them work! A truly unique experience as part of Chautauqua!
The Fernie Visual Arts Guild and individual artists will display their art for viewing and sale. Fernie artists Laura Nelson, Brianne Chisholm and Vanessa Croome can be seen live painting throughout the event.
Fifteen local artists are creating a selection of original work especially for ArtExpo2018 being displayed for your enjoyment and appreciation during Art the Lawn. Everyone is encouraged to wander around the three sided easels to view the varied works of our artists. Participating artists are Amanda Haugrud, Aidan Barnes, Melanie MacVoy, Vanessa Croome, Pru Harshan, Brina Schenk, Brianne Chisholm, Megan Haeusler, Judy Winter, Kathy Stead, Dorothy Sharp, Tyra Collombin, Laura Nelson, Pat Moore, Leanne Stothert.
In addition look for the WonderWalk installment at Art on the Lawn. Fernie artist Brina Schenk has created a new series of original paintings which form a wonderful story for kids and adults alike.
Cover artwork: Laura Nelson”
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Tagged Art Expo, Art on the Lawn, Brina Schenk, City of Fernie, live painting, Local Artists, The Other Side of the Bookshelf, WonderWalk