It’s The Arts Station Membership time of year! The Arts Station helps to bring Wednesday Socials in the summer, dumpster art evenings, live music in the winter, new art in the gallery every month, theatre, workshops for all ages and is the home to various art guilds. This little building is the heart of the city and memberships are only $38 for adults. For more information, you should check this out Membership Information.
- Discount on Indie Films Fernie.
- Discount on Concerts and theatre shows.
- Discount on workshops. *new*
- Some special events/ workshops may have a black out on discounts due to conditions.
- Weekly newsletter via email with up to date info and announcements.
- 1 Vote per membership at AGM.
- By becoming a member you are contributing towards the FDAC mandate and supporting Arts and Culture in the Elk Valley.
The Arts Station strives to bring quality cultural experiences to the communities in the Elk Valley and we rely heavily on support from people like yourself — community members who value the arts and wish to encourage and support the development of musicians, actors, dancers, visual artists and all who participate in the creation of art.
By renewing your membership you are not only maintaining the awesome benefits that you have been currently enjoying but you are also allowing others to chase their artistic dreams.
The Arts Station greatly appreciates your support and we look forward to seeing you at one of the great events in the upcoming year.”
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Tagged art gallery, Community, Fernie, Membership, Pottery, The Arts, The Arts Station, Theatre
So far, my favourite part of being a member of the Fernie Arts Co-op is getting to know a whole new group of women and men from the community, including this amazing person, Jeanne Parker. I’ve been going through intense retail training over the last couple weeks and it’s been a pleasure. After I’m done training I’ll start working on my own, so I won’t have Jeanne to keep me company, but I love making new connections and I’m excited to meet more people along the way.
This spot used to be full of thread, cotton fabric and sewing machines…and now you would never recognize the place! It’s called Cryptic Hive. CH has been open for a while and I still haven’t been inside. I thought it was just a tattoo service but there’s also art, I’m learning, and jewelry. I’ll have to check it out.
Once again, I’m amazed at all the art in this small town. There are more art galleries than sport shops in Fernie! Truth.
What I can’t say, I paint
Opening in the Gallery tonight:
January 4th, 7pm
“Some of the paintings focus on our voyeuristic urge, to watch, to judge without thinking for ourselves and a few others are more positive like being part of a supportive structure, being right in the middle of that drastic change we want to see.”Join Pru and ourselves at the opening this Thursday at 7pm to preview this thought-provoking exhibition.
From The Arts Station:
This December, we want to fill our gallery with beautiful and diverse wreaths, designed and made by local artists.
To submit a design, please send us a sketch of your planned wreath together with the application form, downloadable below. Submissions should emailed to email@example.com or brought to the Arts Station.
The deadline for entries is October 23rd.
Chosen artists will be contacted on October 30th and will have until Tuesday 28th November to create their design.
The show will then open on November 30th @ 7pm.
Submissions will be adjudicated by the Gallery Committee. Wreath designs will be selected by their originality, artistic merit and ability to be achieved.
The Arts Station will provide wreaths to decorate, or you can use your own wreath structure.
Wreaths can be made from any materials, but must be no bigger than 60 cms x 60 cms, or 2 ft x 2 ft.
Local businesses and community groups are also very welcome to submit.
The wreaths will be sold via silent auction throughout December and the proceeds will contribute to the Arts Station Youth Bursary.
There will also be a People’s Choice award for the favourite wreath. Prize to be announced.
More information here.
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Tagged art gallery, Call For Submissions, Fernie, Fundraiser, Holiday, The Arts Station, Wreaths
Call to Artists (by Fernie Museum)
This call to artists is for the upcoming Fernie Artography exhibit at the Fernie Museum, the third of four exhibits being presented as part of the Canada 150 Cultural Series by the Fernie Museum and the Fernie Arts Station.
Fernie Artography explores the human and natural landscapes in and around Fernie that help define the psyche of who we are as a community, including buildings, abandoned buildings, streetscapes, cultural landscapes, human landscapes (your backyard, garden, community parks, paths/trails, etc), and natural landscapes (mountain vistas, rivers, forests, and valleys). Read more here.
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Tagged art gallery, Art Show, Call For Submissions, Canada 150, Exhibit, Fernie Artography, Fernie Museum, Landscape