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Fernie Banner Launch At The Arts Station

Fernie Banner Project 2018 Opening Reception

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“A Hardy Town” Sculpture Unveiling Tomorrow

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Public Art Unveiling

June 1, 2018 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

The City of Fernie, along with Artists Michael Hepher and Paul Reimer, will be officially unveiling “A Hardy Town” sculpture on June 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the Fernie Arts Station.  The public is invited to join in a short ceremony to unveil the artwork.

This piece was developed to commemorate the 1908 fire that devastated the community.  The artists’ focus was to showcase the strength of Fernie and the resiliency of the people who rebuilt the community. The funding stipulated that the art must commemorate a significant community story that has shaped the history of the city and the Great Fire of 1908 was chosen as a dramatic, defining moment for Fernie. “Our piece uses the idea of leaning forward.  Philosophically the leaning carries forward the metaphor of people depending on one another for support, their lives interlocking” Hepher stated.

A total of $50,000 in funding was received for the project through a joint application between the City of Fernie and the Fernie Museum to the BC Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada Grant Program. The grant required $10,000 of matched funds from the city, which was allocated from the Station Square Redevelopment Project, funded by the Resort Municipality Initiative.

The sculpture will be permanently installed at The Arts Station.

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Spinners and Weavers Guild – Saori Workshop

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Saturday and Sunday 7-8th April, 9-3pm

Saori is hand weaving that emphasises creativity and free expression. No rules, no fear – just pure absorption and immersion into weaving and working with yarn and threads. This ‘non-technique’ is meditative in nature and aims to build a clearer expression of your human self from the process itself and the resulting handwoven cloth.

Fernie Potters Guild Open House & Sale

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Friday April 6th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Whether you’re looking for a gift or to fill that lonely spot in your cupboard, there will be plenty of unique pottery available for purchase. A wide range of prices and sizes will ensure that you’ll fall in love with something. Feel free to take a quick tour and chat with our potters about their work, upcoming classes, and what the guild has to offer you.