Kootenay Gallery of Art: Monday Night at the Movies – March 26

Faces, Places

Monday, March 26
at 7pm at the Old Theatre

Calling all lovers of photography and France! Come to the Old Theatre Castlegar on March 26th, for the Kootenay Gallery’s presentation of Faces, Places, the multi -award winning documentary and Oscar nominee for best documentary feature film in a foreign language.

At 89, Agnes Varda is a renowned artist with nothing to prove and everything to discover. She  teamed up with JR, a 34 year old French photographer and environmental artist, to take a series of meandering trips through agricultural and industrial towns in France, talking to people and taking pictures.

Agnes is a tiny woman with a two-tone page boy and JR is tall and stylish and never takes off his sunglasses and together they make a charming pair, irresistible to the many subjects they interview and photograph. JRs van is equipped with the technology to produce portraits large enough to cover barns and houses to magnificent effect and their subjects are touched to see their likenesses turned into large scale public art installations.

Through this deceptively casual journey, Ms Varda has communicated a rich and challenging array of feelings and ideas . As we look at these faces and places, we are invited to reflect on the passage of time and the nature of memory.

Ticket at the door $9.00

Thank you, as always to Lowell and family at the Old Theatre. Be sure to save some room for popcorn with real butter for sale at the concession.

Preview of “Faces, Places”

And don’t forget…

The Kootenay Gallery is offering a couple of events that coincide with our two exhibitions with climate change themes.



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Luna – Nocturnal Art and Wonder: Call for Submissions


To learn more about Luna see 2017 recap article here / watch video here

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BC Music Fund March 2018 Newsletter

Attend Vancouver’s First Music City Forum

Join us in Vancouver for the first ever Music Cities Forum on March 22, and learn strategies to support your music city.

100-150 attendees will attend a mix of panels, presentations and roundtables, with presenters from Seattle, San Fransisco, Quebec, Portland, and across Canada.

Apply for the Phoenix Training & Professional Development Program

After the successful launch of Phoenix 2017, Music BC and its program partners Creative BC, The Province of British Columbia and FACTOR are pleased to announce that the program will be offered again beginning in late May. Mid-career music managers, label owners and senior music business executives are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications isApril 3rd 2018 at 5pm PST

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Heritage BC Update – Two Announcements: Heritage Watch List and New Grant Program

The Heritage BC Watch List

The Heritage BC Watch List will be a catalyst to draw attention to the conditions of sites and places of value and significance to the historic and cultural fabric of British Columbia.

The Watch List aims to stimulate awareness and conversation, to foster protection and engagement, and to encourage action for improved preservation and conservation. The Watch List will identify the susceptibilities and vulnerabilities of sites that strongly contribute to the identity and story of the local community and place and contribute to the legacy of British Columbia.

Focusing on the potential risks to material fabric and intangible heritage, the Watch List will bring attention to constant and wide-ranging challenges for heritage conservation, while providing a local advocacy tool as a call to action for sites that matter.

Submit your nomination for the Watch List here.

Learn more about this new program here.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Paul Gravett.

Heritage Legacy Fund

Intake for all programs begin April 4, 2018
2018 guidelines and program information now available.

Call for Applications:
Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council

The Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council is being created to connect communities, industry and government on tourism-related policies, issues and actions in a more structured and inclusive way.

The Honourable Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, is seeking individuals to serve as members of the Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council. The Council is an advisory group that provides advice on the issues and opportunities facing the tourism industry and informs the development and implementation of the provincial tourism strategy.

For more information and to apply, visit the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture website.

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NYTimes: Museums Fight the Isolation and Pain of Dementia

Using objects, narratives and technology, museums in Liverpool, England, are rekindling memories and making connections.

Read More…

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Share Your Expertise & Network during #StartupChats Every Wednesday & Friday!

Startup Canada’s #StartupChats & Podcasts

Every week, Startup Canada launches new digital programs for entrepreneurs. From skill building #StartupChats to inspiring and informative podcasts, there’s something for every entrepreneur. Sign up for the latest programs below to receive updates.

Share Your Insights & Network During #StartupChats on Twitter

Imagine you had an unlimited amount of tools and resources to help you run your business at your fingertips. With the click of a button, you could access easy-to-digest financial and bookkeeping services, instant messaging, file storage, all while remaining secure and compact. Sound too good to be true? With new and improved cloud services for small and medium sized enterprises, efficiency and convenience take the place of tedious manual labour.

Join #StartupChats today from 12pm – 1pm ET with Rogers (@RogersBiz) to share your insights, learn best practices and grow your network of entrepreneurs. Hosted by Kylie Woods, the Founder & CEO of Calgary-based Chic Geek (@kywoods_).

Sign up for March #StartupChats

Join the #THRIVEPodcast Community

Emily Rose Antflick is on a mission to live an integrated life, where her entrepreneurial work is a journey of her soul. “I started dreaming of what a workplace would be like where I could show up and be myself.” In this weeks #THRIVEPodcast host Janice McDonald talks to Emily about being a solo entrepreneur and incorporating wellness and feminist values into work, and life. Listen to the first episode of the #THRIVEPodcast now here!

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Trail & District Arts Council: Your Weekly Arts Event Update!


Kootenay Concert Connection and 105.7 EZ Rock present
Open Road Tour 2018
Wishbone Ash and
Special Guest David Gogo & Band

Thursday, September 27th at 7:30 pm
The Bailey Theatre

England’s own Wishbone Ash come to The Bailey with their blues/rock spectacular.

The classic rock band of the late ’60s and early ’70s enjoys a unique place in popular
musical history. Inspired equally by British folk traditions and American jazz and R&B, the group played to public and critical acclaim.

The band includes founding member Andy Powell, who handles lead vocals and trades licks with Yorkshire’s Mark Abrahams. Bassist Bob Skeat, a 20-year veteran of the band, keeps the bottom rocking with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers whose performance credits include Pendragon and David Cross of King Crimson.

Recording highlights are, of course, the multi-million selling 1972 album “Argus,” considered to be one of the all-time classic rock albums. The band’s biggest seller, “Live Dates” (1973), is one of the highly rated live albums of the 1970s. With 24 studio releases, 11 live albums and five live DVDs to date, Wishbone Ash continues to prove they are not a band to rest on their laurels.

For the latest news visit www.wishboneash.com.

Opening for Wishbone Ash is David Gogo,with his groove-fueled blend of blues and rock, who has played on stage with B.B. King, George Thorogood,and The Tragically Hip.

All seats are reserved and priced at $49.50
Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 16 at 10 am.


Sunday Cinema presents The Breadwinner
March 18 at 4:30 pm / The Royal Theatre, Trail

A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family.
Director: Nora Twomey
Stars: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus
Runtime: 1h 34min
Country: Ireland | Canada | Luxembourg
Language: English
Rating: PG
Animation, Drama, Family
94% Rotten Tomatoes
“The Breadwinner is a well-crafted and inspiring story with an important message about female empowerment, embodied in heroic Parvana, something people of all ages should embrace.” Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film

To watch the trailer, click here.

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