Island Mountain Arts: New music, exhibitions, workshops & festival news!

‘The 100 Houses Project: Reflections on Our Times’ by Mo Hamilton 

Friday, January 25th to Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Exhibition Announcement & Artist Talk
Mo Hamilton is a multidisciplinary artist from Prince George, influenced by notions of displacement, resulting from frequent moves to and from numerous Canadian communities over the last decade. Island Mountain Arts (located at 2323 Pooley St, Wells, BC) is pleased to announce Mo’s exhibition launch and artist talk on Friday, January 25th at 7pm. This free opening event includes the artist’s discussion of her recent solo exhibition, ‘The 100 Houses Project: Reflections on Our Times’ features 100 linocut prints. The exhibition presents the completion of her long-term art process of one hundred works titled ‘The 100 Houses Project’. This large collection of works explores the theme of what home means, and tells a story of how humans adapt to changes, whether they are by displacement from political upheaval, forest fires, climate change, or economics.

Secret Sessions with Tariq with Sam Davidson performing his track ‘Two Hands’

Tariq is a Juno nominated songwriter and recording artist with a music career that spans over two decades. Born in rural Quebec to parents from Pakistan and Fiji, Tariq grew up on a healthy diet of Bollywood soundtracks. Then, in high school, he got his hands on a guitar and started writing songs which sounded more like Cat Stevens and Neil Young than Mohammed Rafi. See the video here!
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Complete the 2019 Canadian Entrepreneurship Census to win big!

Tell us how Canada can better support YOU to start-up, find customers, make sales, and reach your business goals.

The census takes just 15 minutes. Every entrepreneur who completes the census will receive free tickets to International Women’s Day, gain early and express access into the Canadian Export Challenge, and tickets to the Startup Canada Awards! You will also be invited to the Startup Canada Beta Accelerator Program this Spring.

Want exposure for your business? Participants will be entered in to win a prize package valued at $2,000 including a guest spot on the Startup Canada Podcast with
host Rivers Corbett.

Complete the Census by January 31st

For more info, click here.

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Theatrical Workshop with Bushel & Peck!

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Snow is falling — what better time to get silly?! RCAC invites you to join Bushel & Peck this Saturday, January 19th, at Miners’ Hall for a theatrical workshop focused on Clown, Physical Comedy, and Improvisation. You’ll learn how to master things like character creation, embodying emotions, and honouring those all-too-familiar winter impulses.

This workshop will help you overcome fears associated with performing, encourage you to explore the ridiculous, and learn strategies to connect with an audience. Learn how to converse with that inner critic. Build self-awareness, promote honesty and vulnerability, and celebrate creative play in a safe and supportive learning environment.

Bushel & Peck will be performing at the Charles Bailey Theatre the day prior to the workshop, giving participants insight into the mechanics of professional theatre.

The Rossland Council for Arts & Culture invites you to embrace your inner ridiculous self and participate in this 3 hour workshop! This workshop is open to youth ages 7-adult. Please register in advance at www.rosslandartscouncil.com/upcoming-events

Date: Saturday January 19, 2019

Time: 10am to 1pm

Location: Rossland Miners’ Hall

Registration: The cost for this 3-hour workshop is just $20. Please go to www.rosslandartscouncil.com/upcoming-events to sign up.

 

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Author describes life in remote Nepal

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In a remote region of Nepal, at an altitude of 13,000 feet, a community ekes out an existence against a backdrop of breathtaking beauty. It’s a place most of us will never see, but we can catch a glimpse this month. Author Dorje Dolma presents her book Yak Girl: Growing Up in the Remote Dolpo Region of Nepal at a special presentation on Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 PM at the Nelson Library. The multimedia presentation is accompanied by portraits from the village by photographer David R. Gluns.

The outside world knew little of the Dolpo region when, in the 1980s, celebrated travel writer Peter Matthiessen described life there in The Snow Leopard. Then, Dolpo had no running water, electricity, motor vehicles, phones, school, or doctors other than the lamas trained in the use of herbs and prayer. This is where the author grew up, caring for her many siblings and the family’s sheep, goats, and yaks—even defending them from snow leopards.

Yak Girl describes the author’s life in what one review called “a vivid testimony of growing up and learning to survive in a harsh, rugged, yet astonishingly beautiful land.” Included in the story is the perilous, month-long trek to Kathmandu with her parents to meet the westerners who would take her to the U.S. for the surgery that would save her life in “a candid, true-life story of hardship, strength, family ties, and culture shock.”

Dorje was eventually adopted by her new American family; she graduated from university and became an early childhood educator before undertaking this, her first book.

Dorje’s tour includes presentations at Rossland Public Library on Wednesday, January 30 at 7pm, and at Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace in Castlegar on Thursday, January 31 at 11am.

The tour also includes local schools, and presentations in Kelowna and Vernon. On Monday, February 4, at 7:00 PM, the Civic Theatre in Nelson will show the documentary The Only Son, which follows Dorje’s brother Pema and his family, and the struggle to preserve a culture.

The tour is sponsored by Altitude Project, a non-profit registered charity which sponsors education, health and infrastructure projects in the Upper Dolpo, Dorje’s home region of Nepal.

 

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Derina Harvey Band’s east coast kitchen party this Thurs Jan 17

An East Coast kitchen party to warm up a cold night! Fearless front-woman Derina Harvey leads this Celtic rock group, who are recent winners of the People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards. The band has a rocky, rhythmic undertow; layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derina’s powerful voice. dHb has been likened to a rockier version of Canada’s Great Big Sea … if fronted by Adele!

7:30pm this THURSDAY JAN 17, 2019

DERINA HARVEY BAND

at the GOLDEN CIVIC CENTRE

For more info, click here.

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Check out RCAC’s line-up of events for January!

Delicatessen

A unique film where a post-apocalyptic future becomes the setting for pitch black humor in this visually intricate French comedy.

This dark tale is played out in a brilliantly designed, glorious surreal alternate world that includes extravagant visuals, absurdist plot twists, and a sense of humor that combines sharp satire with broad slapstick and gross-out imagery. This mixture may displease the weak of stomach, but those attuned to the film’s sensibility will be delighted by the obvious technical virtuosity and wicked sense of humor.


Snow is falling — what better time to get silly?! Join Bushel & Peck Saturday, January 19th, at Miners’ Hall for a theatrical workshop focused on Clown, Physical Comedy, and Improvisation. You’ll learn how to master things like character creation, embodying emotions, and honouring those all-too-familiar winter impulses.

In this workshop you will learn to overcome fears associated with performing, to explore the ridiculous, strategies to connect with an audience, and how to converse with that inner critic.

Build self-awareness, promote honesty and vulnerability, and celebrate creative play in a safe and supportive learning environment.

If you register for the workshop, The Bailey Theatre would like to offer you reduced price Bushel and Peck show tickets, for the performance on Friday, January 18 at 7:30 pm, for only $20. Once registered, you will be contacted with how to get this discounted rate! This offer ends January 17.

Register Now!

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Many events to brighten up these dark winter nights!

Coming soon to the Capitol Theatre…

PHYSICAL COMEDY

Bushel & Peck 

Saturday, January 12th @ 7:30pm
Tickets: $25

Real-life couple Stéphanie Morin-Robert (The Merkin Sisters) and Alastair Knowles (James and Jamesy) fuse their mastery of comedy and performance in Bushel & Peck. This surreal, mischievous, and charming love story invites audiences into the performers’ relationship, presenting a tongue-in-cheek perspective on love and the creative process.

DANCE

Indigenous Culture Celebration

Saturday, January 26th @ 4pm
Tickets: Adult $8, Youth FREE

A collaboration of The Capitol Theatre, Shelly Boyd, Sinixt Nation – Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Ktunaxa Nation, Nelson and area Metis, School District #8.

With performances and teachings by The Salish School of Spokane, Metis Nation and Yaqan Nukiy.

FAMILY SERIES

Alex Zerbe

Sunday, January 27th @ 4pm
Tickets: $13.50

Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic, Alex Zerbe (aka “The Zaniac”), is bringing his high-energy performance to the Capitol. This two-time Guinness World Record holder creates a sense of awe in every audience member as he beat-boxes, dances, jokes, sings funny songs, and juggles while sharing his mastery of physical comedy.

Other special events coming to the Capitol Theatre…

Tuesday, January 29th @ 8pm
Four Canadian comedians come togetherfor the 11th annual Snowed in Comedy Tour. This year’s comics are Debra DiGiovanni, Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn and Paul Myrehaug.
Tickets: Adult $40, Senior $30, Student $25

Wednesday, January 30th @ 7:30pm
Nelson Overture Concert Series presents Cheng Duo. Brother and sister duo, Silvie Cheng, piano and Bryon Cheng, cello have been lauded for their refreshing approach to making classical music accessible, with a rare balance of infectious joy and enthusiasm.
Tickets: Adult $27.50, Age 18 and under free.

Capitol Theatre programming

Spotlight: Performance Creation Camp (age 13-18)
March 17 – 21, 2019 from 9am-4pm
Instructor: Bessie Wapp

Footlights Academy: Acting Foundation (age 8-12)
June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19, 2019 from 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor Avi Phillips

Sign up for programs at the Capitol Theatre Box Office. Space is limited.

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