Jeanne enjoys working with encaustics because it allows her to use her imagination to create one of a kind works of art. She works with the wax while it is warm and paints layers of melted beeswax onto her canvas to create beautiful texture and feeling in her work. Her works have such depth that it looks like the flowers are coming out of the canvas to greet the viewer. Her paintings in this exhibition are a collection of her most recent works and share the common theme of nature, something that is very important to Jeanne. Viewers can expect to see beautiful and tactile works depicting trees, flowers, and natural imagery from Fernie.
The Flathead Wild Art Exhibit is the result of bringing local artists into the wild Flathead River Valley for a week. It features works from Laura Nelson (Fernie), Tara Higgins (Fernie), Joseph Cross (Cranbrook), Denise Lemaster (Invermere), and Simon Haiduk (Kimberley). It also features works from Jackson Hole-based artist Dwayne Harty.
Indie Films Fernie Presents: Siddharth
Monday, April 7th at 7pm
at the Vogue Theatre / 321 2nd ave Fernie
Arts Station Members Adults : $9 Youth : $8
Non-Members Adults : $10 Youth : $9
Tickets available at the door and ONLINE.
Siddharth (Canada/India, Hindi with English subtitles) from the director of Amala, is he heart-rending tale about a poor Delhi street merchant desperately searching for his missing young son. Mahendra (who mends zippers in the streets of New Delhi) sends his 12 year old son Siddharth to work in a factory in another province to support their family. When Siddharth fails to return home for Diwali Mahendra embarks upon a moving, tangled, and often seemingly futile journey to find his son. A powerful story about the ramifications of a single decision and the limitations that result from poverty, it underscores that in the face of the unspeakable, one must keep moving forward.
Old Man Luedecke with Jordie Lane
Tuesday, March 11th at 8pm
At The Arts Station / 601 – 1st ave.
Members: Adult $15 Youth $10 / Non-members: Adult $20 Youth $14.
Tickets available at The Arts Station and ONLINE.
Old Man Luedecke isn’t afraid to put his neck on the line. His latest album, Tender Is The Night, goes beyond his beloved solo, banjo-driven folk tunes. Driving a Nashville band from beginning to end with his recognizable voice, this is an artist honing his cunning lyrical flair – tenderly pushing the boundaries of his storytelling with his unique mix of folk, bluegrass and pop hooks. www.oldmanluedecke.ca
Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project
Application Deadline: Friday, March 14, 3pm
Painting Dates: Sunday, July 6, 2014
Click here to download the Application
The City of Fernie along with the Beautification Committee is pleased to announce a Call for Entry for the inaugural ‘Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project’. Out of the Box is a public art initiative by the City of Fernie and in collaboration with Southeast Disposal. Project facilitation is provided by the Fernie & District Arts Council and a volunteer committee. Out of the Box is a project in which 6-12 commercial trash dumpsters will be transformed into works of public art by regional artists.
Join local watercolour painter Pamm Ciupa for this four session advanced watercolour workshop designed to take your painting to the next level. Expanding on skills acquired in Introduction to Watercolour participants will create dynamic works of art through a deeper understanding of the watercolour process. Introduction to Watercolour is not a pre-requisite, but if you have had some experience with watercolour painting then this class is for you!
The Advanced photography workshop is for participants who are comfortable with manually controlling their camera, and now want to learn to push their artistic eye to the next level. The morning will be spent focusing on improving portrait style images. The afternoon we will discuss landscape and scenic images. Learn how to create beautiful photos of pets and people, take killer sunsets or landscape photos, and what common mistakes you should avoid. If you’ve already taken the intro to photography course, then this is the perfect “next step”.
InstaArts encourages participants to demonstrate their creativity by taking photos with their mobile devices and posting these images to their Instagram account with the hashtag #fernieartsstation. Station staff will monitor these posts and select the most inspiring ones to be incorporated into The Fernie Arts Station’s Facebook page in a folder labeled “InstaArts Media Project.” The Arts Station invites everyone to look at these images and share them with their friends and repost the images to other social media accounts. Partcipants are encouraged to be as creative as possible, but avoid violating any limitations about copyrighted material restrictions. Images that are explicit or graphic in nature will not be considered. For more information about InstaArts Media Project or any Arts Station programs, contact Courtney Baker at 250-423-4842.
The Arts Station Gallery will be open from 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday all year long! Come by pay us a visit, take a look around, and make sure to check out all of the great programs we have happening.
The hours for The Blue Toque is open
Mondays 10am – 2pm
Thursdays 10am – 2pm
Fridays 10am – 2pm / 5pm – 9 pm
Saturdays 9am – 2pm / 5pm – 9pm
Sundasys 9am – 2pm
Closed Tuesday / Wednesday and statutory holidays.
We have changed the format of our weekly newsletter that gets sent out to members! It is short, sweet and better than ever. Now, we highlight the events taking place the following week and that’s all! We still have our full length newsletter available online including community events, call for entry and much more! Click HERE for our full length newsletter or to subscribe to our weekly bulletin!
For better or worse The Arts Station has started a blog. It is still a work in progress so please be patient! We can be found at http://theartsstation.wordpress.com. Please do keep checking it though as we will be updating it regularly and are working on a secret but great online project for 2012.