Stained Glass Mosaics
by Bev Delyea
Opening Reception: Wednesday March 25th from 7pm
Exhibit Continues Until: Monday, April 27th
Bev Delyea is a long-time Fernie resident who practices the little-known but ancient art of mosaics. In Bev’s case, the choice of material for her mosaics in this exhibition is stained glass. Unlike stained glass (windows) which are transparent, stained glass in mosaics are glued to a substrate and (usually) grouted. Ancient mosaics were usually created with marble tesserae (or stone) and were a long-lasting artwork on floors and walls throughout Europe.
An impulsive decision 12 years ago when she did a stained-glass mosaic frame for a mirror in a workshop surprisingly turned into a long-term practice with mosaics. Learning by trial and error, relying on art courses taken decades before and on her former hobby of quilting, and finding excellent on-line mosaic communities, Bev continued to improve her mosaic skills. What most attracted Bev to using stained glass as a medium is the availability of beautiful and brilliant colours.
The mosaic art exhibit, Valley Visions in Stained Glass Mosaics is a collection of artworks she calls glass paintings. The one-of-a-kind, contemplative works “show the way I see the world, particularly in the Fernie area,” she said. The mosaics include landscape, impressionistic and abstract works. A work in progress along with glass and tools will be on display at the Arts Station until April 27th.
April 30-May 26, 2015
The Arts Station is Proud to Present:
The Documentary Film and it’s Director
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton
Friday March 27th at 8pm
Saturday March 28th at 3pm
At The Arts Station
Tickets: Available at the door and online
Standard: $15/adult $5/youth
Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw Records on the map. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton gives an exclusive look into the label’s left-of-center artists, history, culture, and global following.
The film features exclusive interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), Tyler the Creator, and many more.
Director, Jeff Broadway will be at both screenings for a Question & Answer session after the movie.
To watch the trailer click HERE
Indie Films Fernie Presents…
Trick or Treaty
Monday April 6th 2015
7pm at The Vogue Theatre
Members: $9/adult; $8/youth
Non-Members: $10/adult; $9/youth
Legendary Canadian documentary maker, Alanis Obomsawin digs into the tangled history of Treaty 9 — the infamous 1905 agreement wherein First Nations communities allegedly relinquished sovereignty over their traditional territories — to reveal the deceptions and distortions which “the real agreement” has been subjected to by successive governments seeking to deprive Canada’s First Peoples of their lands and rights.
To watch the trailer, click HERE
Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project Application Information
Application Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2pm
Notification Day (via email): Monday, April 20, 2015
Preparation Dates: Friday and Saturday, July 3-4, 2015
Painting Dates: Sunday, July 5, 2015
The City of Fernie along with the Beautification Committee is pleased to announce a Call for Entry for the 2nd Annual; ‘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 10 commercial trash dumpsters will be transformed into works of public art by regional artists. The artists will be selected from a Call to Artists with a deadline of Friday, April 10, 2pm at The Arts Station. Late submissions are absolutely not accepted.
If you’re interested in taking part in this fun event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a full application
Indie Folk – West My Friend
Monday, April 13th at8pm
Members: Adult $15 youth $10 / Non-members: Adult $20 Youth $14
Tickets available at The Arts Station and online HERE
Since West My Friend was conceived in a Victoria café in 2009, they’ve emerged as a unique voice in the city’s music scene. Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, their acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies challenges the conventions of popular music to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative. Songs are created through a collaborative process: well-crafted and clever lyrics, acrobatic mandolin riffs, flawless bass lines, and richly textured accordion combine as every member brings forward their own ideas and experiences. The band consists of Eden Oliver, Alex Rempel, Jeff Poynter, and Adam Bailey.
To listen, click HERE
Brand new fun and exciting workshops are planned for 2015!!
Register now to avoid disappointment!
Introduction to Watercolour Painting
Saturday April 25th & Sunday April 26th
10 am -4 pm
$120 Includes Paper, (paint and bushes need to be purchased, list available upon registration)
Register at the College of the Rockies 250 423 4691
Have you always wanted to learn how watercolour paintings are created? Join local artist Pamm Ciuppa for this great weekend workshop! Pamm will demonstrate and instruct on the wonders of this so-called elusive media through her guidance of the techniques that make up this form of painting. Learn washes, glazing with wet and dry brushes, colour mixing, and brush strokes. You will leave this great class with an understanding of and the ability to start your very own water colour journey!
Saturday September 26th
10 am – 3pm
$ 65 (includes all supplies)
Just in time for fall! Join Becca from Fiddle Creek to learn simple nuno felting techniques using superfine merino wool and hand dyed habotai silk fabrics. You’ll complete a one of a kind piece of wearable art that will keep you cozy and chic through the winter! Includes all supplies and tools, just bring your creative self!
Kids & Youth Workshops
Get Your Craft On!
Needle Felted Creatures
Saturday April 11th
$35 supplies included
Hang out with Kate for a few hours and get addicted to this awesome art form!
Tuesdays, 1-2:30 pm
July 7/July 14/ July 21/July 28
August 18/ August 25
$15 per child
Join energetic potter Jenn Woods Tuesday afternoons this summer and explore the fun world of clay! The pottery studio is the perfect place to take a break from the hot summer weather and spend time making art. Each weeks participants will work on two themed projects, the first will be something they can take home that day and the second will be fired and glazed for pick up at the end of summer. Call 250-423-4842 to register
Friday July 24th
$15 includes supplies
Join Becca to learn the basics of feltmaking! Both boys and girls will love this active, sudsy class and complete a felted picture for their wall!
Call 250-423-4842 to register!
Concert Series Beginning Soon!
It’s that time of the year again- our great concert and Indie Film Fernie Series are about to begin in September
Don’t miss out on any of these great events and purchase your series pass now!
Seats are Guaranteed!
Indie Films Fernie- 1st Monday of the Month
September to December Pass
-Arts Station Member $28.00
Concert Series 5-Pass- September to April
Choose any 5 concerts
-Arts Station Member $60.00
Jazz Series- September to April
Choose any 4 Jazz Concerts
-Arts Station member $50.00
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 Blue Toque is open
Mondays 9am – 3pm
Thursdays 9am – 3pm
Fridays 9am – 3pm
Saturdays 9am – 3pm
Sundays 9am – 3pm
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!
There are many guilds and clubs that call the Arts Station home, if you’re looking for more information on any of the following groups, please let us know, we’ll gladly put you in touch!
Spinners and Weavers – From traditional techniques to contemporary design, these ladies are having all kinds of fun. If you’re interested in anything to do with fibre art from felting to dyeing, you want to be a part of this vibrant and supportive group!
Quilters -Meeting regularly and Quilting until they’re wilting, these ladies are have a blast. Often learning new techniques from one another through their “in house” workshops, it’s never a dull moment!
Visual Arts – Whether it’s watercolours, acrylics, realism or abstract art that you love, you’ll find enthusiasm and inspiration from this prolific group.
Pottery- With access to a full pottery studio and support from experienced potters, even if you’re a beginner you’ll have a great time! With regular kiln firings, it won’t be long until you have the finished product in your hands!