In the Gallery

The Flathead Wild Art Exhibit
Opening Reception: March 27th at 7pm
Exhibit Continues Until: April 28th

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.

Next in the Gallery

Parallax View
New works by Ulbe Hoektra
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1st at 7pm
Exhibit Continues Until: Monday, May 26th

The exhibition will showcase six completed pieces which Ulbe sees as both design and functional art that can be incorporated into people’s homes with ease.  They also are intended to create a visual statement; impact and distraction, cause and effect.  Some artists seek attention from the work they produce, Ulbe’s pieces are definitely attention seeking, the polar opposite of Ulbe himself.  The name of the show, A Parallax View, encompasses what Ulbe hopes the viewer will experience – observing the same object from two parallel but different viewpoints. You may have already seen one of Ulbe’s pieces that have been on display in Freshies.  The show will have some similar pieces but also new ideas and works and will run from May 1st to May 26th.  Please join Ulbe at his first solo show opening reception on Thursday, May 1st at 7pm. If you have any questions about this or any other Arts Station events please contact 250-423-4842 or info@theartsstation.com.

Arts Station AGM

Arts Station
Annual General Meeting
Thursday, May 22nd at 7 pm
Membership renewal table at 6:30 pm

We are actively seeking volunteers for our Board of Directors. The Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 22nd at 7 pm, please join us and celebrate the great year we’ve had and find out what we’ve got planned for the next twelve months. We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Light refreshments provided. For more info call 250-423-4842 or email info@theartsstation.com

Concerts

Lucas Myers – “Randy”
Saturday, April 26 at  8 pm
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

Come into a world of simple truths, good times, and poor impulse control, welcome to the world of Randy from Creston. As an ‘altered ego’ of Nelson based writer/perofmer Lucas Myers, Randy hsa been seen offering advice in various Pilotcopolot Productions including DRESS, East, and HELLO BABY. Now he is going to be sharing some of his redneck truisms in RANDY from Creston: Telling it Like it Iz. Topics will range from What Is a Redneck? to Why Hocky Still Matters (a Parable) to How to Actually Have sex in a Canoe, Fer Real. Uplifting and Hilarious, Randy’s no bull perspective makes for an evening of entertainment not to be missed! PG-13 Language and Adult Content

Workshops

Kidz Potz
$50 / Drop in $15
Mondays: April 7, 21, May 9, 19
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Ages: 6 – 12
Join amazing potter Kerri Holmes for fun times in the pottery studio this spring! She has created this amazing class for students to spend time working with clay on no-school days! To register please call 423-4842, spots limited register soon!

HeART & Soul
Friday May 2nd 6:30 pm – 8 pm
$25 per couple, includes all supplies
Call 423-4842 to register

A special evening for mothers and daughters to explore, create, and learn together. You will create a self-portrait on canvas using collage, paint, and mixed media techniques. All ages welcome!

No School Friday
Friday May 9th
9:30 am to noon
$25.00 per person per day (includes all supplies, please bring a snack)

Your kids will want every day to be a No School Friday day after their trip to The Arts Station! Participants will join local artist and child at heart Jodie Parker and her amazing partner in art Lesley Graham for fun artsy activities such as felting, clay, exploring drawing, painting, and much more! The activities change each Friday so even those who have been before will get to try something new and creative. Register early to save your spot! Call 423-4691 to register.

Clay Introduction
$160/ ages 14+
Thursdays: May 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Call 423-4842 to register

Topics: handbuilding, making platters, rolling and stamping, using slump and hump molds, using templates and cut and paste patterns to assemble charming pots.

InstaART

InstaARt Media Project
#fernieartsstation

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 Hours

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.

New Arts Station Online Newsletter!

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!

We Have a Blog!

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.