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.
Spring is here which means that we are pleased to announce the artists chosen for the Elevent Annual Banner Launch! Taking place on Thursday, April 17th at 7pm in the The Arts Station, the big reveal certainly doesn’t strain the eye! This year artists entered dozens and dozens of different pieces making it very difficult for our keen team of adjudicators to narrow it down to just 34. But it has been done! Click HERE to see who made the cut!
Blues – Peter Karp & Sue Foley
Wednesday, April 16th at8pm
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.
Peter Karp and Sue Foley will be performing songs from their next exciting new album Beyond The Crossroads. A high voltage, plank spankin’, piano boogyin’, slide guitar stompin’ blues-rockin’ album that showcases brilliantly crafted and unique original compositions that have become the trademark of these two noted singer-songwriter guitarists. For the last two years they have kept up a frenetic touring pace with features at the Bayfront Blues Festival, New York State Blues Festival, Pittsburgh Blues Festival, Bethlehem Musikfest, the Americana Festival, and Castel San Pietro Blues in Italy. They earned nominations at the International Blues Music Awards in Memphis and the Maple Blues Awards in Canada. www.karpfoley.com
$50 / Drop in $15
Mondays: April 7, 21, May 9, 19
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!
This is a special evening where you and your child can enjoy the magical process of felting – turning fluffy wool roving into a solid piece of felt. We will be “painting with wool” and making your own one of a kind pictures. The main ingredients in felting are water, soapy bubbles and fluffy wool – what’s not to love for people of all ages. Bring your child and create a memory and a felted memento to remember it by. Call The College of the Rockies at 423-4691 to register.
Behind every creative child….is a mess! Enjoy an evening out with your child to create and explore the whimsical world of clay together, without all of the hassle of clean up! With the guidance of instructor, Michelle Senior, work together on a hand built project or spend some time on the potter’s wheel, the choice is up to you and your child. Your chosen piece will be kiln fired, allowing the team effort to become a wonderful keepsake. Call 423-4691 to register.
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.