Membership Renewal Table at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting begins at 7pm and is open to the public.
We are actively seeking volunteers for our Board of Directors. Nominees must be members of the Fernie & District Arts Council. 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 or a nomination package please call 250-423-4842 or visit www.theartsstation.com
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.
by Alice Byrne
Opening Reception: Thursday April 30th at 7pm
Exhibit Continues Until: Monday, May 25th
Alice Byrne has been a long time resident of Fernie. She moved to Fernie 29 years ago to ski and work. She has always been an aspiring artist in many mediums including acrylic, watercolour and mixed media. She finds an endless amount of inspiration living in Fernie. The beauty all around her creates ideas meant to he portrayed on a canvas. She now with excitement is looking forward to showing her newest prices of art!
Indie Films Fernie Presents…
That’s it for the 2014/15 season!
Stay tuned for a great new line up starting in September
Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project
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 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.
If you’re interested in taking part in this fun event or for more information, please email email@example.com for full details.
Wednesday, April 22nd at 8pm
Members: Adult $15 youth $10 / Non-members: Adult $20 Youth $14
Tickets available at The Arts Station and online HERE
Guy David has a folksy and humble stage presence combined with his great sense of humor that gets his audience singings, clapping, and stomping their fee. No matter how big or small the performance Guy feels the instinctive desire to give each listener his ‘all, and his all is the Blues. The routes, and roots, of his blues are as diverse as the music form itself. It can be soulful, moaning out a people’s cry, or playful and bouncy as a hay-ride. He’s a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. But most importantly, Guy Davis is a bluesman.
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
Teen Wheel Pottery
All Saturdays for the month of May
$125 for the month/$30 to drop in
Get creative with Kerri Holmes this spring. Play in the clay on the wheel, see your creation to completion over the month.
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!
Summer Pottery Series:
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
$90/week $25 to drop in
Come play in the clay with Kerri Holmes this week. Castles? Stonehenge? Make your fantasy come alive over this engaging course. Call 250-423-4842 to register
$90/week $25 to drop in
What lives in your secret garden? Let Kerri Holmes help you find out! Craft and create your very own clay garden. Call 250-423-4842 to register
$90/week $25 to drop in
Mystic creatures. Castles, broomsticks and wands. Make all your favorite Harry Potter things with Kerri Holmes this week to take home at the end of the summer. 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!