Latest Newsletter Online – Thursday, July 30th, 2015

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Welcome, New FDAC Board

Please join us in welcoming the new FDAC Board of Directors:

Denise Baughan, Donna Miller, Jesse Bell, Kyle Hamilton, Mike Tomney, Oz Parsons, Sarah Pike, Troy Cook, Vanessa Croome and our City of Fernie Liason — Mary Giuliano

We look forward to working with you in the coming months!

In The Gallery

blue pictureVisual Arts Guild
“OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Two workshops from a CKCA/CBT grant”

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 30th at 7pm
Exhibit Continues Until: Monday, August 24th

girl pictureThe August Gallery Show at the Arts Station is a display by the Visual Arts Guild members and friends.  In 2014 the Guild applied for and received a grant from Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance/Columbia Basin Trust.  In the Fall of that year Nichole Yanota taught a workshop about the art of storytelling through a painting.  She also focused on drawing with pencil and coloured pencil.  In early 2015 Kari Lehr taught about the use of colour and collage.  She also included demonstrations on layering and painting everyone’s Elk Valley favourite – bears.  Both Nichole and Kari are residents of The Pass in Alberta.  The gallery show represents paintings from these two workshops.
The Visual Arts Guild has been in existence since September of 1953 (soon to be 63 years ago).  At that time the meeting place was the old Fernie High School.  Now the meeting place is the Fernie Arts Station.  In the summer the guild meets on Monday evenings at 6:30 and in the winter, Tuesday afternoons at 1:00.  Membership to the guild is open to anyone and requires only an Arts Station membership to belong.






Next In The Gallery…

Rebecca Vaughan

Opens August 27th, 2015







Next in Film…


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

The Dumpsters have been painted and are out in the community!

pink dumpsterHere’s a list of where they are if you want to take a back alley tour of our great town:

Fernie Rangers (Girl Guides) – Legion
Troy Cook – Isabel Dickens Elementary School
Teresa, Sara and Ava Lewis & Brandi and Gianna Campisi – Arena
Peggy Black – Senior Centre
Sasha Potter/Scott Cable – Brickhouse
Aidan Lindsay – Arts Station
The Fernie Academy – Academy
Brina Schenk – Brickhouse
CommunityDumpster – Isabel Dickens Elementary School

If you’re interested in taking part in this fun event next year, please watch for the call for submissions on this website or for more information..




Next in Concert….

Our concert series has finished for another season.  Next up?  The Chamber of Commerce Summer Socials Series held in conjunction with The Arts Station. This great FREE!! outdoor offering is held every Wednesday evening between the July and September long weekends.  Stay tuned for the line up!







Brand new fun and exciting workshops are planned for 2015!!

Register now to avoid disappointment!

Adult Workshops

Felted scarvesFelted Scarves
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


felted picsFelted Pictures
Friday July 24th
Ages 6-10
$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:

kids pottery 2

PreSchool Pottery
Tuesdays, 1-2:30 pm
June 30
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

clay castleAncient Ruins
July 13-17
$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

secret gardenSecret Garden
July 20-24
$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

owlHarry Potting
August 10-14
$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







Season Passes

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
-Non-Member $32.00

Concert Series 5-Pass- September to April
Choose any 5 concerts
-Arts Station Member $60.00
-Non-Member $75.00

Jazz Series- September to April
Choose any 4 Jazz Concerts
-Arts Station member $50.00
-Non-Member $65.00

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 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.