Voices of Nelson

Voices of Nelson

We’ve been to Whitewater in the Winter, Pulpit in the Spring and we’ll be in downtown Nelson in the summer for our third instalment of ‘Voices of Nelson.’ A collaboration with Touchstones Nelson, this interactive project seeks to create a living history of Nelson, documenting who lives here today and why, exploring our identity as a city and where people think we are headed into the future as it connects to the past.

The plan is to edit together the interviews we’ve conducted with dozens of locals and present this video in the museum space at Touchstones Nelson for many years to come. Watershed Productions is pleased to have Lynn Trinh on the creative team with additional camera support from Laura Grant.

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

Had a great time making this for Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy. The organization is an amazing network of professionals in our region making such an impact for individuals and families day in and day out.

Smart and Strong Women at TECK

Smart and Strong Women at TECK

Happy International Women’s Day! Here’s a video produced by TECK to celebrate the amazing women who work there. Was fun to have a small part in the creation of this video.
Soon, they will release two other profile videos that feature the stories of a couple women seen in this IWD video that I worked alongside Jason Mannings to capture.

Night Out at the Capitol Theatre

Night Out at the Capitol Theatre

Our latest video shows the dynamic duo of Davíd Hernandez and Jenna Raider Skidmore demonstrating a Nelson style dine and dash. From the Finding Awesome Food and Culture team for Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism: Camera by Bohdan Doval, Music by Ben Euerby.

Upstream Benefits Installation

Upstream Benefits Installation

Here’s a video profile of my work at Upstream Benefits at Touchstones Nelson which is up until February 11th. Honoured to be included among this group of accomplished local artists: Deborah Thompson, Maggie Shirley, Ian Johnston, Susan Andrews Grace, Natasha Smith, Rachel Yoder, Courtney Anderson, Brent Bukowski, and Boukje Elzinga. Arc is a video and sound installation created in collaboration with Daryl Jolly and Havelock John Tucker. Roundtable, from an artist-in-residence at Oxygen Art Centre 2008, is revisited as the earlier work in this exhibit and includes conversations with Thomas Loh, Josie Ahern, Zoe, Eric Denny, Julien Locke & Peter Locke, and Edna Whitely.

Lunch at Whitewater Anyone?

Lunch at Whitewater Anyone?

What do you get when you combine Shelley Adams, iconic Whitewater Cooks mastermind, and the effervescent Jenna Raider-Skidmore on an outing to our local ski hill? A fabulously fun foodie’s dream lunch destination, skis optional. Camera by Bohdan Doval, Music by Ben Euerby.

Culinary Culture at Adventure Hotel

Culinary Culture at Adventure Hotel

Jenna Raider Skidmore is back alongside Lucas Myers in our latest video at the Adventure Hotel for the Culinary Culture series for Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism. Camera by Bohdan Doval, Original music by Ben Euerby.

Nelson at its Best: 150 Voices

Nelson at its Best: 150 Voices

Come check out this upcoming event that Anna Purcell has coordinated. The write up from Facebook below, link here to event details.

What is the poverty you have experienced in your life? What has helped you when you’ve felt stuck? See your community’s needs answers to these questions at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, December 16th, along with powerful artistic responses to our community’s stories by some of our most talented local artists, including Amy Bohigian, Amber Santos, Lynn Dragone, and Keira Zaslove. Come explore and celebrate the vulnerability and resilience of the human condition through the mirror of artistic expression! Have a snack, add your voice, or just compassionately witness others’ voices. Doors open at 6pm, artists’ presentations at 7pm. This event is free for the public.

Culinary Culture at Sage and Finley’s

Culinary Culture at Sage and Finley’s

Sage and Finley’s was out last stop for the Culinary Culture series for Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism. Featuring the star power of Jenna Raider Skidmore and Tanya Finley (debut performance) bringing us into the kitchens and to the bars of our amazing local eateries. Camera by Bohdan Doval, Original music by Ben Euerby. View the video on Facebook with this link.

Artist Run Culture on Exhibit – Upstream Benefits

Artist Run Culture on Exhibit – Upstream Benefits

The ‘Upstream Benefits: Artist-Run Culture in the Kootenays’ exhibition involves ten artists: Courtney Andersen, Susan Andrews Grace, Amy Bohigian, Brent Bukowski, Boukje Elzinga, Ian Johnston, Maggie Shirley, Natasha Smith, Deborah Thompson and Rachel Yoder, a sampling of the impressive caliber of artists that call the Kootenays home. The artists involved in this exhibition example how artist run culture in the Kootenays has been supported and developed over the last decade. The place in which we live is an important part of the creative process; artists are informed and fostered by place, where they live and where the work was conceived and created. Each artist will display an early instrumental piece – from their tenure here in the Kootenays, in tandem with a new work, which will illustrate the evolution of their respective creation/styles/approach. This exhibition is about artist run culture, about the creative process and the importance of place.

Please join us at Touchstones on Friday, November 17th from 7-9pm for the opening reception of the ‘Upstream Benefits: Artist-Run Culture in the Kootenays’ exhibition. Then on Sunday, November 26 @ 2pm all ten exhibiting artist will join curator Arin Fay in a ‘MEET THE ARTISTS’ talk as part of the symposium programming at Touchstones. Arin will use her approximately 20 years of knowledge of these artists and their practices to lead an animated discussion about the exhibition, which asks these artists to show a pivotal piece from the artist’s past and a new work in the context of their practice as rural artists.


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