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.
Check out our latest installation in the Culinary Culture series for Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism. Featuring the unstoppable Jenna Raider Skidmore bringing us into the kitchens and to the bars of our amazing local eateries. Camera by Bohdan Doval, Original music by Ben Euerby. Thanks to the talented and beautiful staff at both Yum Son and Cantina Del Centro who spiced up this video.
Proud to present video #2 in our Culinary Culture series for Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism. Go to Ainsworth and eat this food – you will be blown away. First, watch through the end to find out how Jenna Raider Skidmore paid the price for this video. Thanks to Jenna, our shining star, Bohdan Doval and Ben Euerby for your creative talents. And, to the staff at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort – Rod, Jake and Aaron Day, the amazing chef, for being so fun to work with.
Arc – the latest new media installation by Watershed – has been invited to be part of LUNA, Revelstoke’s Art Gallery’s Exhibit. We’ll be projecting Arc on one of the heritage buildings downtown on Saturday. Folks heading that way, take a few minutes to check it out. Exhibit is open until October 7th. Thanks to Daryl Jolly and Havelock John Tucker for putting their magic into this piece.
First in the series of Culinary Culture of Nelson and Kootenay Lake Tourism videos. Stay tuned for more from the multi-talented team of Jenna Raider Skidmore Bohdan Doval and Ben Euerby! Thanks to the Hume Hotel and Spa staff and Ryan Martin for rocking this video shoot. What a way to kick it off.
Bohdan Doval and I worked with Teck to produce a video that tells the story of one worker’s accident last winter. It’s meant to raise awareness about human complacency in the workplace. It was a powerful experience to retell his story. Ben Euerby created an amazing score for this piece.
For the past few months, I’ve had the honour of working on a project with Kootenay Lake School District to capture the stories of Indigenous Elders in the region. The final videos will be shared with students across the school district, as aboriginal education further integrates into the curriculum. Several students from South Nelson Elementary, Adam Roberts Elementary and Prince Charles Secondary School students participated in this project by drawing pictures in response to the Elders’ stories. Ben Euerby created the original score of these videos, all 20-30 minutes in length. Amy Bohigian shot, directed and edited the videos.
Mia Jagpal directed this portrait of Nelson, BC and how Amy Bohigian made her dreams come true here for Telus Storyhive.https://www.facebook.com/storyhive/videos/875291489288699/
Bryan Webb, Ben Euerby (composer) and I worked with Rosemont, Erickson and W.E. Graham Elementary Schools this Winter and Spring to make a series of videos that explore careers the students were interested in learning more about. We started by teaching all the students how to set up interviews, tell stories, and shoot a variety of shots. Then, we went to the places where people worked to interview them about their job. Our final videos include Adham Shaikh’s studio, Grant Anderson from the Bakery at Save On Foods, Tara Halonen from Creston Veterinary Clinic, Brett Adams Whitecaps Soccer Coach and Memories of Indian Cuisine in Creston. We had a fabulous celebration to screen their work at the Civic Theatre this month. Check out our videos on SDLearns channel on Vimeo.
We had a lot of fun with the Family Action Network(FAN) producing this video, which features the voices of parents, early childhood professionals and community leaders who provide information on the importance of checking your child’s development ‘early and often’ through the early years period. Produced in 2017.