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.
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.
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.
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, link here.
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.
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.