Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Fernie Cultural Guide FALL 2018 - Page 15

The foyer gallery features a series of temporary exhibitions by local artists, with free opening receptions held on the last Thursday of every month. Shows remain on display for approximately four weeks. ‘Two Views,’ a mixed media exhibit by Carol Cohen and Margaret Hinton, opens August 30th and will be on display until September 25th. Rounding out the year, our featured artist Joey Kosolofski (see feature P7) will present a series of new paintings, opening on November 29th. For other fall dates, see the events calendar on P8. Special events and theatre shows bring life to this historic space this fall. Take a Painting Workshop with Mirja Vahala, September 21-23rd, enjoy a screening of a favourite opera on the first Friday of every month or marvel at the dark comedic musical stylings of Vancouver’s David P. Smith on November 17th. Get your spook on with the Theatrical Fernie Ghost Tour, October 28-29th; a ghostly trip into downtown Fernie, featuring dark histories, ghastly ghost encounters and blood-curdling recollections by real Fernie residents. Tours are for ages 19+ and not for the faint of heart! The theatre will also host several of the Elk Valley Pride Festival events, October 10-16th. Step outside for the Festival of Lights, bringing colour, music and light to the darkest days of the year. Paper lanterns, light shows, fires and fireworks will light up the night on November 10th. Dress up warm for this very special event that the whole family will love! Back indoors, the ‘Back to the ‘80’s Do they Know it’s Christmas?’ is a full run, Broadway-style musical theatre show on December 13- 15th. For more Arts Station events visit their website. 601 1st Ave  |  250-423-4842 theartsstation.com 15