Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Issue 4 - Spring 2017 - Page 5

FERNIE ARTOGRAPHY Fernie Museum June 15–Sept 4 Exploring our collective sense of place and identity through visual art and storytelling. 50 pieces of art will be selected from a wealth of material; including the works of Canadian artists A.Y. Jackson and David Paton, local contemporary visual artists such as Laura Nelson, Patrick Markle and Melanie MacVoy and video artist Gwen McGregor. The artists will each share their personal connection and stories related to their work on the Connections app. Programming includes a curator’s talk, workshops, and readings. CANADA DAY 150 FESTIVAL Fernie Aquatic Centre, July 1 Join a sea of red rolling towards the Aquatic Centre for Canada Day cake with the mayor, followed by an afternoon of games, live entertainment, and the first Mountain Market of the summer. As night falls, the sky will light up with a spectacular firework display for the whole fa mily to enjoy. FERNIE TREASURES AND CURIOSITIES Fernie Museum, Sept 14, 2017– March 31, 2018 From a collection of almost 10,000 Cultural History artifacts, local residents will select 150 objects that reflect stories of the history, society and personal lives of the individuals who chose to live here. Through stories of the objects’ provenance, useful life and relevance, the exhibition will serve as a cultural looking glass into how society functions and how our essential—and non-essential—needs change over time. TREASURES FROM FERNIE ATTICS Fernie Community Centre October 7th In the style of the Canadian Antiques Road Show, local residents are invited to bring their treasures to be evaluated. Stories of the objects and their owners will be recorded for a web series to be presented on the Fernie Museum website and Connections App FERNIE CHAUTAUQUA AND THE FALL FAIR Fernie Museum and Prentice Park, Sept 14–17 Celebrating the history and bounty of living in the mountains. A cultural cornucopia of entertainment, food and family fun. 5