Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Winter 2020-21 Edition - Page 17

Local artist Mike Hepher working on All Kinds of Beauty . is intended to reflect the impact the fire had on Fernie ’ s architecture and the City ordinance that followed , directing all future construction to be of fireproof material . This artwork is a testament to the tenacity of the people of Fernie and a reflection of the town that fell but was not fallen .
Newly installed on the sidewall of Beanpod at the corner of 2nd Avenue
& 7th Street , All Kinds of Beauty is a bright and welcoming new mural , also by Michael Hepher . The piece was designed to reflect the hopes , dreams , and aspirations of the community . The piece highlights many of the aspects of Fernie life , from industry and activity to our treasured Elk River and surrounding mountains . Share your selfies with # ferniemuralproject .
Adapting to current protocols , the Arts Station has implemented safe visiting practices to keep all guests and staff safe . All workshops must be booked in advance . When possible , creative programming including Club Cre8 for children and Paint Nights will continue .
Visit the gallery for a new visual arts exhibit each month : December : Gallery in the round and local artisan crafts January : Watercolours by Danielle Bossio ( virtual exhibit ) February : A Curated Ski & Snowboard Show March : Fabric Arts by Samantha Sedlowsky
In February , The Arts Station will launch a new outdoor art installation program , Moose on the Loose . A temporary public arts festival , the first installations will be hosted by the Fernie Nordic Society . Visit theartsstation . com for details of a physically-distant moose-themed scavenger hunt for the whole family to enjoy , and to find out where the Moose will be on the loose next !
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