Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Winter 2020-21 Edition - Page 20

IN THE GALLERY IN DECEMBER & JANUARY :
FABRICS THROUGH HISTORY
Unravelling the Ancient Art of Spinning , Weaving , Knitting and Felting with textile artists from Fernie and the Kootenays . This new exhibit featuring the work of the Fernie Spinners and Weavers Guild will explore the origins and history of fabric arts .
Curated by local artist Laura Nelson , the exhibit explores a wide range of styles and illustrates the range of talent of guild members . Untangle the world of spinning , weaving , knitting , felting and discover new methods of upcycling and recycling textiles .
691 2nd Ave | 250-423-7016 ferniemuseum . com
EVENTS IN FERNIE THIS WINTER
Fernie ’ s event calendar is typically packed with music , film , sporting events and unique outdoor entertainment all winter long . This winter will be different but check calendars to see details of events as they become available – whenever safely possible , limited events will go ahead . Here ’ s a couple that are currently in the works :
13TH ANNUAL VIRTUAL REEL CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL January 25-31 , 2021
An online version of the popular local event that you can enjoy from your home , rental unit or hotel room this winter , anywhere in BC or Alberta ! Streaming from Fernie , the festival will include the latest Canadian films and shorts plus special features and unique Fernie content . Fernielovesfilm . ca
44TH ANNUAL GRIZ DAYS March 5-7 , 2021
Fernie ’ s biggest annual Festival will go ahead , but in a Covid-friendly manner . Being planned are a drive-by parade , streaming Extreme Griz Competition and Junior Griz Competition and more great entertainment in conjunction with local community organisations . Ferniegrizdays . com
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3 FERNIE WALK OUT OF THE BOX DUMPSTERS Fernie’s dumpsters have become works-of-art since 2014 and can be seen all around town. Fernie Explore Fernie’s art installations, galleries Golf Club and working studios Maiden on an art walk through Historic Downtown and beyond. Lake Meet artists and artisans as they work. Discover their inspiration from the charming rose-gold and brick heritage buildings to the surrounding peaks and forests. Immerse yourself in the culture and personality of Fernie. Arena 7th st Red Tree Lodge Curry Bowl Community Centre Raging Elk Hostel Yamagoya 9 D Historic Downtown 4th st B 8 Sat N 4p 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C 7th st Rotary Park Bridge Bistro Historic Downtown Fernie 6th st Legend Kerri This one potter A All Kinds of Beauty Mural B Fernie Heritage Library C ek Miner’s Walk e r D The Court House C l a o C 4th st “Out of the Box” Dumpsters Banner Project Aquatic Centre 20 Elk River W A rT Plea and priv n A 7th st Fernie Memorial Arena A 60ft historical mural can be seen inside the TD Bank, and a variety of artisan glass windows both old and new, can be seen at several historical buildings. At the Court House, the century-old tribute to fallen soldiers by Emmanuel Hahn is appreciated as a work of art. Wildlife-inspired chainsaw carvings by Michael A. Penny can be found at his open-air studio on Hwy #3 in West Fernie. Visual Art by Kathy Stead on Ridgemont Drive and fine pottery by Sarah Pike on McDonald Ave are both open by appointment – see elkvalleyculture.com for details. Isabella Dicken Elementary School 9th st 13th st Annex Around Fernie there’s even more to discover including guerilla art by Aiden Lindsay, Liam Monaghan, and Milarkey behind The Royal and The Castle on First, and an entire house hand-painted by Troy Cook behind the Raging Elk Hostel. Prentice Park Fernie Central Res nnex Park Fernie Secondary School As you stroll, drop by Fernie’s coffee shops and boutique stores to find art-for-sale and unique local gifts. Locations include Gi’ver Shirtworks, Infinitea, Polar Peek Books & Treasures, Freshies, Coal Town Goods, Big Bang Bagels, The Green Petal and Ace Ferguson Pop-up Shop. Elk Valley Hospital OTHER ART Two additional painted dumpsters at Fernie Brewing Company Visit theartsstation.com for info. 2nd ART THE FERNIE BANNER PROJECT Colourful banners by local artists line streets in historic downtown Fernie and along Hwy #3 each year. New banners have been produced and updated annually since 2005. Ri ve r R d Commissioned Outdoor Art 21 (