The local art scene has a lot to offer in February – Kimberley Daily Bulletin

In the Center 64 Gallery

Challenge accepted

The challenge the artists took on was to create works on the theme of “keys”. This exhibition takes place at Center 64 until January 29 and the gallery is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free and most works are for sale. Coming soon to the gallery, Art From The Heart from February 1 to 26. This is an exhibition of the We Paint Group.

Cranbrook Arts

“In This Together”, an exhibition by Mike Hepher begins the year at the 1401 Gallery. This dynamic exhibition opens on Friday January 14 and ends on February 19. It’s a perfect title for all our experiences over the past two years and a great reminder for us for 2022. Many thanks to The Heidout for sponsoring this exhibition.

Cranbrook Arts is set to resume full programming after a slowdown in January. All children’s classes resume on February 1.

Please see web page for spaces. Art After School is sold out for this session but Shyre still has a few places in Teen Art masters on Tuesday evenings. The children’s beginner pottery is almost full.

Additional pottery for adult beginners in March in Clay Time Studio is being offered due to high demand. Again, please check the webpage to register. Pottery classes are limited to 6 people. We have a good selection of Open Studio hours available for potters experienced enough to work independently.

Cranbrook Arts Upcoming Classes

February 12 – Barb Guillen’s Felted Headband Workshop. Barb will also be leading a retreat on the weekend of April 18/19 on making felted garments. Mike Helpher will be giving a two-day course on bulk printing the same weekend.

February 19 – Tara Mercer asks to take prints from a gel slab.

February 23 – Lynne Zentner will teach a new watercolor technique with a wax finish.

Little Miss Higgins – The Waltz of Fire

February 10

Key City Theater

The Fire Waltz is an innovative musical experience taken from the five-part podcast miniseries of the same name. Inspired by photos, postcards and newspapers, this song cycle takes listeners on a mother’s journey from a Channel Island across a sea filled with warships and across country to the Great Britains. Northern plains of Canada, all with two little girls in tow.

East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival

Respecting COVID but not letting it win is how the festival will be approached this year. The artists will be present in person without an audience. Video recordings will be sent for judging by leading Canadian arts professionals.

JAliens at Studio Stage Door Cranbrook

February 11th

The Cranbrook Community Theater presents the second show of the 2021-22 theatrical season with Annie Baker’s award-winning drama, “The Aliens,” directed by CCT newcomer Duncan Chalmers. Chalmers cast Woody Maguire, Will Nicholson and Matt Van Boeyen, all of whom are familiar to local audiences. Two currently appearing in “9 to 5: The Musical” at the Key City Theater. The other commutes from Kimberley to share his talents. The presentation of “The Aliens” by CCT is sponsored by Just Music.

Canadian burlesque cabaret at


February 14th

Key City Theater

An unforgettable evening of burlesque, dance and comedy that celebrates diversity and beauty in all its forms. Deja Louve has brought together the best Canadian talents in this fabulous showcase.

A Canadian burlesque cabaret in Cranbrook. Featuring award-winning talent from Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Nelson.

Starring April O’Peel, Kage Wolfe, Raven Virginia, Sparkle Plenty; and guests Audra Dacity, Backdoor Breena, Beau Creep, Deja Louve, Devery Bess and the Kimberley Pinups

Red Sky Performance: Trace

February 22

Key City Theater

Red Sky Performance is a leading contemporary Indigenous performance company in Canada and around the world. We are traceable from the very beginnings of the universe, our ancestral origins stretching across the Milky Way to the atoms burning inside us in the “here and now” on earth. Trace is a highly kinetic contemporary dance work inspired by Indigenous (Anishinaabe) stories of sky and stars, offering insight into our origin as well as our future evolution.

Montreal Guitar Trio and California Guitar Trio

3rd of March

Key CityTheater

For more than 20 years, the virtuosity, rigour, creativity and impressive stage presence of MG3 have seduced audiences around the world. The trio is made up of guitarists Sébastien Dufour, Glenn Lévesque and Marc Morin.

The world of guitar knows no borders for The California Guitar Trio. Since 1991, the group has bewitched listeners with a unique sound that fearlessly crosses genres. Consisting of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, the group established a unique and personal connection with the public.


12th of March

Key City Theater

Còig, one of Atlantic Canada’s first traditional bands, is a superb ensemble of four East Coast musicians. In an explosive gathering, what were once solo acts on stage coalesced into an electrifying supergroup.

The Cheng2Duo

March 16

Key City Theater

Cheng2Duo strives to engage the next generation of audiences by pushing the boundaries of traditional concert presentations, exploring dialogues between music and other artistic disciplines, bringing multiple dimensions to live performances, and creating multisensory experiences. The duo is committed to presenting Canadian creations on the international stage, having commissioned new Canadian works and given several world premieres in venues as renowned as Carnegie Hall in New York.

The Celtic Tenors

March 29

Key City Theater

Daryl, James and Matthew are a harmony-based trio, performing an eclectic mix of music, showing great flexibility in blending their voices to suit classical, crossover, folk, Irish and appropriate pops. The Celtic Tenors top charts around the world and have sold over a million albums.

Largely due to Covid restrictions, Vancouver band Blackthorn had to cancel their March 26 concert at Studio 64. Attempts to replace them failed for similar reasons. Therefore, the spring series will now consist of three shows, April 16, May 13 and a final concert in June whose date is yet to be determined.

Kimberley Studio 64 Spring Concert Series

Largely due to Covid restrictions, Vancouver band Blackthorn had to cancel their March 26 concert at Studio 64. Attempts to replace them failed for similar reasons. Therefore, the spring series will now consist of three shows, April 16, May 13 and a final concert in June whose date is yet to be determined. A full refund will be issued for those who purchased series passes and tickets.

Prizes for the Treetop Concert Series will be:

Arts Council Members – $90.00 or $33.00 per ticket per show

Non-members of the Arts Council – $100.00 for the series and $35 per ticket per show

Fisher Peak Fiber Arts Guild

The guild welcomes beginners and experienced in the fiber arts. They meet in the large mezzanine, Clay Time Studio Door access on the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. A warning to all ceramists; Cranbrook Arts will hold an exhibition in September and invite all area ceramic artists to apply. Details to come.

Cranbrook Arts Weavers Guild

A weavers guild meets the first Wednesday of every month upstairs in the large mezz. Do not hesitate to join them if you are interested. Email [email protected] for more information.

Funtastic in Cranbrook

The Funtastic Singers meet every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the workshop. Audrey Stetski will let us know when they feel comfortable singing again. We will post on the Cranbrook Arts website.

Bridge at Kimberley

If you like your entertainment in the form of cards, head to Centennial Hall in Kimberley on Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. for a double deck. Compulsory covid vaccine. Contact Linda Johnson at 250-427-1784.

Arts and culture grants now available.

Columbia Basin – Artists of all disciplines, as well as arts and culture organizations, are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.

The Trust partners with CKCA to deliver arts and culture programs, as well as to represent the interests of the region’s arts and culture community.

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