Brushes & Lunch at Taghum Hall

Come join Steve Quattrocchi as he leads a watercolour painting session for all levels of painters, including beginners.  Paint study will begin at 10:00 am sharp, followed by a delicious lunch served at 12:30 pm.  Please plan to arrive early to gather your supplies and settle-in.  Advance ticket purchase is REQUIRED. Purchase at Cowan Office Supply in Nelson, or by e-transfer to taghumhall@shaw.ca. There are limited tickets available for this workshop.

$45 all supplies included    $35 with your own supplies   $5 discount with Hall membership

See a complete supply list below.

The Secret of Snow

Snow is a challenging and variable subject.  From sunlight gleaming on fresh snow banks to dark and moody snowstorms, snow has an infinite variety of appearances.  Capturing these convincingly in watercolour involves many techniques from wet on wet to the use of salt and other additives.

Join Steve Quattrocchi at Taghum hall for an exploration of the various approaches to colour and mood in watercolour snowscapes.

 

Steve Quattrocchi

Nature is the primary inspiration for Steve’s art.  In his paintings, he tries to create the feeling of reality, though not in the photographic sense.  His paintings draw you in and make you feel that you are present in the scene, feeling the winds and smelling the pines.  His compositions are both bright and serene, which reflects his personal experience – Steve has spent his lifetime exploring and hiking the remote areas of British Columbia, and he brings the landscapes he sees back to the studio.

Steve’s visual impairment gives him an unique set of challenges.  For example, his astigmatism makes it difficult to use traditional techniques such as perspective, but he sees his disability in a positive light.  Unable to focus on detail, he has to interpret the larger scene and capture the essence of what he is painting.  He feels that his lack of depth perception gives him a huge advantage when transferring a three-dimensional scene into two dimensions.

Steve is a founding member and director (from 2008-2016) of Artists Helping Artists, an art co-operative based in Burnaby BC, dedicated to bringing together able-bodied and disabled artists in a collaborative workspace.  His works hang in private and corporate collections across North America.  He has been exhibiting his art for many years in both solo and group contexts.

 

Artist’s Statement

Art, to me, is a spiritual expression.  Through my paintings and photographs I am searching for the resonance that the subject, whether a natural vista or urban landscape, evokes in me.  I then try to communicate that resonance through the brush or the camera lens.

I work primarily in acrylics, pastels and watercolor and I use bold colors and direct, uncluttered compositions that speak strongly to the viewer.

Eisenhauers AND Cam Penner & Jon Wood – Nov 24th

A Taghum Concert Series presentation of:

The Eisenhauers AND Cam Penner & Jon Wood

Tickets $18 at the door.  $15 for Hall members, and in advance at Taghum Shell or Eddy Music.  Starts, 7:30 pm

The Eisenhauers are a married folk duo from Kaslo BC. Their songs blend traditional alt-country with modern folk with new innovation and depth. It has been said that all Canadian writing inevitably reflects the almost impenetrable vastness of the land and the great distances that separate us.

 If The Road We Once Knew is any indication, you’d be hard pressed not to come to the same conclusion about Canadian music. Simple, spare and heartbreaking in its directness, the concepts of distance, time and the wavering arcs of separation and reunion have rarely been as compellingly explored as they are in this powerful debut album.

 

Cam Penner & Jon Wood have been moving audiences for the last ten years. They have toured their traveling show extensively through Canada and Europe.

The symphony of sound and lyricism showcase the inevitable evolution of this duo. The live show is as fragile as it is grand. Like watching a tight rope walker or a trapeze artist at work. It’s folk. It’s rock n’ roll. It’s Cam Penner and Jon Wood breathing fire into every note and lyric.

Creative Spaces Summer Day Camp

A summer day camp for children located in Taghum Community Hall located 8 minutes from Nelson. Explore arts of all kinds including music, mask making, glass, poetry and performing. If you have kids aged 7 years and up, this camp is for them! 4 local talents are coming together at Taghum Hall to facilitate this adventure. $175 for the week includes snacks (but not lunch) and all supplies. Camp times are from 9-4pm but if 8-5pm suits your schedule better, we can provide those extra hours of care for an additional $20 for the week.

Creative Spaces Registration form

Creative Spaces Summer Camp for kids near Nelson

“We can’t wait ’til the hall fills up with all that creative energy,” says Cheri Mortenson-Wiebe of Taghum Hall referring to the Creative Spaces Summer Day Camp offered this summer.

For the week of July 11 to 15 from 9am to 4pm, Taghum Hall will be home to up to 20 area kids ages seven and up and four fabulous facilitators:

Andre Van Berlo, guitar wizard/music instructor;

Annie Delorme, face painter/mask maker;

Gavin Holland, master stained glass artist and

Zaynab Mohammed, the busking poet.

These talented professional artists will lead small groups through daily creative adventures themed around the four natural elements of air, water, earth and fire.

“We’ve kept the price affordable for this pilot project,” says Mortenson­Wiebe of the $175 fee for the week’s activities, “but we aim to provide an exciting and fun­filled experience for every child attending.”

Creative Spaces Day Camp is just one of the initiatives of the Taghum Hall Revitalization Project, a WorksBC grant which is determining community needs and trying to meet them with new and exciting programs. The summer day camp came about after a meeting with local parents to determine what kinds of programs they would like to see at the Hall for their children.

Parents and guardians who would like more information on this and other programs offered at the hall, can check the Taghum Hall website at www.taghumhall.ca or call during office hours (10am– 3:30pm Mondays through Thursdays). Cheri will likely be on hand to answer your call!! (778) 463-1114.

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