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L-R: Born on a Wednesday includes Ian Caron, Jon Francis, Cole Auringer, Trevor Reid and Simon de la Salle . Photo: Submitted

Born on a Wednesday, and ready for the spotlight

Nelson folk group releases its debut album Western Wind

Saxophonist and bandleader Clinton Swanson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Performance in the time of COVID-19

How four prominent Nelson performers are coping with the pandemic

The images projected in Ian Johnston’s project range from landscapes to bathtub faucets. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Sink into the spaces at Gallery 2’s spring exhibitions

The three new installations ask viewers to reimagine their relationships with space, landscapes

The images projected in Ian Johnston’s project range from landscapes to bathtub faucets. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Drawings, photography and woodwork all captured visitors’ attention.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Students show off performing and artistic talents at GFSS

Grand Forks Secondary students hosted an art show and play last weekend

Drawings, photography and woodwork all captured visitors’ attention.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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Johl Chato has released a five-song Christmas album titled Dreaming of a Green Christmas that features cannabis-themed parody songs of classic Christmas tunes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks artist plays pot riff on classic Christmas carols

‘Rudolph the Red-Eyed Reindeer,’ ‘Let it Grow’ and ‘Green Christmas’ are on Johl Chato’s holiday album

Johl Chato has released a five-song Christmas album titled Dreaming of a Green Christmas that features cannabis-themed parody songs of classic Christmas tunes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Young artists accept their applause after having presented songs, dances, drawings and paintings to a packed Reid Gallery in Grand Forks.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Youth wow at Gallery 2 art show

The next Is Art student showcase will run in February

Young artists accept their applause after having presented songs, dances, drawings and paintings to a packed Reid Gallery in Grand Forks.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks artist Darlene Dautel poses in her studio beside a painting of her grandson.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks artist wins prize at Trail exhibition

Darlene Dautel recognized for her painting of a holiday memory

  • Nov 29, 2019
Grand Forks artist Darlene Dautel poses in her studio beside a painting of her grandson.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Is Art participants impressed a crowd of several dozen on Saturday at Gallery 2, when the artists showcased their talents at the program’s first-ever public event.                                (Tina Bryan/Submitted)

Young artists showcased at Gallery 2

Is Art will be a recurring youth arts showcase that will run three more times this school year

Is Art participants impressed a crowd of several dozen on Saturday at Gallery 2, when the artists showcased their talents at the program’s first-ever public event.                                (Tina Bryan/Submitted)
Christina Lake artist Cindy Alblas, right, poses with television star Robin Thomas, who has acted in shows like Bones, Blue Bloods, 24 and Transparent.  (Photo submitted)

Christina Lake artist finds fans in Hollywood

Cindy Alblas spent a day mingling with celebrities and offering them stained glass art last month

Christina Lake artist Cindy Alblas, right, poses with television star Robin Thomas, who has acted in shows like Bones, Blue Bloods, 24 and Transparent.  (Photo submitted)
Tess Noren and Alyssa Baresinkoff have created an art installation on motherhood that will be shown at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks from Oct. 1 to Oct. 12.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Motherhood nurtures artistic output at Gallery 2

Two Grand Forks artists are sharing their interpretations of motherhood at Gallery 2 until Oct. 12

Tess Noren and Alyssa Baresinkoff have created an art installation on motherhood that will be shown at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks from Oct. 1 to Oct. 12.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Doukhobor Psalmists greeted Peace In! Peace Out! attendees with a harmonious rendition of the Lord’s Prayer in Russian.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

IN PHOTOS: Artists, audiences celebrate peace day in Grand Forks

Peace In! Peace Out! was a 24-hour variety show, held Sept. 20 and 21 at the USCC Hall

The Doukhobor Psalmists greeted Peace In! Peace Out! attendees with a harmonious rendition of the Lord’s Prayer in Russian.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Banjo player Edward Pearson will be among the entertainers at Peace In! Peace Out! at the USCC Community Centre on Friday.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Marathon variety show for peace starts Friday in Grand Forks

Peace In! Peace Out! brings together entertainers from B.C. and beyond for a 24-hour fundraiser

Banjo player Edward Pearson will be among the entertainers at Peace In! Peace Out! at the USCC Community Centre on Friday.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Casey Affleck (right) and Anna Pniowksy (left) while filming Light of My Lift. The survivalist thriller has portions of it shot in the Boundary region. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)
Casey Affleck (right) and Anna Pniowksy (left) while filming Light of My Lift. The survivalist thriller has portions of it shot in the Boundary region. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)
Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the places participating in this year’s Columbia Basin Culture tour. (Nelson Road Kings 2016)

Annual Columbia Basin Culture tour coming up Aug 10 and 11

There are locations across the region participating

  • Jul 17, 2019
Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the places participating in this year’s Columbia Basin Culture tour. (Nelson Road Kings 2016)
Ruth Bieber’s one-woman performance will run at Gallery 2 on May 12. Photo submitted

Bieber brings one-woman production to Gallery 2

Audiences are encouraged to wear blindfolds

  • May 2, 2019
Ruth Bieber’s one-woman performance will run at Gallery 2 on May 12. Photo submitted
Gem Theatre to screen ‘The Favourite’

Gem Theatre to screen ‘The Favourite’

The movie will have two showings Tuesday

  • Apr 28, 2019
Gem Theatre to screen ‘The Favourite’
Sophie, played by Mayanne Houghton-Gargul.

PHOTOS: Mamma Mia takes a bow

The Boundary Musical and Theatre Society completed four shows of the smash hit

Sophie, played by Mayanne Houghton-Gargul.
Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)

B.C. song serenades Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry on American Idol

Vancouver Island singer-songwriter Jesse Roper calls the experience ‘pretty surreal’

Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)