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On Friday, August 16 Booksmyth Underground will present Colin Easthope, Brandon Hoffman and Rhoniel, as part of its new singer-songwriter series. Colin Easthope has taken his music from solo-acoustic to full concept rock arrangements. His performing partner Brandon Hoffman is a well-versed multiinstrumentalist and producer working cross genre from bluegrass to electronica.  Easthope and Hoffman have been working together since 2010, when they collaborated on Colin's debut, Of Myself and Others. Currently they are touring in support of Easthope's third recording with Hoffman, Timothy Lake. The tour features minimal arrangements of Easthope's songs, as well as a handful of traditional and cover selections. Strippeddown the songs breath and flex of their own free will with Easthope taking the

lead on vocals, guitar, and occasionally harmonica. Hoffman alternates between mandolin and double bass, singing synchronous harmonies . The subtle interplay between these two musicians reflects the joy and sorrow that comes when one's heart takes the wheel. The effects will linger for days.  Nelson songstress Rhoniel will also perform bringing her eclectic mix of folk, beats and electronica to the stage. As always, this Bookksmyth Underground event includes an open mic for five local songwriters to perform; so be sure to get into Booksmyth and sign up early. Hosted by Booksmyth Underground's Richard White, doors open at 7:30 p.m. Songwriters circle begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $7 to $10 sliding scale. The Booksmyth Underground is located at 338 Baker Street.

RIELLE OSWALD

The relationship between the virtual and the visceral. The dynamics between chaos and serenity. The balance of nature and human manipulation. These are the issues being explored in recent digital works by Rielle Oswald. Taking actual visceral works and manipulating them chaotically through the virtual world has produced the pieces you see here. Oswald has a Masters of Art Education from the University of Victoria and currently lives with her family and teaches in Kaslo, BC. She was born and raised many years ago in Nelson, BC and has been showing work since 1991 across Canada. The particular style which Oswald has developed comes from an open approach to expression. Accepting of chaotic factors, collaborating, using found materials and “happy accidents” have all contributed to her work. Some of her older work can be seen online at artslant. com and on facebook “rielle oswald artist”.

JULIE ST. JOHN

Julie St. John, born in England, was brought to Canada on her 6th birthday and started her life as a young inspired Canadian artist. She proved extremely creative and thoughtful even as a young girl. At 12, she won the Environmental Art Competition with wildlife personality Jane Goodall. She has always been socially and environmentally conscious and so, fittingly, she has made a home for herself and her son in beautiful Nelson, BC. She attended KSA with a strong focus on refining her skills in her chosen medium. Combining both wool and silk, her pieces are wet and needle felted, which can then be bound to a canvas, framed, and hung resembling a painting. Because of her fetish for old window frames and rustic doors, she's always, ALWAYS on the hunt, scouring old buildings and free boxes on the side of the road. Each and every piece is delicately crafted by hand with its own unique individual style. Her hope is that you enjoy her artwork as much as she enjoys making it!

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ne of Canada’s most produced play’s (75 productions worldwide over the past 10 years) is being presented by the TNT Young Company at the former Elks Hall.

Featuring talented fledgling actors Gus Fowler and Sarah Jane Hicks, Mary’s Wedding takes place in a dream on the night before her wedding. In a series of images recalling her budding love for a young farm boy and their separation by World War I, Mary leaves the safety of her bedroom and goes off to war with him. “My son Gus, and Sarah Jane are particularly well suited for these roles,” says director Stephen Fowler, “since their own origins mirror those of the characters they play — Sarah Jane as an immigrant from England, and Gus the descendent of prairie farmers. This is a wonderful play and gives them lots of opportunities to grow as actors.” TNT has been presenting summer theatre in Nelson for the past 15 years, providing what producer Richard Rowberry calls “senior youth” with both theatre experience and wages which go towards

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their post-secondary education. “Several of my students have gone on to performance careers,” he explains, “and thanks to various employment grants, donations from local businesses and community support at the box office, we’ve contributed something like $200,000 towards their education. It’s an achievement I’m very proud of and is fairly unique for such a small town.”

Mary’s Wedding opened Thursday, and continues tonight and tomorrow (August 16 and 17) at the Elks Hall, 812 Stanley Street at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The show will also run next weekend, Thursday to Saturday, August 22 to 24 at the same time. Tickets are $10 students, $15 adults at Sanderella Boutique, 464 Baker St. or at the door.

Much Ado About Youth Theatre in Gyro Park There’s much to do with Shakespeare under the Kootenay leaves this summer! Next Friday afternoon, August 23, Nelson Youth Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing, the play that “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon chose to film as the followup to his global blockbuster. Shakespeare’s famous wedding comedy features the love match between confirmed bachelor Benedick and bachelorette Beatrice. Mistaken identities, a villainous plot and comedic cops are all part of this funny masquerade. All-terrain and by donation, the full-length script is performed by a keen group of nine to 15-year-olds who have a remarkable grasp of the Shakespearean dialogue for their ages. The fifth annual Bard in the Bush production stars Zooey Bingham as Beatrice and Zorn Rose as Benedick, along with Tucker, Zoe, Sylvia, Solena, Sierra, Sebastian, Relmu, Peyton, Petra, Natasha, Margaret, Madeleine, Loki, Lachlan, Henry, Evan, Emma, Eirin, Betheny, Blaise and Andriana. Showtime is 2:30 p.m. at “Ye Olde Quarry” in lower Gyro Park, just off the top of downtown Nelson’s Vernon Street. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own throne and feast to the open-air venue. Picnic blankets and treats are more than welcome. Wear footwear and clothing appropriate for a day hike. Like much of Nelson, the short entrance path up from downtown is sloped. Excited to strut their stuff on the natural stage, Much Ado About Nothing’s talented youth cast awaits your entrance. The scene is set so don’t miss your cue.

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Filmmaker finds local Saints and Outlaws Kirsten Hildebrand {vurb} contributor

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local filmmaker found what he was looking for — a cast of saints and outlaws for his homegrown, featurelength film.

Of Saints and Outlaws is based on a novel written by Trinity 3 Hawks set in the 1800s that delves into a theme of searching. A mysterious vagabond has an impact on a powerful church dignitary in this tale of spiritual inquisition told romantically with both drama and comedy. It has been a labour of love over the past several months for Trinity, who came to the Kootenays a bit over four years ago after living in major American cities. He couldn’t be happier making his film in this “neck of the mountains with our kind of people,” he says. “Forget Hollywood, we use natural characters for this production; particularly those whose life’s impressions are written on their brow,” he says. “People here have differing ideas and they’re ingrained into their personalities. They’re so authentic and so willing to give themselves to this.” All the actors live in the region and most have never acted before. Brian Zacharius is one such character, a general contractor all his life, who laughs while saying he’s “always wanted to be a star.”

At a short shoot up at the Nelson Cemetery, Zacharius watches Trinity direct a scene. “Trinity has such a passion it’s hard not to want to be a part of what he’s doing,” he says. “It’s been a hoot,” he says, because of the cast of characters assembled for the production — some of which were literally grabbed off the street. Always interested in film with an eye for the image, Trinity’s son is the only non-local working on Of Saints and Outlaws. Ash Von Chamier took up cinematography and the Tallahassee, Florida, resident also handles editing of the film. With a family-type atmosphere to the project, this blood bond runs deep. “To have your son — who is very good at what he does — as an inspirational piece, it’s really joined us even further,” says Trinity. The pace of production for this Kootenay project differs from that of the big city centre. “We made this at a pace that doesn’t have that feeling that we’re competing with the rest of the world,” says Trinity. “You don’t have the feeling that you are being suffocated by being put into a heap with people who are already at the top of their game. You can lose yourself into it.” Of Saints and Outlaws has the feel of the Last of the Mohicans meets Deadwood. It is about three-quarters complete and slated for release this fall, in time for international film festival entry. You can view the movie’s demo-trailer at www.3hawksentertainmentgroup.com.

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A sample of Nelson’s tastes Nelson is well-known for its vast array of no-host bar, raffles, free door prizes, and a fine restaurants and culinary creations. Any- silent auction, which includes over fifty loone that goes strolling along the busy streets cally donated, fine quality items. of the city around dinner time will know how You can be a part of the excitement as difficult it is to decide on just one place to some of the city’s talented chefs duel it out spend their evening dining. for your vote of the night’s A Taste of Nelson Thankfully, on September ‘Best Presentation Award’. Wednesday, September 25 25, you won’t have to make Relax in the hotel’s OspreyBaker Street Inn that decision. You’ll be able to Kestral room from 6 to 9 experience a collection of the p.m. and indulge guilt-free, city’s cutting-edge cuisine conveniently lo- knowing that all the proceeds from the evecated under one roof. ning will benefit the West Kootenay Chapter The West Kootenay Chapter of the Mul- of the MS Society. Tickets cost just $40 each or $300 to retiple Sclerosis Society invites you to this year’s 10th annual A Taste of Nelson, hosted serve a table for 8. They go on sale at noon at the Best Western Baker Street Inn. It is on September 3 and will be sold at Culinary a sit-down event offering excellent eats, a Conspiracy, located on 610 Baker Street.

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“My name is Josh Gatten, I have been Tattooing for nearly ten years and still love it. I am the owner of Divine Alchemy Tattoos which I have run since 2009 after taking over Sikfrig N’ Innk. I work with Avrell Fox who has been at the shop for a year and a half and was a fantastic apprentice. I enjoy all styles and subjects of tattooing and have had the pleasure of working with many great people on all sorts of amazing projects. This is why I continue to love my job to this day. My shop is located at #204-602 Josephine St. and I can be reached at either 250-505-0894 or at joshgatten@hotmail.com if anyone is interested in work.”

“I started out doing graphic design and commercial illustration. After a number of years, I realized the long solitary hours, ridiculous deadlines and corporate way of thinking really didn’t work for me. I have been tattooing for about 18 years now. Tattooing is a very satisfying and rewarding career. I really enjoy the diversity of styles and content I get to work with as well as the equally diverse clientele I am privileged to work on. There is nothing I enjoy more than the smile of a client as they look at their new ink in the mirror for the first time.” -Colin Millar

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Chocolates put Kootenay spin on South American tradition Brian Lawrence {vurb} contributor

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fter a few years in the Kootenays and the better part of two years at the Yasodhara Ashram, Maureen Kalibri wasn’t sure what to do. The former conservation biologist came to the Kootenays seven years ago — her work dealing with songbirds and their habitat — and wound up at the ashram between contracts. And when the time came to chart a new course, a dream pointed the Riondel resident in the right direction. “I genuinely had a dream where I was making bee pollen chocolate truffles,” the St. Albert, Alta., native said. That led to a three-month online course to become a professional chocolatier, and, after a firefighting contract was completed, getting help from Community Futures to start Ambrosia Artisan Chocolates in 2011. Having travelled a fair amount in South America, naming the business was simple, as was sourcing the chocolate — considered ambrosia (“food of the gods”) to the Mayan, Aztec and Olmec cultures, where the cacao bean originated. “It carries many healing properties and has an interesting history,” says Kalibri on the Ambrosia website. “Mayans claim cacao has the potential to unlock hidden yearnings and reveal destinies.

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Ambrosia’s mission is about exploring and sharing the healing properties that cacao holds and experiencing its power.” The chocolate she uses comes from organic fair-trade cacao beans from Venezuela and Colombia, the latter of which she said isn’t known for chocolate, but is up and coming in the industry. Kalibri described her connection to the chocolate as “heart-centred.” “I know chocolate through the experiences of people and cultures,” she said. “I’ve been to South America quite a bit before, so I have that connection.” Creating the chocolate bars she offers has allowed her to use her imagination as she combines flavours, colours and textures in unexpected ways. “They’re all original,” she said. “I haven’t looked at a book or tried anything anyone else does.” The Mayan Tradition, for example, combines chocolate with spice, as the Mayans did when drinking ceremonial cacao. The Ambrosia bar takes it a step further, with the addition of purple corn to freshly ground black pepper and cinnamon. Inspired by the power of rose quartz, the Crystal Rose incorporates some unexpected ingredients — the 61 per cent dark chocolate is infused with high quality rose oil and Bolivian rose salt. Then there’s Radiance, which combines green and reds — wild raspberries, rooibos tea and peppermint — and

Maureen Kalibri was planned as a Christmas-season bar but was too popular to limit to the holidays. “It’s been one of the most popular,” said Kalibri. Ingredients in other bars include cardamom and coconut (Calliope), and blueberries, goji and açai berries, pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts (ColibriBerry). Seasonally, Kalibri also makes truffles, with flavours including ginger-

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bread, lavender-fennel, maple nut and raspberry espresso, along with whatever creation comes to mind. “That’s where new things can come through,” she said, but noted that not all of her ideas pan out (case in point: the avocado-cream cheese truffle). And if the bars and truffles weren’t enough, Kalibri has also created Nectar, a drink mix made of chocolate powder and shavings, and Ambrosia Beans, which are nibs that come plain or with chocolate or maple flakes. Whether it’s the creativity behind the flavours or simply the quality of the chocolate, Ambrosia chocolates have become a hit. “I’m sometimes amazed at the response I get,” Kalibri said. “I hear a lot of, ‘I’ve never had chocolate this good before.’ And people who don’t like chocolate say, ‘I’ll eat this again.’ ” She’s happy to hear that reaction — it just helps keep the creative juices flowing. “I like being able to create something a bit different and share what high-quality chocolate is,” she said. “The word alchemy comes to mind — blending different things and seeing how different ingredients mix. It’s like a dance.” For more information, visit ambrosiachocolates.com or find “Ambrosia Artisan Chocolates” on Facebook. Ambrosia chocolate bars are available in Nelson at the Kootenay Co-op and Reo’s Videos.

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TNT Young Company production of Mary’s Wedding — directed by Stephen Fowler, and staring Gus Fowler and Sarah Jane Hicks — from Thursday to Saturday, August 15 to 17 and August 22 to 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the old Kootenay Christian Fellowship church (812 Stanley Street, across from Central School). Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students at the door or in advance at Sanderella Boutique (464 Baker Street). Nelson Youth Theatre presents Much Ado About Nothing on Friday, August 23 at 2:30 p.m. in "Ye Olde Quarry" in lower Gyro Park, just off the top of downtown Nelson’s Vernon Street. Admission by donation. Bring your own chair or blanket.

VISUAL ARTS

Gallery 716 is featuring a pop-up gallery installation, The Ties that Bind, by Vancouver artist Peter Sickert and Victoria artist Sarah Cowan until August 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. daily. The pop-up gallery is located at 716 Stanley Street. Vancouver photographer and video artist Adad Hannah’s exhibition of his project The Raft of Medusa (100 Mile House) is at Oxygen Art Centre until August 31. Summer Museum Tours are back at Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History. Visitors and locals alike are invited to explore Nelson’s diverse history with a knowledgeable guide in the Permanent Museum Exhibit. Drop in at 11 a.m. on any Saturday morning this summer for an interpretive tour of the rich history of the West Kootenays. The West Kootenay Camera Club’s 23rd annual Photo Show Winners Exhibition is on display at Kokanee Camera for the month of August. The Nelson Library is now showing Yvonne Vanens Munro’s weather-inspired acrylic landscapes paintings until the end of August.

LITERATURE

Glynis Whiting will be reading from her mystery novel A Nose for Death at Nelson Public Library on Tuesday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m. A Nose for Death, published this year by Thistledown Press, won the Vancouver Mayor’s Award for Emerging Literary Artist. The Nelson Library invites mystery-lovers to follow their noses for a great literary evening. When the town of Greenstone, Montana is thrown into chaos by a planned dam expansion, people from the United States and Canada form a cross-border alliance to save Sweet Grass Valley from flooding. Conflict erupts as passions collide. The complex relationship between people and nature provides a springboard for an intimate story of power by Kootenay author Andrea Wright. Wright reads from her novel Greenstone Rising on Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library. Kootenay Book Weekend is September 20 to 22 at the Best Western hotel in Nelson. The following novels will be discussed: The Appointment by Herta Muller, Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks, The State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, and Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay. Read these four captivating books this summer and come join them for the conversation. For more info see kootenaybookweekend.ca.

Booksmyth Undergound hosts a songwriter circle featuring Colin Easthope, Brandon Hoffman and Rhoniel on Friday, August 16. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $7 to $10, sliding scale. The Field music festival is August 16, 17 and 18 at White Crow Farm in Winlaw. This family-friendly festival features music by Sanctums, Evy Jane, Erica Dee, Mandai and many more. Tickets are $60 per adult or $80 for a family (two parents and unlimited children). For details see thefieldgathering.org. Hoola’s second annual post-Shambhala birthday shaker is at Spiritbar on Saturday, August 17. Hoola is a party pioneer of Nelson. Come help him celebrate his 29th birthday. Doors open at 10 p.m. and cover is $5.

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FILM

On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday August 16 to 19 and 20, the Nelson Civic Threatre will be screening Wolverine at 7:30 p.m. nightly and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Marvel Comic character, The Wolverine, is pushed to both his physical and emotional limits in modern day Japan. Confronted not only by lethal samurai steel he must also grapple with his own apparent immortality.

MUSIC

Erica Dee will be at Spiritbar on Friday, August 16 with Little Dinosaur and The Fungineers. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel.

Vancouver hip-hop artists Madchild will be at The Royal on Monday, August 19 with Slaine, Adlib, Brothers Grim and Wildcard. This is an all-ages event. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $100, which include an opportunity to meet Madchild and the crew one hour before the show (beginning at 6 p.m.). General admission tickets are $40. Non-VIP ticket holders will also have to pay a $2 re-entry fee if they leave the venue during the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at the Telus kiosk in the Chahko Mika mall.

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Spiritbar happily welcomes Australian roots-rocker Ash Grunwald back with his band on Thursday, August 22 for a late summer throwdown. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 9 p.m. Erin Ross will be performing at the Cedar Creek Cafe on Thursday, August 22. With a strong voice and great songwriting, she has a soulful country groove. Music usually begins at 6:30 p.m. and if weather allows, may be outside. Shred Kelly plays Spiritbar on Friday, August 23 with Tofu Stravinski. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. Pianist Maria Rapp and violinist Anke Steinmetzm both from Switzerland, will be at the Ravencourt B&B in Passmore on Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m. The theme for the evening is ‘Roundabout Vienna’ featuring the music of Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven. Admission is by donation and all proceeds go to the musicians. Ravencourt B&B is a large straw-bale home located at at 4615 Upper Passmore  Road. For info phone 250-226-7801. Sarah Jane Scouten rolls into the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Friday, August 23 around 6:30 p.m. This Montrealbased artist is touring in support Of Magpie Waltz, her all-string, all-acoustic record. Faraguna Brothers play Spiritbar on Saturday, August 24 with Rafferty Funksmith. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel. Get ready for the Vultures to play at the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw on Saturday, August 24. This Rosslandbased group is noted for their tight harmonies and great covers. It’ll be a great night of music starting around 6:30 p.m. Montreal’s Audio Architect will be at Spiritbar on Friday, August 30 with Emma Star. Doors open at 10 p.m.


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