The changing exhibitions of Touchstones Nelson offer a diversity of topics and themes that reflect the broad interests and capabilities of people living in the region. From contemporary art and pop culture, to fine craft and design, to local architectural and human history, Touchstones Nelson exhibitions connect to this area’s creative energy and rich heritage.
Exhibition News and Guidelines
Edge of the Light
Tanya Pixie Johnson
February 25 to May 28
Opening Reception: Friday, February 24, 7-9pm (Members Preview at 6:30)
Artist Talk event: Thursday, March 16th, 7-9pm (by donation)
Curator: Arin Fay
Tanya Pixie Johnson is an artist defined (if we must) by a plethora of passionate pursuits. With long-standing roots in Winlaw, Tanya Ps practice has a truly astounding reach due to her penchant for residencies in far-flung places and unrelenting engagement with people and place; both ephemeral and essential. From her birth in Nairobi, Kenya and childhood in South Africa, to her bohemian wandering in Europe, and her current place in the Kootenays, Tanya P. has delved deeply and with a focused abandon into the dichotomies of human experience.
Mixed media, vintage photographs, found objects
Image courtesy the Artist.
Geo. A. Meeres, Nelson, BC.March 4 to May 22, 2017
Curator: Rod Taylor
George A. Meeres was a professional photographer who lived in Nelson from 1924 to 1936. Drawn from the Shawn Lamb Archives, this exhibit will feature reproductions of some of the photos he took during that time. Startling in their depth and composition, they are a testament to his skill and vision as a photographer. They also offer a fascinating glimpse into our community at that moment in time, through the groups, businesses and landscapes he documented.
Joseph Mervyn standing in gateway to his house and grounds in Kaslo, BC.
George A. Meeres
Collection of Touchstones Nelson