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
November 19 2016 to February 12, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 18 (7-9pm)
Curator: Arin Fay
The Wayne King Retrospective Exhibition reflects the collective King collection of the community of Nelson and area, and the love and enthusiasm that Kootenay denizens will always have for the unabashed, unofficial artist-laureate of Baker Street. Wayne King has departed but is not forgotten, and his vibrancy, dedication to beauty and proficiency are evident in the riot of colour which will overwhelm Gallery A.
Wayne King in the garden
Out of the Woods: A History of Forestry in the West KootenaysNovember 26 2016 to February 19, 2017
Curator: Rod Taylor
Forestry has a long history in our region, and has played an important and continually changing role in the makeup of our communities. From the sawmills that fed the demand for building materials starting in the late 1800s to treeplanting and Kootenay Forest Products many decades later, our relationship with the forest has been varied and increasingly diverse. From the "Push Pull and Drag" railroad to beehive burners, this exhibit looks at the history of the forest industry in our region, and the many ways in which it has shaped our community.
Bernard Feeney drives the first load of lumber across the Salmo Bridge
Collection of Touchstones Nelson