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
Abandoning Paradise: The Northern Gateway Project
Glenn Clark and Peter Corbett
June 15 to September 15, 2013
Opening Reception: June 14, 7-9pm (member’s preview at 6:30pm)
Artist Talks: Saturday, June 15 at 3pm
Over the course of a year, Glenn Clark (Penticton) and Peter Corbett (Winlaw), will travel across northern BC, painting landscapes which would be impacted by the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. The paintings will be shown alongside pertinent information about the region and the scope of the pipeline project.
City in Flames: A Journey Through Nelson’s Fire History
June 8 to September 8, 2013
Nelson Fire Department battles the Strathcona Hotel fire, May 27, 1955
Touchstones Nelson Archives
Lieut. Hans Lehrke of the Nelson Fire Department lived in the Strathcona Hotel. He moved out in January, but four months later, on May 27, 1955, he was a volunteer firefighter battling to save lives as one of the most prominent hotels in Nelson burned to the ground.
This exhibit tells the story of this fire and many others that have changed lives and transformed our community over the decades. It will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the fire hall on Ward St. in Nelson, and look at changes in firefighting methods and equipment.