Are you wondering what your next steps are as you launch into your career post-grad? Do you have questions about how to find success in your chosen craft?
Join us to hear local artists share their stories of living and working as professionals in the Kootenays. Refreshments provided.
- Wednesday evenings from 4 - 6 p.m. on the Tenth Street Campus, Pateneaude 303.
Emerging Artists Series brought to you by Student Access & Support, Healthy Campus and the School of the Arts.
Sydney Black is the founder and artistic director of the theatre company Black Productions. She is also Executive Director of the Nelson and District Arts Council and Vice President of the Amy Ferguson Institue. Sydney is currently producing Mamma Mia with cast ready to start rehearsals in March.
Kaylne Beka is a Ceramics artist and owner of Aloe + Salt Ceramics - "made by hand and heart in Nelson, BC." She is currently showing her work Touchstones Museum and Art Gallery in Nelson, in Fernie at AF Pop Up and the Angry Hen Brewing in Kaslo. She is also an engineer and worked on the Angry Hen as the structural engineer.
Tony Ferraro is a drummer who's recently played with The Spoons, South African pianist Neil Gonsalves and often hits the stage at Finley's Bar & Grill with Nelson's top talent.
Lily Andersen is a certified jeweler, entrepreneur and small business owner in Nelson. She owns and operates The Bench Jewelry Studio as well as having an online jewelry presence through her website and social media. She was formally trained at Kootenay Studio Arts/Selkirk College and after graduation opened her jewelry studio where she offers work spaces to other metalsmiths in the area. She has gone from having a small beadwork business in her home in 2014 to having a thriving business that continues to grow. She will be discussing her experience with opening a business in Nelson as well as the personal growth aspects of building a heart-centered business from scratch. Learn more about Lily...
Graham Tracey is originally from New York where he spent over a decade in Manhattan working as a singer, narrator, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He moved to British Columbia in 2008 and has since lent his voice and production talents to a wide variety of film and television projects worldwide. Learn more about Graham...
Scotty Carlson is a director and producer of motion graphics, animation, design with his company Juicy Studios.