AGOG presents Jamie Kroeger’s A Part of Place until April 3

We are proud to welcome Jamie Kroeger with her exhibit A Part of Place to AGOG. Due to Covid restrictions, we won’t be able to host a reception for Jamie. But, please make a plan to visit AGOG over the next month and come take a look!
Jamie Kroeger is a prairie farm kid turned mountain girl who relies on wilderness, science and culture for ideas and motivation. By means of a multidisciplinary approach, she translates the relationship between people and their environment into object based narratives, using an integration of material, process and concept to further portray the story.
After education in the Environmental Science field and with the Canadian Avalanche Association, Jamie chose to embark on an entirely different career path. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design (Jewellery + Metals major, BFA with Distinction) in Calgary, Canada (2017) and was a student in the Jewellery and Silversmithing department at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (2015).
Most recently, she has completed a Masters of Fine Art in Medium and Material Based studies at the Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Oslo, Norway. She is currently teaching full time in the Jewellery + Metals department at the Alberta University of the Arts, in Calgary, while maintaining her own personal practice here in Golden, BC. Her jewellery artwork has been exhibited internationally as well as within Canada.

About the exhibit, Jamie writes:

“We often rely on science and economics to delineate the relationships that exist between components of an ecosystem. Value is generated by concrete statistics or data, but often doesn’t take into consideration the valuable aspects of observation, storytelling, transfer of knowledge, emotional connection, religion and belief. My work is a visual exploration that outlines another facet of understanding our (the humans) place within the natural world. The objects created, and what they represent to myself and others, have the potential to question the way and tell the story of how society, specific cultures and individuals value the outside environments they choose, or inherently inhabit.

“This collection of work (created over six years of art education) is based primarily on observations, stories and my own lived experiences with the outdoors. Retreating to indoor workshops allowed the opportunity to reflect on my time spent outside and realize that all the highs and lows it brought, fundamentally affected how I make art and approach the problem-solving situations within it. Through material, process and concept, I research what solidifies a relationship with the natural world, but also how the changing ideas of “place” have the ability to transform individuals into compassionate communities, believing nature is integral to well-being.”

Letter to the Editor from Wild & Silly Creatures of the Valley

Letter to the Editor/Ace Reporter for the Golden Star, Claire Palmer from the Wild & Silly Creatures of the Valley. Thank you for attending our last meeting on February 6 and writing about us in your newspaper. Most of our wild & silly creatures cannot read, so it was with great delight that I read…

Wild & Silly Creatures announce the Premiere of their MaskedParade Movie!

Report from a Meeting of Wild & Silly MasqueParade Creatures 02-06-2021 “As I reported in the Minutes of our last meeting on January 20,” says Scribe loudly as he tries to quieten the assembled wild & silly creatures of the valley gathered in the circle around the fire, “it seems that Pack Rat did not…

KHC Board invites new members

Are you a passionate fan of the cultural activities KHC provides for our community? Do you enjoy and value the community vitality that KHC’s activities help create? KHC HAS OPENINGS ON OUR BOARD AND WE INVITE YOU TO CONSIDER JOINING US In 2013, the Golden District Arts Council aka Kicking Horse Culture moved from being a…

Reports from a Meeting of Wild & Silly MasqueParade Creatures 2021

Report from a Meeting of Wild & Silly MasqueParade Creatures 01-20-2021 Since the nights got dark and cold, all the wild & silly creatures of the valley have been thinking of all kinds of ways that we can invite and host Snow King and Lady Spring back to the valley again … while still keeping…

“Dissolve” Live Stream Performance Thurs. January 14

shameless hussy productions, in partnership with Golden Women’s Resource Centre and Kicking Horse Culture, presents the critically acclaimed one-woman show Dissolve by Meghan Gardiner starring Lucy McNulty. Dissolve addresses the serious issues of sexual consent, drink spiking and drug-facilitated sexual assault from an entertaining and darkly humorous perspective. The play has been touring to theatres, colleges,…

Banff Mountain Film Fest 45th World Tour – Virtual Edition Watch Now!

Fluff your couch cushions and grab some snacks, because this year the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has gone virtual … and we have your access! The pandemic has kept the World Tour from travelling this winter so sadly we can’t all gather in the Rec Plex next week to watch a couple of…

Craft Faire 2020: Virtual Vendors!

This coming weekend on Nov. 20 and 21 would usually be our Christmas Craft Faire featuring about 70 artisan vendors displaying and selling a delightful variety of items for seasonal gift giving. Our discussions with our vendors started back in late August and it has become more clear over the months since that due to…

FILM Kicks presents FIRST COW Thurs Nov. 5

    On the success of our first film showing this year, FILM Kicks is planning to show three more films before Christmas. Come into AGOG or call 250-344-6186 to reserve. Masks must be worn when entering the theatre. FIRST COW Two travellers, on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820’s Northwest, dream of…

Golden District Arts Council’s Annual General Meeting Nov 10, 2020

Please mark your calendar. Golden District Arts Council’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Great Hall at the Golden Civic Centre on Tuesday Nov. 10 at 5:30pm. Our 19-20 Annual Reports will be presented at the meeting along with 19-20 Financial Statements prepared by Cox & Co. KHC-GDAC 2019-20 COX Finacial Statements – Signed…

AGOG presents Jamie Kroeger’s A Part of Place until April 3

We are proud to welcome Jamie Kroeger with her exhibit A Part of Place to AGOG. Due to Covid restrictions, we won’t be able to host a reception for Jamie. But, please make a plan to visit AGOG over the next month and come take a look!
Jamie Kroeger is a prairie farm kid turned mountain girl who relies on wilderness, science and culture for ideas and motivation. By means of a multidisciplinary approach, she translates the relationship between people and their environment into object based narratives, using an integration of material, process and concept to further portray the story.
After education in the Environmental Science field and with the Canadian Avalanche Association, Jamie chose to embark on an entirely different career path. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design (Jewellery + Metals major, BFA with Distinction) in Calgary, Canada (2017) and was a student in the Jewellery and Silversmithing department at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (2015).
Most recently, she has completed a Masters of Fine Art in Medium and Material Based studies at the Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Oslo, Norway. She is currently teaching full time in the Jewellery + Metals department at the Alberta University of the Arts, in Calgary, while maintaining her own personal practice here in Golden, BC. Her jewellery artwork has been exhibited internationally as well as within Canada.

About the exhibit, Jamie writes:

“We often rely on science and economics to delineate the relationships that exist between components of an ecosystem. Value is generated by concrete statistics or data, but often doesn’t take into consideration the valuable aspects of observation, storytelling, transfer of knowledge, emotional connection, religion and belief. My work is a visual exploration that outlines another facet of understanding our (the humans) place within the natural world. The objects created, and what they represent to myself and others, have the potential to question the way and tell the story of how society, specific cultures and individuals value the outside environments they choose, or inherently inhabit.

“This collection of work (created over six years of art education) is based primarily on observations, stories and my own lived experiences with the outdoors. Retreating to indoor workshops allowed the opportunity to reflect on my time spent outside and realize that all the highs and lows it brought, fundamentally affected how I make art and approach the problem-solving situations within it. Through material, process and concept, I research what solidifies a relationship with the natural world, but also how the changing ideas of “place” have the ability to transform individuals into compassionate communities, believing nature is integral to well-being.”

Letter to the Editor from Wild & Silly Creatures of the Valley

Letter to the Editor/Ace Reporter for the Golden Star, Claire Palmer from the Wild & Silly Creatures of the Valley. Thank you for attending our last meeting on February 6 and writing about us in your newspaper. Most of our wild & silly creatures cannot read, so it was with great delight that I read…

Wild & Silly Creatures announce the Premiere of their MaskedParade Movie!

Report from a Meeting of Wild & Silly MasqueParade Creatures 02-06-2021 “As I reported in the Minutes of our last meeting on January 20,” says Scribe loudly as he tries to quieten the assembled wild & silly creatures of the valley gathered in the circle around the fire, “it seems that Pack Rat did not…

KHC Board invites new members

Are you a passionate fan of the cultural activities KHC provides for our community? Do you enjoy and value the community vitality that KHC’s activities help create? KHC HAS OPENINGS ON OUR BOARD AND WE INVITE YOU TO CONSIDER JOINING US In 2013, the Golden District Arts Council aka Kicking Horse Culture moved from being a…

Reports from a Meeting of Wild & Silly MasqueParade Creatures 2021

Report from a Meeting of Wild & Silly MasqueParade Creatures 01-20-2021 Since the nights got dark and cold, all the wild & silly creatures of the valley have been thinking of all kinds of ways that we can invite and host Snow King and Lady Spring back to the valley again … while still keeping…

“Dissolve” Live Stream Performance Thurs. January 14

shameless hussy productions, in partnership with Golden Women’s Resource Centre and Kicking Horse Culture, presents the critically acclaimed one-woman show Dissolve by Meghan Gardiner starring Lucy McNulty. Dissolve addresses the serious issues of sexual consent, drink spiking and drug-facilitated sexual assault from an entertaining and darkly humorous perspective. The play has been touring to theatres, colleges,…

Banff Mountain Film Fest 45th World Tour – Virtual Edition Watch Now!

Fluff your couch cushions and grab some snacks, because this year the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has gone virtual … and we have your access! The pandemic has kept the World Tour from travelling this winter so sadly we can’t all gather in the Rec Plex next week to watch a couple of…

Craft Faire 2020: Virtual Vendors!

This coming weekend on Nov. 20 and 21 would usually be our Christmas Craft Faire featuring about 70 artisan vendors displaying and selling a delightful variety of items for seasonal gift giving. Our discussions with our vendors started back in late August and it has become more clear over the months since that due to…

FILM Kicks presents FIRST COW Thurs Nov. 5

    On the success of our first film showing this year, FILM Kicks is planning to show three more films before Christmas. Come into AGOG or call 250-344-6186 to reserve. Masks must be worn when entering the theatre. FIRST COW Two travellers, on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820’s Northwest, dream of…

Golden District Arts Council’s Annual General Meeting Nov 10, 2020

Please mark your calendar. Golden District Arts Council’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Great Hall at the Golden Civic Centre on Tuesday Nov. 10 at 5:30pm. Our 19-20 Annual Reports will be presented at the meeting along with 19-20 Financial Statements prepared by Cox & Co. KHC-GDAC 2019-20 COX Finacial Statements – Signed…