November 24th : Dave Scanlan and Friends. Suggested donation $5 – $10

This group of Nelson musicians (and one local Ms. Aiko Jackson), will play and be recorded live by Gallery staff._DSC0461  In recent months, they have played at the Whatshan Lake Music Festival, and at the Blue Belle Bistro in Kaslo.  Dave has played bass with a variety of bands throughout the Kootenays since graduating from the music program at David Thompson University Centre in the early 1980’s.  He’s been known to occasionally sing, backing himself up with solid finger-style acoustic guitar.  His songwriting has often drawn comparisons to John Prine, Loudon Wainwright III, and American southwest writers such as Robert Earl Keen.   Dave will be backed up by a stellar band, including Darren Mahe on acoustic lead guitar, slide, and dobro.  Darren teaches at the Selkirk College Professional Music Program.  He and Dave are both members of the Nelson based band, “Roxy”.  Stephanie Darychuk, originally from Creston and a former Selkirk College music student, plays upright bass in this band.  The band includes two percussionists: The legendary Marvin Walker on snare, hand drums, and background vocals, and local favorite, Aiko Jackson on djembe, shakers, and vocals.


Mine Tailings Performance


 This 30th anniversary reader’s theatre performance is a fundraiser for the Silverton Gallery.   We have some surprises in store for you thanks to the talented efforts of our 2012 guest director Susie O’Donnell and our guest technical director David Everest.  Come early for the pre-show historical photo slide show and refreshments by the Lucerne Graduating Class of 2013. The doors will open at 1:00 and the show begins at 2:00.  The ‘Grads’ will also be selling goodies at the Saturday evening performance so plan on having dessert at the gallery and support our Lucerne graduates.  If you already have a ticket for Saturday but want to bring an ‘old timer’ to the matinee on Sunday, you can come again Sunday for free.  Just show your ticket at the door.


Lynn Miller, musician, singer.

Singer extraordinaire, Lynn Miller will sing world music from beyond this world through a language more powerful than words, soul language. The melodies draw on flavors of traditions from around the globe. Her repertoire also intermingles familiar tunes in jazz, folk and gospel traditions. She accompanies herself on the guitar, ukulele, shruti, Zen harp, metallophone and Native flute.  Lynn is a performer, recording artist, teacher, sound healer and music therapist.

FRIDAY       October 5th       7:30 pm        $10

Workshop:  Finding the Soul of your Inner Musician at Hand & Soul Wellness Centre, Silverton on Saturday Oct 6 (9:30-5) $50    call 358-2177 for more information


Community Equinox Event on Friday, September 21st at the Silverton Gallery. Door donations will go to Cambodian orphans. This is a two part event – people can attend one or both parts. 5-7 pm Potluck and Cambodia slideshow. Bring a light potluck dish and view photos from Eloise Charet’s recent trip to Cambodia. 7-9 pm Drumming and dancing to welcome in the Fall. Bring percussion instruments and jam along with the 5th Avenue drummers in a giant circle, with dancers welcome in the centre. Experience the joy of seeing acoustic rhythms reflected in free-form movement.

William Brookfield comes to the Gallery


William Brookfield is an original artist and composer from Enderby, BC, who also performs cover tunes such as Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Jim Reeves, Jerry Lee Lewis and more. If the name “Brookfield” sounds familiar to you, his father is the late Gordon Brookfield of New Denver and Nakusp and his stepmother was the late Lorna Obermeyer, also of New Denver, and one-time President of the Silverton Gallery.

A professional musician for 38 years, William has recently been touring Western Canada with a tribute show, “The Louisiana Hayride”, based on the radio program of the same name from the 1950’s.   Brookfield performs on a musical “feet and hands” system of his own invention that allows him to play live drums, and live keyboard(s) at the same time. William plays the drums with his feet and the musical parts with his hands.  Included in Brookfield’s system is a harmony machine that adds a second or third vocal part to his voice. The Louisiana Hayride represents the concert debut of this live system and refinements are ongoing.

William also works as a sound designer, using state of the art keyboard synthesis to build the “old time” fiddles, pianos, trumpets, strings, drums and organs necessary for the Louisiana Hayride show.  All these sounds plus many more will be coming to you at the Silverton Gallery, Saturday, Sept. 15th from 7:30 – 10:00 pm.  There will be a $10.00 cover charge at the door.