An Evening of Jazz with Neil Gonsalves and Clinton Swanson

An Evening of Jazz with Neil Gonsalves and Clinton Swanson is sold out! Thank you everyone for your interest in this event. We sold out in under 48 hours!

There is a waitlist for seats. If you have a confirmed RSVP and are not able to attend please contact Meghan.

This fundraiser is to support the commission of the sculpture you see below. As part of finishing the renovations of the Miners’ Hall, the RCAC is commissioning a sculpture to sit out front of the hall that is a reflection of Rossland’s past and present.

We have achieved $15,000 in fundraising so far! Our goal for “An Evening of Jazz” is to raise $1500 towards this sculpture. Entry is by donation. Tax receipts are available if cheques are made out to “City of Rossland” and are over $25.

cancan_sculpture_maquette

Artist Heather Wall’s statement about the sculpture:
“Since I am sculpting a Can Can dancer on a bicycle [with a Miner’s lamp on  the front] I feel it makes perfect sense to pose this strong fearless woman doing something a twenty first century rider would do. A popular dirt jump called the  “No Footer Can Can” is when a cyclist jumping the bike and in the air moves his or her legs to the side of the bike and then returns them to proper riding  position for landing. The Can Can dancer will do this exciting maneuver, Can Canning her legs proudly to the side of her antique bike. The miner’s lamp would be mounted on the front of the bike like a headlight. A Can Can dancer doing a Can Can jump melds history with the present day and gives extreme motion to metal.”