2016-17 Mentorship Program Exhibition “The Initial Show” at the Craig Gallery June 29 – July 23

The Initial Show

2016 – 17 Mentorship Program Exhibition

The Craig Gallery, June 29 – July 23
Opening: Wednesday, June 28, 7 – 9pm
Mentee Artist Talk: Saturday, July 15, 2pm

Highlighting the talents of mentees Alexis Vessey, Ben Mosher, Ryan Josey, and Kate Grey, the Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2016-17 Mentorship Program Exhibition The Initial Show also includes work from mentors Sarah Maloney, Craig Leonard, Bryan Maycock and Andrea Dorfman. Emerging artists in this year’s program present new work on view at The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth June 29 – July 23. Learn more about the artists and their work.

Since the Mentorship Program’s inception in 2006, Visual Arts Nova Scotia has successfully paired emerging artists with established artists to take part in a 10-month mentorship. The Mentorship Program provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging artists to develop both their creative process and professional skills, thus building the foundation for a successful career in the visual arts. As a secondary outcome, the program offers established artists an opportunity to pass on their experience, resources, knowledge, and insight. For information on the program visit: www.visualarts.ns.ca/programs/mentorship-program.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges core funding for the Mentorship Program and exhibition from The Craig Foundation.

The program is also supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Halifax Regional Municipality, Boorman Consulting Inc, Business for the Arts, and The Craig Gallery.


The Craig Gallery is located at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St. in Dartmouth, NS. The gallery is open to the public Sunday: 11am – 3pm, TuesdayFriday: 12pm – 5:30pm, and Saturday: 9am – 5pm. For further information on The Craig Gallery, please visit www.alderneylanding.com/gallery.

For more information on this exhibition, contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
t:902.423.4694    1.866.225.8267   f:902.422.0881
vans@visualarts.ns.ca      www.visualarts.ns.ca