Inverness County Centre for the Arts

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influx Pop-up Exhibition: Darren Julian July 10-23, 2017

Speaking Inverness: “What happens/ed  here …” July 12 – Aug 5, 2017

New/Old Scotland – A Collection of Films from Nova Scotia and Scotland: Thursday, 13 July 2017, 7 – 8:30 pm; admission by donation.

inFlux: Beginners Knitting with Cecilia Jacobs of the Ginger Sheep: Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1 – 3 pm; $30 non-members, $25 for ICCA members.

Blues in the Night: Saturday, July 15, Doors open 8:30 pm, Show starts 9:30 pm, Tickets $20.

Opening Reception – Tiny Houses: July 16, 2017, 6 – 8 pm.

inFlux Ideas with Robin Hill: July 18, 6 – 7 pm; admission by donation.


inFlux pop-up exhibition: Darren Julian

July 10-23, 2017

Darren Julian is a Mi’kmaw artist from Wagmatcook First Nation. Darren grew up in Paqtnkek First Nation with his siblings and his artistic parents, Sandra Simon (Quill Baskets) and James Julian (Painter). Darren Julian is a self-taught artist who specializes in acrylic paint, with unique styles and inspirations portraying Native art. Influenced by his late father and wife, Darren works creatively in portraying nature and spirituality in his work. His work will be displayed in a pop-up exhibition at Inverness County Centre for the Arts; and Darren will be painting at the Centre on Monday, July 10th.


Speaking Inverness: “What happens/ed  here …”

July 12 – Aug 5, 2017

Speaking Inverness, a project about places in Inverness, will launch this week.  Speaking Inverness  is an open-ended exploration of stories about what  happens and happened right here around Inverness.

We would like to  create a multi-dimensional event which is open to anything that speaks Inverness: recorded /videoed stories , anonymous or non-anonymous stories left in  the blue Story Drop boxes located around Inverness,  photos and/or other media, and objects brought to the art centre. We plan to video some  places, locales,  with or without people in them.

Successive “steps “ in the project will be published weekly in The Oran .

At the moment there is no planned format or structure beyond an intended  event/installation/ performance  on August 5 at the art centre.

We are hoping that the accumulated material and its participants will create a unique process and creative form which celebrates  the life of a special community .


New/Old Scotland – a collection of films from Nova Scotia and Scotland

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 7pm

The Atlantic Filmmaker’s Cooperative, in partnership with the Edinburgh International Film Festival, is pleased to present New/Old Scotland—a touring program of short films travelling across Nova Scotia. Come out and join us for some amazing short films made in Nova Scotia, as well as curated selections of films from the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Afterwards join us for a Q&A session with EIFF Programmer Lydia Beilby and Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival Coordinator Bretten Hannam. Admission by donation.


inFlux Beginners Knitting with Cecilia Jacobs of the Ginger Sheep
Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 1 – 3 pm
Explore the traditional craft of knitting in a two hour knitting workshop with Cecilia Jacobs (a.k.a. The Ginger Sheep). Different fibres used in knitting, casting on and off (begin and end a project), and simple knit and purl stitches will be explored. During the workshop, participants will knit a headband so that everyone will get a chance to practice. No experience necessary to take this workshop. Participants are asked to bring medium weight yarn (wool or acrylic) and size 5.5mm/US9 needles. Cecilia can provide needles and materials for an additional cost of $15, but this must be booked ahead of time. Workshop fee is $30 and $25 for ICCA members. Call the Inverness County Centre for the Arts at (902) 258 – 2533 to reserve your spot.


Blues in the Night
Saturday, July 15, 2017, Show starts at 9:30 pm
The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is delighted to present Blues in the Night this Saturday, July 15, 2017. The show will feature performances by well-known local musicians Brian Doyle, Scott MacMillan, Michael Murdock, Neil MacQuarrie, and Dougie Johnson in a blues bar atmosphere courtesy of the vision and creative talent of the concert’s director, Edmund MacLean. Surprise guest musicians are to be expected. The event is 19+; there will be a cash bar with various wines, beer, and spirits available. Doors will open at 8:30 pm and the show starts at 9:30 pm. There is limited seating available. For advanced tickets at $20 each, drop by the Inverness County Centre for the Arts (Tuesday to Sunday, 11 – 5) or call us at (902) 258 – 2533.


Tiny Houses – Opening Reception
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 6 – 8 pm.
The Inverness County Centre for the Arts invites you to join us at the opening reception of Tiny Houses, an exhibit curated by Ellen Adler. Ellen Adler has spent a year imagining, organizing, and gathering  an assembly of various actual Tiny Houses and works of art inspired by this idea from a broad group of artists and makers from the area and beyond. . Her inspiration for the exhibition is the theme of inclusion and being grateful for having a home. The motto of the project: we all can live together in our house, one house in peace. The exhibit will be installed both in the art centre’s event space and outdoors. Tareq Hadhad will not only be contributing chocolates in the shape of tiny houses to the exhibit but also giving a talk at the opening . The subject of his talk will be his experience  living with his family for three years in a “tiny house” in a Jordanian refugee camp .

To celebrate the launch of Tiny Houses, Breton Brewing will be serving their custom-created Tiny House Pale Ale  available at the cash bar along with our regular offerings.


inFlux Ideas with Robin Hill
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6 – 7 pm

Robin Hill is an artist whose work focuses on the intersection between drawing, photography, and sculpture. Her large scale installations capture wayward moments of beauty while extending the life of the sculptural components she uses to generate photographic images in cyanotype. She teaches sculpture and drawing at UC Davis.


Exhibition hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11 – 5 pm.

For more information:

Inverness County Centre for the Arts

16080 Highway 19, PO Box 709, Inverness, NS B0E 1N0

902-258- 2533

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Hours of operation: Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated.