Come to two great artist talks this week: JJ Lee on July 14 and Emerging Artists from the Mentorship Program on July 15


VANS is presenting two artist talks this week! Join us for visiting painter JJ Lee’s En Route Artist Talk at 6pm on Friday, July 14th at Art Bar + Projects in Halifax and Mentorship Program emerging artists Ryan Josey, Ben Mosher, Alexis Vessey and Kate Grey on Saturday, July 15th at 2pm at the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth. Join us for both!


Art Bar + Projects
Friday, July 14, 2017 at 6pm

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is excited to present an artist talk by visiting artist JJ Lee, in collaboration with Anna Leonowens Art Gallery Art Bar + Projects. Through mixed media paintings and drawings, Lee explores the space between states of being, cultures, histories, identities, representation and abstraction as a result of contemporary global life. Taking place Friday, June 14 at 6pm at the Art Bar + Projects, 1873 Granville Street, Halifax, NS, this free artist talk is offered as part of Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s En Route Artist Talk Series. If you are a NSCAD alum, drop by early for the Alumni Social starting at 5pm.

Image details: Kate Grey, Working Title, projected video still, dimensions variable, 2016 (top left); Ryan Josey, Prosopopoeia, video still, dimensions variable, 00:05:00 loop videographer: Alex Von Helvroot, 2017 (bottom left); Alexis Vessey, Flower Stalks, paper clay, 04 glazes, flocking, resin and spring steel, 2017 (center); Ben Mosher with Craig Leonard, melisma, blended scent, handmade glass bottle, 4.8″, 2017 (right).

Mentorship Program emerging artists’ talk

The Craig Gallery
Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 2pm

Mentees in this year’s Mentorship Program Alexis Vessey, Ben Mosher, Ryan Josey, and Kate Grey will discuss their work in The Initial Show exhibition, as well as their experience in the VANS Mentorship Program. Join us for this free artist talk at The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth on Saturday, July 15th at 2pm.

For more information on these talks contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
t:902.423.4694    1.866.225.8267   f:902.422.0881