ARTsNEWS: Exhibition Opening / Volunteers / Workshops

Exhibit Opening  

Sunday, July 23rd

from 1 – 3 pm

Displaced – Carrie Allison-Goodfellow
Worlds Apart Revisited – Pene Domries
Beginning – Alannah Journeay

(from Carrie Allison-Goodfellow’s Displaced)
Displaced contemplates, and calls into question, the destruction and alteration of natural habitats for urbanization and developmental purposes. Carrie Allison-Goodfellow’s work is rooted in her identity as a mixed Indigenous European woman. Her work explores issues such as land, place, identity, histories, environmental discourses, and personal histories and concerns, using botanicals as metaphors for narrating these issues. [Click here to read more]

Meanwhile in the Chapel Gallery, Pene Domries will be showing Worlds Apart Revisited, while in the Mym Gallery, Alannah Journeay – our 2016 ARCAC Scholarship award recipient – will be showing her work in Beginning.

Volunteers Needed!

Paint the Town: Get in on all the action on August 19 & 20 as a Paint the Town volunteer! We are still seeking a few helping hands, both outdoors (to act as runners, bringing finished art from the artists to the auction, or to help sell 50/50 tickets) and indoors (in the gallery area, as well as at registration). Morning and afternoon shifts available! To volunteer please call the gallery, 902-532-7069.

Funding notice from AIRO – Annapolis Investments in Rural Opportunity

“We see Annapolis Royal as an arts destination and the growth of galleries and arts-related businesses is proving that to be true. ARCAC draws thousands of people to our community each year and helps dozens of artists thrive. We’re thrilled to support their efforts to purchase equipment that will allow them to grow their offerings of workshops in conjunction with their highly successful annual Paint The Town event.”

Thanks to AIRO for their support for our Paint the Town Workshops

Adult Lecture Series
North Hills Museum, Granville Ferry

Salt Box Talks Revisited at North Hills Museum. Instead of watching summer re-runs on television, why not revisit some of our most popular Salt Box lectures on selected Tuesday evenings at North Hills Museum?

This program is designed for those who would like to discover and appreciate North Hills Museum and the surrounding community. Each session will include a power point presentation on a selected theme, a guided tour of the collection where applicable and refreshments. Each lecture is $6.00 per person. Registration required, call 902-532-2168 or email

Painting in Canada Part 1, In Celebration of Canada 150: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 7 – 9 pm

Painting in Canada Part 2, In Celebration of Canada 150: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7 – 9 pm

Framed – The Art Around the Painting : Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7 – 9 pm

“Keeping up with the Stuarts”: Tuesday August 29, 2017 7– 9 pm

Paint the Town Workshops
Paint the Town workshops are filling up fast! Click here to sign up.

There are still 2 spaces available in the Watercolour Workshop offered by Tom Forrestall (together with his daughter, Monica). ​

Tom Forrestall was born in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia on March 11th, 1936. He grew up in Middleton and Dartmouth and began to attend art classes at the Nova Scotia College in Halifax at an early age. Forrestall is one of the leading figures associated with the visual arts in the Maritime region. Monica Forrestall is a talented artist in her own right, as well as an editor and writer. They have been painting watercolour together every summer for over 30 years.

PTT Veterans Connie Lowe-Parker and Pat Lohrenz are offering a workshop for registered Paint the Town artists, offering Tips & Tricks to make the most of the festival. Topics include preparing for plein-air painting, pricing, choosing locations, communicating with the public, and more!

Connie Lowe-Parker has been participating in Paint the Town for 12 years. Connie works in acrylics, watercolour, and ink. Pat Lohrenz is a multi-media visual artist whose work interprets landscape through pouring, scraping, collage, inks, and fluid acrylics. Pat has participated in Paint the Town for 13 years.

Youth Art Workshops
Monica Forrestall is offering  a series of FREE arts workshops to kids/tweens and teens this summer. For more information or to register, please contact Monica at

Read about the first workshop by clicking here!

 – Saturday July 29 from 1-5 pm: “Mixed media Drawing Workshop for Teens” (ages 13-17; at ARTsPLACE)

– Saturday August 5, from 1 – 5 pm: “Creating Art for the Annapolis County Exhibition” (for all ages from 6-17; at ARTsPLACE)

– Saturday August 12, from 1-5 pm:  “Painting Workshop Focused on Acrylic and Watercolour for Teens” (ages 13-17; at ARTsPLACE)