Coming up at the Art Centre

Inverness County Centre for the Arts
Arts Nova Scotia Information Session: Grants to Individuals and Art Bank Purchase program. Thursday, Sept-28, 2017 5 pm Free.
Textile Journeys: an exhibition by Helene Blanchet, Anne Morrell Robinson and Adrienne Yorinks. Opening Sunday, Oct 1, 2 – 5 pm.
The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is delighted to host an Arts Nova Scotia Information Session with Lauren Williams and Enrique Ferreol. Following up on the popular Art Bank 2017 Purchases exhibition that has been on view through September in the gallery, this free information session, led by Lauren Williams, will guide participants through the process of submitting work to be considered for the Art Bank Purchase program.
Since 1975 The Nova Scotia Art Bank Program has encouraged the development of artistic excellence, and stimulated awareness of visual arts and fine craft among Nova Scotians and visitors. This has been accomplished through the acquisition, development, maintenance and display of a working collection of professional, contemporary Nova Scotian art. Works are added to the collection annually through a peer selection jury, composed of established artists, who review all applications and select works to purchase based on artistic merit.
Artists are invited to submit their works for consideration through this purchase program. Pieces that are acquired become part of the working collection. They are maintained, loaned out and displayed in government offices and agencies. The program raises awareness of artists and their works and stimulates interest in visual arts and craft.
In addition to information about the Art Bank, Enrique Ferreol of Arts Nova Scotia will share information about the Grants to Individuals program. This program supports the creation of new works by professional artists in all disciplines including fine crafts, literary, visual, media and performing arts. It also promotes a broad understanding and appreciation of art and artists through professional development, creation and presentation of work.

The information session will run for approximately 1.5 hours and will include an opportunity for questions and answers. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.



Textile Journeys: an exhibition by Helene Blanchet, Anne Morrell Robinson and Adrienne Yorinks. Opening Sunday, Oct 1, 2 – 5 pm.
Three accomplished and well-known local textile artists, Helene Blanchet, Anne Morrell Robinson and Adrienne Yorinks, will be presenting their work in the final exhibition of the 2017 season.
Helene ‘s masterful folk art inspired Fibre art work , ” Calgary Days” , is a series based on her stay in Alberta where she worked as a gardener. Beads, stitches, and a riot of colour reflect her life .
Anne’s exhibit, ” Worldly Influences” will be quilted pieces inspired by images, fabrics, and iconic patterns from around the world. As accessible to our world increases by easy of travel and communication influences creep in from all corners of the globe. Migration and trade bring us textiles and designs that were once exotic and have now become accepted major influences to fashion and home decor. When we see them our minds
still travel to the places of their origins as the designs suggest their heritage. My needle and thread take me there in spirit and have become my method of “arm chair travel”. Find more information about Anne and her work at
Adrienne’s exhibition, “Quilted Journeys” will be a sampling of work from several of her books; from Hummingbirds, dogs, and ducks to states and countries, and even outer space, the theme of journey is evident. The books represented are, Quilt of States, The Alphabet Atlas, Hummingbirds:Facts and Folklore from the Americas, Quack, and The Last Will and Testament of a Very Distinguished Dog.
Everyone is invited to enjoy this beautiful exhibition which will fill the gallery with colours as beautiful as those in our October countryside.
The opening reception will take place Sunday, October 1 from 2 to 5 pm.
Refreshments will be served and the bar will be open.

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.