Two Shows Opening Wednesday January 10, 7-9pm at The Craig Gallery

​Please Join us to celebrate two new shows at The Craig Gallery, Wednesday January 10, 7-9pm.
These events are free and open to the public.​

 

Marley Johnson: Colour Matters

Join us Wednesday, January 10th, 7-9pm for the Opening Reception of Marley Johnson’s new painting series. Exhibit runs through January 28th.

​”My paintings investigate the agency of colour through a vibrant, messy and precarious sensibility. These works are suggestive landscapes, investigating the inner exploration of indexical mark making, working with a formal and vital approach, I have been influenced by modes of expressionism, experimenting with its potential. The shapes and contours implies a playfulness, exuberance, and a sense of effervescence or froth which forms in-between the push//pull of tides. By breaking down the impression of the gestures, leaving it raw and undefined I hope to reveal something transparent about the process of painting and color.​”​
 
Marley Johnson completed his bfa at NSCAD university in 2015, he also studied at Cooper Union in New York City on an exchange. Upon graduating Marley was awarded a residency in Lunenburg NS, where he spent a year working within a ceramics community. Marley is currently doing his MFA at Concordia university in Montreal. 

Mosaic of Identity and Community Connection

Opening in The Case Galleries on January 10th, 7-9pm is a group of artists from the Immigrant Migrant Women’s Association of Halifax. This Exhibit also runs until January 28th.

This project celebrates and explores identity from an immigrant and migrant women’s perspective. Using art as a ​tool for community building, the project sought to create an opportunity for immigrant and migrant women, female youth and girls to collaborate. The goal was to create a traveling art exhibit that would enhance their identity, sense of place, belonging and community connection.

This multi-media sculptural collaboration is a window into the individual journeys shared by immigrant and migrant women. The artistic journey was led by mixed media artist Miro Davis and anthropologist Maria Jose Yax-Fraser. It began with conversations around identity, community,place and belonging. These topics conceptualized into different forms such as Mandalas of Self, Vessels of Identity, Adorning and Wearing Place, and Community Skins. The materials used in this collaboration are: copper,clay, glass, earthenware, wood, paint and miscellaneous found material.

The Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing,

2 Ochterloney Street,

​In The Ferry Terminal Building
contact Lee Cripps at 902-461-4698