Coming up at ICCA

Friday, June 1st, 2018 6-8pm
Four Corners Opening Reception
The opening reception of Four Corners will take place at Inverness County Centre for the Arts on Friday, June 1, 6-8pm.

Four Corners is an exhibition of four talented young artists with ties to Inverness County; Kristen Herrington, Brooklyn Stewart, Erika Stonehouse, and Kelsey Watson.

Kristen Herrington captures her daydreams through the unpredictable movement of fluid acrylics. Each piece is uniquely crafted and cared for, with the intent of providing a whimsical adventure for her audience’s senses.

With a background in political philosophy from Acadia University, Kristen’s contribution to Four Corners features four, large-scale paintings that incorporate natural elements from her hometown in the Annapolis Valley and second home in Inverness. She uses sea water and wild flowers from each of these places to create special effects in her paint.

Brooklyn Stewart is an interdisciplinary artist from Inverness, Cape Breton. In 2013 she received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from NSCAD University and has since been travelling and working part time at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts teaching workshops to both adults and children. Although she works primarily as a printmaker, in Four Corners she will be showing a series of paintings featuring digitally altered land and seascapes of Cape Breton, Vancouver Island, and Nicaragua, three places very close to her heart.

Erika Stonehouse is a multi-disciplinary artist from Cape Breton. She recently
completed the BFA (Visual Arts) program at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of
Newfoundland in Corner Brook. Her work has been exhibited in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Quebec. In 2016, Erika received the Curtlands Foundation prize in recognition of her work in Fresh Paint / New Construction, at Art Mûr in Montreal. Erika’s practice is influenced by her experiences in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Kelsey Watson is a ceramic artist living and working in Inverness, Cape Breton. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts from NSCAD University in 2013 where her studies focused on sculpture, installation and ceramics. Since graduating, Kelsey has launched a pottery business- Kelsey Watson Ceramics. Her work is handthrown and inspired by life near the sea.

With her home, the ocean and permanency being reoccurring themes in her work, Four Corners exhibits her ideas around the permanent/impermanent through an installation of slip cast ceramic ropes and knots.

Every Thursday 4.30-6pm
Yoga with Anne Levesque
Join yoga teacher Anne Levesque for a yoga class in a relaxed environment. Yoga is by donation.

Friday and Saturday, June 9&10, 2018
Introduction to Digital Photography with Adam Hill
Have a new DSLR camera? Want to cut the learning curve?
Contact Adam at 902-578-8851 or to reserve your spot.
Space is limited.

Wednesdays, beginning June 13th, 2-4pm
The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce the creation of a weekly Craft Together Group.

The group will meet weekly for a 2 hour drop-in session of crafting in a friendly, group atmosphere. The studio will be open to those wanting to work on existing projects, start something new, or pick up a new craft.

Please bring a project with you. Limited amounts of materials and equipment will be available for those not sure where to begin!

Craft Together Group will be hosted by Emily MacDonald and Olivia Ball. Between them they have experience in knitting, crochet, felting, hand and machine sewing, wool spinning, making stuffed dolls and toy animals, embroidery, painting and drawing. They are happy to help with projects, or to guide participants who wish to pick up a new skill. We hope that participants will forge friendships at the group, and will help to support and encourage each other in their craft process.

Tea, coffee, cold drinks and cookies will be served at the group. Admission is by donation, with a suggested donation of $2 per week. The group is open to everyone, although young children will need adult supervision. The first weekly meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 13.

Anyone who would like to attend, but would have difficulty due to lack of transportation or mobility difficulties, is encouraged to contact Olivia Ball at or 902-258-2533.

Saturday, June 16th, 2018
Stone carving workshop with Michelle Sylliboy
The workshop sessions will be about engaging with a Mi’kmaq Artist Scholar, who is currently developing a Mi’kmaq hieroglyphic curriculum by planting seeds of interest by using art as a way to engage with community.
Michelle says “I will talk briefly about the history of the Mi’kmaq hieroglyphic language and my phd research as an artist who is on a quest to revitalize our komqwej’wikasikl language.”
Workshop details – All day serpentine stone carving workshop. (max 15-20 per session) min 10
The day will consist of participants learning the art of stone carving by choosing a Mi’kmaq hieroglyphic symbol to carve, as a way to engage in cultural knowledge sharing through language serpentine and tools will be provided.
Please bring own bag lunch
Check the ICCA
Facebook page or website in the coming days for more details!


Inverness County Centre for the Arts
16080 Highway 19
Nova Scotia

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