Mentorship Program Exhibition opens Wednesday at The Craig Gallery

Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s 2017-18 Mentorship Program Exhibition Conversations opens this Wednesday, July 11 at 6pm at The Craig Gallery. The exhibition includes work by emerging artists NAT chantel, Lux Habrich, Bree Hyland, and Karen Langlois, and their mentors anna sprague, Kim Morgan, Emily Falencki and Terri Whetstone. There will be a performance by NAT chantel and anna sprague beginning at 6pm at the opening, so make sure to show up a few minutes early, have some appetizers, watch this site-specific piece, and check out the exhibition!

The mentee artists’ talk is on Saturday, July 14 at 2pm when Karen, Bree, Lux and NAT will discuss their work in the exhibition and their time in the program. Please join us and support these great emerging artists! Catch Conversations before it closes July 29.

The VANS Mentorship Program is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 year. For information on the VANS Mentorship Program, including how to apply, visit:

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges core funding for the Mentorship Program and exhibition from The Craig Foundation.The program is also supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Halifax Regional Municipality, and The Craig Gallery. Thanks also to the Centre for Art Tapes, Centre for Craft NS, and the Anna Leonowens Gallery for exhibition assistance.

The Craig Gallery is located at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St. in Dartmouth, NS. The gallery is open to the public Sunday: 11am – 3pm, Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 5:30pm, and Saturday: 9am – 5pm. For further information on The Craig Gallery, please visit

Image details (clockwise from top left): Kim Morgan,
Blood Galaxy, billboard photographic installation, 2017; Karen Langlois, Meandering: A Book in Seven Parts. Part VII: Reader, cotton, paper, ink, thread, button, 28cm x 36 m x 1cm (open), 2018; Bree Hyland, Pink Skirt, oil on canvas, 10 x 12″, 2018; anna sprague, and there it was. gone, installation, 2018; Lux Habrich, memories of a homeland unknown, white earthenware, (^04) glazes, glass beads, 2018; NAT chantel, Cocoon Sculpture, found branches, cotton, raffia, twine and discarded text, 42 x 20″, 2017; Terri Whetstone, Red Black White #127, Discarded painting (Acrylic paint on Arches paper), acrylic paint on Fabriano paper, Cartulina paper, foam adhesive pads, and glue, 9.75 x 8.5 x 0.25″, 2018; Emily Falencki, Father, oil on traditional gesso on plywood, 42 x 46″, 2018.

For more information on this exhibition, contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia

1.866.225.8267 f:902.422.0881