Artist Talks this weekend at The Craig

At The Craig Gallery this weekend:

Join us Saturday, April 6th at 2pm for Curtis Botham‘s Artist Talk in The Craig Gallery, if you’ve seen his powerful drawings commenting on the impacts of Nova Scotia Industry, you won’t want to miss it!

Join us again on Sunday, April 7th at 2pm to hear Lou Costanzo discuss his incredibly moving stone scuptures and holistic artistic process.

See you at The Craig!

Curtis Botham with Effluents

in the main gallery

&

Luigi Costanzo, Transforming Body, Mind and Stone

in The Case Galleries

These exhibits will remain on display until Sunday, April 28

Artist talks on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 at 2pm, respectively.

Effluents is a series of large-scale charcoal drawings which Curtis Botham created during his year-long artist residency in New Glasgow. Focusing specifically on coal, lumber and steel, this exhibition documents the various industries and their impact on local environments and communities. Factories, generating stations, and mills dominate Curtis’ landscapes, showing how natural resources are transformed into commodities. These modern industrial landscapes are balanced with drawn reproductions of historic photographs and slogans from years of newspaper headlines and political slogans. Effluents depicts a tug-of-war between environment and economy, and how anxieties around these polarizing issues have brought our society to an important crossroads. Curtis Botham’s latest art series has won him the 2011 Canada Games Young Artist of Excellence Award. It will be on display at The Craig Gallery throughout April.

Curtis will be giving an artist talk on Saturday, April 6 at 2pm.

Artist talk with Luigi Costanzo on Sunday, April 7 at 2pm

Lee Cripps

Fine Arts Program Director and Craig Gallery Coordinator at Alderney Landing

lee@alderneylanding.com, 902-461-4698 x215

The Craig Gallery is currently available as a perfectly beautiful setting for your receptions, meetings or intimate concerts. Call for more info.