RAG & BONE, by Genny Killin
Opening reception Wednesday, May 1st, 5-7pm
Artist Talk Saturday, May 4th, 2pm
Join us on Wednesday May 1st from 5-7pm in The Craig Gallery for the opening reception of a series of exciting new sculptural works by artist Genny Killin.
Genevieve Killin is a Halifax NS born, educated and based artist. She received a BFA in painting from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1984, and a Certificate of Costume Studies from Dalhousie University in 1981. She has worked since 1980 in theatre and television, making and designing costumes and props, and doing set decoration. She has exhibited in group shows and created outdoor, site specific, public installations for the Uncommon Common Art project since 2013.
Genevieve Killin’s recent works grew out of an exploration of landscape painting, being on the land, the Victorian display of curiosities, and the idea of artifact. These works are enlarged abstractions of the fragments found in nature and displayed as curios or relics. With these pieces the artist is striving to give gravitas to the decorative.
“These works in plaster are abstractions of objects found in the wild and abandoned places. Bits of bone, rock and rubbish; the flotsam and jetsam of the past. Reminders of how time moves in one direction, from the beginning to the end. Tokens of histories reworked and pinned to velvet, curios of an avid collector of time.”
Genny will also be doing an artist talk on Saturday, May 4th at 2pm in The Craig, all welcome.
Call for Applications:
Alderney Landing & The Craig Gallery are currently hiring Summer Staff. Applicants should be available to begin contract in mid-May. Listed below are the details of the positions, start and end dates and salary. Please forward this email to someone you know who may be interested.
Please forward cover letter and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you.
Art & Theatre Camp Counselors
12 week position, May 21st- August 16th
35hrs/wk, Monday – Friday, $12/hr
Art and Theatre Camp Counselors are responsible for many aspects of the children’s art and theatre camps, including recreation, communications, child safety, and preparing project materials. During the weeks of the camps they are responsible for the safety and well being of children aged 6-12. Other tasks are registration, parent communication, assisting instructors, assisting children with art work, directing activities and related class structure and child supervision.
Students Counselors will be supervised and directed by the Camp Leader and Supervisor. The Camp Leader will oversee the general running of the camps and Camp Counselors will work together with the Camp Leader to provide a fun and successful week for everyone. Successful candidates will have experience working with children, experience and interest in the arts, be self-directed, energetic and outgoing with a positive attitude. Alderney Landing maintains a welcoming and inclusive facility for all, we encourage our staff to do the same.
ART & THEATRE CAMP DESCRIPTIONS
“YOU’VE BEEN SLIMED!” July 8-12, ages 6-10
With Instructor Camila Salcedo
This week we’re going to work with the ooiest, gooiest, squishiest, mushiest, spongiest materials and create glowing, puffy, slimy, sparkly, colourful SLIME! We’re going to be looking at the chemistry of making slime and the artful ways to decorate it and try our hand at homemade play dough. Our week will be filled with slime related activities including everything from mud pies to seaweed sculpture. It’s going to be a tactile adventure and a half!
“FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM” July 15-19, ages 6-10
With Instructor Camila Salcedo
In this week’s activities we’re going to look at our neighbourhood through a new lens and find out where these mystical magical creatures from our imagination really exist… We’ll start by preparing our field kits with a magnifying glass, a creature catching (and release) case and our homemade field journals for note taking and sketches. We’ll do daily morning outings to local parks, ponds, and the ocean, and inspect local creatures through a new lens, inspiring our imaginations to come up with our own Fantastic Beasts that are OUT OF THIS WORLD!
“RAINBOW CONNECTION – Puppetry” July 22-26, ages 6-10
With Instructor Genny Killin
Puppets are the theme of this week’s activities with a heavy nod to puppet hero Jim Henson! Students will create their own paper puppets, sock puppets stick puppets and foam puppet characters this week, working with facial features and quirky personality portraits and caricatures of our families, friends and pets for our new monster moppets.
Theatre Camp Descriptions
“MARY POPPINS” July 2 -12, ages 6-10
With Instructor Zachary Comeau
This 2 week camp will have the students exploring the magical world of Mary Poppins through books, movies, costume crafts and in-depth acting exercises. Zachary Comeau is an excellent acting and performance instructor with the ability to bring his high energy approach to this two week theatrical adventure. The final performance will be as sweet as a ‘spoonful of sugar!’
“TEEN TITANS!” July 22 – August 2, Ages 9-12 (only a couple spots left!)
With Instructor Dan Morash
This 2 week Camp will be chok full of Cosplay & Comic Book Action Heroes through costume and character development. An epic battle is sure to ensue! There will be an action-packed performance of the collaborative script on the final camp day with all parents cheering for their favourite hero!
Fine Arts Program Director and Craig Gallery Coordinator at Alderney Landing
The Craig Gallery is currently available as a perfectly beautiful setting for your receptions, meetings or intimate concerts. Call for more info.
The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing
in the Ferry Terminal Building, Dartmouth, 2 Ochterloney Street