Reminder – TONIGHT Art21 / Openings on Sunday / Artist Submissions / Workshops & More

Documentary Screening with Talk-back
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ART21 Season 6
Timely and timeless, global and local, beautiful and provocative, contemporary art challenges us to look at our world in new ways. Contemporary artists grapple with the complex issues of our time, ask tough questions, and make works that delight, amaze and sometimes unsettle audiences worldwide.

Season 6 includes 13 profiles of artists from five continents. Spanning the globe from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil, the episodes reveal the artists at work and speaking in their own words as they demonstrate the power of art to alter perception, challenge convention, and change how we see the world around us.

Included in the season are artists Marina Abramović, Ai Weiwei, David Altmejd, El Anatsui, assume vividastro focus, Lynda Benglis, Rackstraw Downes, Glenn Ligon, Robert Mangold, Catherine Opie, Mary Reid Kelley, Sarah Sze, and Tabaimo.

Monday, April 29, 7 – 9 pm “Boundaries” – Who and what limits our freedom of expression? In what ways do cultural differences affect our understanding of art and other forms of communication? How do an artist’s process and choice of medium affect our perception of his or her work?

Monday, May 27, 7 – 9 pm “History” How do artists mine the past to explore the present? Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? In what ways do artists use their own histories to examine the human condition?

Le Voyage Dans la Lun (A Trip to the Moon) by Georges Méliès (1902)

Call to Artists*

Artists, do you have an idea for a work of art to submit to our upcoming To the Moon and Back exhibition, June 23 – July 21? We are accepting proposals for one piece per artist, any medium, to be part of the exhibition in the main gallery at ARTsPLACE. Drawing inspiration from themes of the Moon, Space travel, ambition, exploration, curiosity and more – send us your idea by May 3, with samples of your artwork, to (moon in the subject). Selected artists will be notified by May 7. All selected artwork in the exhibition will be offered for sale.

*ARTsPLACE is inviting proposal submissions from artists, for one work of art (any media; 2D 3D or digital) to be included in To the Moon and Back. Taking inspiration from the broad themes of human experience, imagination, curiosity, and the future, we are asking that artists submit their proposal by May 3, 2019, to with Moon as the email subject.
Please include:
A short description of the work you are proposing, including approximate dimensions, materials/media
Up to 4 jpg images of your work (as an example)
A short bio/artist statement

Selected artists will be notified by May 7.

All selected artists would need to have their work at the gallery between June 18 and 20. The gallery will retain a 10% admin fee from all sales.

Call for memorabilia – we are also looking for any moon/space themed memorabilia to exhibit in To the Moon and Back. If anyone has photos from the ARCAC Space themed Arts Ball, please share! Send a photo of your object to by May 3, we will let you know by May 7 if it will be included.

Workshops with Holly Carr, Bonnie Baker, Pat Lohrenz and Julia Redgrave CLICK HERE

Opening on Sunday, May 5, 1 – 3 pm

Artist Talk – Bonnie Baker, The Agency of Light Alone
Monday, May 6, 7-9 pm

Admission by donation.

With the rise of digital photography and popular use of cell phone cameras, the desire to explore photography’s roots and work more hands-on has grown. Maybe you have dabbled in alternative printing for photography, maybe you miss the good ole’ days of film and a 35mm, or maybe you look back at historical photographs over a century ago, and wonder, ‘how did they do it?’ Bonnie Baker, a local printmaker, started working with Cyanotypes also known as blueprint or sunprints, in 2017. Cyanotype is a cameraless photography technique invented in 1850’s and was used by early scientists and botanists to document plant life, later by architects and engineers in drafting building plans.

Bonnie will cover the historical development of cyanotypes from early days of photography including the multi-volume books by Anna Aktins, considered one of the first women photographers, the collaborate large cyanotypes by Robert Rauschenberg and Susan Weil through to works by present-day artists currently experimenting with an alternative process such as cyanotypes.

Bonnie is a practicing artist living in Annapolis Royal. In addition to drawing and printmaking, she is known for her earlier work in textile. The dynamics of experimenting, building on the unexpected and pursuing increasingly sophisticated compositions drives her practice. Bonnie brings a similar philosophy to her teaching, encouraging students to push themselves through their work and take it to the next level.

As a founding member of Elephant Grass Print Collective, a printmaking studio located in a small fishing community, Bonnie believes community engagement, and teaching is integral to creative growth.
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1.Anna Atkins, Photographs of British Algae, Cyanotype Impressions, 1843

Artists’ Café at ARTsPLACE – call for participation

We are all fortunate to live in an active arts community.

The Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC) is now presenting a regular series of Wednesday afternoon programs – our Artists’ Café. From 2-4pm at ARTsPLACE, people will come together to share any form of creative arts in an informal atmosphere.

Read an excerpt from your favourite novel or poem, play some music, tell us a story about something wonderful, display your latest painting, dance a jig, or present whatever you are willing and able to do.

There will be refreshments, laughter, good friendship, and a joyful celebration of all that is creative and inspiring.

Contact Ted Lind, chair of the ARCAC program committee, for questions and to let us know if you want to share.

Wed., June 19

Wed., September 25

Wed., November 27

Wed., December 11

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