CO/ADORN Jewellery & Dartmouth Visual Arts opening

FOR: CO/ADORN Art Jewellery Society, “BROACH/BROOCH”

In The Craig Case Galleries -Incredible exhibit of artfully created jewellery by 40 artists from across Canada. Not to be missed!

FOR: Dartmouth Visual Arts Society, Annual Show & Sale

In The Craig Main Gallery – An annual exhibit of more than 50 local painters’ recent work.

For more info contact Lee Cripps at The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing, 902-461-4698

Be sure to join us Wednesday, May 29, 5-7pm

for the opening reception of 2 great exhibits with a phenomenal number of artists showing in The Craig Gallery at once. The Dartmouth Visual Arts will be showing in the main gallery and CO/Adorn Art Jewellery Society with be having their Annual exhibit in the Case Galleries.

Wine will be served, all welcome to this outstanding showing of diverse local and national art!

Don’t miss the opportunity to register your child in one of our Art Camps this Summer! We still have spots available in the Fantastic Beasts Camp and our Puppetry Camp, Rainbow Connection with Genny Killin. The instructors are each phenomenal Artists in their own right. Genny has her work on display in The Craig Gallery now until Sunday, May 26.

Dartmouth Visual Arts Society


Annual ART Show & Sale

Join us Wednesday, May 29, 5-7pm for the opening of The Dartmouth Visual Arts Society Annual Show and Sale. We are always pleased and surprised by the quantity of work and number of artists in this show, a phenomenon not to be missed!

The Dartmouth Visual Art Society is an arts organization formed in 1987 by local artists to support and promote visual arts in the community and yet has been energized by the artistic diversity in the larger community as well. Membership continues to grow at a steady pace. The ideas and creativity that each new member brings are most welcome.

Many diverse needs of our membership are addressed through a dynamic program of weekly studio groups, monthly workshops, 2 exhibitions per year, newsletters and membership meetings. Currently, DVAS has an Annual General Meeting in the early part of the year with the election of officers. Additional meetings are held as required.

For each of the past several years, DVAS has provided a limited scholarship to a student pursuing a Fine Arts degree at NSCAD.

Also opening on Wednesday, May 29, 5-7pm is BROACH/BROOCH, the second annual Co/ADORN Art Jewellry Society members’ exhibit. This will prove to be an exciting night of diverse art, featuring a phenomenal number of artists working in a multitude of mediums.

Established in 2017, Co-Adorn is a network of thriving innovative jewellery artists working to advance the art form in Nova Scotia through social events, workshops, and exhibition opportunities.

Co-Adorn creates opportunities that support and encourage emerging practitioners, which in turn contributes to cultivating a diverse, engaged audience with an appreciation for art jewellery. Co-Adorn is a non-juried organization and aspires to have gallerists, collectors, artists and anyone interested in art jewellery join and contribute. It is Co-Adorn’s singular mission to foster the growth of the art jewellery community in Nova Scotia through increased opportunity, enriched discourse, and diverse engagement.

Want to know more about Co-Adorn? Sign up for our mailing list, join, or check out this article on Metalaid about our organization.

Our Art & Theatre Campos are filling up! Fear not – There are still a few spots available in our Puppetry Camp, Rainbow Connection, with the amazing artist Genny Killin, and Fantastic Beasts!


“YOU’VE BEEN SLIMED!” July 8-12, ages 6-10 ***FULL!**

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!


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

We have such great projects planned for this week!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. We’ll be 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 **FULL!**

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 **FULL!**

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!

Lee Cripps

Fine Arts Program Director and Craig Gallery Coordinator at Alderney Landing, 902-461-4698

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