Upcoming Exhibition – Age of Aquarius: Craft Nova Scotia Member Exhibition – Opening Reception Sept 19 at 6pm

Age of Aquarius
A Juried Exhibition of Works by
Craft Nova Scotia Members

Mary E. Black Gallery

1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS

Opening Reception Sept 19 at 6pm

On view: September 20 –  November 3, 2019
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm

When the moon is in the Seventh House

And Jupiter aligns with Mars

Then peace will guide the planets

And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius

The 5th Dimension ~ Age of Aquarius

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair took place over four days in August 1969. Over half a million people came to a dairy farm in Bethel, NY to see and hear performances from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, the Who, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane. With Woodstock celebrating its 50th anniversary, we wanted to celebrate too. To that end, Craft Nova Scotia challenged our members to create works around the theme of the Age of Aquarius.

The 20 works selected by our invited jurors, Donald Bell, Holly Carr, and Andrew Terris, explore a variety of interpretations of the exhibition’s theme. Here you’ll find fringed vests, bongs, tie-dye, political statements and more interpreted in clay, glass, metal, wood and textiles. Accompanying each work is a brief statement by the artist that briefly explains they were inspired by the Age of Aquarius.

We hope you enjoy this exploration into the world of hippies, bell-bottoms and flower power. We’re feeling groovy!

Susan Hanrahan

Executive Director

Craft Nova Scotia

The artists selected for this exhibition are Marla Benton, Wilma Butts, Meryl Cook, Philip Doucette, Al Hattie, Karen LeBlanc, Paula MacDonald, Dawn MacNutt, Gordon Marshall, Alexandra McCurdy, Nan Millette, Sari Miniciello, Don Moore, Louise Pentz, Tori Poynton, Karen Robinson, Christopher Shute & Deborah Wheeler.

Media Contact:
Julie Rosvall
Program Coordinator
Craft Nova Scotia (formerly known as NSDCC)
1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7