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Spring 2020:
ARCHITECTURE

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Where we live affects how we live, and, in turn, shapes our creative sensibility and our artistic output. How we live is just as important as where we live.

Join our Editor, Shannon Webb-Campbell, and writer Jericho Knopp at our first Saint John launch of Visual Arts News, Friday, February 21, 8am-9:30am at Acre Architects, 87 Canterbury St. Suite 301.


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NEW: Third Thursdays – Monthly Member Meetups

Join Halifax based writers Julian Covey and Amanda Shore to talk about how architecture and municipal policy affects artists and communities.
February 20 from 6-8pm at Pavia Gallery Espresso Bar and Café, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia location, 1723 Hollis St. Halifax.
Free for members of Visual Arts Nova Scotia.

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Atlantic Art-chitecture

Cover Article by Jericho Knopp

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Acre Architects, Picaroons General Store. Photo: Mark Hemmings

“Another common thread linking this new wave of Atlantic architects is how they view their field. Whereas in big architectural firms the focus is on technique and functionality, everybody I spoke to believes that the most important element of architecture is the design, and how it makes people feel.”

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Relocation by “Renoviction”

New survey reveals the causes of the steep decline in Halifax’s North End artist studios

Feature by Amanda Shore

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Go North! map 2006, Dalhousie University Archives. Photo: Amanda Shore

” When I conducted a survey of 46 Halifax-based artists in October 2019, the number one reason they gave for leaving their North End studios was eviction/demolition. This staggering statistic comes as no surprise to artists who have been relocated in various waves of “renoviction” in the last decade. ”

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In this issue:

Seeking Shelters: Lacey Decker Hawthorne / Profile by Geordie Miller

Architecture / Editorial by Shannon Webb-Campbell

Altantic Art-chitecture / Feature by Jericho Knopp

Relocation by “Renoviction” / Feature by Amanda Shore

On Bodies in Space: Angela Henderson & Melanie Colosimo / Interview by Sally Wolchin-Raab

From Landscape to Third Space / Feature by Ben Peterson

Affective Architectures: Ethan Murphy / Review by Kate Lahey

SCAFFOLD: Nocturne 2019 / Review by Jessica Lynn Wiebe

Spring Exhibition Preview / Editor’s Picks

Remembering Africville / Review by Julian COvey

Living Lightly on the Earth / Review by Shannon Webb-Campbell


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Visual Arts News is one of the oldest cultural publications in Atlantic Canada and the only print magazine dedicated to contemporary visual arts in the Atlantic provinces. Every issue includes thought-provoking exhibition reviews, artist profiles, and in-depth features on issues facing arts professionals.

Visual Arts News is one of the oldest cultural publications in Atlantic Canada and the only print magazine dedicated to contemporary visual arts in the Atlantic provinces. Every issue includes thought-provoking exhibition reviews, artist profiles, and in-depth features on issues facing arts professionals.

Print subscriptions can be made online, via email, or over the phone for as low as $24/year. Subscription is included with annual membership to Visual Arts Nova Scotia. Digital subscriptions are available through Magzter. Individual magazines are available at many newsstands and bookstores across Canada. Please see our website for a full list.

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