We welcome you and children of all ages. We are following current corona-virus protocols.

While in the gallery, we ask that you sanitize your hands, practice physical distance, wear a mask, and provide a contact number. If you left your mask at home, we have complimentary masks available.

Despite these inconveniences we trust that you can still have a good experience in the gallery.


telephone: (902) 693-1544


William Rogers solo exhibition “Time to Reflect, Recent Figures” at Art Lab Studios & Gallery

Bill Rogers has been painting portraits since he was eighteen. He’s a gifted master of capturing the inner light of his subjects and making their expressions universal. They are not just portraits to interest family. They are portraits of universal appeal. A reflection of distinction. He captures the working man, the student and the ordinary with such devotion and insight.

Art Lab is proud to be able to mount Bill’s portrait work at Art Lab. He’s deserving of exhibitions in galleries of distinction around the world.

Please come to Art Lab and take time to admire and study this special collection and reflect on the lives portrayed. If you’re a collector of fine art adding a Bill Rogers portrait to your collection of art work is important. If you’re not a collector perhaps this is the time to start.

William Rogers AWS CSPWC TWSA ASMA solo exhibition

Time to Reflect, Recent Figures”

from September 12 – October 1st 2020

Art Lab Studios & Gallery, 121 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS

(902) 254-2972

VISUAL VOYAGE ~ artworks by Andrea Pottyondy, SCA at The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery


Since we cannot travel freely and safely without extra safety measures, quarantining and the like, I would like to take you on a Visual Voyage.

My artworks will be featured at The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery, Summerville, Nova Scotia in September and October 2020.

Take a daycation, enjoy a beautiful meal and scrumptious dessert and have a safe and relaxed trip around the exhibit.

AXO – Andrea Pottyondy, SCA

Visit my Art Page and my website

Portrait zoom workshop Sept. 24 with William (Bill) Rogers AWS CSPWC TWSA


William (Bill) Rogers AWS CSPWC TWSA is having a 4 week Zoom course on Watercolor Portraiture through Chesapeake Fine Art Studio.

Still time to sign up.

Access to course content available on 21 September 2020. Places are limited

The Garden Party is a six week course that explores different ways to enhance and manipulate fabric as the foundation layer for your Zen Stitching projects.

This is an introductory course where you will discover the magic of natural dyes, eco-printing, resist printing, block printing and mark making to decorate the surface of fabric prior to stitching.

Held over a series of six consecutive weeks, with recorded video lessons and downloadable pdf handouts. This means you have lifetime access to the information – so if you need to go back and refresh your memory you can.

For more information and to register please visit:

Thank you so much

Warm regards

Kate Ward


Artist | Curator | Educator

2020 Lumiere Artist

2021 Ground Rules Exhibition, Sydney, NS

Online Sashiko Courses

Mark Morris Exhibition SUPPLEMENTAL : Friday & Saturday Sept 18 & 19 open Noon to 4 PM Mark Morris Exhibition

Mark Morris Exhibition  SUPPLEMENTAL :  Friday & Saturday  Sept 18 & 19   open Noon to 4 PM  Mark Morris Exhibition

Would you like to apply for a residency, teach or attend a workshop?

To find out more about what we do, and to participate, come see us, call us, email us, and look over our website

Aimeriez-vous postuler pour une résidence, enseigner ou assister à un atelier?

Pour en savoir plus sur ce que nous faisons et pour participer, venez nous voir, appelez-nous, envoyez-nous un courriel, et consultez notre site Web.  

Main & Station Nonesuch 

Kickshaws, Residencies, Books

PO Box 507
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

B0M 1S0

PARRSBORO POP-UPS CONTINUE Calling all artists, artisans, musicians and dancers in Parrsboro and surrounding area!

FIrst open air meetup for some of Parrsboro’s artisans


Calling all artists, artisans, musicians and dancers in Parrsboro and surrounding area!

Parrsboro Creative is organizing another Pop-Up Event at the local Bandstand on Main Street at the Cross Roads on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 11 am – 4 pm. We are seeking interested local artists of any medium who would like to participate with a demonstration, performance and/or display of their work, with the perk of potential sales as well.

We are primarily seeking creatives who have had little public exposure so we can help promote their work. We are limited by space and social distancing protocols so if we are unable to serve all that are interested, or if you’re unable to participate, don’t worry! We will be organizing more opportunities in the following year.

We also welcome local food vendors who would like to set up and sell their products on-site.

During this difficult time for artists and the public, we are offering this service without any fees attached to this event.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Parrsboro Creative at 902-728-2007, or

THE ENDS OF THE EARTH September 19 & 20 / September 26 & 27 11:00am – 4:00pm


Sometimes, the dark clouds of confinement can unleash the silver lining of creativity.

MRT presents Artworks East
~ an exhibit by Guysborough County artists.

September 19 & 20 / September 26 & 27
11:00am – 4:00pm
The Road House, 10559 Main St., Guysborough, NS

MRT and Artworks East are collaborating in an exciting gallery event that offers a showcase for artists who have been cooped up for months.

Artists will include Alison Billard, Bert Fraser, Julie Anne Fox, Justina Dollard, Kas Stone, Kenny Boudreau, Lee Leonard, Moni Duersch, Renee Sagebear, Sandy Winter, Wayne Avery and Wilda Kaiser.

Artwork will be available for purchase directly from artists through e-transfer.
Free admission. Donations will be accepted.

Provincial health guidelines are being followed to provide safe viewing.
Barriers will be in place to ensure social distancing. Masks are mandatory.


This Saturday September 19th, 2-5pm ~ Take a 3-hour online workshop with Henry Tian

How to paint FAST and GOOD – a 3-hour online workshop with Henry Tian

Hello all! My name is Henry Tian and I am a professional oil painter working in the tradition of realism. I display at Art 1274 Hollis gallery. I am excited to offer an online workshop where I will show you how to simplify your subject so that you can capture the essence of the subject in a short amount of time. (The examples shown here – my son and the owl, were each painted in just 1.5 hours). Now, this is not about speed at all. It’s about developing your ability and skill to see the important visual elements that make up your subject and capture them with your paint. The speed and efficiency of how I paint is only a by-product of how I see and what I know. And I want to share that with you in this online workshop.

You will learn:

How to use your peripheral vision to get the gestalt of your subject before the details

How to see shapes abstractly instead of concretely

How to see the transition between any two shapes (a key for realism)

How to mix any color in the visual world with a basic 12-color palette

How to make your brushstrokes effective and interesting (no more aimless dabbing, I have been there…)

How to use the above knowledge in a painting

The structure and detail of the workshop is as follows:

3-hour online video session over Skype ( you can ask me questions live as I go)

First hour is a discussion of key concepts and techniques in oil painting

Second hour is a demo with commentaries

Third hour is finishing the demo and group discussion

When: Saturday September 19th, 2-5pm (video replay will be provided afterwards so you can watch it over and over again if needed)

Fee: $33 (e-transfer is the preferred method of payment)

Bonus: I will send you the real-time video of how I painted my son and the owl, each in 1.5 hours only, so you can watch every step of my process. You can even watch these videos before the workshop so you can ask specific questions during the actual workshop.

Please email me at to register! Thank you.

Henry Tian, figurative artist based in Halifax, NS.


Youtube channel:

Represented by: Art 1274 Hollis Gallery

1274 Hollis St, Halifax NS B3J 1T6