New exhibit at PEER GALLERY


Title: Passing Time

Dates/Time: October 16 – 27, noon – 4

Opening: October 15, noon – 3

PEER GALLERY, 167 Lincoln St., Lunenburg
Description: An exhibition of landscape paintings and wearable textile art
Artist’s Statement: 

Painting was my first love. At sixteen I would borrow my father’s pickup, drive to secluded locations and sit on the tailgate as I painted waterfalls and Dutch elm trees.

Art and I had a simple relationship then; I responded to natural beauty

with no expectations beyond mere gratification offered by the act of painting.

Now, as I try to come to grips with my mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s disease, I return to the simplicity of that relationship to help me from falling into the darkness of depression that can slowly but steadily squeeze the joy from life. Art is healing; it reminds me there is still beauty in the world. Painting the landscape restores my ability to see it.

Many of the textile pieces in this exhibition were created while passing time with my mother. Her mother taught me to knit and crochet and this kind of work sometimes provides a point of contact for shared memory.

“What are you doing?”
“I’m crocheting.”
“Mama loved to crochet.”
“Yes she did, I remember.”

A donation of forty percent from the sale of all works during the exhibition will be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia

(tax receipts will be made available upon request).

Photography Workshops at HardimanImages



This fall we Jim Hardiman is conducting four Photography Workshops at HardimanImages.  All of these workshops concentrate on delivering skills and knowledge that you can actually use.  You will learn with others in a fun environment where the focus is on ensuring that you depart with useful skills that you can put to work right away.  We offer workshops on photography and post-processing.  The basic photography workshop is designed to give you a foundation on which to build your skills.  You will learn about the techniques and then put that learning immediately to use.  The post-processing workshops will enable you to use the most useful aspects of the software to “develop” your photos to a point where you achieve the look that you desire.

You can find out more about these Workshops and register at 

Lightroom® – 22 October 2016

This workshop is designed to make the use of Lightroom® second nature.  We will cover the most useful parts of the program to ensure that you understand the powerful cataloguing and editing features.  Many people look at Lightroom® as an editor, however, its most powerful feature is its ability to keep track of your photos.

Useful Photoshop® – 29 October 2016

Many features in Photoshop® are meant to be used together and learning about them separately often leads to a steep learning curve with little understanding of how to put the features to work.  Much like how learning the alphabet does not teach you how to construct sentences.  This Workshop will look at Photoshop® from a “system” perspective to ensure that you can put your learning to work and successfully process your photos.  You will feel confident in your learning by the time the Workshop has concluded.

More Useful Photoshop®  – 5 November 2016

Building on the topics covered in the workshop Useful Photoshop®  we will move on to more advanced features and expand upon the techniques and learning already presented.  This workshop will focus on hands-on learning and is designed to ensure that you leave with new knowledge and skills.

Understand Photography –12 November 2016

Becoming a better photographer involves many elements.  While not an exhaustive list these include a knowledge of your camera, an understanding of light and how it will affect your image, how to get make a correct exposure and the elements of good composition.  Additionally, Jim will remain accessible after the Workshop should you have questions on how to do something that you have learned.

For more details, visit

It all begins Saturday October 1 in Parrsboro,NS


10 Days in October programming includes something for everyone: music, dance, theatre, visual arts, fossil walks and gourmet seasonal tastes.

Please join us  in October to experience the Parrsboro shore’s rich, cultural splendor, heritage sites and artist studios.To find out more press on the links below (in blue):


Invitation: Vernissage & Exposition NAOPA 2016: Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards

Bonjour / Hello

Nous vous invitons au vernissage et l’exposition à Montréal des finalistes 2016 pour les prix d’excellences Nonesuch pour les arts sur papier. 
Please join us for the opening and exhibition in Montreal of the finalists in the 2016 Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards.

Vernissage /Opening :  le 30 septembre, 2016 à 17h à 141 rue Ann (Griffintown), Montréal, QC.


  • mercredi & jeudi : 13h – 19h   /   Wednesdays & Thursdays : 1pm to 7pm
  • vendredi : 13h – 21h   /   Fridays : 1pm to 9pm
  • samedi & dimanche : 13h – 17h   /   Saturdays & Sundays : 1pm to 5pm  
For more information go to:

Photo Exhibition and Workshop by Kas Stone at the Bridgewater Library


Photo Exhibition by Kas Stone opens tomorrow at the Margaret Hennigar Public Library gallery in Bridgewater N.S. In conjunction with the exhibition Kas is offering a free introductory workshop “It’s Not About the Gear – NOT!” on Wednesday October 26th from 7-9 pm (registration required)

Annual Art Show & Sale at MicMac Mall Show Sept 29-Oct 2

DVAS/CAS Members and Art Friends
The Annual Art Show & Sale is currently on at Mic Mac Mall 
 Thurs. Sept 29 – Sunday Oct 2
Show is open Mall Hours
and located outside mall entrance to The Bay
Thurs –Sat.  9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday Noon – 5:00 pm
Participating Art Groups include: Dartmouth Visual Art Society,
Contemporary Art Society and AAA Artists
Come out and see what’s on display
and bring along an art loving friend.