LAGS – Canceled May Show notice


Please note that the Lunenburg Art Gallery is temporarily closed due to the lockdown. We have decided to cancel the upcoming May show altogether. If we are fortunate to reopen in a few weeks, we will endeavour to start the June show early.  Outtake for our April Show and intake of the next, will occur at that time.  

Stay tuned to our website and we’ll let you know ASAP of any further developments. In the meantime stay safe and make or enjoy some great art!

Wendy Muise

President, Lunenburg Art Gallery Society

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LUNENBURG ART GALLERY SOCIETY

194B Lincoln Street | PO Box 1418 Lunenburg NS B0J 2C0

(902) 640-4044

www.lunenburgartgallery.com

Organic Songwriting with legendary performer and songwriter Jim Henman


 

A message from Jim Henman, performer, songwriter and founding member of Canada’s April Wine and inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Are you isolated, or quarantined, or bored and looking for a new adventure during these strange days. If so you might want to consider my Private Organic Songwriting sessions online. I have been using the Organic Songwriting Method with my audiences at smaller venues for almost 5 years now and have wanted to take it online. NOW seems the right time! So if you or anyone you know (12 and older), is interested in a private songwriting adventure contact me privately thru messenger. PLEASE SHARE and CLICK link below for more Songwriting Session info, song samples and more at http://jimhenman.com/?p=2862

If you are interested in taking part in the Organic Songwriting Sessions drop me an email at henmanaj@gmail.com or contact me thru messenger. ~Jim Henman

https://www.facebook.com/JimHenman

http://jimhenman.com/

 

 

TEICHERT GALLERY Mother’s Day 2021 Gift Guide

Staying safe at home? We’ve put together a collection of gift ideas for Mother’s Day for you to browse at your leisure.

Filled with everything from florals to abstracts, it’s a wonderful way to brighten their day and support the Nova Scotia arts community.

While our storefront gallery is temporarily closed until May 12th, rentals and purchases can be placed online.

Pickup or shipping after we re-open can be arranged by contacting us at asar@novascotia.ca.

Link 1: https://teichertgallery.ca/collections/mothers-day-2021

Link 2: http://teichertgallery.ca


All the best,

Cormac Newman

Art Gallery Assistant

902 424 3087

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1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS, Canada B3J 1V9

AGNS Important Closure Message


Upon direction from the Province of Nova Scotia, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will be temporarily closing for four weeks effective Friday, April 23, 2021. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you informed of any updates or extended closures.

During this time of closure, visit our virtual tours, presented by BMO as an extension of the BMO Free Access program. The online shop will remain open – find new face masks, art books, and rug hooking kits that can be shipped directly to you.

Please note that staff will be working throughout this temporary closure. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will continue to follow public health guidelines to ensure that the safety of our members, visitors, volunteers, and staff is top priority.

Be well and stay healthy.

Stay connected with us through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Shop online for great Mother’s Day gift ideas, including rug hooking kits by Deanne Fitzpatrick. 


Visit virtual tours for new exhibitions, including Making Space.
Virtual tours are presented by BMO

Eva McCauley // Splendid Isolation



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Unveiling the Beauty that Arises in Isolation

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, Nova Scotia (April 23, 2021) – ARTSPLACE Gallery in Annapolis Royal opens the 2021 juried exhibition season with the poignant, timely and stunning work of artist Eva McCauley. A painter and printmaker known for her atmospheric, expressive paintings of sky, and shifting landscapes, McCauley divides her time between her studios in Bear River, Nova Scotia, and Elmira, Ontario, painting subjects steeped in personal significance.

The paintings in the “Splendid Isolation” series are a direct response to the pandemic.

Over the course of this past year of COVID, I noticed the things most important to me have become amplified. I have responded by simplifying my life and spending time in the solitude of my studio. This isolation has been a time of rich contemplation and feelings of gratitude; it provided an opportunity for introspection and creativity.” explains McCauley.

The paintings in the series embrace uncertainty and a feeling of fragmentation, while unveiling a beauty arising from creating in isolation. This is reflected through strangely lit environments of strongly contrasting light and colour, inhabited by solitary figures.” said Pat Lohrenz, Exhibition Committee Chair.

McCauley cites a passage from author Haruki Murakami as a source of inspiration for the series. ‘Once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in.’

It was important that we launch the juried season with work that we felt would connect with visitors and that reflected part of our shared experience of the past year.” said Gallery Director, ​Sophie Paskins.

Contemplating the past year, McCauley remarks “Paradoxically, this calamitous and challenging year has offered me many more small and unexpected gifts than has any year I can recall.”

Splendid Isolation opens April 24 and runs until June 6.


Eva McCauley has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, and her work is included in public and private collections worldwide. Eva is also an art educator, and has been a sessional professor of Fine Art at the University of Waterloo since 2002. Eva is also exhibiting at the Lucky Rabbit Artists’ House, in Annapolis Royal, with Face-to-Face, a collection of mixed-media paintings and prints, until May 1. 

ARTSPLACE is a public Art Gallery that is operated by the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council a registered non-profit, charitable, community organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the arts. Supported through the Province of Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts.

ARTSPLACE Gallery is located at 396 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

For more information please contact:
Sophie Paskins
arcac@ns.aliantzinc.ca
(902) 532-7069

https://arcac-artsplace.weebly.com/

Facebook: ARTSPLACEGallery
Instagram: arcac.artsplace

New show at Jack’s Gallery

Paintings by students of Gaspereau, Port Williams and Wolfville Schools

April 24- May 29, 2021

Jack’s Gallery

450 Main St Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2

jacksgallerywolfville@gmail.com

Jack’s Gallery is always looking for new work to display. For submission forms please email jacksgallerywolfville@gmail.com

HARVEST GALLERY: for Immediate Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JULIE ROSVALL: “Iterations”

May 1st – 31st, 2021

Harvest Gallery

Wolfville, NS – April 22, 2021 Every year on the first Saturday in May, printmakers world-wide celebrate Print Day in May in print shops, studios, kitchens, on beaches and sidewalks all over the world. For 24 hours, as the day unfolds around the globe, printmakers in over 70 countries begin making prints and join in this powerful celebration of creativity.

On such a day, it is only appropriate that we join this vibrant community by opening, printmaker and textile artist, Julie Rosvall’s “Iterations” – a play on the repetitive nature of printmaking, and of Julie’s knitted and printed pieces shown in many iterations, from knitted piece, copper plate, etchings and direct relief prints on paper.

Julie has always had an interest in mark-making, originally envisioning using textiles to emboss paper as a way of preserving a memory of the fabric.  In 2010 she saw the work of Betty Goodwin, a printmaker who printed everything from bird’s nests to packages, vests and gloves using a soft ground etching technique. “I was inspired to explore soft ground with my knitted swatches. I saw the potential to create works that preserve the texture, that say to the viewer the fabric should be revered, and documented for the historical record”, explains Rosvall.

Through my explorations I am building a body of work that uses a variety of printmaking techniques to transfer knitted swatches to paper. I have experimented with paper lithography, solar plate etching and soft ground etching of my knitted samples.” Through collagraphs, and soft ground etchings she has had the most success. She begins by choosing a knitting pattern that has an openwork design. A smooth yarn with a visible twist is knit, and then lightly starched using a mix of white glue and water. For etchings, a copper plate is prepared and with the knitted sample on top, it is put through a press, creating an impression in the soft ground. The plate is then etched creating lines where the ink will hold during printing. For collagraphs she either attaches the knitted swatch to mat board, or simply inks the swatch directly and prints. Iterations shows examples of her body of work at this point in time.

Born in New Brunswick, Julie Rosvall moved to Nova Scotia in 1998, settling in Wolfville. Julie had just begun weaving before making the move and immediately sought out and found master weaver Jackie Mackay’s studio and gallery, Summer House. Julie spent much of 1999 volunteering at Mackay’s gallery in exchange for the opportunity to apprentice as a weaver. Unfortunately, Jackie Mackay became ill and passed away soon after.  Julie’s first spinning wheel was one given to her by Jackie’s family. It was then that Rosvall began her career as a textile artist, moving from weaving to spinning and finally to knitting. It was another 10 years before Julie began experimenting with printmaking, perhaps naturally exploring the concept of transferring the patterns and textures of textiles to other media.

When she is not in the studio Julie Rosvall is an advocate for the crafts community, and has worked for Craft Nova Scotia in some capacity since 2003. The show opens Saturday, May 1st, 2021. Julie will be in attendance from 1-3 pm. #printdayinmay



Harvest Gallery
462 Main St
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
B4P 1E2

902.542.7093
www.harvestgallery.ca

 

New Gallery Exhibit at ArtCan


From Kodak Brownie to Smartphone”

A retrospective exhibit through the lens of Dutch-Canadian photographer Dick Groot. The show encapsulates Groot’s 65-year career, highlighting changes in technology from 1955 in the Netherlands, to present day work in Nova Scotia. A life and career that is described by Dick as “anything but linear” now hangs in a stunning collage of artwork at ArtCan Gallery in Canning.

Show catalogues, prints and the artist’s stories behind the photos are available at ArtCan Gallery and Café.

ArtCan Gallery & Café

9850 Main Street Canning

NS, Canada B0P 1H0

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Website:

https://artcan.com/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ArtCan.Canada/

Phone:

902-582-7071