What’s goin’ on at LSA…

THURSDAY, MAY 5th
– Lunenburg School of the Arts will be at the Lunenburg Market this Thursday morning promoting our upcoming Summer 2016 schedule www.lunenburgarts.org/programs. Come see us and fill out a ballot for the chance to win free tuition to a workshop of choice during the Summer 2016 and LSA swag . Terms and conditions apply. 

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FRIDAY, MAY 6th
– Friendly reminder LSA’s Artist-in-Residence, Josh Collins’ “Aspect and Light” exhibition and artist talk opens Friday at 7:30pm. This is a FREE event!

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SATURDAY, MAY 7th
– A very popular event at LSA, Musique Royale’s “Cookie Concert” series, consistently present quality talent and delicious homemade cookies the first Saturday of every month. ONLY $5 and FREE for toddlers!

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 MAY 27th – 29th
Did you register yet?

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MAY 2016
– Lunenburg School of the Arts welcomes Melanie Doiron as Artist-in-Residence during the month of May in our East Bay Ceramics Studio.  Mel recently returned from travels throughout Europe and will be creating a series of ceramic vessels inspired by her journey. Stay tuned for the upcoming date of Mel’s exhibition and artist talk. 

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www.lunenburgarts.org
learn@lunenburgarts.org

Our mailing address is:

Lunenburg School of the Arts

6 Prince St.
PO Box 610

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0

Canada

 

 

Dartmouth Visual Arts May 28th Workshop with Mary REARDON

Dartmouth Visual Arts
May 28th 2016 Workshop
with  MARY REARDON
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LEARN HOW TO PAINT GLASS in your next painting

Mary REARDON is a native of Halifax and attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and design. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1993 and a Major in Studio and a Minor in Art History. Mary was a recipient of the NSCAD Centennial Scholarship in1993, the Loomis and Toles Bursary in Printmaking in 1993, and the Joseph Beuys Scholarship in 1993.
Contact:  Violet Robertson
Workshop with Mary REARDON
May 28 2016
Location: South End Baptist Church
60 Hastings St Dartmouth
Time: 9:153:30
 DARTMOUTH VISUAL ART has GIFT CERTIFICATES available for Membership, Workshops, and Studio Group.
Contact: CrystalAnn Edwards

Sign up for VANS Spring 2016 Workshops- Series starts this week!

Sign Up for Spring Workshops

VANS Spring 2016 professional development workshop series for artists will feature topics including Grant Writing, Pricing Your Work, Making Time to Make Art, Documenting Your Work, and Estate Planning for Artsists. Running May to June in Halifax, Annapolis Royal and Tatamagouche, the workshops will feature the professional expertise of Katie Belcher, Stacey Cornelius, Steve Farmer, Sarah Maloney, and George Clarke.

In addition, VANS is organizing free Peer to Peer Discussions in Halifax, Annapolis Royal, and Tatamagouche, about Earning Opportunities for Artists. These discussion sessions are an opportunity for artists to gather together in an informal setting to share tips, tricks and strategies for earning money through their art and experience. These sessions are also a chance for artists to connect with their fellow community members, and identify unique earning opportunities in their region.

Visit www.visualarts.ns.ca/programs/vans-workshops/ for details on workshop topics, registration, schedules, and becoming a VANS member to access discounts on workshop fees along with programs serving visual artists.

VANS’ Workshop Series covers a diversity of topics across commercial and public sectors, in an effort to keep members and visual artists informed of best professional practices in the visual arts. In offering these workshops, VANS supports the visual arts in Nova Scotia by keeping artists apprised of methods and opportunities to develop artistically and professionally.

Register here

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen M. Higgins, Education and Outreach Coordinator
902.423.4694 | 1.866.225.8267
visualartsnovascotia@gmail.com | www.visualarts.ns.ca

This weekend at The Inverness County Centre for the Arts

A great weekend coming up at the art centre:

April 30, 2016

Students of Inverness County Opening Reception – Saturday, April 30th 2016 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

May 1, 2016

Inverness County Student Exhibition – Sunday, May 1st 2016 – Sunday, May 22nd 2016 at All Day

Saturday, April 30: 2 – 4 pm Students of Inverness County.
The opening reception for our annual exhibition of student work from all over Inverness County. Come and celebrate the creative spirit of our young people
Sunday, May 1 11 am – 3 pm. Screenprinting Workshop with Brooklyn Stewart.
The first in a series of 4 Sunday sessions.
4 sessions: $100 for non-members $80 for members.
Overview:
This introductory level course will offer the basics of screenprinting with an emphasis on fine art utilization, as well as its uses with textiles.
-hand-cut stencils and more complex and detailed processes.
-prepare and image your screen for printing on paper and fabric.
-history and theory of printmaking.
Students will leave this course with at least two original pieces of art work, as well as the skills needed to continue practicing and evolving as print based artists.
Bio:
Brooklyn Stewart is a print based artist from Inverness. Since graduating from NSCAD University in 2013 she has lived in Halifax, Toronto and Inverness, respectively. She has been hosting youth print workshops locally in partnership with the Inverness Education Centre Academy for the past two years.
Examples and insight on some of her work can be found at:
Mark your calendars:
Saturday, May 7: 1 – 4 pm Bookbinding Workshop with Susan Mills.
                               Sold Out!
7 pm – Ladies Rock – Fundraising Concert
                             $10 tickets in advance. $12 at the door

The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is pleased to present: a collaborative residency project between Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering.

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FIONA CHINKAN & MARIA DOERING
Studio Residency from May 28th – June 4th, 2016
At The Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada.

For images please visit: http://www.fionac.nyc/shared-energies

The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is pleased to present: Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between, a collaborative residency project between New York City based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, NS based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for over 12 years, Fiona and Maria are reunited in the studio for the first time since 2007 to work on a large format collaborative drawing project in the spacious studio space at the I.C.C.A. between May 28th and June 4th, 2016.

The two women have collaborated through different approaches over the years, and have exhibited work together in New Jersey and Connecticut under the show title Retrospective on Intimacy. During their stay at the I.C.C.A., they will be continuing a drawing collaboration that began two years ago and has continued through mailing their drawings back and forth between New York City and Dartmouth. Maria and Fiona will be elaborating on an artistic conversation, merging and reacting to both of their notions of space. Fiona interprets imagery of outer space while Maria explores the inner space of the human body. Their work juxtaposes the formation of star systems with human cellular structures while laying in emotional complexities. Their unique styles intertwine and merge in an unexpected explosion of energy through pen and ink on paper. The artist duo will take this energy and push their explorations to larger scale during their residency stay in Inverness.

During their stay they will be offering a series of workshops at the I.C.C.A. around the idea of artist collaborations and are excited to share their experience and energy with anyone interested. Please find details below.

Everyone is welcome to stop by the studio and say hello. The best time to see much of the weeks progress will be during their open studio event on Friday, June 3rd, from 6-8pm.

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RESIDENCY EVENT SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, May 31st – Artistic Collaborations 101
(Min. 5 participants – Max 20 participants,  6-9 pm)
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to the idea of artistic collaboration, why it is valuable and the different approaches artists can take when working together. We will share our own methods, as well as other ways we have seen artist teams collaborate. During the workshop participants will be paired up and challenged to work on a project together in one of the many approaches. This will be a fun event that anyone can take part in with or without experience. All you need to bring is your favourite “making” materials (pencils, watercolors, yarn, etc…) and an open mind. It is a fun way to connect with other artists or take an interesting workshop with your favourite art buddy!
Wednesday, June 1st – Sketchbook Collaborations
(Min. 5 participants – Max 20 participants, 2 – 5 pm)
One wonderful artistic collaboration method that we will discuss in our first workshop is sketchbook sharing with another artist. In this workshop, we will dive deeper into this approach and you will be introduced to different methods of sketchbook collaboration and explore how this method works when artist teams live close together versus apart long distance. Participants will be paired up to start working together in small folio sketchbooks while expressing their own ideas and reacting to each other’s styles. This workshop works well on your own or to sign up with your art buddy.
To reserve your spot for one or both workshops please contact the I.C.C.A. at icca.manager@gmail.com and by phone at 902.258.2533
Friday June 3rd 6-8 pm – Open Studio Event
Open to the public!
During this small informal reception, we would like to ask the public to come and visit us in the studio to see the results of our week long collaboration project in residence. We will briefly talk about the origins of our work and what it is like to live in separate countries while still making art together.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Fiona Chinkan is a New York City based artist. Fiona began her signature style of drawings in 2001, as a way to accompany the graffiti lettering she was exploring at the time. Over the years, she has developed the lines and forms as a means of expressing herself and interpreting the world around her. She graduated Cum Laude in 2007 from the University of Hartford Art School with a BFA with concentration in Visual Communication Design and minors in Photography and Art History. She moved to New York City post graduation to pursue a career in graphic design. She works as a digital art director in the fashion industry with clients such as Coach, Kenneth Cole and Victoria’s Secret. In her own work, Fiona has created image remixes, which combine both photography and drawing. Most recently, she has shown in Hartford, CT as part of the group show “PINK!” and been featured on Instagram accounts, such as @taxcollective, @makermentors and @atomdraw.

Fiona creates out of her Brooklyn-based studio. You can see more of her work at:www.fionac.nyc and follow her for daily drawings on instagram @fionac.nyc

Maria Doering is a German artist, living and working in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia since 2012. She left Germany with her family at the age of 15, arriving in New Jersey. She received a BFA Summa Cum Laude from Hartford Art School in 2007, majoring in Printmaking with a minor in Art History, then completed a MFA at Concordia University in Montreal in 2010.

Maria’s work has been exhibited in Canadian cities including Calgary, Montréal, Kelowna and Halifax as well as internationally in the U.S., the U.K., Denmark, Italy and Taiwan. She has taught undergraduate printmaking courses at NSCAD University in Halifax since 2013. She is the current president of the Nova Scotia Printmakers representing more than 60 provincial artists.

In 2016 Maria’s print “The Old Soul” will be on display at the International Print Biennial: 2016 ROC at the Taiwan National Museum of Fine Art.

She currently works from her studio in downtown Dartmouth. A broad selection of her work can be viewed at www.maria-doering.com

Acrylic Workshop with Brian M. Atyeo

Painting Landscape

Positive and Negative Opportunities

 The Truro Art Society is excited to host

an Acrylic Workshop with

   Brian M. Atyeo

Nova Scotia Community College,

36 Arthur Street, Truro, NS

September 30 , October 1 and 2, 20016

 

Using different symbols – Houses – Trees – Landforms etc.  We will look at the opportunities presented in using positive and negative application/thinking in the use of these symbols.

We will focus on a different subject each day in using this approach to building a composition/painting that expresses our art, as a unique statement.

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

  • Daily workshop hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location:                Nova Scotia Community College, Truro NS
  • Extras:                   Coffee , tea and treats will be available each day
  • Fees for workshop:                $300.00

($150.00 non-refundable deposit due with registration- Balance ($150.00) due first day of the workshop)                                       

 

TO REGISTER:

Please fill out the registration form at the bottom and mail it along with your deposit cheque of $150.00 to:

Truro Art Society

c/o Marilyn Whalen

45 Clifton Court

Truro, NS      B2N 6H7 

 

Please make your cheque payable to The Truro Art Society.

Upon receipt of your registration and cheque, we will confirm your space and forward a materials list.

We are looking forward to this time of creativity and learning with you. 

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at mjwhalen@bellaliant.net or info@truroartsociety.ca

 

Brian M. Atyeo Workshop in Truro, NS

September 30 and October 1 and 2nd, 2016

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