SMU Distinguished Community Service Award

Saint Mary’s University
Distinguished Community Service Award

Congratulations to our School’s Volunteer Board Chair,
Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, QC, LL.D.

Distinguished Community Service Award

The Distinguished Community Service Award is presented to a member of the Saint Mary’s University Alumni Association who has made an outstanding contribution to their community.

2020 Recipient Senator Wilfred P. Moore QC BComm’64 LLD’07

Senator Moore, a current resident of Chester, was born in Halifax and graduated with a Commerce degree in 1964 and went on to study law at Dalhousie University, He received his Queen’s Council and honorary degrees from Saint Mary’s and NSCAD. Prior to being appointed to the Senate in 1996, Senator Moore was involved in municipal politics, serving as a municipal councillor and as Deputy Mayor in the late 70’s. He also served on the Saint Mary’s Board of Governors for 10 years and in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Appointed to the Senate of Canada by the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Moore represented the Province of Nova Scotia, under the designation of Stanhope St. / South Shore. He served in the Senate until his retirement in 2017. During this time, Senator Moore chaired the Canada – USA Inter-Parliamentary Group (Canadian Section) and the Art Advisory Working Group of the Senate of Canada. He also served on many Senate committees, too numerous to mention, ranging from Constitutional Affairs to Aboriginal Peoples. Senator Moore spearheaded the establishment of the NSCAD University and Town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Residence/Studio Program for graduate students in 2006. In 2013, he led the founding of the Lunenburg School of the Arts to which he currently serves as Volunteer Chair.

In December, 2015, Senator Moore introduced Bill S-203 (End the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins). Following the longest legislative battle in the history of Canada (17 hearings, more then 40 witnesses), this Bill received Royal Assent and became law on June 21, 2019. In October, 2017, the Government of Bermuda appointed Senator Moore a Commissioner of the Sargasso Sea Commission where he continues to serve as a Commissioner. His book, entitled For the Record, was published in 2018. It contains the Senator’s Statements made by him during his service in the Senate, and an explanation of that part of the daily agenda of the Senate.
Senator Moore continues to keep a law office in Lunenburg and when he is not working or volunteering, he spends time with his wife, Jane Adams Ritcey and their two children, Nicholas and Alexandra and is enjoying their newest grandbaby, Willa, born in June of this year.

To learn more and see the full list of past recipients, please visit:

Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St. PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0

Delightful paintings can be viewed at the Truro Library

Pets bring such warmth and happiness to us all, and students of artist Kate Ward learn how to paint their favourite pets, immortalising them forever.

These delightful paintings can be viewed at the Truro Library, 754 Prince Street, Truro, Nova Scotia, from 4 November – 31 December, and can be found on the upstairs mezzanine gallery.

Kate’s student artists range from 7 – 16 years old and include: Samantha Stronge, Keandra Benjamin, Isaac Blois, Ethan Baggio, Liliana Fortunato, Ashlyn Ellis, Charlie LaRusic Weir.

Warm regards

Kate Ward


Artist | Curator | Educator

2020 Lumiere Artist

2020 Truro Art Society – President

2021 Ground Rules Exhibition, Sydney, NS

Online Sashiko Courses



Inverness County Centre for the Arts (ICCA) is seeking submissions for a juried group exhibition to take place in January 2021- end of February 2021. We are seeking works from local, regional and national artists at various stages of their careers. Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital, and performance etc. All visual art mediums are welcome. It should be noted that at this time we are unable to cover costs related to shipping and travel.

This will be a juried exhibition and work will be selected by our Manager, Programming Coordinator, and Programming Committee. Selected artists will be paid professional artist fees for the exhibition based on the CARFAC schedule.

There is no specific theme for this call for art. The exhibition will be organized around the themes or commonalities found in the submissions we receive. Work submitted should be made within the last two years.

Timeline: Exhibition Dates: January 22, 2021 – February 28, 2021

Deadline to submit: December 11, 2020 midnight AST

Selection Notification: December 18, 2020

How to submit:

Send 1-5 images (titled-artistname_worktitle_medium_size_year) of up to 2 works created within the last two years. With subject heading ATTN Group Exhibition Submission. Include a brief bio, CV and artist statement to by midnight, Friday the 11th of December.

Have questions or need help with your application – Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you can access and complete the submissions process. Contact or by phone 902.258.2533.

The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of their physical work to and from ICCA, as well as all related expenses. Work must be ready to hang if applicable.

The Inverness County Council of the Arts (ICCA) is a charitable, not-for-profit organization established in 1984 with a vision: to nurture, enable, and promote the artistic expression and fulfillment of all people.

ICCA consists of a volunteer Board of Directors, a three person staff, a large membership and volunteer base. These individuals place a high value on arts, culture, and heritage. Over the years, ICCA has been involved in various art exhibits, musical and theatrical performances, and cultural education opportunities.

Website link:



Tara Lynn MacDougall

Programming and Outreach Coordinator

Inverness County Centre for the Arts

16080 Highway 19, Inverness, NS B0E 1N0

T 902.258.2533

VIRTUAL TOUR: Good Earth: The Pots & Passion of Walter Ostrom

Good Earth: The Pots & Passion of Walter Ostrom


View the exhibit by visiting:

Co-curated by Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, Shannon Parker, and Dr. Julie Hollenbach

Energy. Enthusiasm. Knowledge. Honesty. Inspired. Ardor for material. These are the terms that describe Walter Ostrom and his relationship with clay. They can also be summed up in one word: Passion.

Passion is a simple word and yet the immense complexity of it as a concept is at the core of Ostrom and from it flows the worldwide mosaic of his relationships, his incredible devotion as an educator, his drive for knowledge, and his love for creativity in all aspects of his life, but particularly for pottery.

Walter Ostrom is one of Canada’s foremost ceramic artists. He revolutionized clay from ethical brown earthenware to colourful, bright maiolica and inspired generations of ceramists who follow him to this day. This exhibition investigates Ostrom’s earliest work in stoneware and porcelain, his conceptual projects at NSCAD University, the many ways his love of gardening—and particularly rhododendrons—influenced his work, the huge impact China and its ceramic traditions and ceramists had on his life and practice, and his lifetime commitment to the exploration and reinvigoration of the ancient ceramic tradition of tin-glaze.

Good Earth examines Ostrom’s practice of altering form, surface treatments, and the rich elements of social commentary, geographic references, art history, and political statements he imbues in his work. An inspired instructor for over 40 years, Ostrom’s influence on a selection of his many celebrated students is also reflected in this exhibition.

Ostrom is celebrated internationally with galleries dedicated to the collection and presentation of his work in Canada, the United States, Europe and China. This bilingual touring exhibition is the first major retrospective to chronicle Ostrom’s career and impact on the field of global ceramics.

Important Closure Message: due to Covid the Joy Laking Gallery is closed to the public.

Important Closure Message: due to Covid the Joy Laking Gallery is closed to the public.

You can still order The Painted Province book by messaging or calling him at 902 890 8450. You can also tell Jim how you would like Joy to autograph your books.

We do not have any books in stock but we expect to get a delivery of books from the third printing, the first week of December. At that time we will deliver books, mail them or make them available for pickup outside of the Gallery.

If you are interested in purchasing a painting, you can email Jim with your preferences and he can tell you which paintings are available.

Important Closure Message ~ Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will be temporarily closing for 14 days

Upon direction from the Province of Nova Scotia, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will be temporarily closing on Thursday, November 26, 2020 for 14 days. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you informed of any updates or extended closures.

During this time of closure, you are invited to visit our newest exhibitions virtually by taking one of our four virtual tours, presented by BMO as an extension of the BMO Free Access program. You can also find the perfect holiday gift through our online shop.

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.

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Shop online for great gift ideas, including new face masks.

Visit virtual tours for new exhibitions by Ned Pratt and Walter Ostrom.
Virtual tours are presented by BMO