NS Printmakers’ Exhibition & Sale at Scott Manor House, Bedford, NS – July 1st to 3rd, 2016



Join us at the historic Scott Manor House,

15 Fort Sackville Rd., Bedford, NS

for a three day mini exhibition and sale of original

prints by members of the Nova Scotia Printmakers.
July 1st, 10am to 4pm
July 2nd & 3rd, 1pm to 4pm

Exhibition & Sale




If you’d like more information about what the NS Printmakers are up to please check us out online, we’d love to hear from you…



Please join us at Ferry Terminal Park in Dartmouth on Canada Day


Please join us at Ferry Terminal Park in Dartmouth on Canada Day for the largest Boardwalk Artists event to date! Plenty of Art for sale, Art on display and interactive Artmaking  as well as live entertainment! 8AM – 1PM. Free for everyone!

July 1st, Canada Day, Ferry Terminal Park at Alderney Landing, 8AM – 1PM

  • Dozens of local artists displaying and selling their work
  • Live Music featuring Celtic Duo, “The Fine Tuners”
  • Circus performances by Willy Badger
  • Canadian Wildlife Sculpture building park
  • Vintage Voting Card Printmaking with Maria Doering
  • Giant Knitting Circle celebrating the Canadian Suffragettes & 100 years of Women voting in Canada
  • Naming our Women Bunting Station
  • Community portrait painting celebrating Sir Wilfred Laurier’s 175th Birthday
  • Barry Colpitts Animal Carving
  • Water Balloon Painting station!
  • Community Peace Tree
  • Ink and Stamp Station
  • Balloon animals, Canada Day cake and more!

See you there – and bring your painting clothes and remember there will be some great art looking for a forever home!!!

Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre


Office Hours MondayFriday 9am – 3pm.

Parrsboro Creative News Update

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This arts organization, led by Chair Michael Fuller, has worked hard to create a Cultural Campus which offers an impressive array of art and artisan courses in painting, stone carving, photography, singing, pottery, blacksmithing, writing, drama and even a master class in the ukulele! “It’s been quite the year,” says Fuller, “so far, all of course have been selling out and the feedback has been extremely positive. People taking our Cultural Campus Courses are not only engaged creatively, but they’re having a good time, and loving the whole Parrsboro experience.”
The Cultural Campus consists of Seven Partners – Age Of Sail Museum, Arlene Collins Gallery, Art Lab, Fundy Geological Museum, Ottawa House Museum, Ship’s Company Theatre and The Hall, the town’s community arts centre. This Parrsboro Creative partnership has been working hard to develop a Cultural Campus with the idea that in time it will become vibrant enough to attract artists from across Canada and the USA. This initiative was given high praise by Minister Tony Ince who believes that what’s happening in Parrsboro is the new model for communities making the challenging transition from an industry-based economy to finding prosperity through arts and culture.
That sentiment was echoed by the other members of government who were present: Deputy Premier Diana Whalen, MP Bill Casey, Deputy Warden for Cumberland County Ernie Gilford, and Parrsboro Mayor Lois Smith who said she was very proud of the rich arts traditions of her community, and announced that the Town had voted unanimously to provide $4500 in funds to support the important work of Parrsboro Creative.
The whole event had a carnival atmosphere to it, with swing music from The Elastic Big Band, period costumes, trays of appetizers offered by servers wearing elaborate half-masks, colourful banners flowing from the top of the bandstand, a twelve foot high stilt walker, visual arts on display – with celebrated artist Joy Laking there actually creating a new painting! – and a forest of “Root People”, whimsical masks on branches and tree trunks symbolizing future artists who will put down roots in Parrsboro.
Minister Ince and Deputy Premiere Whalen, along with the other officials, walked down Main Street to Art Lab, and then were whisked away to Ottawa House in chauffeur-driven antique cars. At the end of his visit, Tony Ince – a born story teller – commented that this was a turning point for Parrsboro and its surrounding region, and then he made one telling remark about the day’s events and about the vision of Parrsboro Creative: “Be strong,” he said, “ do it and tell the world.” Sound advice, and the perfect wrap-up to an event which was all about forging a new future for both Parrsboro and Nova Scotia.
For more information, please contact:
Robert More, Executive Director,
Parrsboro Creative: 902-728-2007 / parrsborocreative@gmail.com /www.parrsborocreative.com

La Société Promotion Grand-Pré invite des artistes visuels à Grand-Pré

La Société Promotion Grand-Pré invite des artistes visuels à Grand-Pré

GRAND-PRÉ—La Société Promotion Grand-Pré invite des artistes visuels acadiens de partout aux Maritimes de venir exposer et vendre leurs œuvres sur les terrains du lieu national historique de Grand-Pré lors des Journées acadiennes le dimanche 17 juillet.

Pour réserver votre place, appelez Karolyn Aucoin au 902-224-5066 ou par courriel à karolynaucoin@gmail.com. Pour plus d’information sur les Journées acadiennes, visitez www.visitezgrandpre.ca ou notre page Facebook, « Grand-Pré, pays d’Évangéline ».

Société Promotion Grand-Pré
C.P. 150

2205 chemin Grand-Pré

Grand-Pré, Nouvelle-Écosse  (B0P 1M0)


Celebrate Canada Day with Mark Brennan

Touching The Wild Within, Invite Small

In Mark Brennan’s new exhibit, “Touching The Wild Within” he attempts to explore the lost wild part of the human condition through deepening his own experiences in the wild landscapes of Canada. From connecting with these landscapes comes his art.

Mark believes that we have become an almost self-domesticated species, disconnected from Nature to the point where we have forgotten what it feels like to live with a profound awareness, wonder and connection to the planet that sustains us. The proof of this he says is in the way we undermine the natural processes of nature in our consumption and com-modification of the natural world, including the lessening of the richness of our own communities, towards an almost mono-culture existence.

These new landscapes depict separate interactions in wilderness areas, with Mark seeking to connect with each wild place as deeply as possible in
order to reach that same wild place within himself. Work from Marks own collection and on loan work from a private collection is also included in this exhibit.

Nonesuch Calendar: Today, July, and Beyond

Welcome to summer everyone!
Read below for some of the great stuff coming to Main & Station, beginning this week with Poetry Night on Tuesday 28 June at 8pm. Come out to the café under the clocktower and join us for some fun with words – come to listen, come to read, come to play. Anyone can participate, anyone can listen. Poems on any subject are welcome – bring your own work or work by someone else that you like, or simply choose something from the poetry shelf onsite.  If you need a little inspiration, consider sharing your favourite nonsense verse or a poem for children.
We are delighted that our poetic offerings this summer include wonderful Julia Beebe of Full Bore Mystic, a book launch with Salmon Dreams from everyone’s favourite Conrad Byers, the multi-talented Czandra in performance and as Renga Master with Brendan Hewitt, and THRESHOLDS – a multimedia poetic performance by Oana Avasilichioaei.   http://hmsnonesuch.com/2016/06/27/poetry-at-the-po-summer-2016/
In addition, check out what our next artists’ in residence are up to and don’t miss these talks, walks, and workshops…
  • Ongoing: on display in the secondfloor gallery is a selection of from artists working in various disciplines both here and away.
          The exhibition will then travel to Montreal and be on display from 23 September until 7 October, 2016.
QUESTION?  SEND US AN EMAIL TO fun@hmsnonesuch.com