Welcome Spring blooms with us, during the Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia Association’s 3rd annual botanical art exhibit, Saturday, April 30, 10 am to 4 pm, in Summer Gardens (street level) 1470 Summer St. (cor. Spring Gdn. Rd.) Halifax. Some real blooms will be on display as well. Interested new members welcome. Artists will be on site. You may also view some work in progress. Free Admission
‘Aspect and Light’ Artist Talk and Exhibition with
Joshua Collins – Friday, May 6th at 7:30pm
Joshua Collins’ work as recent Artist in Resident at the Lunenberg School of the Arts will be on display for the month of May. There will be an opening and artist talk on May the 6th at 7:30pm. The talk will situate this work within his larger practice as an designer, builder and artist.
‘ASPECTS and LIGHT’ is a work that looks to locate and measure the range of dynamic lighting conditions within a micro-urban environment across the period of a day. It entails a series of photographs taken from Sunrise through Sunset at specific locations throughout Lunenburg. The photographs were shoot through hand-etched renditions of the scene to help abstract and bring attention to the role of architectural details and building form in expressing the daily lighting cycle.
Joshua Collins, formally trained as an architect, maintains an integrated practice ranging from construction to poetry, from process sketches to environmental studies, from installation art to education. His freelance work at an urban scale includes design and construction work on large-scale developments as well as rehabilitating the cultural capacity of both public and private spaces through constructive installations, interventions and commissions. At a rural scale, his work has ranged from contemplative covered bridges and substantial greenhouses to lighting installations within the natural landscape.
His practice maintains a fundamentally environmental focus; using the operative capacity of NOISE and lessons from acoustic ecology as an evocative method for gathering and processing the complexity of environmental conditions and establishing the basis for constructive abidance (or dwelling). He also maintains substantial emphasis on the role of LIGHT, relying both on the potency of its phenomena and on the sheer optimism and open-ended playfulness that it demands.
Light and Lightness is the ultimate quest underlying his practice.
Josh views ‘Art’ as a venue for expressing and developing these interests.
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The final presentation of the collaboration between Cory Bowles, Tamar Dina, Lukas Pearse and Lindsay Dobbin will be on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm at the Bus Stop Theatre. Stay tuned for more details!
OUT OF THE CENTRE:
Media Arts Scholarship Screening
Join the us at the Halifax Central Library on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30pm for the final presentation of works by our 2015/16 scholars. This years presentation includes work by Robyn Badger, Moira Donovan, Kyle Alden Martens, Lynn Mattheson, Josh Owen, and Sadie Richards.
The Association of Atlantic Area Artists (AAAA) are holding an art show at Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Hwy, in Bedford (down near Shoppers Drug Mart) this week until Sunday, May 1. Gallery open during mall hours. 19 artists are displaying their art.
PUBLIC FORUM AND 4th WALL EXHIBITION OPENING ON YOUTH ADVANCING JUSTICE AND PEACE IN NOVA SCOTIA
Join us for an upbeat afternoon of youth dialogue and solution building to advance justice, performances, and discussion with the artists featured in the exhibition.
Emceed by El Jones and Rebecca Thomas, former and current poets laureate of Halifax,
the event will also feature:
- The Honourable Diana C. Whalen, Minister of Justice and Attorney General
- The Honourable Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage
- Marie Wilson, former Commissioner at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
- Quentrel Provo, Founder and CEO, Stop the Violence Spread the Love
- JRDN, Juno Award-winning artist
The event will be followed by a reception.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
1:00 – 4:00pm
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis ST, Halifax
Free event, all welcome!
with the support of Fred and Elizabeth Fountain
FORUM PUBLIC ET OUVERTURE DE l’EXPOSITION « 4e MUR » SUR LES JEUNES, LES ARTS, ET LA JUSTICE EN NOUVELLE-ÉCOSSE
Vous êtes chaleureusement invités à vous joindre aux jeunes artistes de l’exposition pour dialoguer et débattre sur le thème de la justice, des jeunes et de l’usage des arts pour trouver des solutions aux questions soulevées et exprimées dans cette exposition, avec la participation d’El Jones et de Rebecca Thomas, l’ancienne et l’actuelle poète lauréate d’Halifax, et de conférenciers invités :
- L’honorable Diana C. Whalen, ministre de la Justice et procureure générale
- L’honorable Tony Ince, ministre des Collectivités, de la Culture et du Patrimoine
- Mme Marie Wilson, ancienne commissaire à la Commission vérité et réconciliation du Canada.
- Quentrel Provo, Fondateur et PDG, Stop the Violence Spread the Love
- JRDN, artiste récipiendaire d’un prix Juno
L’événement sera suivi d’une réception.
Samedi le 7 mai 2016
13h – 16h
Musée des beaux-arts de la Nouvelle-Écosse
1723 rue Hollis, Halifax
Événement gratuit, ouvert au public. Tous sont les bienvenues!
Avec le soutien de Fred et Elizabeth Fountain
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
ViewPoint Gallery May 2016 exhibition
Making Sense of Pictures
a member solo show by Allan Neilsen
Exhibition Running: May 4 – 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5, 6 – 8 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, May 15, 2pm
Dancer / Dance is intended to provoke viewers to consider the relationship between word and image as they attempt to read photographs in gallery settings, in particular, but also in everyday contexts. Like the dancer and the dance, image and word are inextricably joined in the interpretive process. Despite the often explicit or literal content of these images, we always require the word to help us come to our understandings of them. “Even the uncaptioned image framed and isolated on a gallery wall, is invaded by language when it is looked at” (Victor Burgin, 1982).
Allan Neilsen is a photographic artist and member of ViewPoint Gallery of Contemporary Photography in Halifax ,Nova Scotia.
Attention all artists; the Truro Art Acquisition Show is being held from May 9th-27th at the McCarthy Hall Gallery, NSCC Campus, 36 Arthur Street, Truro.This year marks the tenth anniversary, of the Art Acquisition Program, established in 2006, to create and maintain a collection of visual art which reflects the historic development and lifestyle of Truro. Each year, a selection committee views and purchases one piece of work valued up to $750, to be placed on permanent public display in the Truro Civic Building at 695 Prince Street.
It is a special opportunity and one worthy of consideration. All visual artists, from painters and sculptors to rug hookers, carvers and photographers are encouraged to enter up to three pieces of their work and there is no entry fee. Show Entry Application forms are available at The Douglas Street recreation Centre, 40 Douglas Street, Truro, or email Administrative Assistant Stephanie Milbury at firstname.lastname@example.org or call for more information 902 893-6078. The application deadline is Monday, May 2, 2016