Hope and Inspiration Online Art Show Nov.6th-Dec.6th


Our Hope & Inspiration Online Art Show runs for a full month beginning with our Live Opening on Nov. 6th at 6 pm AST. Enjoy our online Gallery at any time from the comfort of your own home until December 6th. Tune in live for interviews with our featured artists. Join us for Paint-Along events. This is your opportunity to meet some of the Anglican Diocesan Environment Network’s local artists, discover how they view creation and purchase their works.

Why is the Diocesan Environment Network hosting an Art Show?

Art expresses ideas that words cannot and projects dreams we cannot accomplish in other ways. In all its forms, art can remind us of the beauty in the world. Recognizing that the climate crisis is the most significant crisis of our time, art can inspire us to reconsider our relationship with creation and point the way to a different, more sustainable world. It is our hope the art will reconnect you with the beauty of the earth. Allow the art to inspire you to face the climate crisis and vow to take better care of our world.

The Artists:

The exhibition is a collective of artists concerned with caring for the earth. The Gallery has works from all our artists and each week we will highlight one artist with an interview.

Week 1, Nov 8th – 14th – Dale Cook – Paint artist

Week 2, Nov. 15th to 21st – Wendy Bissett Beaver – Paint Artist

Week 3, Nov. 22nd to Nov. 28th – Donna Giles – Photographer

Week 4, Nov. 29th to Dec. 5th – Luke Haugen-Strand – Paint Artist


Nov. 6, Opening at 4 pm & Livestream at 6 pm

Painting parties (To register Email endionspei@gmail.com the week before so the artist can send you the list of art supplies needed for the event):

Nov. 8, 2pm-4pm Youth painting Party hosted by Wendy https://paintthenightwithmaeisart.ecwid.com/Ollie-Bear…

Nov 15 2pm-4pm Adult Painting Party hosted by Wendy

Nov 29, 2pm-4pm Youth Painting Party hosted by Nathan

If interested check out the Hope & Inspiration, Anglican Diocesan Environment Network, Environment Network Diocese of Nova Scotia & PEI Facebook page, or the website: https://www.nspeidiocese.ca/pages/hope-inspiration or contact The Rev. Marian Lucas-Jefferies for more information at marian.lucas.jefferies@gmail.com

Argyle Fine Art MEET THE ARTISTS day Saturday, September 19th, 2pm-4pm with Megan LeForte and Amy Ordoveza

Meet the Artists Megan LeForte & Amy Ordoveza

Argyle Fine Art is pleased to be hosting a MEET THE ARTISTS day on Saturday, September 19th, 2pm-4pm with Megan LeForte and Amy Ordoveza and celebrate their new works with us. All Welcomed!

**Megan LeForte‘s show is called “Please Be Seated”, and as you may have guessed,it is themed around favourite chairs or sofas and the connections and comforts we find in these objects over time for a variety of reasons.Curling up in your favourite chair is one of life’s simple pleasures after all, don’t you agree?

**Amy Ordoveza‘s show will make you look twice – and seeing is believing! Her masterful gouache and oil paintings are often mistaken as actual three-dimensional sculptures when viewed online, photographs, or prints,but each image is carefully painted.

Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 1Z7


A LOCAL CRAFT POP UP at the Parrsboro Bandstand, Saturday, Sept. 5th from 11-4 pm! Meet artists BETH & TOM POIRIER, JANET DOBLE & JOCELYN LI

They will be demonstrating spinning and weaving at the Parrsboro Bandstand from 11 – 4 pm. After your errands to the Farmer’s Market, come check out their craft and expertise in handwoven textiles! Please welcome and give thanks to Beth Poirier Handwovens and Tom for sharing their process and passion.




Watch Janet Doble throw pottery on a wheel this Saturday from 11 – 4 pm at the Parrsboro Bandstand on Main Street!

My dear Parrsboro locals and art enthusiasts,

I have awaited an opportunity to meet you all during a welcome session for my arrival in Parrsboro, organized with the Parrsboro Board of Trade earlier in the year. Both events were sadly cancelled due to a snowstorm and later, the pandemic.

By now, I have luckily met many of you in person. I am reminded daily of why I returned to Nova Scotia; I am so touched by all of your warmth and generosity. I can’t wait for when we can assemble in larger groups safely.

If you’re in town over the Labour Day weekend, I’d like to invite you to meet a few craft artists and myself who will be sharing and demonstrating our practice at the Parrsboro Bandstand on Main Street on Saturday, September 5th from 11- 4 pm. While we work away, browse a selection of handmade goods and art, many of which are up for sale should something suit your fancy!

As I’m getting to know every maker and creative in this beautiful area, please reach out if you’re interested in having us showcase your artistic discipline! Writers, musicians, actors, dancers, photographers, and other mediums are most welcome to reach out to us at info@parrsborocreative.com or at the office at 902-728-2007.

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jocelyn Li
Executive Director at Parrsboro Creative





New Workshops with Jack Ross, Gordon MacDonald, ART TALK with MARK BRENNAN and Selkie Party time!





902-425-9456/ gallery@argylefa.com /payment via etransferor credit card preferred

Plein-Air Landscapes in Point Pleasant with Jack Ross
Sunday, August 30th, 1:30-3:30pm, $65
Limit Class size of 10

Looking to “brush up” on your painting skills in a safe outdoor setting? In this workshop you’ll paint your own “Plein-Air” landscape along with Jack as he walks us through a start to finish demo of his process. We’ll focus on two main concepts essential to painting from life: simplifying complex forms found in nature, and accurately spotting colour. We’ll spend the afternoon in Point Pleasant Park with plenty of time for questions and feedback. All skill levels welcome – if you’ve never painted outdoors before this is a great chance to try it out!

ALL SUPPLIES will be provided in one of our ART ON THE GO kits which will include 2x 4″ x 5″ panels, brushes, acrylic paint, paper towel and gloves. Afterwards you can take the kit home and continue painting too!

YOU WILL BE PAINTING but this is a sketch by Jack Ross at the location we’ll be hosting the class!

We will be painting at Fort Ogilvie which is a short walk from the Lower Parking Lot of Point Pleasant park, and has washroom facilities near-by. If it rains, we will plan on doing this workshop at an alternative location within the park with protection from the rain. Plein air painting is also about dealing with the elements and unpredictable weather especially her in Nova Scotia.

A folding chair or lawn chair
A mason jar or yogurt container with a cover, filled with water
Dress for the weather of the day and wear comfortable footwear
Remember sunscreen and insect repellent and maybe a hat too

Jack Ross plein air painting….one of his favourite ways to paint! He can’t wait to teach you the tricks of the trade while having socially distanced art fun great for all levels and ages 13+

Artful Covid Cure:
Mixed Media Workshop with Gordon MacDonald

Sunday, SEPTEMBER 13th, 1:30-3:30pm, $65
Limit Class size of 10

Gordon MacDonald is known for his luminescent oil paintings but he uses many different mediums and achieves magical results using a variety of mediums. This workshop is suitable for beginners but also for anyone that has been painting for a while or folks that have taken past workshops with Gordon. He will be showing you how to work with acrylic, gouache and watercolour. Students will be using a simplified palette consisting of reds, yellows, black and white. You will also be using a variety of instruments to create including red pencils, palette knife and even your fingers in addition to regular brushes. This is truly an exploration and invitation to try something new!

We will conduct the workshop at the Dartmouth Waterfront Park. Details of meeting location will be provided upon registration. We ask that you bring a folding chair, a mason jar or yogurt container with a cover filled with water, dress for the weather on that day. If it rains the class will continue but at an alternate location.

ALL SUPPLIES will be provided in one of our ART ON THE GO kits. Afterwards you can take the kit home and continue painting too!

Inspiration in Nature: Mark Brennan


Artist Mark Brennan has put together a video presentation about his life as an artist- how it all began and how he continues to be inspired by his surroundings in nature and expressing himself through a variety of mediums. Mark had planned on doing in person artist talk before Covid-19 , and we had originally shared this with people that had registered for this talk but we have now opened it up for anyone that would like to view it.

*All we ask is that you consider a small donation of gratitude; suggested donation of $10 which can be sent via etransfer to gallery@argylefa.com and shared with Mark for his work on this production*

Anyone that can afford to do this, we will also send you a BIRD IDENTIFICATION SHEET Mark had created for us in the Sprint and we’ll also send out a small packet of seeds so that you may plant them next year to attract birds to your backyard.**





Exclusive SELKIE PARTY FUN with Briana Corr Scott, $32

Argyle Fine Art is also offering an exclusive offer for just $32:  receive a signed copy of the book along with lots of extra special online fun made by Briana for you! Have your very own SELKIE PARTY anytime, including bookmarks, cake toppers, bunting, colouring sheets, how-to videos to create your own clothing for paper dolls and  two custom made ZOOM backgrounds for you to use when chatting with friends online or hosting your party! Great for all ages! JOIN THE PARTY TODAY by simply phoning us or emailing us. 

Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 1Z7


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Delta Braids online conversation today at 7pm | DIY Weaving | Courtyard Sketching


Delta Braids with Darcie Bernhardt
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Join us online for conversations with artists and leaders working in community and social justice through art.

Click here on August 12th to view the live stream.


Visit Studio from Home for art activities that you can do at home, at the cottage, or wherever you might find yourself this summer.

This DIY weaving can be made with simple materials and objects found around the house or out in nature. Don’t forget to share your results online and tag @ArtGalleryNS!

Presented by Scotiabank



Flex your creative muscles with FREE artist-led activities.

Throughout August, join us every Thursday and Friday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Ondaatje Courtyard.

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August 1st – Textile artist Julie Rosvall will be at Lucky Rabbit & Co. for opening day of “In Fits and Starts”, 10am to 4pm

In Fits and Starts
Textile Prints by Julie Rosvall
August 1 to 30, 2020
@ Lucky Rabbit & Co.
15 Church Street
Annapolis Royal, NS

Born in New Brunswick, I moved to Nova Scotia in 1998, settling in Wolfville. It was then that I began my career as a textile artist, moving from weaving to spinning and finally to knitting. In 2010 I began experimenting with printmaking, exploring the concept of transferring the patterns and textures of textiles to other media.

I have always had an interest in mark making on paper, and for many years envisioned using textiles to emboss paper. After seeing the work of printmaker Betty Goodwin in 2010 I was inspired to explore soft ground etchings with my knitted swatches. One of those first experiments can be seen on display at Lucky Rabbit & Co. The triptych Dutch Lace Swatch #1, a soft ground etching on copper shows the original knitted swatch, the copper plate, and the print. Through my explorations I have created a body of work that uses a variety of printmaking techniques to transfer my knitted swatches to paper. I have experimented with paper lithography, solar plate etching and combining engraving, and etching with my soft ground knitted samples. As the size of my works grew I turned to the more direct collagraph or textile relief prints that you see with Shawl #1, and the most recent large-scale print Vesna Shawl Triptych.

In Fits and Starts” features eight recent and past textile relief and soft ground etchings printed on paper. The title aptly describes my printmaking practice over the past eleven years. Work, family and life circumstances have meant that I am a self-described constant beginner. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow within textiles and printmaking, although I do hope my compulsion for larger and larger knitted pieces calms slightly.

Julie Rosvall
Wolfville, NS
@shipstondesigns on IG & Twitter


Dates of Interest
August 1st 10am to 4pm
– Textile artist Julie Rosvall will be at Lucky Rabbit & Co. for opening day of “In Fits and Starts”

August 8th 11am to 1pm– Julie Rosvall will be joined by members of the Elephant Grass Print Collective for a demo day* outside Lucky Rabbit & Co.



*Please remember, masks become mandatory inside public spaces starting Friday, July 31st. Please practice physical distancing, hand washing hygiene, and wear a mask when distancing isn’t possible, or is required by public health officials. For the demo day on August 8th the printmakers will do the majority of printing, but if you are masked and wear disposable gloves (bring your own mask, we will provide gloves) you are welcome to try pulling a print.