Richard Dittami, surrounded by the paintings featured in his newly released book, Shredding Plywood, will be reading on Eaton Stage in Pugwash. Music by Eric Fresia.
IN CONVERSATION SERIES
Delta Braids with Darcie Bernhardt
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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.
STUDIO FROM HOME
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
SKETCHING IN THE COURTYARD
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.
Presented by Scotiabank
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.
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.
SPECIAL HOURS & ADMISSION
Seniors and higher risk individuals can visit every Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for exclusive access to our exhibitions.
Until September 1st, frontline workers receive free admission for their bravery during this trying time.
Find everything you need to know before you visit on our website.
SKETCHING IN THE COURTYARD
Starting July 30th, join in the summer fun every Thursday and Friday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Ondaatje Courtyard for FREE artist-led activities. Find out more
Share your results online and don’t forget to tag us @ArtGalleryNS!
Presented by Scotiabank
NEW! IN CONVERSATION SERIES
Join us online for a new, monthly series with artists and leaders working in community and social justice through art. These conversations will challenge perceptions by elevating diverse voices and perspectives. Click here on July 29th for the first live stream.
BEYOND THE FRAME
Could there possibly be a more Nova Scotian painting than Maud Lewis’s Bluenose? Visit Beyond the Frame to learn more about this nautical scene.
View this beloved work by Maud Lewis (and many others!) through our virtual tours, presented by BMO.
The Western Branch in Yarmouth remains closed at this time to allow Tourism Nova Scotia to use the space as a temporary Visitor Information Centre (VIC) while the current VIC is being used for COVID testing.
It’s on! Let’s fill the gallery with art!
LUNENBURG ART GALLERY
ALL MEMBERS ALL SUMMER SHOW
Friday, July 3 – Sunday, August 30, 2020
The Lunenburg Art Gallery Society Board earlier canceled all scheduled art shows in the gallery for the 2020 season due to Covid-19 restrictions and the lack of volunteer participation in the running of the gallery.
Since that time, the Board has struck a committee to look into the viability of running the Lunenburg Art Gallery for the year 2021.
The committee has been encouraged by a positive response from the Lunenburg Art Gallery Society membership when asked if they would be willing to serve as gallery attendants during a two month MEMBERS’ SHOW in 2020.
The Lunenburg Art Gallery will follow government protocol to help in the prevention of Covid-19 while in operation.
The committee is looking forward to signing up more members to fill in time slots for sitting this show when artists register their paintings.
Jan Hull, President
Annik Gaudet, Hila Peleg, Andrea Tsang Jackson and Jack Wong exhibit with their mentors Becka Barker, Marilyn McAvoy, Frances Dorsey, and Steve Higgins.
Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s 2019-20 Mentorship Program Exhibition
The Craig Gallery, July 8 – August 2, 2020
Mentee Artist Talk (over Zoom): Saturday, July 11, 2pm
Highlighting the talents of emerging artists Jack Wong, Andrea Tsang Jackson, Hila Peleg and Annik Gaudet, Remote Probabilities also includes work from mentors Steve Higgins, Frances Dorsey, Marilyn McAvoy and Becka Barker. Learn more about the artists and their work.
Since the Mentorship Program’s inception in 2006, Visual Arts Nova Scotia has successfully paired emerging artists with established artists to take part in a 10-month mentorship. The Mentorship Program provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging artists to develop both their creative process and professional skills, thus building the foundation for a successful career in the visual arts. The program also offers established artists an opportunity to pass on their experience, resources, knowledge, and insight. For information on the program visit: visualarts.ns.ca/program/mentorship-program/.
Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges core funding for the Mentorship Program and exhibition from The Craig Foundation.
The program is also supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Halifax Regional Municipality, and The Craig Gallery.
The Craig Gallery is located at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St. in Dartmouth, NS. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 3pm. Due to COVID-19 guidelines there will not be an opening reception for this exhibition. For further information on The Craig Gallery, please visit www.alderneylanding.com/gallery.
Image details (clockwise from top left): Annik Gaudet, Andrea Tsang Jackson, Jack Wong, Hila Peleg.
For more information on this exhibition including the Zoom link to the Mentee Artist Talk click here or contact:
Please click on the course title for all the details.
Go to www.parrsborocreative.com to register and pay online.