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CANCELLATION UPDATE


COURSES 2020

Please click on the course title for all the details.

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, JULY 11-12, 2020

WOOD CARVING – JENNIFER MARLOW

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, JULY 25-26, 2020

(SOLD OUT)

DRAWING IN PREPARATION – TOM FORRESTALL

SATURDAY TO MONDAY, AUGUST 1-3, 2020

EXPLORING CLAY IN THE NATURAL WORLD – JANET DOBLE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2020

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING – JOY LAKING

FRIDAY TO MONDAY, AUGUST 14-17, 2020

THE COLOURS, RHYTHM & SPIRIT OF THE BAY OF FUNDY – MARC GRANDBOIS

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 22-23, 2020

DEMYSTIFYING ENCAUSTIC – LYNN ROTIN

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 28-30, 2020

THE ART OF ENGLISH WILLOW BASKETRY – PAT REID

SATURDAY TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2020

FIGURE PAINTING FROM LIFE – WILLIAM ROGERS

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3-4, 2020

THE ART OF MASK MAKING – JIM MORROW

 

Go to www.parrsborocreative.com to register and pay online.

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AGNS Kids’ Kitchen Party | Sketching in the Gallery | FIN Fridays, and more

This March at the Gallery

TALKS

CONNECTING THROUGH THE ARTS
Thursday, March 12, 2020
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening discussion on the impact of the dementia friendly art program,Artful Afternoon, and hear from a panel of special guest speakers.

Jointly offered by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

IN CONVERSATION: AMY MALBEUF
Thursday, March 19, 2020
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Artist Amy Malbeuf shares her experience as an artist participating in the exhibition NSCAD Lithography Workshop: Contemporary Editions.


IN THE STUDIO

FAMILY SUNDAY: KIDS’ KITCHEN PARTY
Sunday, March 15, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us for an art-filled afternoon kitchen party with music and artmaking inspired by the colourfully painted objects of Maud Lewis and other folk artists.

GALLERY GO!
Tuesday, March 17 –
Sunday, March 22, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Gallery GO is back!

During March Break, everyone is welcome to drop-in and discover, explore, and create art all week long.


IN THE GALLERY

SKETCHING IN THE GALLERY
Tuesday, March 17 –
Thursday, March 19, 2020
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Follow in the steps of many an artist before in the tradition of sketching among inspiring works of art.

An artist will be available to offer helpful drawing tips. Drawing boards, pencils, and paper will be provided.


FIN FRIDAYS

FIN FRIDAYS

CONVICTION
Friday, March 27, 2020
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Three filmmakers collaborate with women on the inside to imagine what they would have needed in their lives to avoid incarceration.

Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke, Teresa MacInnes, 2019, 78 minutes

In partnership with Atlantic FIN International Film Festival.


CURRENTLY ON VIEW

ALTHEA THAUBERGER: THE STATE OF THE SITUATION

CLOSING SOON!
See it until April 5, 2020

NOVA SCOTIA SPOTLIGHT: DAVID J. BROOKS

LAST CHANCE!
Closes March 8, 2020

NSCAD LITHOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: CONTEMPORARY EDITIONS until April 26, 2020

ARTFUL AFTERNOON until April 26, 2020

AUTISM ARTS until May 24, 2020

GIGANTE’S MECHANICAL EYE: VIEWS OF 19TH CENTURY NAPLES until July 19, 2020


SEE ALL THAT’S ON VIEW

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

1723 Hollis Street

Halifax, NS B3J 1V9

Canada

 

New Updates from Mark Brennan- Upcoming Audiovisual Tour with Mark

Hello from Argyle Fine Art!

It’s been a while since we’ve reached out to some of you and we thought what better day than a February day to tell you about an ARTIST TALK coming up that we hope many of you can attend! (info in red below)

As you know we represent lots of wonderful Nova Scotia based artists, but Mark Brennan is a gallery favourite for sure! We hope you are enjoying your work you have from him. He’s busy at work still and changing up his focus a bit more than even a year ago. We are working with him exclusively now, and will have new works arriving often.

Attached is a small 4″ x 5″ painting still available from our recent Pre-Shrunk show which is so lovely! It’s only $175 in case you were interested.

ARTIST TALK ALERT!
PLEASE SIGN UP (as our space is limited) AND RELAX for 1 hour and 30 min.
You are worth it!

Mark is hosting a talk at the gallery on Saturday, March 21st, 2pm-3:30pm that is a great  opportunity for fans of his work to meet him and learn what inspires him. He will be chatting about his work, his travels, how he approaches art and why painting nature is so important to him. It truly is his passion. This talk will be audio visual as well…The idea is that you will feel as though you have walked into the forest or to the shoreline with Mark when we are completed. So take a few moments from a busy Saturday and RELAX with art and Mark.  Suggested donation/admission is just $10. Bring a friend! Light refreshments will be served.

HERE is a link to some other available works by Mark Brennan that are new too! TAKE A BROWSE and get in touch with any questions.

We have also included a neat image below of the stages of a new painting coming soon (measuring 20″x20″) Mark writes about it in his own words:

I photographed this work at some of the stages to give you an idea of how I develop a painting. A few years ago now I spent some time on Seal Island some 40 km South of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Each morning I was up before sunrise to catch the most fleeting light, that time between night and the first hint of daylight. Seal island is such a unique place, I found it untouched by modernity that could be found just over the horizon on the mainland. I have tried to capture a sense of both the remoteness and the timelessness of this place.

..And there is one larger one attached that we are offering at a special price. It measures 48″ x 60″. Email or phone us for details on that.

Have a great weekend! VISIT SOON! If you mention you received this email we are happy to offer 20% off any of the works.

Regards,

Adriana Afford


Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 1Z7
902.425.9456

www.argylefineart.blogspot.ca

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Luigi Costanzo’s Book Launch “Sculpting Towards the Light” – Saturday, Feb 29th at 6:30pm at the ICCA

Local artist/writer, Luigi Costanzo, to talk about his book
Sculpting Towards the Light”

“Sculpting Towards the Light” is an intimate and insightful story of a sculptor and his work. It follows the paths of imagination and activity which gave birth to a unique work of art. The paths are diverse and unexpected, twisting into personal history, racing forward into the future, and then resting in the euphoric moments when the mind and its thoughts no longer exist and the carving occurs as if of its own accord.
Here is a unique story about play and work, imagination, and action. Costanzo looks at the past that has shaped him and his future as an artist working in an ancient medium.

On February 29th at 6:30pm, he will be at the ICCA to launch his book, which will include a question and answer period following a short presentation. There will be a limited number of inscribed copies of “Sculpting Towards the Light” for purchase after the talk. The Italian Canadian Cultural Association is located at 2629 Agricola Street, Halifax.

Learn more about the author

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Sunday, Feb 23: 3-5. Artist talk 4 pm Tango: Origin, Myth & Reality.

Watercolour Exhibition & Tangonova Retrospective!

Works by Margaret Spore

1313 Hollis St., Halifax, NS

Please join Margaret in celebrating her 70th!

The founder of Tangonova, Margaret Spore, is celebrating her 70th year, with a show of her watercolour paintings, plus 16 years of accumulated Tangonova publicity, 2003-2019. As a dance instructor and organizer who relocated to Halifax from Colorado in 2003, Margaret has been influential in establishing a community of tango afficionadas in the Maritimes. She first discoverd her passion for tango on a trip to Buenos Aires in 1994 and has been dancing it ever since!

Margaret studied with the Dartmouth Art league for the past 4 years under the guidance of Kay Stanfield (painting) and Jane Schlosberg (figure drawing)

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Viewing times and related events at 1313 Hollis:

Sunday, Feb 23: 3-5. Artist talk/ 4 pm =Tango: Origin, Myth & Reality.

Saturday, Feb 29: 7-8:30 pm/Take a Leap & Try the Tango! = Class for all-levels.

Other viewing times by appointment.

Contact Margaret 902-229-8585/www.tangonova.com

 

Contemporary Art Society monthly meeting Thursday, February 13th at 7 pm

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

The monthly meeting of the Contemporary Art Society – which was cancelled last week – will be on Thursday, February 13th at 7 pm (till approx. 9 pm) at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Everyone is invited. Refreshments will be served.

 

Watercolour Exhibition & Tangonova Retrospective! Works by Margaret Spore ~ (Postponed to FEB.14th)

Watercolour Exhibition & Tangonova Retrospective!

Works by Margaret Spore

NEW DATE

Feb 14th: Opening reception

7-9 pm

1313 Hollis St., Halifax, NS

A short demonstration of the Argentine tango will be presented around 7:45 pm.

Please join Margaret in celebrating her 70th!

The founder of Tangonova, Margaret Spore, is celebrating her 70th year, with a show of her watercolour paintings, plus 16 years of accumulated Tangonova publicity, 2003-2019. As a dance instructor and organizer who relocated to Halifax from Colorado in 2003, Margaret has been influential in establishing a community of tango afficionadas in the Maritimes. She first discoverd her passion for tango on a trip to Buenos Aires in 1994 and has been dancing it ever since!

Margaret studied with the Dartmouth Art league for the past 4 years under the guidance of Kay Stanfield (painting) and Jane Schlosberg (figure drawing)

Snow dates:

Friday, Feb 14, 7-9 pm.

Viewing times and related events at 1313 Hollis:

Sunday, Feb 23: 3-5. Artist talk/ 4 pm =Tango: Origin, Myth & Reality.

Saturday, Feb 29: 7-8:30 pm/Take a Leap & Try the Tango! = Class for all-levels.

Other viewing times by appointment.

Contact Margaret 902-229-8585/www.tangonova.com