14 Bells Fine Art Gallery
5523B Young St
14 Bells Fine Art Gallery
5523B Young St
Join us over Zoom for Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
The AGM will start promptly at 6pm followed by an artist presentation by Ursula Johnson and Angella Parsons entitled Here There And Everywhere: The making of a podcast by KINUK starting at 7pm. This presentation is a bonus feature of the Hear Tell Podcast Training Initiative and is free to VANS members attending the AGM.
Learn about what VANS has been up to and how our programs are adapting to keep artists engaged during the pandemic.
Please RSVP to email@example.com before June 15 to be sent the meeting link and instructions on how to join.
Artists Angella Parsons and Ursula Johnson will present after the VANS AGM, as a bonus feature of the Hear Tell Podcast Training Initiative.
KINUK (artist duo Ursula Johnson and Angella Parsons) will trace their journey of creating Here There And Everywhere by talking about programming considerations and the technical components of designing a DIY broadcast studio. “We have a desire to engage with a broader audience, acknowledging that we are not the first to have these conversations, rather we are jumping in with our perspectives. It’s also an opportunity for us to continue to explore the same subject matters of our KINUK collaborations throughout the development of the podcast.”
We were encouraged by yesterday’s announcement by the Government of Nova Scotia that certain businesses can reopen as of June 5. In as much as our School has spacious teaching studios and limited class sizes, we can readily meet the 6 foot social distancing guidelines. Therefore we are excited to announce that we shall commence our Summer courses on June 29 pursuant to our published schedule. In making this announcement we wish to confirm that we shall adhere strictly to the public health directives including the practice of good hand washing, and other hygiene steps.
We know that arts and culture are an important part of the economy of Lunenburg, indeed of Nova Scotia.
Art cannot be contained! We are grateful that together Nova Scotians continue to confront the COVID-19 virus and with this team effort we shall strive to prevent a second wave. We are grateful for the Provincial authorities whos leadership has made it possible for our reopening.
Next week we will provide details of our reopening. In the meantime we ask for ask for your patience and support.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and see you this summer!
The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, Q.C., LL.D., Volunteer Chair
To learn more or register please visit: www.lunenburgarts.org
Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St. PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0
Art in the “Quarantimes” – May 29, 2020
At Chester Art Centre, we want to continue to reassure you that we have been carefully following government rules and recommendations to manage the risks of COVID-19. We are working hard to ensure everyone at the centre is safe and healthy.
As the COVID-19 situation and restrictions may be changing rapidly, we will continue to be transparent with everyone about our next steps as information becomes available.
Watch our Channel: Fun news – we have launched the Chester Art Centre Youtube Channel! We’re posting how-to videos for some fun art-at-home lessons with Lisa Hrabowsky, and other instructions that can be used with our Grab & Go Art Kits to help you along! We also dipped into our archives and have released a wonderful short film called Grey Matter by Andrew McInnis that explores the work and experiences of several Chester and South Shore area artists. Subscribe to our channel and you’ll see videos as they are loaded.
Get your Kits: We’ve also launched our Series 2 Grab & Go Art Kits – get them while we have them! More are coming – but what we have right now are perfect for young people up to mature adults, to keep those synapsis snapping! Whip up a friendship bracelet to let a neighbour know you care; practice your stitching on a Handstitched Hound, make some fabric with the magic of water and wool with a Wet Felting kit or pull together a pin loom mat or pouch with our Mini-Loom kits! We have ready-to-paint primed Art Rocks and Story Rocks kits, or try your hand at Watercolour or Acrylic with squirts of paint, brushes and canvases – all in carry cases.
Reserve them here and we can deliver to your porch or plan pick-up from ours. Also, If you or someone you know would really benefit from a kit – and it’s a choice between that and necessities – let us know, as our wonderful donors are helping us support our community.
Busy Bees: Our Board members just can’t wait till our doors open again, too! Our rusted sculptures have been shined and re-rusted, and everyone’s been (safely) helping assemble kits. Our yard got a haircut, too…and we’re looking forward to helping our village of Chester feel as beautiful as it looks this Spring.
Plan to join us: We know that on June 5, some public health measures will be even more eased. We are in regular consultation with our local public health office and Dr. Strang’s team, and we are waiting for the full thumbs-up for our re-opening. We’ll send a note as soon as we know we can, and what that looks like. In the meantime, mark your calendars for a space-safe World Wide Knit (or any other Textile) in Public Day for June 13. Come by with a beverage and hang out on our Porch with our comfy red chairs, and listen to the birds, admire our plants and yard sculpture. Bring your guitar and play something for us!
Thanks to government supports, we are in a position to hire a summer student and plan to do so. If you or someone you know wants to join us for the summer, we are accepting applications until June 5, 2020. The best part is a ‘student’ doesn’t have to be returning to school, and can be a young person up to age 30! Apply with cover letter and resume by email, Attention: Kathleen Long to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in imagination,
Chester Art Centre Association
60 Queen St., PO Box 654
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada
Opening for our 13th season on June 1st
Hours …. Daily noon – 4pm.
We have taken all precautions to ensure you will continue to enjoy the Quartet Gallery experience.
We have installed a contactless sales point and ask that you social distance .
We look forward to your visit … we have missed you !
The gallery looks great … lots of new works !
LUNENBURG DOC FEST
Good news! The 7th Lunenburg Doc Fest will go ahead as scheduled this year, with an experience adapted for our current environment. In the spirit of the times we will watch remarkable films together, apart.
Lunenburg Doc Fest promises a meaningful and memorable edition in September 2020. Our fellow documentary enthusiasts will be able to view films from the comfort of home, with added treats to make the screening experience special. We will gather virtually to watch and discuss some of the year’s best new documentary films, thanks to a bit of technological magic added to the mix.
Our programmers are curating a new experience — a virtual screening room of films from around the world as well as Filmmaker Q&As, special guest spotlight conversations, even an “online lounge” where you can mingle with fellow film fans. As always, we will connect with filmmakers and get the inside stories that are only available to festival attendees. As much as possible Lunenburg Doc Fest will foster the interactive atmosphere that our filmmakers, special guests, and audiences so much enjoy.
The Lunenburg Doc Fest team will make the most of digital solutions to deliver an exciting, innovative festival event. To get you ready to participate fully, we will host pre-festival orientation sessions to the virtual viewing service we will use for film screenings, plus online “socials” just for fun. Watch for updates and invitations in future newsletters and social media posts!
Our online solution will be an entertaining way to enjoy Doc Fest securely from home, whether you’re dressed in your jammies or your ‘festival best’!
We are making these changes to do our part in helping our community and industry guests stay safe while still delivering on our mandate to educate, entertain, inspire and create a connection between filmmakers and film fans.
We are delighted to present the 7th festival thanks to the support of our community, industry stakeholders, and strong audience interest. If you, or your business, would like to participate in Lunenburg Doc Fest 2020, we would be happy to include you in our festive plans. We have a few interactive community ideas on our ‘call sheet’ but welcome your insights! Explore opportunities to support LDF here.
Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or check out our website for the latest as Doc Fest’s online plans develop. More details are available here: https://bit.ly/2WZq8zD
All of us at Lunenburg Doc Fest wish you health and good spirits. Take care!
—Lunenburg Doc Fest
Visual Voice Fine Art is proud to showcase A New Perspective a solo art exhibit with new artworks by Bob Hainstock.
Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design 24 years ago, the artist has lived and maintained his studio on the southern edge of the province’s unique North Mountain, that 100 kilometre long ridge of struggling farmland and forest that separates the powerful Bay of Fundy from the fertile and productive Annapolis Valley. His perch sits more than 700 feet above a Valley floor of constantly changing textures and colors, which gives Hainstock a distinct aerial perspective of shifting pattern and shadow depending of the time of day and season. Skies look bigger from that place and there’s always a panoramic glimpse of distant weather systems approaching. Everything is simplified with the higher perspective; specially in the abstracted light patterns of nighttime on farms, towns and villages – nearly 35,000 people and their homes will almost disappear with the coming of morning light. And if the artist needs a dramatic change of visual language, a brisk 20 minute walk gives him the alternate colors, temperatures and textures of The Fundy.
See the exhibit from June 13th to July 11th at our regular gallery hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12:30 to 5:00 pm.
There will be NO opening reception for this show. COVID-19 measures in effect.
Private viewings arranged by appointment, call 902-VIEWING (843-9464)
|Please note our previous exhibit Private Spaces continues until June 6 – viewings by appointment, call 902-843-0464|
Private Spaces continues until June 6 – viewings by appointment, call 902-843-0464
Thank you for supporting Nova Scotian artists.
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** Spanish Classes have moved online **
All that is required to have fun and learn a new language from the convenience of your home is: a computer, tablet OR cell with a camera and microphone.
No need to be computer savvy!
Cultural experiences in our own fun and relaxed way are very popular. A great way to exercise your mind, have fun, and learn a beautiful language to help you in your travels (Spanish is spoken in 21 countries).
We have small class sizes which means space is limited – don’t delay reserve your spot!
Taught by a native speaker.
$180 +tax per person for 10 classes, all materials included
Pre-Registration Required, no drop-ins. Call: 902-843-9464
Spanish 101 – Wednesdays 5:50-7:20pm, from Jun 19 – Aug 19
Spanish 2 – Thursdays 7:40-9:10 pm, from Jun 18 to Aug 20
Spanish 3 – Tuesdays 7:40-9:10 pm, from Jun 16 to Aug 18
Spanish 4 – Tuesdays 5:50-7:20 pm, from Jun 16 to Aug 18
Spanish 6 – Thursdays 5:50-7:20 pm, from Jun 18 to Aug 20
Spanish Conversation* -Mondays 7:00-8:30pm, Jun 15-Aug17
*Advanced class, previous classes required or a degree of fluency.
Visual Voice is located at 128 King St, Truro, NS – get directions here
Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street
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The Red Clay Studio Society is excited to announce the Summer Residency Series. We’re accepting applications for two artist residences set in a rural landscape on the edge of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia:
Blue Rabbit Arts Residency (Movement): July 26 – 31, 2020
White Rabbit Arts Residency (Membranes): August 14-22, 2020
View the call and application details here.
Residency Application Due Date
June 21, 2020
We’re looking for someone to help coordinate and facilitate this year’s White Rabbit Arts Residency.
Do you love building community? Are you a motivated and enthusiastic individual who enjoys organizing creative and collaborative activities? You might be just the person for our coordinator position! We hope you apply! See the full application details here.
Application Due Date
June 5, 2020
Our mailing address is:
White Rabbit Arts
po box 35
Bass River, NS B0M1B0
6th and final free online workshop with Kelly Mitchelmore Saturday May 30th 12 – 2
Well its been a long journey and this will be my 6th free online workshop since we started social distancing. With things opening up and people going back to work this will be the final one. I hope you will join me and I hope you have enjoyed the last three months of online fun – in order to view the video you need to follow and like my Facebook page – otherwise Facebook will not let you know when the video has started……
For this workshop we are painting lupines – details are on my facebook event page – please look at the details of the event and paint the canvas yellow in advance
For this workshop ( was with all the past ones) you will need……
acrylic paint – Primary colours of red, blue , yellow , and white. A flat 1″ or 2″ brush, A medium round brush and the smallest brush you have. You will also need a canvas – I am using 12×9 … some places for the supplies online? Above Ground Art Supplies Curry’s Artists’ Materials, DeSerres, Red Hat Studios and if you have a Michaels Stores that does curbside great……
You will also need toothpicks,a butter or plastic knife , a glass of water , a plate for your pallet, a hairdryer, and paper towel
My intention was to help everyone with the one thing I know how to do until the isolation and self distancing lifted While it has not lifted it has definitely changed and I feel people will be more interested in there family and going out again than needing me so this will be the last one…. that being said please remember me I will have workshops at my home studio in the fall and I always have work for sale on my website and online shop at https://kellymitchelmore.ca/shop-ship/ be safe and keep in touch