Lunenburg Art Gallery – “A BRUSH OF AUTUMN COLOUR” Fundraiser Oct 1&2 and Upcoming Workshops


Sandi Komst Wednesday, October 12 –– Acrylic: 10am – 3:30pm – $75.

Carolyn Vienneau Thursday, October 13 –– Acrylic: 10am – 3:30pm – $75

Janet Mason Thursday, October 20 –– Acrylic: 10am – 1pm – $50.

Nicole Power Saturday, October 22 –– Acrylic: 10am – 3:30pm – $75. – FULL

Michel Doucet Sunday, October 23 –– Acrylic or Oil: 10am – 3:30pm – $75.

Dennis Curran Thursday, October 27 –– Watercolour: 10am – 3:30pm – $75.

Michel Doucet Saturday, October 29 –– Acrylic or Oil: 10am – 3:30pm – $75

  • Please register for the outdoor painting fundraiser and the workshops at:

The Lunenburg Art Gallery

79 Pelham Street (corner Pelham & Duke)

PO Box 1418

Lunenburg NS B0J 2C0


What’s On This October at The Grace


Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre

October 2016

NEWS | New Website

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website at On the site, you’ll be able to view all of our upcoming events, read news updates, contact us, and easily purchase concert tickets online. Have a look around!

We’re also in the process of merging our two Facebook Pages (here and here) into one centralized page. Make sure to “Like” both pages so you don’t get lost during the merge. Are you following us on Twitter and Instagram yet?

Visit Our New Website

ART | Reflections: A Solo Exhibition by Linda Chisholm
October 7 to 29


Solo exhibition of watercolours and oil paintings by Linda Chisholm. Linda knew she wanted to be an artist from the time she was old enough to hold a pencil. Her inspiration comes from the environment around her. Working in oils, she’s spent many hours painting on site: in the forest, on farmland, and at the beach. Her love of the ocean is made obvious by its prominence in many of her paintings.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 7 at 7pm

COMEDY | Jake & Shaun’s Big Gay Affair
October 1, 7pm

Following their wildly successful performance in New Glasgow, Jake & Shaun’s Big Gay Affair is kicking off their tour in Tatamagouche! This will be an evening of fun and frolic for the gay or the gay at heart. Celebrate Tatamagouche’s first drag show followed by an evening of dance liberation.

Come laugh and dance with us on Saturday, October 1 from 7pm to 1am.
Tickets $30 (includes show and after party) 
Available at the Grace, Fulton’s Pharmacy, or at the door.

MUSIC | Open Mic Night
October 13, 7:30pm

Calling all singers, slam poets, and stand-up comics! After our hugely successful first go-round, our next Open Mic Night will take place on Thursday, October 13th. Hosted by local musicians, this is a wonderful opportunity for performers young and old to bring their talents to the stage. Relax, enjoy a brew, and listen to what our local performing artists have to offer.

Everyone is welcome to join us on Thursday, October 13th at 7:30pm.
Free admission (donations welcome). Performers sign up at the door.

MUSIC | Garnet Rogers
October 22, 7:30pm

Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer,” Garnet Rogers is a man with a powerful physical presence – close to six and a half feet tall – with a voice to match. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post), his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere.

Garnet Rogers will sing for us on Saturday, October 22 at 7:30pm.
Tickets $20 advance / $25 door
Available at the Grace, Fulton’s Pharmacy, or online.

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FUN & GAMES | Trivia Night
October 27, 7:30pm

Attention nerds! Do you know the difference between crocodiles and alligators? How about all the words to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? It’s time to put all of your useless knowledge to good use. Bring your friends and challenge other teams at the Grace’s first ever Trivia Night! Prizes to be won and good times to be had by all.

Nerds assemble on Thursday, October 27 at 7:30pm.
Free admission. Donations welcome at the door.


A Voice in the Dark
A Salem Story
Nov 5, 7pm

By the New Glasgow Youth Theatre Society

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Christina Martin
Nov 18, 7:30pm

Pop-driven music with guest Matt Epp.
$25 adv / $30 door

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‘Tis the Season 10
Dec 14, 7:30pm

Bette MacDonald & Maynard Morrison.
Tickets $48

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new show at Jack’s Gallery Wolfville

“Things Obscured”
Paintings by Lindsay Jacquard and Nich Patzelt.
September 25- October 30, 2016
Jack’s Gallery
450 Main St Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2
Jack’s Gallery is always looking for new work to display. For submission forms go to

Art 1274 Hollis Opening Reception Oct.6 6pm-8pm


Art 1274 Hollis Gallery October Featured Artists
Heather Crout & Denise Soper
present their show
“Plein Air plus”
Opening Reception Oct 6, 2016, 6-8 pm.

Everyone welcome, we hope you can join us.
Refreshments served.
Denise and Heather will be in the gallery to welcome you.

New exhibit at PEER GALLERY


Title: Passing Time

Dates/Time: October 16 – 27, noon – 4

Opening: October 15, noon – 3

PEER GALLERY, 167 Lincoln St., Lunenburg
Description: An exhibition of landscape paintings and wearable textile art
Artist’s Statement: 

Painting was my first love. At sixteen I would borrow my father’s pickup, drive to secluded locations and sit on the tailgate as I painted waterfalls and Dutch elm trees.

Art and I had a simple relationship then; I responded to natural beauty

with no expectations beyond mere gratification offered by the act of painting.

Now, as I try to come to grips with my mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s disease, I return to the simplicity of that relationship to help me from falling into the darkness of depression that can slowly but steadily squeeze the joy from life. Art is healing; it reminds me there is still beauty in the world. Painting the landscape restores my ability to see it.

Many of the textile pieces in this exhibition were created while passing time with my mother. Her mother taught me to knit and crochet and this kind of work sometimes provides a point of contact for shared memory.

“What are you doing?”
“I’m crocheting.”
“Mama loved to crochet.”
“Yes she did, I remember.”

A donation of forty percent from the sale of all works during the exhibition will be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia

(tax receipts will be made available upon request).

Photography Workshops at HardimanImages



This fall we Jim Hardiman is conducting four Photography Workshops at HardimanImages.  All of these workshops concentrate on delivering skills and knowledge that you can actually use.  You will learn with others in a fun environment where the focus is on ensuring that you depart with useful skills that you can put to work right away.  We offer workshops on photography and post-processing.  The basic photography workshop is designed to give you a foundation on which to build your skills.  You will learn about the techniques and then put that learning immediately to use.  The post-processing workshops will enable you to use the most useful aspects of the software to “develop” your photos to a point where you achieve the look that you desire.

You can find out more about these Workshops and register at 

Lightroom® – 22 October 2016

This workshop is designed to make the use of Lightroom® second nature.  We will cover the most useful parts of the program to ensure that you understand the powerful cataloguing and editing features.  Many people look at Lightroom® as an editor, however, its most powerful feature is its ability to keep track of your photos.

Useful Photoshop® – 29 October 2016

Many features in Photoshop® are meant to be used together and learning about them separately often leads to a steep learning curve with little understanding of how to put the features to work.  Much like how learning the alphabet does not teach you how to construct sentences.  This Workshop will look at Photoshop® from a “system” perspective to ensure that you can put your learning to work and successfully process your photos.  You will feel confident in your learning by the time the Workshop has concluded.

More Useful Photoshop®  – 5 November 2016

Building on the topics covered in the workshop Useful Photoshop®  we will move on to more advanced features and expand upon the techniques and learning already presented.  This workshop will focus on hands-on learning and is designed to ensure that you leave with new knowledge and skills.

Understand Photography –12 November 2016

Becoming a better photographer involves many elements.  While not an exhaustive list these include a knowledge of your camera, an understanding of light and how it will affect your image, how to get make a correct exposure and the elements of good composition.  Additionally, Jim will remain accessible after the Workshop should you have questions on how to do something that you have learned.

For more details, visit

It all begins Saturday October 1 in Parrsboro,NS


10 Days in October programming includes something for everyone: music, dance, theatre, visual arts, fossil walks and gourmet seasonal tastes.

Please join us  in October to experience the Parrsboro shore’s rich, cultural splendor, heritage sites and artist studios.To find out more press on the links below (in blue):