Heather Millar was born and raised just outside of Edmonton, Alberta. She completed her artistic studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta, graduating in 1998 with a degree in Glass Blowing. She spent several more years back in Edmonton, then moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland and most recently to PEI in 2008. A painter at heart her whole life, she is mainly self-taught with the exception of a few painting courses during her adolescence. Upon graduating college, she picked up her brushes again and plunged back into painting, working her way through watercolor, acrylic and finally oils, which she paints with today. Inspired by intense shadow, light, color and form with a uniquely vintage feel, she uses this foundation as the basis for all her works, ranging from old childhood toys and dolls, to woodland creatures to figurative work.
submission deadline is April 30
Positive and Negative Opportunities
The Truro Art Society is excited to host
an Acrylic Workshop with
Brian M. Atyeo
Nova Scotia Community College,
36 Arthur Street, Truro, NS
September 30 , October 1 and 2, 20016
Using different symbols – Houses – Trees – Landforms etc. We will look at the opportunities presented in using positive and negative application/thinking in the use of these symbols.
We will focus on a different subject each day in using this approach to building a composition/painting that expresses our art, as a unique statement.
- Daily workshop hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Location: Nova Scotia Community College, Truro NS
- Extras: Coffee , tea and treats will be available each day
- Fees for workshop: $300.00
($150.00 non-refundable deposit due with registration- Balance ($150.00) due first day of the workshop)
Please fill out the registration form at the bottom and mail it along with your deposit cheque of $150.00 to:
Truro Art Society
c/o Marilyn Whalen
45 Clifton Court
Truro, NS B2N 6H7
Please make your cheque payable to The Truro Art Society.
Upon receipt of your registration and cheque, we will confirm your space and forward a materials list.
We are looking forward to this time of creativity and learning with you.
If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Brian M. Atyeo Workshop in Truro, NS
September 30 and October 1 and 2nd, 2016
To Truro Art Society Members and any artists who would like to join our group.
You are invited to attend and participate in our next TAS general meeting on Thursday April 28 at 7 pm. We will meet in the NSCC Drawing Studio (Room 321 of Forrester Hall) and hold a 15 minute meeting comprising a list of exhibitions and a brief treasury report.
We are extremely excited that Peter Labelle will lead us in an introductory session to drawing from a live nude model with a focus on exploring gesture drawing, movement and tracking the mass of the figure. The TAS will cover the fee for the model, but members are asked to bring a large newsprint pad and charcoal.
We have room for about 25 participants and we hope to see many of you there!
Just in time for Mothers Day, Swoon at NovelTea presents: Blooms and Vistas by Andrea Pottyondy
Stop by throughout May, to enjoy Andrea’s beautiful work! While there, savour a hot beverage, a tasty treat and pick up a good read!
Stay tuned for a special evening with the artist: a night to meet Andrea, and hear about her work. Keep an eye out for the separate event details.
Show continues until the end of May.
The tea bowls are still available if you ask for one.
Flowers Flowers Flowers: OPEN CITY at Argyle Fine Art
|Saturday, May 7
It’s OPEN CITY time again, when downtown Halifax and Dartmouth celebrate the real beginning of Spring! Started by and organized by the I LOVE LOCAL gang, this all day Saturday event is certainly a harbinger for warmer days and just so happens to fall the day before Mother’s Day! So we were thinking….FLOWERS! In all their beautiful forms!
PAINT: We’re excited to announce that artist Briana Corr-Scott will be on hand from 1:30pm-3:30pm, with her newly opened exhibit of painted florals- that in our opinion are some of the most stunning paintings we’ve seen! Briana paints with oil and watercolour. She will even have a “wallpaper wall” installed for the exhibit. A must see!
METAL: Want to give some metal petals to mom this year for a change? Artist Al Hattie has just what you need. Al repurposes odds and sods and such into small sculptures. Affordable, inventive and always one-of-a-kind. Limited supply so come early!
REAL-LIFE FLOWERS: We’ll be joined by the Ikebana shop co-owner and artist Miyako Ballesteros as she creates a special space in the gallery with her ikebana arrangements within local ceramics provided by Julian Covey. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is more than simply putting flowers in a container. Its heart is the beauty resulting from color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the meaning latent in the total form of the arrangement.
We’ll also have some special draws for MOM’s (that includes cat moms, dog moms, grandmoms….) so make sure to drop by!
Heart Strings & Other Things is Kelly Mitchelmore’s 7th annual art show and celebrates heart and community. Joining Kelly this year is metal sculptor Al Simm, folk artist Jerry Walsh and glass creators Jason & Tim from School Street Studio Glass.
This year part of the shows proceeds go to support the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Please join us and Avondale Sky winery for an afternoon of art and chairty
Remember it is a studio show and so all the paintings are at studio pricing for the day. Plus this is all the new work I have been creating over the world yet prior to me sending it out to the galleries for the season :)
For info call or email 1- 866-900-6910 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Inverness County Centre for the Arts has a great weekend coming up with something for everyone.
Children’s Art Workshops:
Saturday April 23 for ages 12 and up from 11 to 2pm
Sunday April 24 for ages 11 and under from 11 to 1pm
Each workshop is $3 and includes supplies. It’s the perfect time to make a Mother’s Day card!
Come to the art centre and meet with Edmund MacLean on Saturday April 23 from 2 -4 to brainstorm an exciting workshop and performance for July. No theatre experience necessary – everyone is welcome. It’s free and refreshments will be served.
Gaelic Stories (with English translations)
Sunday, April 24 2 – 4 pm
Come out for a good cup of tea and listen to local Gaelic speakers, young and old, share stories & songs.
Tea served/cash bar
Closing celebration of the Gaels in Nova Scotia exhibit
Coming up :
An intensive silkscreen course with Brooklyn Stewart: Starting May 1, 8, 15 and 22: 4 Sunday sessions 11 – 3 pm . $100 non-members. $80 for art centre members.
The Inverness County Centre for the Arts, 16080 Highway 19 in Inverness, NS
902-258-2533 or visit our website invernessarts.com for more information.