“Faces from Away” by Elizabeth Sircom in the Corridor Gallery May 3-30, 2016

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Faces from Away
Elizabeth Sircom
May 3 – 30

(Halifax) – Annapolis Valley artist Elizabeth Sircom exhibits a series of portrait drawings and terracotta busts inspired by people she met while living in France. Her exhibition, Faces from Away, is on view in the Corridor Gallery May 3 – 30, 2016.

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Elizabeth Sircom, Michel Lacaille with his hair loose, 2013
Terracotta sculpture, height 19 cm
Image courtesy of the artist.

Describing the work on view, Sircom explains:

I think any successful portrait is rich in layers of suggested stories. The busts are representative of my sculpture work and are portraits of people I knew during the time I lived in France. The drawings are of seamen from container ships which came to the city where I used to live. You can’t leave a place where you have been for 20 years without having regrets about leaving your friends, so when I returned to Nova Scotia from France I brought some of them with me. Although I lived in a large port city, my neighbourhood had a small town feel – these are all people who would walk to their public library and stop for a chat on the sidewalk between the café and the boulangerie.

Elizabeth Sircom is originally from the Annapolis Valley. She studied languages at Dalhousie University and the University of Tours, France, then painting and drawing in Paris. From 1992-2013 she lived in Le Havre, Normandy, working as an artist and teaching drawing and painting to adults and children. Elizabeth Sircom returned to live in Nova Scotia in the summer of 2013 and has been giving workshops through the PAINTS and AGNS ArtsSmarts programmes, and the Acadia University Art Gallery since 2014. Portraiture has always been a central theme of her work.

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Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is open Monday through Friday, 9:30am5pm.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia advances the visual arts through leadership, education, and communication.

For further information regarding the exhibition contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
902.423.4694 | 1.866.225.8267 | f: 902.422.0881
vans@visualarts.ns.ca | www.visualarts.ns.ca

Youth Building Justice and Peace in Nova Scotia ~ Powerful Justice, Art & Youth Event & Exhibition Open Saturday

Youth Building Justice and Peace in Nova Scotia
the Focus of Upcoming Public Forum & Art Exhibition
May 2, 2016, HALIFAX—The Michaëlle Jean Foundation, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Youth Art Connection are convening the community to a public forum and exhibition opening about empowering youth to use arts-based strategies to advance justice and peace across Nova Scotia, particularly in light of the recent spate of gun violence rocking the province.

Taking place at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on May 7, the event will feature speeches, performances and a panel discussion with the artists from the latest 4th Wall: Justice, Art & Youth exhibition. The artists were jury selected, and their artwork—addressing Indigenous rights, African Canadian experiences with incarceration, discrimination against LGBTQ Nova Scotians and gender-based violence—will be displayed at the Gallery from May 7 to June 19, 2016.

Co-emceed by former and current poet laureates El Jones and Rebecca Thomas, the public forum will hear remarks from:

  • The Honourable Diana C. Whalen, Minister of Justice and Attorney General
  • The Honourable Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage
  • Marie Wilson, Commissioner, Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 2009-2015
  • Quentrel Provo, Founder and CEO, Stop the Violence Spread the Love
  • JRDN, Juno Award-winning artist

Organizers will also take the opportunity to kick off a province-wide consultation, inviting Nova Scotians to submit ideas for a three-year action plan to enhance safety, well-being, reconciliation, and rehabilitation in their communities.

Where: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis Street, Halifax
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1-4 pm. Doors open at 12:30 pm
Who:  All are welcome to view the exhibition, and to listen and engage in the conversation.

For more information about the exhibition visit: https://www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/events-programs/community-partnerships/4th-wall

For more information about the Michaëlle Jean Foundation’s 4th Wall and collective impact programming, please visit: http://www.fmjf.ca/en/programming/collective-impact/

For more information about Youth Art Connection, please visit: http://www.youthartconnection.ca

For more information about the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, please visit: www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca

For more information:

Peter Flegel
Director of Programs and Communications
Michaëlle Jean Foundation
Telephone: 613.562.5468
Cell: 613.897.4001
Email: pflegel@fmjf.ca

Camille Dubois Crôteau
Communications and Marketing Officer
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Telephone: 902.424.2903
Cell: 902.497.6006
Email: camille.duboiscroteau@novascotia.ca

Ryan Veltmeyer
Co-founder/Executive Director
Youth Art Connection
Telephone: 902.446.8832
Cell: 902.579.4673
Email: rveltmeyer@gmail.com

Call for Submissions Truro Art Society Art in Bloom

Call for Submissions Truro Art Society Art in Bloom

Truro Art Society at the McCarthy Gallery
36 Arthur Street, Truro, Nova Scotia

info@truroartsociety.ca

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for ART IN BLOOM EXHIBITION

Artists are invited to submit artworks for our annual ART IN BLOOM exhibition. Art work in a variety of mediums will be accepted (drawing, painting, photography, fibre arts, pottery, etc.). All submissions must have a floral theme. Cash prizes for best artwork in all mediums, $300.00 and $200.oo , and the Carole MacFayden Award in Watercolor will be presented at our opening Reception. We hope you can join us for, what some believe to be, the prettiest show of the year!

Artwork can be delivered to McCarthy Gallery, Saturday, JUNE 4th from 10 am to 1 pm.
Opening Reception at the Gallery, Saturday , JUNE 11th, 2016, from 1 to 4pm.

Submission Fees :

$10.00 per piece for non-members

$5.oo per piece for Truro Art Society Members

Art Show and Alzheimer Society Fund Raiser

Please come and support the Alzheimer’s Society and local community artists.

A draw for a piece of donated Art (see below) will take place on Saturday at May 7, 2016 at 4:00 PM in support of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

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Steele Mazda is pleased to present 3 local artists from May 2nd to May 7th, 2016. Come in and see works (Art and Photography) by Judy MacIntosh, Cathie Hubley and Diane Porter and also explore the Steele Mazda spring line up.

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Steele Mazda
15 Lansing Court, Dartmouth, NS

Call 902 462 6600 for more information

 

Sign up for VANS Spring 2016 Workshops- Series starts this week!

Sign Up for Spring Workshops

VANS Spring 2016 professional development workshop series for artists will feature topics including Grant Writing, Pricing Your Work, Making Time to Make Art, Documenting Your Work, and Estate Planning for Artsists. Running May to June in Halifax, Annapolis Royal and Tatamagouche, the workshops will feature the professional expertise of Katie Belcher, Stacey Cornelius, Steve Farmer, Sarah Maloney, and George Clarke.

In addition, VANS is organizing free Peer to Peer Discussions in Halifax, Annapolis Royal, and Tatamagouche, about Earning Opportunities for Artists. These discussion sessions are an opportunity for artists to gather together in an informal setting to share tips, tricks and strategies for earning money through their art and experience. These sessions are also a chance for artists to connect with their fellow community members, and identify unique earning opportunities in their region.

Visit www.visualarts.ns.ca/programs/vans-workshops/ for details on workshop topics, registration, schedules, and becoming a VANS member to access discounts on workshop fees along with programs serving visual artists.

VANS’ Workshop Series covers a diversity of topics across commercial and public sectors, in an effort to keep members and visual artists informed of best professional practices in the visual arts. In offering these workshops, VANS supports the visual arts in Nova Scotia by keeping artists apprised of methods and opportunities to develop artistically and professionally.

Register here

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen M. Higgins, Education and Outreach Coordinator
902.423.4694 | 1.866.225.8267
visualartsnovascotia@gmail.com | www.visualarts.ns.ca

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for EXHIBITIONS TIDNISH BRIDGE ART GALLERY

TIDNISH BRIDGE ART GALLERY
3654 Hwy 366 Tidnish Bridge, N.S. B4H 3X9

http://tidnishbridgeartgallery.com
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for EXHIBITIONS
YOUNG ARTISTS 2016
YOUTH (ages 12 to 19) are invited to submit artworks for an exhibition, using any medium (drawing, painting, photography, fibre arts, pottery, etc.). Cash prizes for best works!
EXHIBITION OPENS SATURDAY, MAY 28th with reception from 1 to 4 p.m.
Show closes at 5 p.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 10th, 2016.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, MAY 8th, 2016

SMALL WONDERS 6 X 6 X 2016
Artists, established or emerging, may submit works, measuring 6 X 6 inches, using any medium.
EXHIBITION OPENS SATURDAY, AUGUST 13th with reception from 1 to 4 p.m.
Show closes 5 p.m. Labour Day, SEPTEMBER 5th.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

For full application details, check our website:

http://tidnishbridgeartgallery.com/ or Facebook site
or email tidnishbridgeartgallery@gmail.com or phone 902-661-3205

Exhibition Support from Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledged:

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Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia Association’s 3rd annual botanical art exhibit, Saturday, April 30,10 am to 4 pm

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Welcome Spring blooms with us, during the Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia Association’s 3rd annual botanical art exhibit, Saturday, April 30, 10 am to 4 pm, in Summer Gardens (street level) 1470 Summer St. (cor. Spring Gdn. Rd.) Halifax. Some real blooms will be on display as well. Interested new members welcome. Artists will be on site. You may also view some work in progress. Free Admission

http://www.trurodaily.com/Living/2016-04-29/article-4512505/About-Art%3A-A-resurgence-in-botanical-art/1

‘Aspect and Light’ Artist Talk and Exhibition with Joshua Collins, May 6th at LSA

‘Aspect and Light’ Artist Talk and Exhibition with
Joshua Collins – Friday, May 6th at 7:30pm

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Joshua Collins’ work as recent Artist in Resident at the Lunenberg School of the Arts will be on display for the month of May. There will be an opening and artist talk on May the 6th at 7:30pm. The talk will situate this work within his larger practice as an designer, builder and artist.

‘ASPECTS and LIGHT’ is a work that looks to locate and measure the range of dynamic lighting conditions within a micro-urban environment across the period of a day. It entails a series of photographs taken from Sunrise through Sunset at specific locations throughout Lunenburg. The photographs were shoot through hand-etched renditions of the scene to help abstract and bring attention to the role of architectural details and building form in expressing the daily lighting cycle.

ARTIST BIO:
Joshua Collins, formally trained as an architect, maintains an integrated practice ranging from construction to poetry, from process sketches to environmental studies, from installation art to education. His freelance work at an urban scale includes design and construction work on large-scale developments as well as rehabilitating the cultural capacity of both public and private spaces through constructive installations, interventions and commissions. At a rural scale, his work has ranged from contemplative covered bridges and substantial greenhouses to lighting installations within the natural landscape.

His practice maintains a fundamentally environmental focus; using the operative capacity of NOISE and lessons from acoustic ecology as an evocative method for gathering and processing the complexity of environmental conditions and establishing the basis for constructive abidance (or dwelling). He also maintains substantial emphasis on the role of LIGHT, relying both on the potency of its phenomena and on the sheer optimism and open-ended playfulness that it demands.

Light and Lightness is the ultimate quest underlying his practice.
Josh views ‘Art’ as a venue for expressing and developing these interests.

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www.lunenburgarts.org
learn@lunenburgarts.org

Our mailing address is:

Lunenburg School of the Arts

6 Prince St.
PO Box 610

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0

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