Picture Perfect: Makeful TV Launches Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, A New Competition Series Hosted by Sook-Yin Lee

Picture Perfect: Makeful TV Launches Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, A New Competition Series Hosted by
Sook-Yin Lee

With 18 Professional and Amateur Artists, 50 Wildcard Walk Ons, Four Stunning Locations, and One Winner Set to Be Crowned Canada’s Landscape Artist of the Year, Watching Paint Dry Has Never Been More Exciting

World Broadcast Premiere on Sunday, February 16 at 9pm ET/PT as part of Makeful’s Free Nationwide Preview Event


Landscape Artist of the Year Canada airs Sundays at 9pm ET/PT, starting February 16, exclusively on Makeful


(Toronto, ON – January 15, 2020) – Following Sky Arts UK’s best-performing, non-scripted series of all time, Landscape Artist of the Year, the highly-anticipated Canadian adaptation, brings together 18 of the country’s best professional and amateur artists alongside 50 wildcard hopefuls to compete for a chance to be crowned Landscape Artist of the Year Canada (4 x 60’). Hosted by Sook-Yin Lee, the all new original series sees the artists have just four hours to create a landscape masterpiece. The winning artist will not only be crowned Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, but will also walk away with a $10,000 cash prize and will have their artwork on display at the prestigious McMichael Canadian Art Collection – home to some of Canada’s most iconic landscape art. The world broadcast premiere of Landscape Artist of the Year Canada airs Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT, starting February 16, exclusively on Makeful during the channel’s eight-week free preview event running from Feb. 3 to April 5 across Canada.

“The UK version of Landscape Artist of the Year has been a fan favourite on Makeful, so we decided to take that winning format and launch an original Canadian version for our audiences to enjoy,” said Jamie Schouela, President, Canadian Media. “The franchise perfectly fits Makeful’s mandate to feature series that both entertain and inspire the creativity in all of us.”

“At its heart, Landscape Artist of the Year Canada shines a light on our incredible artistic community and captures the natural beauty of our country through the eyes of these talented artists,” says Sook-Yin Lee. “I’m happy the show has found a home on Makeful, it’s a creative and inspiring series that I think will motivate viewers to pick up a paintbrush and find a new appreciation for our stunning landscape.”

Each episode of Landscape Artist of the Year Canada travels to breathtaking and truly Canadian backdrops, from Muskoka’s picturesque Lake Rousseau to a rural country farm in Barrie. Two winners from each location will go on to compete in the final. However, these artists aren’t the only ones trying to impress the judges. The competition also sees 50 more artists descend onto each location to try their luck as wildcards, and if any catch the judges’ eye, they too have a chance to compete in the final.

Alongside the host Sook-Yin Lee, the four-part series sees expert judges Marc Mayer, former Director of the National Gallery of Canada, and award-winning artist and educator, Joanne Tod, determine the winners of each location until only one artist remains.

Using their own material and style, the artists have just four hours to create their own rendition of the landscape before them. From oil paint to acrylic, collage work to mixed media, the artwork is as diverse as the artists themselves.

Landscape Artist of the Year Canada is produced by marblemedia in association with Blue Ant Media and CBC. Based on the UK format, it is distributed by Banijay Rights, and was originally produced by Storyvault Films. Following the world premiere on Makeful this February, CBC will also air the series later this year.

Meet the 18 chosen artists competing for the title of Canada’s Best Landscape Artist.

Episode 1 – Airing Sunday, Feb. 16 at 9pm ET/PT
Denise Antaya
, Kingsville, ON
Laura Zerebeski, Vancouver, BC
Marissa Sweet, Oshawa, ON
Megan Hazen, Toronto, ON
Phil Irish, Elora, ON
Tosh Jeffrey, Toronto, ON

Episode 2 – Airing Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9pm ET/PT
Andrew Cheddie Sookrah
, Toronto, ON
Anna Kutishcheva, Oakville, ON
Beckett Pura, York, ON
Colin Davis, North Bay, ON
Deborah Danelley, Winnipeg, MB
Ian McLean, Bright’s Grove, ON

Episode 3 – Airing Sunday, March 1 at 9pm ET/PT
Elzbieta Krawecka
, Toronto, ON
Jeff Wilson, Vancouver, BC
Kylee Turunen, Port Alberni, BC
Mackenzie Brown, Edmonton, AB
Nadine Prada, Toronto, ON
Ron Kuwahara, Halifax, NS


Engage with Landscape Artist of the Year Canada at: @BlueAntMedia @BeMakeful @marblemedia #LAOTYC

Makeful is a Blue Ant Media lifestyle specialty channel celebrating the creativity that exists within us all. Makeful’s programming combines food, design, style and DIY series, featuring passionate personalities who share their ideas and inspire audiences to bring imagination into every aspect of their lives. Makeful also unites the creative at heart with fresh and contemporary content through its digital and social platforms. BeMakeful.com

About marblemedia
marblemedia
is an independent, leading global entertainment company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. It develops, produces, and distributes compelling primetime scripted, unscripted, kids and family content both for the domestic market and for a wide range of high-profile platforms and broadcasters around the world. Learn more at marblemedia.com


Media Contact:
Jakki Roussel
Senior Publicist
Blue Ant Media
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Melissa Michaels
Communications Coordinator
Blue Ant Media
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Krista Grunksy Craft LAIR (Local Artist in residence) Opening Reception January 23 at 6pm

Krista Grunsky, Peanut With Importance,mixed media, ceramic
Photo courtesy of the artist

Krista Grunsky
Craft LAIR (Local Artist In Residence)

Centre for Craft Nova Scotia

1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
Opening: Thursday January 23, 6pm
In Residence: January 24 – March 15, 2020
FREE ADMISSION
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm
(artist studio hours will vary)

Join us to celebrate the launch of Krista Grunky’s residency in the Craft LAIR adjacent to the Mary E. Black Gallery in the Centre for Craft NS. We will be celebrating this launch alongside the opening reception of Placement a curated exhibition of contemporary jewellery by members of CoAdorn Art Jewellery Society.

Krista Grunsky is a Halifax based ceramicist whose work consists of primarily slip casting and hand building techniques. She received her BFA from NSCAD University in 2018. She currently resides in Halifax, working in her home studio.

“I am interested in the malleability of collaging and rearranging ceramic forms in a defined space. Using techniques of slip casting and hand building, I create ceramic duplicates of objects such as bricks, rocks, bits, bottles, shelves, packing peanuts, and puddles. The singular objects are integrated into groupings based on colour, line, and form. There is constant recycling and regrouping as I explore possible dialogue between components. This allows for an impermanent act of making until an assumed point of completion occurs such as documentation or public viewing. This notion of provisionality allows me to find movement within the static nature of ceramics.

My work takes inspiration from ubiquitous architectural and industrial material. I look at facades existing in my surroundings and introduce them into my work through patterned glazed surfaces, cast textures, and loose hand-built representations. Looking at functional ceramics as well as sculptural, I am interested in finding a space of making that bridges functional, nonfunctional, and multifunctional.” – Krista Grunsky

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/778338699354627/?active_tab=about

Media Inquiries
Anna Joan Taylor
Administrative Coordinator
administration@craft-design.ns.ca
902-492-2522

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Upcoming Exhibition – Placement – CoAdorn group exhibition Opening Reception January 23 at 6pm

 

Placement
CoAdorn Art Jewellery Society group exhibition
Curated by Kye-Yeon Son & Barbara Cohen

Mary E. Black Gallery

1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
Opening: Thursday January 23, 6pm
On view: January 24 – March 15, 2020
FREE ADMISSION
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm

The Mary E. Black is delighted to be hosting Placement an exhibit of works by members of CoAdorn Art Jewellery Society curated by Kye-Yeon Son and Barbara Cohen. The Mary E. Black Gallery will be the first stop for Placement opening this internationally touring exhibition – the first of its kind for the burgeoning Art Jewellery Society. After establishing itself only a few short years ago CoAdorn has made a national name for itself as a premier contemporary Canadian jewellery collective with membership expanding far beyond its origins in Halifax NS. Placement will feature forty-five works from thirty-five artists hailing from provinces across Canada. Its next stops will be Seoul, Korea and Vancouver, BC. “We are excited to showcase Canadian art jewellery in multiple venues including internationally” says CoAdorn Co-Chair Emily Wareham.

The works selected for Placement explore the narrative conjured by jewellery’s unique relationship with place. Barbara Cohen writes in the curatorial catalogue “…many of the artists approached their work from a geographical and cultural perspective, using the place they were born or live as a jump off point for their work.” …. “Some of the artists’ jewellery rely on its placement and movement of the body to further inform their work”.

Placement pursues the influence of location on Jewellery’s inherently evolving relationship to the body – the relationship to the maker in the studio, to the wearer and their inhabitants in the every day, as well as the relationship to the viewer who encounters the work either in the gallery or in the wider world.

Please join us for the opening reception of Placement on January 23 at 6pm. The exhibition will run at the Mary E. Black Gallery from January 24 to March 15, 2020.

Facebook Event Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/473836433548446/

Media Inquiries
Anna Joan Taylor
Administrative Coordinator
administration@craft-design.ns.ca
902-492-2522

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http://www.craft-design.ns.ca/

Works by Margaret Spore ~ For the Love of Tango/ Feb 13-March 15

For the Love of Tango Feb 13-March 15

Watercolour Exhibition & Tangonova Retrospective!

Works by Margaret Spore

Feb 13th: Opening reception

7-9 pm

1313 Hollis St., Halifax, NS

A short demonstration of the Argentine tango will be presented around 8 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

Open Studio for Families at the Chester Art Centre

OPEN STUDIO FOR FAMILIES ~ Drop by the Chester Art Center and get creative!  Every Saturday morning starting January 25th to February 29th 9:30am-noon. Offering a new hands-on project every week.
Cost:$5 per family per week

902 – 275 – 5789

https://www.chesterartcentre.ca/children

https://www.chesterartcentre.ca/contact-1

Winter session adult and youth art classes and adult workshops in Dartmouth

 

Expressions of Colour Art Studio Winter session adult and youth art classes and adult workshops

Debbie Mosher

debbiemosher@live.ca
Expressions of Colour Art Studio
www.expressionsofcolour.ca
902 579 7754

*The Tuesday afternoon adult classes are full.

Spanish returns & Concert in Jan 2020!

Join us for Spanish classes & a concert in the New Year!

Spanish 101 - at Visual Voice Jan 2020

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.
Tuesdays at 7:30 – 9:00 pm
From Jan 7 – Mar 10 – $180 +tax per person (10 classes)
Pre-Registration Required: 902-843-9464
Couples receive 10% discount. Contact us for Group rates.

Spanish 2 at Visual Voice Jan 2020

Continuation to our Spanish 101.
Tuesdays at 6:00 – 7:30 pm
From Jan 7 to Mar 10 – $180 +tax per person (10 classes)
Pre-Registration Required: 902-843-9464
Couples receive 10% discount. Contact us for Group rates.

Spanish 4 at Visual Voice Jan 2020
Continuation to our Spanish 3, all about the past tense.
Thursdays at 6:00 – 7:30 pm
From Jan 9 to Mar 12 – $180 +tax per person (10 classes)
Pre-Registration Required: 902-843-9464
Couples receive 10% discount. Contact us for Group rates.

Spanish Conversation

 

Would you like to practice or improve your Spanish? Then this guided Spanish Conversation class is for you!
*Please note a requisite for this class is knowing the past, reflexive & indirect tenses in Spanish.
Thursdays at 7:30 – 9:00 pm
From Jan 9 to Mar 12 – $180 +tax per person (10 classes)
Pre-Registration Required: 902-843-9464
Couples receive 10% discount. Contact us for Group rates.

Visual Voice Fine Art is proud to present Con Spirito Duo in Concert at the gallery.

Con Spirito Duo in Concert at Visual Voice Fab 16, 2020

Con Spirito Duo performs a delightful mix of Classical, Ragtime, Celtic, Spanish, and Pop guitar duets accessible to all audiences. As a rarified musical presentation the guitar duo of Jason Giles and Victor Fraser maintains the integrity of Concert Guitar performance. While highlighting their individual talent and collective musical synergy they engage the listener in a unique and seldom seen artful interpretation of confidence, and experience.
Their debut album “Introducing….Con Spirito Duo” was nominated for Classical Recording of the Year 2018 by Music Nova Scotia.
Hear them here: https://youtu.be/Y-YBIYolR_o
Feb 16 Sunday 2:00-3:00 pm only $15 per person at the door.
Doors open at 1:30 pm. Limited space.
100% of the proceeds benefit the performers.
Visual Voice is located at 128 King St, Truro, NS – get directions here.

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