NSCAD Student Emergency Fund

I don’t normally send such long emails, but this is extremely important and requires your immediate attention.

My name is Kris Reppas and in addition to studying Printmaking here at NSCAD, I’m the President of the Student Union of NSCAD University (SUNSCAD).

As SUNCAD President, it’s my job to represent our students and advocate for them.

In ordinary times, that means negotiating with university administration, promoting programs that support physical and mental health, administering our food bank program, and so much more – all on behalf of NSCAD students.

But, as you know, these are not ordinary times.

The COVID-19 virus has brought campus life to a standstill, resulting in a high level of panic, confusion, and anxiety amongst NSCAD students.

Unfortunately, concerns about academics were only the beginning for many NSCAD students….

As the pandemic continues to disrupt day-to-day life for us all, many NSCAD students are now facing an unexpected personal financial crisis.

Many are struggling to cover basic necessities.

And even though the federal government is offering some assistance, many students are falling through the cracks.

As you can see, we’re facing a serious situation. Despite it all, let me tell you what troubles me most….

Student food bank usage has never been higher.

The fact is, as I write you, there are NSCAD students who don’t have groceries in their fridge for their next meal.

That’s why the NSCAD Student Emergency Fund was established last month.

The fund awards emergency bursaries to students facing urgent financial strain. It helps them stay afloat during these troubling times. It is the last resort for students who do not qualify for government programs.

Thanks to support from NSCAD community members, we’ve already helped dozens of struggling students through this special new fund.

But dozens more are waiting for our help – and they need support today.

So please, can I count on you to click here to chip in a gift of $10, $25, $50, $75, $100 or more to support NSCAD’s Student Emergency Fund right away?

https://nscad.ca/connect/student-emergency-fund/

Your gift will help ensure a NSCAD student in need won’t have to worry about how they’re going to make ends meet this month, and will instead be able to focus on their creative education.

I know the need is great because, as SUNCAD President, I’ve been heavily involved with NSCAD’s COVID-19 recovery efforts. I have spoken with struggling students personally.

With your help, I am confident these brilliant young minds will withstand the challenges of COVID-19 and continue to hone their craft at NSCAD.

But without support from friends like you, I worry many NSCAD students simply won’t be able to bounce back from COVID-19.

That is why I urge you to be as generous as you can by clicking here to support the NSCAD Student Emergency Fund today!

Student Emergency Fund

I know how much NSCAD means to you.

Like you, I love NSCAD – and so do the students who need your help.

Even a small contribution from you today will help ensure those students remain a part of our NSCAD family.

I hope you’re able to help.

Thank you for your time,

Kris Reppas
President, SUNSCAD

P.S. The pandemic has impacted all of us in different ways. If you are unable to contribute financially today, rest assured that we understand – and that NSCAD’s students know you care.

But even if you can’t donate right now, you can still help!

Will you forward this email to five of your friends who may be able to support NSCAD’s Student Emergency Fund today?


NSCAD University
5163 Duke Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3J6
give@nscad.ca

NOVA SCOTIA REMEMBERS Friday, April 24th at 7pm

We would encourage to check out this online event at heartcolchester.ca. The live broadcast will be Friday, April 24th, at 7:00 PM.

heartcolchester@eastlink.ca

Nova Scotia Remembers

April 24th, 7:00PM AST

In this time of unspeakable tragedy, our strength comes from our community. Please join us on April 24th at 7PM AST for a loving tribute for those we lost. #NovaScotiaRemembers

Nova Scotia Remembers will be available on:

Television:

  • CBC Channels in Atlantic Canada
  • CBC News Channel (National)
  • CTV TV Channels in Atlantic Canada
  • CTV 2 (National)
  • Rogers Community TV
  • Eastlink Community TV

Radio:

Online:

Coming up next week at The Craig Gallery

The Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, , Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Monday, February 10th, 6:30-7:30pm:

FULL MOON DRUMMING

Join us on Monday, February 10th, 6:30-7:30pm for Full Moon Women’s Drumming in The Craig Gallery.
Laura Nauss and Lee Cripps will be hosting. Bring your own drum and something small to charge in the centre of the drum circle.
for more info call Lee Cripps at 902-461-4698.
This is a free event but donations to the gallery are welcome. <3


Thursday, Feb 13th, 10:30 – noon: COFFEE TALK

Join Cathy McKelvey & Lee Cripps for topic-lead discussions about art and making art and living a productive artist’s life. Coffee & Tea provided, feel free to bring your small projects in to work on!

Thursday mornings at 10:30 in The Craig Gallery.


NEW MEDIA WALL!

WE’RE VERY EXCITED TO NOW BE ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR FILM, VIDEO AND DIGITAL ART TO BE SHOWN ON OUR 70″ SCREEN LOCATED OUTSIDE THE CRAIG ART GALLERY AT ALDERNEY LANDING. Contact lee@alderneylanding.com


THE CRAIG ART CARTS

The #ARTCART Project is on its way! We’re building the carts and collecting supplies and our minds are blown away by the support and generosity of our community members! Almost daily people are stopping by with donations for the project – supplies, tools, $$, we’ll happily take it all!

A very special thanks to Frank Orlando of Orlando Media, https://orlandomedia.ca/, for the most excellent new logo design, we love it – have a look below…

We’ll be sending out info soon about our launch and what you can expect with the ARTCART programming.

Please keep checking here or on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CraigArtStudio/?modal=admin_todo_tour to stay up on the latest Craig Studio news!

If you haven’t yet donated and would like to support this awesome project, do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/craigartstudio

We’ll also take in kind donations of tools and art supplies!

Many thanks for your continued support!


 

Sharon Cave’s 100 Dresses opens next Wednesday

The 100 Dresses Project

Sharon Cave

In The Craig Main & Case Gallery

February 5 – March 1st

Opening Reception Wednesday, February 5th, 5-7pm

Free Event – All welcome!


Artist Bio

Sharon Cave – Bio

Born in England, Sharon Cave has spent her adult life in Canada. Here she studied graphic design and was engaged commercially for several years before turning to painting as a means to express herself. Over the years, she has experimented in several mediums, though currently works in oils.

Continuous self-study gives Sharon the freedom to express herself in her work. People and animals feature prominently, often with a sense of individualism and solitude.


Artist Statement

100 Dresses

By Sharon Cave

The pieces in this show are an ongoing project entitled “100 Dresses”.

In this solo project I will be creating 100 paintings and sketches of dresses that I have either purchased from thrift stores or have had donated to me.

Every dress already has a story that needs to be told.

I try to capture this story in my work. Some paintings are evocative while others poignant and some just plain fun. Dresses on hangers without form: calm, elegant, still. Dresses with form: showcased on a perfect bodice for an imperfect body. Dresses on a human spirit: the body and movement implied

Every painting tells a unique story.

Every dress that I paint will then be donated to the Glass Slipper Organization: an organization that collects prom dresses and gives them to girls in need, because everyone should feel beautiful on their special day.

Every dress has another story in the making.


The #ARTCART Project is on its way! We’re building the carts and collecting supplies and our minds are blown away by the support and generosity of our community members! Almost daily people are stopping by with donations for the project – supplies, tools, $$, we’ll happily take it all!

A very special thanks to Frank Orlando of Orlando Media, https://orlandomedia.ca/, for the most excellent new logo design, we love it – have a look below…

We’ll be sending out info soon about our launch and what you can expect with the ARTCART programming.

Please keep checking here or on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CraigArtStudio/?modal=admin_todo_tour to stay up on the latest Craig Studio news!

If you haven’t yet donated and would like to support this awesome project, do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/craigartstudio

We’ll also take in kind donations of tools and art supplies!

Many thanks for your continued support!

Mailing address: The Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, , Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2Y 3Z3, CA

WILD…..an Art Exhibition / Fundraiser at the Chase Gallery

WILD…..is an Art Exhibition / Fundraiser featuring TEN artists in Support of The Nova Scotia Nature Trust’s Campaign called “SAVE the WILD BLUE” protecting the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area.

WHEN: OPENING RECEPTION is Saturday February 8, 12-4pm Mark your calendars:) The exhibition runs from Feb 8 until Feb 28th

WHERE: The Chase Gallery in the Nova Scotia Archives Building on the corner of University Ave and Robie St. 6016 University Ave,

WHAT: This is a BEAUTIFUL “wilderness themed” exhibition ( no signs of humanity) in support of the protection of the BLUE MOUNTAIN BIRCH COVE LAKES WILDERNESS AREA. ALL the artists involved are donating a percentage of all works sold to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust for the “SAVE the WILD BLUE” Campaign. There will also be a small display of this project outlining the parameters and scope during the month so you can see the area in question and understand it’s importance.

Please drop by to feast your eyes and open your pocketbook:) Your purchase of a painting will benefit you, the artist and will help preserve a vital pocket of wilderness. A VALENTINE for nature Donations will also be accepted during the opening reception.

WHO:

Danny Abriel
Mark Brennan
Shelagh Duffett
Kimberley Eddy
Melanie Fontaine
Gord MacDonald
Lori MacDonald
Timothy McGuire
Suzanne O’Callaghan
Anne Marie Spears

Come and say hello to the artists on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8th and enjoy hot apple cider, munchies and a room FULL of UPLIFTING and GORGEOUS art! Perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon in February!

Here is a link explaining more about the wilderness initiative by Nova Scotia Nature Trust https://nsnt.ca/giving/wildblue/

https://www.facebook.com/novascotianaturetrust/