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/

 

Gingerbread Sunday | Holiday gift ideas, and more

This December at the Gallery

NOW ON VIEW

ALTHEA THAUBERGER: THE STATE OF THE SITUATION

NSCAD LITHOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: CONTEMPORARY EDITIONS


IN THE STUDIO

GINGERBREAD FAMILY SUNDAY
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Noon – 4:00 p.m.

This popular event puts graham crackers, icing sugar, and candy to good use to create your very own gingerbread house. There will be seasonal cardmaking too.


HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

Give them experiences that last with a membership to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Memberships include:

  • Unlimited access to the Gallery
  • Invitations to exclusive member events
  • 10% discount at the Gallery Shop
  • 10% discount on adult workshops
  • and more!

Click here to buy online now or visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

The Gallery Shop at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the perfect place to get locally crafted unique gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season. Choose from a wide selection of products sure to please every art lover.

Visit the Gallery Shop at 1723 Hollis St., Downtown Halifax.


LET ART CHANGE YOU

Quentrel Provo is a singer, songwriter, and activist who founded the Stop the Violence, Spread the Love campaign. His organized efforts have raised awareness about violence in the community, encouraged youth involvement in the community, and helped in having June 10 declared Stop the Violence Day in Nova Scotia. Earlier this year, he was named one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People of African Descent Under 40. Hear how art can change a community.


HOLIDAY HOURs

Tuesday, December 24–10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 25–
Closed
Thursday, December 26–
Closed
Friday, December 27–
10a.m. – 9p.m.

Tuesday, December 31–10a.m. – 5p.m.
Wednesday, January 1–
Closed
Thursday, January 2–
10a.m. – 9p.m.


Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones from everyone at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia!

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