Boardwalk Artists on Canada Day Registration now open!

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Artist Registration is now open for Boardwalk Artists 2016!

Friday, July 1st, 2016, Canada Day

At Alderney Landing in Ferry Terminal Park on the Dartmouth Waterfront


Registration $25.00


Between 8am and 1pm on Friday, July 1st, Ferry Terminal Park will be transformed into a Community Art Park with Art Making activities, Games, Demonstrations, Live Music, Food and an Art and Craft Market and Outdoor Gallery.


Registration is now open for Art, Craft and Food vendors to participate in this one day event on Canada Day. In partnership with Canadian Heritage and Halifax Regional Municipality, Boardwalk Artists at Alderney Landing will

feature the work of local painters, photographers, jewelers, and more. All works of art are the original creations of the participating local artists, who will be on hand throughout the day exhibiting and selling their work, to meet and talk with visitors. Artist demonstrations as well as interactive art making will also take place during this event.


“Celebrate Canada with BOARDWALK ART!” promotes the diversity and local art in Canada through interactive demonstrations, workshops and art activities on the beautiful Dartmouth Waterfront. The public will be able to participate for free in the following activities:

– Canadian Wildlife Sculpture building and painting

– Sir Wilfred Laurier Community Portrait

– Water balloon painting

– Commemorative Card printmaking

– Peace tree building

– Wildlife wood carving

– A Women’s Suffrage quilting circle

– circus arts

-Live music, Cake and more!  This event is free to the public.

Local artists and craftspeople will be displaying and selling their work throughout the event and will be on hand to discuss their work with the public.

This event encourages an inclusive and open environment for families of all kinds to celebrate not only Canada and its artists,  but also the legacy of Sir Wilfred Laurier, and the anniversary Canadian Women’s Suffrage Movement through art viewing and making. Lee Cripps at


The fee to register a table for this event is $25.00


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Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre

Office Hours MondayFriday 9am – 3pm.


This weekend at The Inverness County Centre for the Arts

A great weekend coming up at the art centre:

April 30, 2016

Students of Inverness County Opening Reception – Saturday, April 30th 2016 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

May 1, 2016

Inverness County Student Exhibition – Sunday, May 1st 2016 – Sunday, May 22nd 2016 at All Day

Saturday, April 30: 2 – 4 pm Students of Inverness County.
The opening reception for our annual exhibition of student work from all over Inverness County. Come and celebrate the creative spirit of our young people
Sunday, May 1 11 am – 3 pm. Screenprinting Workshop with Brooklyn Stewart.
The first in a series of 4 Sunday sessions.
4 sessions: $100 for non-members $80 for members.
This introductory level course will offer the basics of screenprinting with an emphasis on fine art utilization, as well as its uses with textiles.
-hand-cut stencils and more complex and detailed processes.
-prepare and image your screen for printing on paper and fabric.
-history and theory of printmaking.
Students will leave this course with at least two original pieces of art work, as well as the skills needed to continue practicing and evolving as print based artists.
Brooklyn Stewart is a print based artist from Inverness. Since graduating from NSCAD University in 2013 she has lived in Halifax, Toronto and Inverness, respectively. She has been hosting youth print workshops locally in partnership with the Inverness Education Centre Academy for the past two years.
Examples and insight on some of her work can be found at:
Mark your calendars:
Saturday, May 7: 1 – 4 pm Bookbinding Workshop with Susan Mills.
                               Sold Out!
7 pm – Ladies Rock – Fundraising Concert
                             $10 tickets in advance. $12 at the door

INVITATION: Public Forum and 4th Wall Exhibition Opening



Join us for an upbeat afternoon of youth dialogue and solution building to advance justice, performances, and discussion with the artists featured in the exhibition.

Emceed by El Jones and Rebecca Thomas, former and current poets laureate of Halifax,
the event will also feature:

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

The event will be followed by a reception.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
1:00 – 4:00pm

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis ST, Halifax

Free event, all welcome!

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with the support of Fred and Elizabeth Fountain



Vous êtes chaleureusement invités à vous joindre aux jeunes artistes de l’exposition pour dialoguer et débattre sur le thème de la justice, des jeunes et de l’usage des arts pour trouver des solutions aux questions soulevées et exprimées dans cette exposition, avec la participation d’El Jones et de Rebecca Thomas, l’ancienne et l’actuelle poète lauréate d’Halifax, et de conférenciers invités :

  • L’honorable Diana C. Whalen, ministre de la Justice et procureure générale
  • L’honorable Tony Ince, ministre des Collectivités, de la Culture et du Patrimoine
  • Mme Marie Wilson, ancienne commissaire à la Commission vérité et réconciliation du Canada.
  • Quentrel Provo, Fondateur et PDG, Stop the Violence Spread the Love
  • JRDN, artiste récipiendaire d’un prix Juno

L’événement sera suivi d’une réception.

Samedi le 7 mai 2016
13h – 16h

Musée des beaux-arts de la Nouvelle-Écosse
1723 rue Hollis, Halifax

Événement gratuit, ouvert au public. Tous sont les bienvenues!



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Avec le soutien de Fred et Elizabeth Fountain

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1V9

Anne Tweed, new exhibit at Peer Gallery

‘Natural Elements’
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This new work continues the artist’s exploration of the use of fluid inks on the slick surface of Yupo and the velvety surface of Mylar.The organic shapes and patterns that emerge in these non-objective paintings become suggestive of the elemental forms of the natural world.

ViewPoint Gallery’s May Exhibition

ViewPoint Gallery May 2016 exhibition

Making Sense of Pictures

a member solo show by Allan Neilsen

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Exhibition Running: May 4 – 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5, 6 – 8 pm
Artist Talk:
Sunday, May 15, 2pm

Dancer / Dance is intended to provoke viewers to consider the relationship between word and image as they attempt to read photographs in gallery settings, in particular, but also in everyday contexts. Like the dancer and the dance, image and word are inextricably joined in the interpretive process. Despite the often explicit or literal content of these images, we always require the word to help us come to our understandings of them.  “Even the uncaptioned image framed and isolated on a gallery wall, is invaded by language when it is looked at” (Victor Burgin, 1982).  

Allan Neilsen is a photographic artist and member of ViewPoint Gallery of Contemporary Photography in Halifax ,Nova Scotia.


The Nova Scotia Printmakers bring their exploration of local through fine printmaking to the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design April 30th.

Exploring the culture of local through fine art printmaking, the Nova Scotia Printmakers present their first portfolio exchange and traveling exhibition. Twenty-five printmakers from around the province and beyond explore the theme of Nova Scotia’s local culture through diverse printmaking techniques on paper.

Join us for the opening reception of A Sense of Belonging, which will take place Saturday, April 30th, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

A Sense of Belonging will be showcased in the Centre’s Loft from April 30 – May 27, 2016.


About the Project
Exploring the culture of local through fine art printmaking.
The Nova Scotia Printmakers present their first portfolio exchange and travelling exhibition. Twenty-five printmakers from around the province and beyond explore the theme of Nova Scotia’s local culture through diverse printmaking techniques on paper.  You can see a video tour of the exhibition here.

Participating Nova Scotia Printmakers:

Bonnie Baker, Diana Baldwin, Donna Boyko, Shela Breau, Diane Castonguay Rosati, Michael Comeau, Maria Doering, Suzanne Gauthier, Hannah Genosko, Kate Georgallas, Tyler Grieve, Micheline Gushue, Dyan Hatanaka, Janet Larkman, Bob Morouney, Tony Myers, Dan O’Neill, Michiel Oudemans, Dave Power, Julie Rosvall, Sera Senakovicz, Anna Syperek, Karen Thomas
Janel Warmington, Sally Warren

CONTACT: Julie Rosvall

CALL for ARTISTS 15th Annual Paint Sea on Site

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  • Paint Sea On Site – Lunenburg Community Centre – July 16th and 17th

  • Registration is now open. Please contact Christine at the Lunenburg Art Gallery (902)640-4044 or drop into the gallery to sign up as soon as possible.

  • The registration fee is $25.00, which includes two light breakfasts (coffee and muffins), bagged lunches on both days and a “Mix and Mingle” Reception on Saturday as soon as the auction closes. (approximately 5:00 pm)

  • When you register, please let Christine know if you plan to attend the Saturday Mix and Mingle Reception and if you have any food allergies or sensitivities.

  • Children’s registration is $10.00 and includes a basic painting kit, a 30 minute art lesson, a yellow Paint Sea on Site ball cap and cookies! There are two sessions on Saturday 16th, morning and afternoon. An adult must accompany young children when they go out to paint. For more information, call Susan Beavan at: (902)766-0126.

  • This year, by popular request, we will only have ball caps for paid participating adults and children. If you have a t-shirt from a previous year, please wear it.

  •  PLEASE NOTE: Artists may begin painting on Saturday morning and go on until Sunday afternoon finishing this year at 3.30pm on both days. This is in the best interest of the artists as it gives the bidders more time to peruse and bid on paintings, NO work will be accepted after 3.30pm.  

  • SECONDLY – THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT: Please do not bring in any previously completed paintings. This is an unfair advantage over artists who paint on the allocated days.  All work displayed must be done on the 16th and 17th of July. We ask that all artists write PSOS on the back of their paintings when they bring them in.

  • There are artists who like to paint early on Saturday morning and register a little later and this is fine. 

  • Thank you so much for all your support for The Lunenburg Art Gallery, year after year. 

  •  We look forward to welcoming you all back to our non-profit Lunenburg Art Gallery’s largest annual fundraiser. 


Petite Riviere, LaHave & Area Artisan Map is published

The Petite Riviere Art & Craft Society is pleased to announce that the Petite Riviere, LaHave & Area Artisan Map for 2016 has been published (20,000 copies) and will soon be available at Visitor Information Centres across the province. The Map is a fulfillment of the Society’s purpose: building community through art. Our little area of the province contains many prominent artists and it has become branded as one of the best communities in the province for art and wine. The map can be viewed on the website and it is downloadable and printable. There’s also an interactive google map next to the graphic. We hope to see you this summer.
Kind regards,
Tom Alway, President


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Artist Bryan Maycock explores mapping along Nova Scotia shorelines in a trinity of works at The Craig Gallery

Please join us for an evening of welcoming Bryan Maycock to The Craig Gallery

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at The Craig Gallery

Opening Wednesday, May 4th, 7-9PM

Wine and Cheese, FREE Public Event, ALL WELCOME!

Exhibit runs May 5-29

“Beach maps reference the ephemeral, graphic quality of tidal action on sand interpreted as split-complementary palettes. Harbours are rooted in history, but their realization is a layering of colour and texture. Alignment’s, reduce the map to ten points along a not-altogether-arbitrary line that searches out images of human interaction with land and sea. Thereafter, it’s all about the paint. ”  ~Bryan Maycock

Bryan has been researching maps for various reasons over the last decade(s) and has developed, through this exploration of documents and physical mapping of territories of his own, a thematically abstracted pathway from and to permanent remnants of man made markings and representations of human interaction with the Nova Scotia Coast.

Through paintings and found objects, he expresses these discoveries in a trinity of series. On display at The Craig Gallery through May 2016. We are thrilled to welcome Bryan, please join us!


Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre

Office Hours MondayFriday 9am – 3pm.