‘Home’ Group Art Show opens this Saturday + May workshops at Visual Voice

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Visual Voice Fine Art gallery presents ‘HOME’ a group art show around the theme of belonging and place. Artists Twila Robar-DeCoste, Louise Baker, Lynn Johnson, Diana Baldwin, Maria Doering, Carol Morrison, Betty-Anne Gaetz, Carol Smeraldo, Judy Arsenault, Kath Rutherford, Nora Gross, and introducing Joanne Solway, interpret the theme in their own way with some surprising results.
Featuring paintings, prints, watercolours and sculptures, touching on the theme of home literally and figuratively.
Come to the gallery to meet and toast the artists on May 14th at the free opening reception from 7-9 pm. Visit Visual Voice Fine Art at regular hours from May 16th to June 18th to view this great collection of artwork.

 

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Join us for another fun day of printmaking at Visual Voice. Monotype is a very experimental and direct process of image creation through the use of printmaking equipment. You will not be creating an edition of multiples but instead remove ink from a plate with various rags, Q-tips, and brushes and found materials to create a single print. You may create up to 5 different images during this workshop.

You can come prepared with an image idea or spend the day experimenting with found materials with this much more direct and painterly printmaking technique. You do not need previous knowledge of printmaking to participate in this workshop. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.

The instructor is artist and printmaker Maria Doering, who teaches at NSCAD and has taught 2 other workshops at Visual Voice. See Maria’s bio here. *Includes the use of a press!

Sun, May 22th 10:00 am – 3:30 pm for $75+tax per person
ALL materials included.
Lunch $8+tax extra (soup & half sandwich), or bring your own.
PreRegistration Required call 902-843-9464

 

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Painting Workshop with artist Carol Morrison! For beginners or for those wanting to try a different approach to painting, try an expressive painting style with artist Carol Morrison, using one of Tom Thomson’s small plein air paintings as inspiration. Carol will supply a reproduction of one of Tom’s paintings to work from, and an 8X10” canvas with a colored ground like that used by Tom.

Although Tom painted in oils, this workshop will use acrylic paints only. Carol suggests the following colors: ultramarine blue, burnt umber, cadmium yellow pale, cadmium red medium, titanium white, and sap or chrome oxide green. Please bring an apron (or clothes that you don’t care about), a size 6 or 7 brush and, if you have it, an easel.
See Carol’s bio here

Thurs, May 26th 10:00 am – 3:30 pm for $55+tax per person
Prepared canvas included.
Lunch $8+tax extra (soup & half sandwich), or bring your own.
PreRegistration Required call 902-843-9464.

Visual Voice is located at 128 King St, Truro, NS – get directions here.

May Art Show

ART SHOW & SALE

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ALBERT’S WHARF GALLERY

11940 PEGGY’S COVE ROAD

FRENCH VILLAGE, N.S.

Friday MAY 13TH Saturday 14TH Sunday 15TH

9am to 5pm daily

FEATURING WORKS OF ART BY STUDENTS OF J’ANNA-JACQULYN

www.jannajacqulyn.com

THIS SPRING EXHIBIT IS BOUND TO PLEASE.

WITH WORKS OF ART PRICED TO SELL,

YOU CAN EXPECT TO FIND WHIMSY, ABSTRACTION,

REALISM, FUNKY AND FUN.

JANE WHITTEN & LISA WRIGHT ‘2 New Peers’ OPENING, SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1:00 – 4:00 PEER GALLERY

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ANE WHITTEN & LISA WRIGHT
 
‘2 New Peers’
 
OPENING, SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1:00 – 4:00
 
PEER GALLERY, 167 LINCOLN STREET, LUNENBURG
 
GALLERY HOURS,  DAILY, MAY 21 – JUNE 1, NOON – 4:00PM
 

WWW.PEER-GALLERY.COM  # 902 640 3131

JANE WHITTEN 

It is so exciting to be back in the Peer Gallery fold. After so many years away focusing on a ‘regular’ day job I can now get back to playing with materials and techniques. I gather ‘flotsam and jetsam’ and explore ways of reusing it. If I have enough of something I can make a form out of it – I just have to figure out what the material brings to the table and what I need to do to create the desired form – weave, knit, crochet, etc.

Underlying my experimentation with materials, techniques and structures, is my passion and concern for the environment. These play an important, often subconscious, part in the materials of choice and my final forms.

LISA WRIGHT
 
My mind is humming with all the creative possibilities of Peer Gallery. I find I’m searching for something more in my painting. Just when I think I have learned how to live and paint, life changes. My mind needs a turn. Oil sticks are the new kids on the block for me. They give me gorgeous lines, vibrant colours and subtle transitions. The oils make me think differently; dramatic or subtle, smooth or coarse. Creative searching can be murky process – there is always a push to keep looking. If I change the way I look at the canvas, the painting might destabilize. It could resist closure. You never know. When I finally saw this new collection of acrylic paintings and oil paintings together, it startled me. That’s a sweet spot.

Lunenburg Art Gallery – Upcoming Exhibition “Two Guys and Their Palettes”

The Lunenburg Art Gallery will be showcasing “Two Guys and Their Palettes”.  A show of various media by Vaughan Renzo and Rae Smith. Their Opening Reception will take place on Tuesday, May 24th at 5pm.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.  This exhibition will be available from May 24th to June 19th.

Vaughan Renzo

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Vaughan was born and raised in New Brunswick and educated in Montreal.

After a career in Education in Toronto, he retired to Nova Scotia. Vaughan dabbled in oils over the years but began to take lessons in acrylic as a retirement project, taking courses with artists such as j’anna jacqulyn, at the Lincoln Street Gallery in Lunenburg, Liz Porter in Savannah, Georgia, locally with Andrew Sherman, Connie Claus, and most recently, with David Lacey and Brian Atyeo.

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Vaughan has always been intrigued with colour, shape, light and shadow. The beauty of Nova Scotia constantly inspires him as an artist to recreate its beauty on canvas.

Rae Smith – Pastel Artist (PAC)www.pastelartists.ca

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Rae was born in Halifax before World War II. His mother bought water colours when he had mumps at approximately 12 years old. She enrolled him in the College of Art, and on Saturday mornings he attended life drawing classes.

In his 30’s he met David Whitzman – a pastel artist. David had an art gallery on Quinpool Road in Halifax. David became a very good mentor, and Rae learned much from him.

In the 70’s Rae painted with the group AAAA (Atlantic Area Artists Association), serving as their President for 7 years. The group had yearly exhibitions, many taking place at NS Art Gallery, and at that time, was located on Coburg Road in Halifax.

Rae began exhibiting in galleries, Art and Jewels, on Gottingen Street in Halifax, then joined Swoon Gallery in Hammonds Plains for 5 years. He had yearly exhibitions there and sold many paintings. He currently exhibits at Amicus Gallery in Chester, Amber Rose Gallery in Mahone Bay and the Lunenburg Art Gallery, as well as Crouchers Point Gallery.

In 2015, when Art Zone, a new gallery, opened on Barrington Street, Halifax, Rae had a show there for the month of June that same year.

Last February, Pastel Artist named Rae as Pastel Artist of the month, representing Canada. He is currently a member of this organization and in December 2015, Rae was appointed as a Signature Member. Rae is also a member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia. He also belongs to a Plein Air painting group that meets one day a week to paint.

Two years ago, the Chester Yacht Club chose one of Rae’s paintings for their Race Week poster and that same painting sold for $900. that helped to fund the Junior Sailing Program.

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Check out Rae’s website at www.rae-smith.artistwebsites.com

His email address is: raesmith@ns.sympatico.ca

Lunenburg Art Gallery

79 Pelham Street (corner Pelham & Duke)

PO Box 1418

Lunenburg  NS  B0J 2C0

(902)640-4044 P

(902)640-3035 F

lag@eastlink.ca

www.lunenburgartgallery.com

we are open:

TuesdaySaturday10am – 5pm

Sunday1-5pm

Monday:  Closed

new exhibit at Peer Gallery

JANE & LISA exhibit poster

JANE WHITTEN & LISA WRIGHT
 
‘2 New Peers’
 
OPENING, SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1:00 – 4:00
 
PEER GALLERY, 167 LINCOLN STREET, LUNENBURG
 
GALLERY HOURS,  DAILY, MAY 21 – JUNE 1, NOON – 4:00PM
 

WWW.PEER-GALLERY.COM  # 902 640 3131

JANE WHITTEN 

It is so exciting to be back in the Peer Gallery fold. After so many years away focusing on a ‘regular’ day job I can now get back to playing with materials and techniques. I gather ‘flotsam and jetsam’ and explore ways of reusing it. If I have enough of something I can make a form out of it – I just have to figure out what the material brings to the table and what I need to do to create the desired form – weave, knit, crochet, etc.

Underlying my experimentation with materials, techniques and structures, is my passion and concern for the environment. These play an important, often subconscious, part in the materials of choice and my final forms.

LISA WRIGHT
 
My mind is humming with all the creative possibilities of Peer Gallery. I find I’m searching for something more in my painting. Just when I think I have learned how to live and paint, life changes. My mind needs a turn. Oil sticks are the new kids on the block for me. They give me gorgeous lines, vibrant colours and subtle transitions. The oils make me think differently; dramatic or subtle, smooth or coarse. Creative searching can be murky process – there is always a push to keep looking. If I change the way I look at the canvas, the painting might destabilize. It could resist closure. You never know. When I finally saw this new collection of acrylic paintings and oil paintings together, it startled me. That’s a sweet spot.

 

Door to Door Performance and Installation May 6 – 29

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Door to Door Performance: May 06-13
Door to Door Gallery Installation: May 14-29
Opening Saturday May 14, 2 – 4 pm with artist talks at 2:30 pm

Project Description: Door to Door
Leading up to his exhibition at ARCAC, Del Hillier will be spending a week in Annapolis Royal actively weaving himself into the community. By performing the role of a door-to-door solicitor, he hopes to glean a wealth of stories about the town’s residents. An installation of his artistic response will be on view at the gallery from May 14-29.

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Del Hillier’s work oscillates between an indoor and outdoor studio where self-learning, experimentation, serendipity, and happenstance are safely at play. Working across sculpture, performance, video, social engagement, acting, and craft, Hillier considers both the aesthetic experience of making work and the work itself of equal importance. These circumstances allow his own idiosyncratic interests to wander and build unique and novel responses to familiar objects and experiences. Del is based in Vancouver.

Eryn Foster is an artist, curator and filmmaker based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Formerly the director of Eyelevel Gallery, an artist run centre in Halifax, she has also worked as an instructor at NSCAD University for over a decade. Presently she is collaborating with her friend Sue Johnson on an experimental documentary, Portrait of a Bearded Lady. This is a feature film about the life and work of Nova Scotian, queer artist and activist, James MacSwain. Eryn Foster and Del Hillier met on an airplane in 2011 and have remained friends, as well as artistic supporters of one another ever since.