Art in the “Quarantimes” – May 29, 2020
At Chester Art Centre, we want to continue to reassure you that we have been carefully following government rules and recommendations to manage the risks of COVID-19. We are working hard to ensure everyone at the centre is safe and healthy.
As the COVID-19 situation and restrictions may be changing rapidly, we will continue to be transparent with everyone about our next steps as information becomes available.
Watch our Channel: Fun news – we have launched the Chester Art Centre Youtube Channel! We’re posting how-to videos for some fun art-at-home lessons with Lisa Hrabowsky, and other instructions that can be used with our Grab & Go Art Kits to help you along! We also dipped into our archives and have released a wonderful short film called Grey Matter by Andrew McInnis that explores the work and experiences of several Chester and South Shore area artists. Subscribe to our channel and you’ll see videos as they are loaded.
Get your Kits: We’ve also launched our Series 2 Grab & Go Art Kits – get them while we have them! More are coming – but what we have right now are perfect for young people up to mature adults, to keep those synapsis snapping! Whip up a friendship bracelet to let a neighbour know you care; practice your stitching on a Handstitched Hound, make some fabric with the magic of water and wool with a Wet Felting kit or pull together a pin loom mat or pouch with our Mini-Loom kits! We have ready-to-paint primed Art Rocks and Story Rocks kits, or try your hand at Watercolour or Acrylic with squirts of paint, brushes and canvases – all in carry cases.
Reserve them here and we can deliver to your porch or plan pick-up from ours. Also, If you or someone you know would really benefit from a kit – and it’s a choice between that and necessities – let us know, as our wonderful donors are helping us support our community.
Busy Bees: Our Board members just can’t wait till our doors open again, too! Our rusted sculptures have been shined and re-rusted, and everyone’s been (safely) helping assemble kits. Our yard got a haircut, too…and we’re looking forward to helping our village of Chester feel as beautiful as it looks this Spring.
Plan to join us: We know that on June 5, some public health measures will be even more eased. We are in regular consultation with our local public health office and Dr. Strang’s team, and we are waiting for the full thumbs-up for our re-opening. We’ll send a note as soon as we know we can, and what that looks like. In the meantime, mark your calendars for a space-safe World Wide Knit (or any other Textile) in Public Day for June 13. Come by with a beverage and hang out on our Porch with our comfy red chairs, and listen to the birds, admire our plants and yard sculpture. Bring your guitar and play something for us!
Thanks to government supports, we are in a position to hire a summer student and plan to do so. If you or someone you know wants to join us for the summer, we are accepting applications until June 5, 2020. The best part is a ‘student’ doesn’t have to be returning to school, and can be a young person up to age 30! Apply with cover letter and resume by email, Attention: Kathleen Long to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in imagination,
Chester Art Centre Association
60 Queen St., PO Box 654
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada