Grace Lane-Smith is a Nova Scotia poet and visual artist. Her work can be seen at www.gracelanesmithart.com.
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Community Passion for Independent, Experimental and Budding Filmmakers Finds a New Home at ARTSPLACE
ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, Nova Scotia (JUNE 23, 2021) – ARTSPLACE and the former King’s Film Society have jointly celebrated cinema through community screenings, film talks, and outdoor movies over the past five years. From a presentation of “Evangeline,” filmed at Fort Anne in 1913; and films exploring local First Nation’s culture; to the annual “Teen Instagram Film Festival”, showcasing budding high-school filmmakers; this partnership has directed dynamic and diverse programming for the Western Annapolis Valley.
“Joining forces and combining resources means ARTSPLACE will continue to program events like Dave Dyment’s video art feature “Timeline” plus family Movie Nights like “The Muppet Movie” at Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre (the “O”) to honour the Film Society’s 28-year legacy of celebrating cinema as art and entertainment in our region” said Gallery Director, Sophie Paskins.
“We’re very excited that the best aspects of our co-operation will continue in programming that features more intimate screenings, a Q&A with filmmakers, and even more outdoor events.” added Ted Lind, ARTSPLACE Board Member and Program Committee Chair.
The first outdoor presentation at Open Space Film takes place Friday July 23, 2021 (rain date: July 30) with a series of short films by the award-winning filmmaker Casimir Nozkowski. Nozkowski’s work has been featured on The Tonight Show, PBS, MSNBC, cited in the New York Times and his films have been shown at the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art).
This program is a testament to Nozkowski’s sensitive and wry observations: “…you’re just living your life and forget the kind of interesting things that are happening around you and all the real life that’s happening around you.”
“These films will make you laugh, and cry with their humanity. Bring your own seating, your friends, refreshments of your choosing and get ready for films at twilight!” added Lind.
Nozkowski Shorts screen Friday July 23, 2021 (rain date: July 30), 9:00pm, outdoors at ARTSPLACE396 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Free event, but donations encouraged.COVID-19 guidelines will be observed.
Casimir Nozkowski has generously provided these films to ARTSPLACE without charge. He invites you to view his first feature film, “The Outside Story.” Available to rent or purchase at: https://theoutsidestorymovie.com/watch
ARTSPLACE is a public Art Gallery that is operated by the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council a registered non-profit, charitable, community organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the arts. Supported through the Province of Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts.
ARTSPLACE Gallery is located at 396 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
For more information please contact:
Sophie Paskinsarcac@ns.aliantzinc.ca(902) 532-7069
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I’m pleased to announce the launch of Maritime Art Info!
I was so sad when I read that the Maritime Art List would be closing down; it’s such a valuable resource for our area (I’m an artist living and working in the valley). The more I thought about it the more I thought I could find a way to build a replacement (the service used by Maritime Art List is shutting down so I had to figure out a new option). It took longer than I expected, and was more of a headache than I expected, but it’s working :-)
It’s not exactly the same as the Art List, but it’s as close as I could get it to be. There is a small fee to receive the daily emails – every provider I could find charged money so I need the fee to cover costs. It’s very reasonable, and you can choose the amount you’d like to pay.
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I would love for this to provide the same service as the Maritime Art List has, but for that I need the community to come with me. Will you come? :o)
‘Luminous Nights’ Art Exhibition by Monika Wright
There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on Earth. Does that inspire you with wonder and awe? The dark night skies offer us endless opportunities for fantasy, mystery and new discoveries. It seems that anything is possible when we look to the stars. And these days, science is stepping up with new discoveries that make science fiction seem more like reality than ever before. Amidst the darkness, there is light, hope and wonder. As humans, our potential for change and growth is limitless, just as the night skies appear to be.
Working with acrylics and oils, on canvas and on wood, I find myself immersed in the moment when I paint so that everything else disappears and it is the energy of the universe that flows through me to create the magic. The process of becoming one with the universe is something that I have experienced on an emotional level, and have sought to convey in my artwork throughout the years. May you look up to the luminous night sky and be inspired.
Monika Wright, Visual Artist, SCA
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The Captain’s House Art Gallery in Chester, NS
opening weekend – June 26 & 27, 2021
11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
The first exhibition “Painting Away the Pandemic” will be featuring the art of Carol Hansen.
The gallery will host monthly solo exhibitions giving local artists an opportunity to highlight their work.
The Captain’s House Gallery
33 Central Street, Chester, NS
To check out The Captain’s House Art Gallery website please go to https://www.carolhansenartist.com/gallery/
WELCOME TO THE START OF SUMMER – My Favourite Time of the Year And our New Issue – ARABELLA JUNE 2021
Please click the link and enjoy another great issue of food, art, design and stories. Share this email with friends and family. It is a great read.
COVER – Raymond Quenneville
A Is For Art, a holistic platform for Nova Scotian artisans. From workshops and shows, to galleries and art news, A Is For Art is committed to providing a one stop shop for what’s what in the local art community. Our aim is to encourage the continued growth and development of local arts and culture.
There are so many associations and opportunities for art and design that you can get caught up in just searching for what is available to you. We strive to bridge that gap and provide a base where you can promote your own event, look at what others are doing, and see what might be available to you as a local artist.
Part of our commitment will be to promote local artists, each month there will be a new featured artist. This showcase is to provide exposure and support for artists and celebrate the beauty of our art community. If you would like to be a part of that please contact us and let us know.
To register an event please visit the event submission page. Please note that these events should be art related and in Nova Scotia – they can be anything from a lecture and workshop to an exhibit or demonstration and will be listed according to the date they are being held.
Your art community is only as strong as what you put into it – so please help us grow:) If you have an association, or gallery or event that you believe should be listed here please contact us and let us know.
I’m pleased to announce the launch of Maritime Art Info! I was so sad when I read that the Maritime Art List would be closing down; it’s such a valuable resource for our area (I’m an artist living and working in the valley). The more I thought about it the more I thought I could find a way to build a replacement (the service used by Maritime Art List is shutting down so I had to figure out a new option). It took longer than I expected, and was more of a headache than I expected, but it’s working :-) It’s not exactly the same as the Art List, but it’s as close as I could get it to be. There is a small fee to receive the daily emails – every provider I could find charged money so I need the fee to cover costs. It’s very reasonable, and you can choose the amount you’d like to pay. It’s free to list on the website so please sign up and post your news and events! There is also an instruction guide if you’re not very techy :o) If there is another aspect to the service that you think would be a good addition please let me know – firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love for this to provide the same service as the Art List has, but for that I need the community to come with me. Will you come? :o)
Art Lab offers a variety of courses for varying skill-levels and ages, from one-day introductions to five-day intensives.
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Just a few more days until I take down the show. It has been a strange experience. Hanging the show at the end of April to sit unseen for weeks until lockdown ended. A virtual opening, and wonderful features on Digits & Threads (https://www.digitsandthreads.ca/iterations-photogallery-printmaker-julie-rosvalls-process/ ) and the Arts Pays Me podcast (https://artpaysme.com/blogs/art-pays-me-podcast/julie-rosvall ). And lots of kind words online from near and far. Not quite what I expected from my first solo show, but I’m thankful that Harvest Gallery has extended it for the month of June.
If you haven’t made it in yet, the gallery is open 11am to 5pm Thursday to Saturday, 12pm to 4pm Sunday or by appointment on other days.
I’ll be packing things up on June 30th.
Wolfville, NS – April 22, 2021 – Every year on the first Saturday in May, printmakers world-wide celebrate Print Day in May in print shops, studios, kitchens, on beaches and sidewalks all over the world. For 24 hours, as the day unfolds around the globe, printmakers in over 70 countries begin making prints and join in this powerful celebration of creativity.
On such a day, it is only appropriate that we join this vibrant community by opening, printmaker and textile artist, Julie Rosvall’s“Iterations” – a play on the repetitive nature of printmaking, and of Julie’s knitted and printed pieces shown in many iterations, from knitted piece, copper plate, etchings and direct relief prints on paper.
Julie has always had an interest in mark-making, originally envisioning using textiles to emboss paper as a way of preserving a memory of the fabric. In 2010 she saw the work of Betty Goodwin, a printmaker who printed everything from bird’s nests to packages, vests and gloves using a soft ground etching technique. “I was inspired to explore soft ground with my knitted swatches. I saw the potential to create works that preserve the texture, that say to the viewer the fabric should be revered, and documented for the historical record”, explains Rosvall.
“Through my explorations I am building a body of work that uses a variety of printmaking techniques to transfer knitted swatches to paper. I have experimented with paper lithography, solar plate etching and soft ground etching of my knitted samples.” Through collagraphs, and soft ground etchings she has had the most success. She begins by choosing a knitting pattern that has an openwork design. A smooth yarn with a visible twist is knit, and then lightly starched using a mix of white glue and water. For etchings, a copper plate is prepared and with the knitted sample on top, it is put through a press, creating an impression in the soft ground. The plate is then etched creating lines where the ink will hold during printing. For collagraphs she either attaches the knitted swatch to mat board, or simply inks the swatch directly and prints. Iterations shows examples of her body of work at this point in time.
Born in New Brunswick, Julie Rosvall moved to Nova Scotia in 1998, settling in Wolfville. Julie had just begun weaving before making the move and immediately sought out and found master weaver Jackie Mackay’s studio and gallery, Summer House. Julie spent much of 1999 volunteering at Mackay’s gallery in exchange for the opportunity to apprentice as a weaver. Unfortunately, Jackie Mackay became ill and passed away soon after. Julie’s first spinning wheel was one given to her by Jackie’s family. It was then that Rosvall began her career as a textile artist, moving from weaving to spinning and finally to knitting. It was another 10 years before Julie began experimenting with printmaking, perhaps naturally exploring the concept of transferring the patterns and textures of textiles to other media.
When she is not in the studio Julie Rosvall is an advocate for the crafts community, and has worked for Craft Nova Scotia in some capacity since 2003. The show opens Saturday, May 1st, 2021.
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