MARCH AT ROUND HILL STUDIO Marjolaine Paulin: “Where Are We Going?”

Paulin created a new collection of 12 paintings for her exhibit displayed at Round Hill Studio in March 2020 called: “Where Are We Going?”. Her idea for this series occurred to her from seeing images all over the media about the devastating impact of climate change; the global refugee crisis; South of the border politics; and, geo political movements in Europe. Her views of what’s going on in the world have a visual presence within these art pieces. We invite you to emerge yourself in the conceptualization of one artist’s question: “WHERE ARE WE GOING?”

Jaime Lee Lightle B.A., CHRP, DTATI, Cand.

Gallery Director, Round Hill Studio

Dartmouth Visual Arts Society Annual General Meeting Sunday March 15

Dartmouth Visual Arts Society
Annual General Meeting
Sunday March 15, 1:00 pm
Rotunda, Alderney Landing
Dartmouth, NS

Special Speaker – Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director,
The Craig Gallery Curator – Alderney Landing
Topic – ARTCART project of the Craig Gallery

Dartmouth Visual Arts Society was formed in 1987 by local artists to support and promote visual arts in the community. Programs include workshops, studio group as well as annual gallery group show ( Craig) DVAS welcomes all visual artists as members

TIDES CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY…Looking! Looking! Looking! …Calling! Calling! Calling!

For more information please go to the gallery’s new website:

Or, contact Bob Hainstock, Gallery Co-ordinator:

For more information please go to the gallery’s new website:

Or, contact Bob Hainstock, Gallery Co-ordinator:

Space still Available in the two Workshops this Weekend! SIGN UP!

Sign Up for some Weekend Fun with art! Get in touch with Argyle Fine Art today to register at 902-425-9456 or email us at

We have just two spaces OPEN in our Ukrainan Egg Painting Workshop that only costs $50! All supplies are provided and no experience is necessary! Great for all ages! (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult)

This Workshop is a BAHHHHHHHHHHH-rgain!
The other workshop we are hosting is on Sunday, March 15th with Tacha Reed. It’s just $75 and you’ll learn how to make a needle felted sheep PLUS get enough supplies to make another at home! GREAT PRICE that includes learning and supplies! SO SIGN UP TODAY! BRING A FRIEND!

Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 1Z7

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Upcoming Exhibition – Codex II : Textile artist Tina Struthers Opening Reception March 19 at 6pm

Codex II
Tina Struthers

Mary E. Black Gallery

1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
Opening: Thursday March 19, 6pm
On view: March 20 – May 17, 2020
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Tina Struthers is a Quebec based Canadian textile artist born in Cape Town, South Africa. Her solo exhibition Codex II launches March 19 at the Mary E. Black Gallery. Struthers’ large-scale textile sculptures and murals explore the uncertain and mutable consequences of humans on our environment. Her personal experiences and observations of immigration and human dis/placement are reflected in the forms and surface treatment of her work.

The collection of works in Codex II cast alien silhouettes with textured tendrils reaching from soft, stuffed sculptures. The forms are drawn from flora and fauna of the multiple places Struthers has called home and the material processes she uses mirror the metamorphosis that our natural world perpetually exists in. “Never static, their ever changing realities are only visible to us in time as we experience it. This quality of change, of imperceptible movement into decay on one hand and exuberant growth on the other, is one of the things that inspires my abstractions.” – Tina Struthers

Beyond this biological shifting, is the constant of human intervention as we migrate across the surface of the earth, effecting, destroying, growing and creating. The fabric of each sculpture and mural is embellished, stitched, torn, and repaired, covering every inch of their surfaces in detailed interventions. Struthers says her process “is anchored in creating sculptural forms and clothing them in contrasts. Through shredding, cutting and the destructive manipulation of textiles, scars and wounds are created that are then often mended with hand stitched and layered fabric elements.”

Please Join us for an opening reception of Codex II on Thursday, March 19th at 6 pm. Tina Struthers’ opening reception will also celebrate the launch of Carley Mallally’s residency in the Craft LAIR adjacent to the Mary E. Black Gallery. Please come and celebrate both of theses spectacular and boundary pushing textile sculptors.

Tina Struthers will present a talk and tour of the exhibition on Saturday April 18 at 1pm. We invite the public to this wonderful opportunity to meet Tina Struthers and hear about her work in an intimate and interactive setting.

Facebook Opening Reception Event Page:

Facebook Artist Talk & Tour with Tina Struthers Event Page:

Public Inquiries
Anna Joan Taylor
Administrative Coordinator

We respectfully acknowledge that The Mary E. Black Gallery and the Centre For Craft Nova Scotia are situated in Mi’kma’ki, which is the unceded, traditional, ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

Linen, taffeta, silk, thread, beads
Dimenions: 24″ x 24″
Photo credit: Myriam Frenette

The Craig Gallery ART CARTS Grand Opening!

The Craig Gallery ART CART Community Art Studio Grand Opening

Tuesday, March 17th, 12-4pm

at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street

Ferry Terminal Building

Dartmouth, NS


FREE All Ages

(children must be accompanied by adults)

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for our ART CART Community Art Studio March Break Grand Opening starting next Tuesday, March 17th at noon, FREE for all ages.

The ART CART Community Art Studio programming was started to give our community members of all ages free opportunities to access art making tools and supplies to work on their own projects in a welcoming and accessible community venue.

The art making will be unguided and self directed for the most part, with workshops and artist led events occurring periodically. We have a plethora of tools and supplies, many of which have been kindly donated by our generous community members, like sewing machines, looms, knitting looms, knitting needles, wood burning kits, dremel, basic woodworking, printmaking, button maker, stamping, felting, painting, drawing, and sculpture. The list of supplies will grow and change as time goes on…

We’ll be starting things up on Tuesday, March 17th, 12-4pm with St. Paddy’s Day DIY buttons, cake (first come first served), music, and face painting!

Wednesday we’ll be trying out terrific textiles with weaving, knitting, sewing and felting!

Thursday we’ll find out how much wood would a woodchuck chuck…
wood burning, carving, and sculpture building!

Join us for free and fancy fun times with fine art!
Tuesday – Thursday, 12-4, March Break.
This programming is FREE and for all ages! CStop by and see what tools and supplies we have to use. :)

This program is due in part by the generosity of the 4Cs Foundation, Councilllor Sam Austin and many Community members!

The ART CARTS will be open regular hours on Thursdays, 2pm – 5pm and Sundays 11am – 3pm weekly starting March 26th.

This is a volunteer opportunity, and donations of funds and supplies are always welcome!

Email for more info.

Check out our website for info on upcoming exhibits:

Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Curator
My Office Hours Are Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Instagram @thecraiggallery

VANS Take our Spring Workshop Survey!


Even the weather agrees that spring is almost here so we’re starting to plan the VANS Spring Workshop Series and we’re asking for feedback from members and artists. As usual, we are focusing on professional development workshops in support of Nova Scotian artists’ practice.

Let us know what you would like to see VANS offer by completing the Spring 2020 Workshop Survey: Help us to program workshops near you by forwarding this survey to artists and groups in your area.

The survey takes less than three minutes to complete and helps us build programming based on the needs expressed by artists and art organizations provincially. We want to offer the professional development workshops you want to take! Deadline to complete the survey: Monday, March 23.

Thank you!



New show at Jack’s Gallery, Wolfville

Reflections on Self: Portraits

A group exhibition by Acadia University students enrolled in Art and Identity, Acadia University, coordinated by Judith J Leidl, MFA

March 8 – April 26, 2020

Jack’s Gallery

450 Main St Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2

Jack’s Gallery is always looking for new work to display. For submission forms please email

Change of Venue for the Felting Workshop with Tacha Reed on March 28, 2020.


DVAS POSTPONEMENT of March 28, 2020 Workshop

Please note that DVAS will be postponing the workshop scheduled for March 28, 2020 with Tacha Reed until the Health Minister deems it safe for us all to meet in groups again. There will be further notice once we receive the all clear. Thank you for your ongoing support for DVAS workshops


Dartmouth Visual Art Society is hosting Tacha Reed a gifted fibre artist on March 28, 2020 at the Findley Centre on Elliott Street in Dartmouth Nova Scotia.

The workshop will start promptly at 9:30 and finish around 3:30 pm.

For information regarding this talented artist, please contact Violet Robertson at 902-403-7630 or email

Please note that there is a change of venue for the felting workshop with Tacha Reed on March 28, 2020. Due to a scheduling difficulty with the South End Baptist Church we have needed to move this workshop to the Findley Centre at 26 Elliott Street, Dartmouth.

The following is information found on Tacha Reed’s website “Woodland Wool.”

BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2003.

Upon graduation I began teaching art to elementary students, and for nearly two decades I have continued to work as a freelance photographer and designer, collaborating with many musicians, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations.

Since relocating to the tiny community of Ellershouse over a decade ago, my artistic practice has grown to include the creation of tactile fine artworks and products that make use of natural and recycled materials. These days I primarily create using wool from local British milking sheep raised in Avondale, which I carefully hand dye prior to transforming the fibre into vibrant felted wall hangings and functional items like hats and purses. When I’m not working or creating I continue to pass along my skills and knowledge by leading fibre art workshops and demonstrations, and by actively volunteering with groups like the Avon River Arts Society and the Full Circle Festival, organizing cultural events and activities.

Tacha is a gifted fibre artist who is not only involved in her community, but also an outspoken activist voicing her concerns about the ecological state of the Avon River.

The cost of the workshop is $35.00 for DVAS members and $50.00 for non-members. Tacha will come to the workshop bringing all the supplies for each participant to complete a felted piece of artwork, and requests that participants pay $20.00 to cover the cost of supplies.

This is an exciting way to expand our artistic abilities and to experience working with fibres in order to create a unique piece of art.

Come out and have a day of fun.