INVITATION: Public Forum and 4th Wall Exhibition Opening

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PUBLIC FORUM AND 4th WALL EXHIBITION OPENING ON YOUTH ADVANCING JUSTICE AND PEACE IN NOVA SCOTIA

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

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FORUM PUBLIC ET OUVERTURE DE l’EXPOSITION « 4e MUR » SUR LES JEUNES, LES ARTS, ET LA JUSTICE EN NOUVELLE-ÉCOSSE

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

http://www.artgalleryofnovascotia.ca

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

Anne Tweed, new exhibit at Peer Gallery

ANNE TWEED
‘Natural Elements’
 
SATURDAY, MAY 7
 
OPENING RECEPTION AT 1:00 PM – 4:00  PM
 
PEER GALLERY, 167 LINCOLN ST., LUNENBURG
 
GALLERY HOURS: DAILY,  NOON – 4:00 PM
 
EXHIBIT CONTINUES UNTIL THURSDAY  MAY 19
 
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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

Dancer/Dance:
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.

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Call for Artists Deadline for Application Monday, May 2

Attention all artists; the Truro Art Acquisition Show is being held from May 9th-27th at the McCarthy Hall Gallery, NSCC Campus, 36 Arthur Street, Truro.This year marks the tenth anniversary, of the Art Acquisition Program, established in 2006, to create and maintain a collection of visual art which reflects the historic development and lifestyle of Truro. Each year, a selection committee views and purchases one piece of work valued up to $750, to be placed on permanent public display in the Truro Civic Building at 695 Prince Street.

It is a special opportunity and one worthy of consideration. All visual artists, from painters and sculptors to rug hookers, carvers and photographers are encouraged to enter up to three pieces of their work and there is no entry fee. Show Entry Application forms are available at The Douglas Street recreation Centre, 40 Douglas Street, Truro, or email Administrative Assistant Stephanie Milbury at samilbury@truro.ca or call for more information 902 893-6078. The application deadline is Monday, May 2, 2016

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Art Show and Fund Raiser for Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia

Come and see a unique combination event.
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Steele Mazda is pleased to present 3 local artists from May 2nd to May 7th, 2016. Come in and see works (Art and Photography) by Judy MacIntosh, Cathie Hubley and Diane Porter and also explore the Steele Mazda spring line up. As an added Bonus there will be a draw for a piece of Art at the end of the week in support of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
Steele Mazda
15 Lansing Court, Dartmouth, NS
Call 902 457-3610 or Steele Mazda at 902 462 6600 for more information.

The 18th annual Great Little Art Show

Each May we begin our season with an art show highlighting new work by established and emerging artists from Hants County and beyond.
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Organized by the Hants County Arts Council, The Great Little Art Show is a major attraction in our community and is a significant fundraiser for the Avon River Heritage Museum and Avon Spirit Shipyard.

All are welcome to join us for the Opening Reception, Friday May 6th at 7pm.

Live Music by the Basin Brother, Cash Bar, Appetizers by the Flying Apron Cookery

Admission: Adults $8, Children under 12 free!

Viewing times throughout May – Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm

Admission: Adults $2, Children under 12 free!

2016 Participating Artists:

Anne Clattenburg
Gail Davis
Andrew Fisher
Brian Fraser
Sylvia Fullerton
Carol Goodwin
Peter Gordon
Denise Grandy
Emma Greer
Ken Greer
Robin Jones
Melissa Labrador
Rose Marie MacDonald
Kelly Mitchelmore
Diane Porter
Tacha Reed
Liz Robinson
Lynn Rodgers
Ruth Ross
Cara Sawka
School Street Glass
Al Simm
Susan Sweet
Jerry Walsh
Dora Warren Davis

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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.

http://www.capebretoncraft.com

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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
902-691-1493
contact@nsprintmakers.ca
www.nsprintmakers.ca
facebook.com/nsprintmakers
twitter.com/NSPrintmakers
Instagram/NSPrintmakers

CALL for ARTISTS 15th Annual Paint Sea on Site

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http://www.lunenburgartgallery.com/

PAINT SEA ON SITE – REMINDERS for 2016

  • 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. 

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