Christmas In Petite
Nov 21-22, 2020
A multi-venue art and artisan fair, combining with a fundraiser for local Christmas hampers for families in need.
Visit all the venues and make a minimum $20 donation for a chance to win one of the great prizes offered by each venue.
Do a little local holiday shopping, and help out a great cause.
Covid-19 protocols will be in effect.
Petite Rivière & Area Guide Map
Lunenburg County on the South Shore of Nova Scotia
A Passion for Beauty: Collecting the Work of Jim Smith
Mary E. Black Gallery
1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
On view: November 13, 2020 – January 9, 2021
(the gallery will break for the holidays and be closed from December 20 – January 5)
Wednesday – Saturday: 11am – 4pm
A Passion for Beauty: Collecting the Work of Jim Smith showcases an expansive body of work which belongs to collector Frances Gregor. Jim Smith is a ceramic artist living in Chester, Nova Scotia who has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has been inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. For twenty-five years Frances Gregor has collected Jim’s work filling her home with his elegant pieces with their sumptuous surface designs.
In this exhibition the collected work becomes an encapsulation of artistic evolution, showcasing Jim’s advancement in skills and technique over decades of his practice. Presented by the pair, their collaboration really started with Frances’s keen patronage and Jim’s guidance of her acquisitions over the years. Frances says of his work “I admire how each of Smith’s pieces tells a story, how he engages the history of ceramics and explores new ways to translate his influences into gracious works of art.”
It is the dream of many crafts people to bring joy into the homes of those who own their works. And the support of collectors can bring a sustaining assurance to an artist’s practice. A Passion for Beauty showcases not only a retrospective of one artist’s career but also shines a light on the nature of Jim and Frances’s relationship. Sharing this collection at the Mary E. Black Gallery welcomes the public into Frances’ living space. And it is at home where, for so many of us who love and admire ceramics, the craft truly is meant to reside; meeting its fullest intention through everyday use, bringing everyday joy.
‘Titanic Dish’ 2012
Nova Scotia earthenware clay, white slip, colourants, glaze
Gallery 97 New Show – “Fall into Winter”
Starts Nov.10th runs to Jan .05th, 2021
Gallery located at 11 Glendale Ave. Suite 4, Lower Sackville, N.S.
Artist apply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid rules apply .
Our current featured Artist, Lori Deeley is bringing us “Newfoundlandscapes”; a series of pen and watercolour art inspired by the wild and untouched landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador.
“Newfloundlandscapes” from October 16th until November 12th at our Retail location in Annapolis Royal and on-line (www.roundhillstudio.com). So please “dropover roundly and by” (visit soon).
Jaime Lee Lightle B.A., CHRP, DTATI, Cand.
Gallery Director, Round Hill Studio
In case you can’t make it before the Associate Artists’ Exhibition closes on November 13th, here’s a brief walk through. Maybe this will tempt you to drop by. It’s much more satisfying seeing it in person: