2021 Desk Art Calendar by Roger Savage, R.C.A.


2021 Desk Art Calendar by Roger Savage, R.C.A.


– glossy card stock; coil-bound; 12 months; 4 x 8.25 inches; artist-signed cover

– features 12 images of Savage’s plein air watercolours from various locations incl. NS, Sable Island, Nunavut, NL, Bermuda, Cuba, Germany

– $ 15 /calendar ( no tax ) , delivered

– Available now. Order online : rogersavage@eastlink.ca


VIRTUAL TOUR: Good Earth: The Pots & Passion of Walter Ostrom

Good Earth: The Pots & Passion of Walter Ostrom


View the exhibit by visiting: 


Co-curated by Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, Shannon Parker, and Dr. Julie Hollenbach

Energy. Enthusiasm. Knowledge. Honesty. Inspired. Ardor for material. These are the terms that describe Walter Ostrom and his relationship with clay. They can also be summed up in one word: Passion.

Passion is a simple word and yet the immense complexity of it as a concept is at the core of Ostrom and from it flows the worldwide mosaic of his relationships, his incredible devotion as an educator, his drive for knowledge, and his love for creativity in all aspects of his life, but particularly for pottery.

Walter Ostrom is one of Canada’s foremost ceramic artists. He revolutionized clay from ethical brown earthenware to colourful, bright maiolica and inspired generations of ceramists who follow him to this day. This exhibition investigates Ostrom’s earliest work in stoneware and porcelain, his conceptual projects at NSCAD University, the many ways his love of gardening—and particularly rhododendrons—influenced his work, the huge impact China and its ceramic traditions and ceramists had on his life and practice, and his lifetime commitment to the exploration and reinvigoration of the ancient ceramic tradition of tin-glaze.

Good Earth examines Ostrom’s practice of altering form, surface treatments, and the rich elements of social commentary, geographic references, art history, and political statements he imbues in his work. An inspired instructor for over 40 years, Ostrom’s influence on a selection of his many celebrated students is also reflected in this exhibition.

Ostrom is celebrated internationally with galleries dedicated to the collection and presentation of his work in Canada, the United States, Europe and China. This bilingual touring exhibition is the first major retrospective to chronicle Ostrom’s career and impact on the field of global ceramics.


Please join us for Brushstrokes of Nova Scotia 7th Online Art Show and Sale on Facebook from Thursday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 29

Please join us for our 7th Online Art Show and Sale on Facebook fromThursday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 29 to see a selection of artwork by Adriane Jacquard Art Chocolate Lake Studio Green Monster Brushstrokes, On The Flip Side Artworks and Furnishings by Liz Cole, RRoth Art along with our guest artists Arthead East Creations and Rhonda Barrett.

Please RSVP to the Facebook Event: Brushstrokes of Nova Scotia 7th Online Art Show and Sale at https://www.facebook.com/events/435306364119626.

ZOOM Visible Mending Online Workshop Saturday 28 November

Visible Mending Online Workshop

Learn the art of visible mending in this 3 hour interactive online mending workshop.

Breathe new life in your clothes with repairs that strengthen and embellish your well-loved items using traditional boro and sashiko stitching techniques.

This interactive workshop blends traditional mending techniques with some modern tricks to mend your jeans into wearable art.

Each participant will create their own sashiko stitched sampler to practice the stitches, and learn how to apply their new knowledge to mend a pair of jeans.

For this workshop, you can purchase materials for the workshop for $20, which will be mailed to you, or you can choose to collect them from the Tare Shop in Halifax.

After signing up, I will email you all of the details with the link to connect to our Zoom meeting. I will also send you a reminder email a couple of days before class.


And, as an added bonus, you will receive:

    • Join the online Zen Stitchers Community, where you can meet other like minded people, share projects and inspiration.


When: 1-4pm Saturday 28 November, Atlantic Standard Time

Where: from the comfort of your own home (online using Zoom)

Cost: $50

Register online: https://zenstitching.ca/workshops-2/2020/11/28/sashikoonlineworkshop


Kate Ward



Artist | Curator | Educator

2020 Lumiere Artist

2020 Truro Art Society – President

2021 Ground Rules Exhibition, Sydney, NS

Online Sashiko Courses

Private Organic Songwriting sessions online with Canadian Music Hall of Fame Jim Henman

A message from Jim Henman, performer, songwriter and founding member of Canada’s April Wine and inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Are you isolated, or quarantined, or bored and looking for a new adventure during these strange days. If so you might want to consider my Private Organic Songwriting sessions online. I have been using the Organic Songwriting Method with my audiences at smaller venues for almost 5 years now and have wanted to take it online. NOW seems the right time! So if you or anyone you know (12 and older), is interested in a private songwriting adventure contact me privately thru messenger. PLEASE SHARE and CLICK link below for more Songwriting Session info, song samples and more at http://jimhenman.com/?p=2862

If you are interested in taking part in the Organic Songwriting Sessions drop me an email at henmanaj@gmail.com or contact me thru messenger. ~Jim Henman



7th Online Art Show and Sale on Facebook from Thursday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 29

Please join us for our 7th Online Art Show and Sale on Facebook from Thursday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 29 to see a selection of artwork by Adriane Jacquard Art  Chocolate Lake Studio  Green Monster Brushstrokes, On The Flip Side Artworks and Furnishings by Liz Cole, RRoth Art along with our guest artists Arthead East Creations and Rhonda Barrett.

Please RSVP to the Facebook Event:  Brushstrokes of Nova Scotia 7th Online Art Show and Sale at https://www.facebook.com/events/435306364119626.

ARABELLA – Digital 2020 Library

ARABELLA – Digital 2020 Library

Welcome to our 2020 library in case any of you have missed an issue.

Our wonderful holiday season will be out shortly and we wanted to make sure everyone has had a chance to see all the wonderful artists in our 2020 issues.

 Here is the link:



Debra Usher

President and Editor-in-Chief

OFFICE NUMBER 1.506.814.0119




For the LOVE of all things ART”


OUR MONTHLY e-Magazine


Join us on November 18 for a special announcement on the winning design

The future of art in Nova Scotia.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia invites you to join Premier Stephen McNeil and Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Suzanne Lohnes-Croft for a special announcement, hosted by Erik Sande, Chair, Board of Governors, and Nancy Noble, Director and CEO.

Join us for this virtual event as we unveil and celebrate two major milestones in the development of a new Gallery as part of the Waterfront Arts District.

November 18, 2020 / 11:00 a.m.

Register here