This weekend: Library Benefit, Printmaking Exhibitions Opening Reception, Artists in Residence

We have an exciting weekend coming up at The Inverness County Centre for the Arts
Saturday, May 28 – Saturday, June 4
Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between
Maria Doering and Fiona Chinkan artists’ residency in the studio
Drop by, say hi and learn about their workshops and open studio!

Saturday, May 28 5 – 7 pm
Dancing Around Chairs: A fundraiser for the Alexander Doyle Public Library in Mabou!
Local musicians are sharing their talents to get us dancing and to raise money that will help furnish the youth area of the library. Children and youth welcome to come!  Cash bar. Admission is by donation.   50/50 draw.
Participating musicians include: Lynn Chisholm and Friends, Hugh John Beaton, Merge, Abby Mullendore and more!

Sunday, May 29 2 – 4 pm
Opening reception: Three Printmaking Exhibitions
Nova Scotia Printmakers: A Sense of Belonging
Atelier de l’Île: Faire impression au rouleau compresseur
Screenprinting Workshop: Wall 2 Wall
Come and discover printmaking at the opening reception of our trio of exhibitions that celebrate this very old and very new art form. Prints from all over Nova Scotia, from Val David, Quebec, and from our screen printing workshop with Brooklyn Stewart   will be on view.
The exhibitions explore the processes of printmaking with a display of equipment, tools, materials, and intermediate proofs of the final images. Printmakers will be on hand to talk about their work.
Everyone is welcome. Free admission. Refreshments and cash bar.

The Inverness County Centre for the Arts

16080 Highway 19
Inverness, Nova Scotia

Call to Artists – Paint Peggy’s Cove July 9-11

Paint Peggy’s Cove is an annual plein air painting event held in the picturesque village of Peggy/s Cove as part of the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts. Each year 35 artists create, display and sell their work in the Festival Yurt the village during the peak tourist season. This year the event will run for 3 days from July 9 – 11 inclusive.

Registration is open to any artist and the deadline is June 14th. Since a limited number of artists can be accommodated, we suggest you register right away. Information and a link to the registration form can be found online via the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts website under the Paint Peggy’s Cove Festival Event tab (

If you have any questions, you can contact the Paint Peggy’s Cove co-chairs Patricia Lindley ( and Ron Ivany (

The Lunenburg Symposium: Mentorship in the Arts


(Lunenburg) – Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) has been facilitating mentorship for emerging artists for over ten years and will celebrate that anniversary this weekend in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia with a symposium on Mentorship in the Arts. Over the past decade VANS has partnered 29 emerging Nova Scotian artists with established artists in their communities for a year long program. During their partnership each mentor works to foster an understanding of the many things the young artists will need to know while establishing themselves professionally and giving them valuable career advice. Many of the relationships that were forged through this program continue today as the mentees become friends and peers with their former mentors. Each year long program culminates with an exhibition that showcases the works of both mentor and mentee.

The Lunenburg Symposium: Mentorship in the Arts will take place at Lunenburg School of the Arts May 27 – 29, 2016 and will feature workshops on the Economics of Mentorship, Youth Engagement, How to Set Up a Mentorship Program, as well as conversations between past participants of the VANS mentorship program, CARFAC Saskatchewan Mentorship Program, and Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) Mentorship Program.

The presenters include: Shawna Dempsey, a well known Winnipeg-based performance artist who is the Co-Executive Director of MAWA; Zachary Gough, an artist who works collaboratively and responsively with other artists, community groups and organizations to promote alternative economic systems; Jaime Black a multidisciplinary artist of mixed Anishnaabe/Cree descent, best known for her internationally recognized installation The REDress Project; Mammalian Diving Reflex, a Toronto collective of artists founded over 20 years ago, who view innovative artistic interventions as a way to trigger generosity and equity across the universe.

For more information on presenters, registration and events please click here:

For further information please contact:
Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
902.423.4694 | 1.866.225.8267 | f: 902.422.0881;

Summer student call! The Khyber is hiring!

The Khyber Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce this special call out for returning students interested in obtaining the position of Summer Programming Assistant.

Application deadline: Friday May 27, 2016
Start date: Wednesday June 1, 2016
End date: Friday September 2, 2016
35 hours per week at $10.70/hr

– an artist-run centre actively aiming to foster critical thought through the presentation of contemporary art which; facilitates dialogue, supports experimentation and encourages inquiry
– a space for non-commercial work and the coercion of disparate events;
– a not-for-profit charitable organization that pays fees to artists according to CARFAC standards
– visit for more information


The Summer Programming Assistant will gain invaluable experience planning and implementing this summer’s art and community based programming along side the Artistic Director and Khyber membership by:
– assisting with clerical work (knowledge of Microsoft Office is a must)
– creating promotional material, posters, press releases, newsletters (knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is not necessary but an asset), use of social media
– co organizing and attending screenings, lectures, artist talks, installations, exhibitions, concerts, fundraisers and other social/educational events at our two venues (The Khyber Centre for the Arts and Art Bar)
– attending Exhibition and Events committee meetings, delegating duties for volunteers and maintaining membership and donors list (will be trained on Sumac)
– taking a lead role in organizing a Khyber Member’s exhibition to occur in the end of summer
– circulating physical copies of crit paper, as well as reaching out to potential ad contributors for the publication
– preparing for Fall 2016 special project and publication, ‘Marginalia’ by recents grads of The Gonzago Institute


We would prioritize students with backgrounds in the following disciplines (including but not limited to): Fine Arts, Humanities, Communications, Business and Administration. Students pursuing any of these areas of study would already possess some knowledge and skills (e.g. familiarity with contemporary art, or PR tactics) that would equip them for administrative and outreach work at a not-for-profit arts organization. Additionally, their time at the Khyber will provide the student with valuable work experience that will supplement their studies in their chosen field.


– be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
– have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
– be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
– be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.


Please send cover letter, CV/resume in an email to, with Subject: Summer Programming Assistant, First/Last name.

Interviews will be conducted in person or over the phone May 28-29th, 2016.

The Khyber Centre for the Arts is a non-discriminatory organization and supportive environment whose focus is on fostering critical thought and dialogue through supporting inquiry and experimentation. As many of our staff, members and community are people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, the student must reflect on and work to ensure that the programming will continue to include and better benefit them. As the Khyber works to present exhibitions and events addressing these divergent interests, the student must understand the importance of developing partnerships with local communities and organizations. An understanding and interest of the social, cultural and political significances surrounding these identities will be necessary to perform this position.

Service Canada Programs – Canada Summer Jobs

Call for Artists

Call for Artists

The Winding River Art Gallery in Stewiacke, NS is currently seeking one core member and one consignment artist with 3-D artwork (eg. pottery, woodwork, carvings, etc). If you are a talented artist, looking for new venues and new challenges, then you may wish to send your submissions to us. We are interested in seeing your work. Please include the following information: Your bio (250 words max), four or five jpeg images (approximately 300 dpi each) of your work and your website (if you have one). For further information and to send your submission please contact or 902-883-8175 as soon as possible.

An Evening with the Brushes

Are you ready to paint this at “An Evening with the Brushes” at the Economy Rec Centre on June 17th. Proceeds for the Cobequid Interpretive Centre-Welcome Centre, in Economy. Call your friends and make an evening of it.


Empty Nest Designs, along with the Cobequid Interpretive Centre

are presenting an evening of painting as a fundraiser for

the Interpretive Centre

Friday June 17th at 6:30pm in the Economy Rec Centre Gym
$40/person includes all supplies, snacks & non alcoholic drinks
*Cash Bar Available*

Enjoy a fun evening with friends creating a beautiful 16 x 20 painting

Pre-registration is required – spaces are limited
Call today to reserve your spot!
Crystal Roberts (902 647-2092) or Jennifer Welton (902 890-4458)

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