Artist Brandt Eisner presents his outdoor installation “Fagus Polyporaceae” at ARTsPLACE in beautiful Annapolis Royal from September 5 – 30th, 2020.
“Blue is for boys, pink is for girls”, is the old adage that much of my work uses as a starting point, to challenge basic social constructs around identity. This installation is a reminder of the queer boys and men living in rural areas, who historically just could not fit into their environment and suffered in silence; a reminder of lives lived in fear and hiding; a reminder of those who did not survive, primarily because of who they were. It is indeed a reminder, that in 2020 there are boys still living in fear and men still living secret lives, all to avoid judgement. However, this work is also a celebration of those who came out of hiding in order to blaze a new trail, those who are unapologetically proud today, and those who continuously work on educating the public while supporting and uplifting those who don’t identify as “straight”.
I, like so many who grew up in small communities, was bullied and targeted. I wanted to disappear, but like pink fungus, I stood out like a sore thumb in my environment. Only those who have grown up or lived in rural Nova Scotia could really understand what it’s like. Even today, kids raised in the city cannot comprehend how different the world can be just a short drive away. Progress is happening, but for those living in small, often religious communities, it isn’t happening fast enough.
The Printmaker Studio
1688 Brow of Mountain Road
Centreville, Nova Scotia, B0P1J0
A new twist on a popular program!
We are taking Sketching at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia outside from July 30 through to August 28, 2020.
On Thursdays and Fridays, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., weather permitting, you can take part in observational sketching in the Ondaatje courtyard with an artist. You will be provided with a sketching kit which will be pre-made and available in the courtyard. It includes a recyclable drawing board, bull-dog clip, sheets of sketching paper and a pencil.
This program will extend beyond the courtyard because you can keep all the materials and continue to develop your drawing skills at home.
This program is Free.
Presented by Scotiabank
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
August, Open by appointment!
I’ve decided to take a little break and enjoy the rest of the month with my little family.
The Roch Bourque opening exhibit is postponed until next month.
Please contact me anytime if you would like to view the gallery or if you would like to try something in your home!
We Offer: Private Appointments, Free Local Delivery, Installations, Financing Options
*Original Artwork is Always Tax Deductible
APPLE ART GALLERY
333 St. George Street,
Suite#200 – 2nd Floor,
Moncton, NB, Canada
Paint the Town 25 Virtual Edition, August 15-17.
Paint the Town, Nova Scotia’s premiere plein air-inspired event, celebrates 25 incredible years! This year we’ve had no choice but to re-imagine the much-loved event, so we’re honouring Annapolis Region Community Arts Council’s Paint the Town annual event in a very special way: 25 years, 25 artists, 25 works of art and an online party that lasts 25 days!
How This Year’s Event Will Work
On August 15 and 16, artists will create one piece of art, and share their process along the way via social media posts on Instagram and Facebook. On August 17, it’s the first-ever online Paint the Town auction, and 25 works of art will find new homes with the highest bidders!
For more information visit https://arcac-artsplace.weebly.com/paint-the-town-festival.html
This Friday and Saturday (August 14th & 15th) 14 Bells gallery will host an art pop up for two very talented Nova Scotia artists. Miro Davis and Sarah Irwin will be here with their indoor/outdoor art. If the weather cooperates you will find them in the Hydrostone park and on the sidewalk but if not, we will pop the pop up into the gallery. Either way, it is sure to be a good time. There are always lots of laughs with these two creative goddesses in the house. Miro has created a series of one of a kind ceramic planters to beautify your patio and Sarah will bring these amazing “functional” works of art.
Be sure to follow 14 Bells on Facebook and Instagram to see the event as it unfolds this weekend.
14 Bells Fine Art Gallery
5523B Young St., Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7
New work by artist Jaye Ouellette
The Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery is please to present a solo exhibition by Nova Scotian artist Jaye Ouellette
Exhibition continues until August 29, 2020
The Andrew and Laura McCain Gallery
8 McCain Street
By constant observation, Ouellette strives to understand the Ocean’s mysterious magnetism. Water embodies the concept of endlessness, of complexities repeated from one drop to the vast sea, so powerful yet so very fragile. Those fleeting traits impress only on memory. She paints the Ocean as the mind understands it – not a precise recording, nor the rendering of an impressionist’s flourish, but something between the two. Jaye’s work is built around those singular details, focusing on creating movement and luminosity. Her depictions are purely of water, without land, sky or scale, one is lost, consumed, ensnared. The paintings capture a slice of time that the ocean will never again replicate. Ouellette notices these moments through visceral reflex. These are the elements that move and compel her to depict the Ocean. Jaye paints the sea itself, caught in its persistent motion, a meditative reflection on this ancient body, at times so violent and other times so serenely beautiful, that has birthed legend, tragedy, life.
Jaye will also be unveiling a new series of paintings ‘Fire on Water’
These paintings are a continuation of Ouellette’s exploration into colour, light, movement and water. Water and fire are seen as living entities that possess a will and a spirit of their own. Both are beautiful, mysterious and dangerous. Both are in constant motion. The fire flickers, sparks and moves with the wind. Reflected in the shifting water the colour itself floats and changes constantly with the shifting movement of the Ocean.
Art studio of Jaye Ouellette
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