Message from the CFAT Board of Directors


Happy Spring everyone,

We are reaching out again to bring everyone up to date on what has been happening at the Centre. For the past month Daniel O’Neill and Renée Gruszecki, Director and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors respectively, have been managing the Centre as we prepare to move forward with restructuring plans.  Renée has been involved in the arts community for over 10 years and has a long history with the Centre, especially with its Archive. Further, she is one of the founding members of Nocturne and sat on the Khyber Board for 3 years. Daniel comes from a background in mental health and research psychology before shifting to the arts in sound and composition.

We’ve had a busy month at the Centre, with the 2015-2016 Media Arts Scholarship screening at the Halifax Central Library, and the upcoming Media Fusion Art Collective presentation of Oversight at the Bus Stop Theatre tonight at 7pm.  The Media Arts Scholarship screening was a great success, with over 150 people in attendance.

Closer to home, a number of members have been in the editing suites, finishing films for HIFF and private screenings coming up in June. Tori, in her capacity as Programming Director with Nocturne, has been bringing in many new faces into the Centre for meetings. There will be a general information session for Nocturne happening in the project room on May 25th, at 7pm.

The Board is currently working towards a restructuring, and will ensure to keep you updated on any new plans going forward. We look to be able to move the Centre toward being a more engaged community resource and are looking to host and facilitate more events and activities in the coming months.

We appreciate the interest and support from all of the members here at CFAT who have reached out to Tori and Tom as well as the Board. If you have any questions or ideas about the restructuring process, please feel free to reach out to any member of the Board. We are always happy to hear feedback from our members and the community.

Thank you for your continued engagement and support.

Renée Gruszecki                                                        Daniel O’Neill

Co-Chair, CFAT Board of Directors                          Director, CFAT Board of Directors

AVDA Painting seminar opportunities:

The Annapolis Valley Decorative Artists are hosting three, 1 day seminars on June 3 / 4 / 5 with well known Canadian artist Lydia Steeves.

Friday June 3–“Little Pekoe” –a cute sitting cat–acrlyics
Sat. June 4 –Chipmunk drinking from a bird bath– Pencil Palette
Sun.June 5— Snowy Owl in the Artic Sky—Pencil Palette
The cost is $80.00 per day. All seminars will be held at the Greenwich Fire Dept. Hall in Greenwich (just west of exit #11, from Hwy #101)
For further information or sign up please contact:
     Debi Fitzpatrick   <>
 or Lorenda Davison <>

Variety of Art Supplies for sale!

Does anyone have wee plastic empty containers with lids, size 250ml- 500ml.
Please contact Justine Kerr:
I’m selling off my felting supplies: large foams, 2 big dye pots, kettle, electric hot plate with 2 burners, some wool for felting, 3.5 big garbage bags of 100% woollen sweaters or blankets some of which have been cut up into squares for felting pictures. Give me an offer!
Please contact Justine Kerr: justinekerr@
I’m in Bear River but I can drop it off in Halifax this Thursday.

I’m selling a big bag of black fabric which I used to cover tables for selling my art. There is a big piece of beautiful black velvet too. Make me an offer!
Please contact Justine Kerr: justinekerr@
I’m in Bear River but I can drop it off in Halifax this Thursday.
I’m selling 73 wooden blocks which have been hand cut, sanded & some have been painted black on the sides. They were used to paint art on & have a hole in the back to put on a wall or they can free stand.  Sizes range from 5.5 X 4 inches , 2.5 X 4 inches, 4x4inches. Give me an offer!
Please contact Justine Kerr: justinekerr@

Encaustic Workshop with June M Bonang-Zilkowsky

Encaustic Workshop

The Art of creating a painting using hot wax

$80.00 (no tax) From 10AM-4PM
Lunch included
3 finished pieces (all materials supplied)

Sat., June 4th, and Sun. June 5th
at: ~The IN House, B & B~, (Porter’s Lake, near Superstore)
All workshops to be paid in advance
By Cash, check or money order:
Register by:___________________________________________

Contact June, (J.M.B.Z.) 902 827-2532

More details to follow upon registration…