Mentorship Program Artist Talk on Saturday, August 6 at the Craig Gallery


How We Are Talking

2015-16 Mentorship Program Exhibition

Artist Talk: Saturday, August 6 at 1pm
Exhibition closes August 7th at 3pm

Join us for an artist talk by emerging artists Claudia Legg and Alice MacLean on August 6th at 1pm at The Craig Gallery. The artists will be discussing their work in the exhibition and reflecting on their experience in the program. The Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2015-16 Mentorship Program Exhibition How We Are Talking ends August 7th, so make sure you catch this great exhibition with work from Anna Taylor, Sophie Paskins, Alice MacLean and Claudia Legg and their mentors Becka Barker, Mathew Reichertz, Ian McKinnon and James MacSwain. Learn more about the artists and their work.

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Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges core funding for the Mentorship Program and exhibition from The Craig Foundation. The program is also supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Halifax Regional Municipality, and The Craig Gallery.

The Craig Gallery is located at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St. in Dartmouth, NS. The gallery is open to the public Sunday: 11am – 3pm, TuesdayFriday: 12pm – 5:30pm, and Saturday: 9am – 5pm. For further information on The Craig Gallery, please visit

Image details (clockwise from top left): Claudia Legg, Seeking, vinyl and Plexiglas, variable dimensions, 2016; Alice MacLean, untitled, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″, 2016; Anna Taylor, Moral Code, cotton thread on linen, 26″ x 24″, 2016; Sophie Paskins, Mindscape I, oil and pencil on canvas, 48″ x 36″, 2016.

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
t:902.423.4694    1.866.225.8267

Coming Up at The Craig Gallery


VANS Mentorship Program
This Saturday, August 6th 1 PM 
at The Craig Gallery
The Dartmouth Visual Arts 

Annual Show and Sale at The Craig Gallery

“She’s Called Nova Scotia”

Opening Reception Wednesday, August 10th, 7-9PM
The Craig Gallery
Exhibit Dates August 10th – 28
The DVAS is celebrating the aesthetic glory of our province.
This is a show you’ll want all your Summer visitors to see, there are so many stunning Nova Scotian landscapes!
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Then the beautiful landscapes continue through September with

Carol Morrison’s “Maritime Scenes – Over the Edge”

Opening Reception Wednesday, August 31st, 7-9PM

Exhibit Dates September 1 – 25


Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre
Office Hours MondayFriday 9am – 3pm.

CCA Exhibit Opening: The Golf Show and Paul Hannon: A Conversation About Ireland

The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is delighted to present the opening of ‘The Golf Show’, a golf themed group exhibition in various media by local and international artists. The opening will take place Thursday, August 4th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Many of the artists will be present at the opening reception providing a great opportunity to meet them and discuss their work.

Also opening August 4th in the outer gallery is the solo show ‘A Conversation About Ireland’, an exhibit of paintings and drawings by artist Paul Hannon exploring Ireland and his family roots. Hannon recently went to Ireland for the first time and located the lands his Hannon family ancestors lived on and farmed before they had to flee Ireland as a result of the Great Hunger of the 1840’s and early 1850’s. He has done paintings of their lands in Co. Leitrim, Ireland. The lands are incredibly beautiful and later became known as “Yeats” country as W.B. Yeats grew up in that area and wrote extensively about it. Also part of the exhibit are several drawings of Hannon’s family members from his family tree. Though he does not know what they looked like, Hannon knew what they did for a living and painted them in work related poses.

Coming up at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts:

Sunday, August 7th:
Book Launch: Lucy Cloud – a novel by Anne Levesque. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., reading at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, August 8th:
Concert – Trio Bembe: A Latin Jazz Trio. Doors open 7:00 p.m., concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25. Cash bar.

Tuesday, August 9th:
Let’s Harmonize – a workshop with Laurel Browne, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., $35 for non-members, $30 for members.

“Paint It Out” fundraiser at the Old School

Come by the Old School in Musquodoboit Harbour 3-5 PM August 6, to watch six artists battle it out on canvas with their brushes! This will be followed by an auction of all the art work and is a major fundraiser for the Old School Community Gathering Place, 7962 highway #7. The $5 admission is credited towards the purchase of a painting. Children and youth under 18 are free!