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.

Classics for the Cabot Trail Festival Announces 2016 Line-up at Colouratura Fine Art Gallery

Classics for Cabot Trail is pleased to announce the following…

 Classics for the Cabot Trail Festival Announces 2016 Line-up


Indian Brook, Cape Breton Island — Arts by the Brook Society is gearing up for a spectacular concert season with its 2016 line-up. Classical artists from across Canada will be featured at the Colouratura Fine Art Gallery in Indian Brook on the Cabot Trail in a line-up that is described as “eclectic and superb”.


The Festival kicks off on Sunday, August 28th at 8pm with a concert by American pianist Janice Weber. Other performances include:

September 1st : Sing the Trumpet Birthday Bash with Jennifer King (Piano), Paula Rockwell (Mezzo-Soprano) and Curtis Dietz (Trumpet)

September 4th : David Rogosin (Piano)

September 11th : Jon-Paul Decosse (Bass-Baritone) and Jennifer King (Piano)

September 25th : Janet Hammock and David Rogosin (Piano Duet)


All concerts start at 8pm except for the final September 25th Piano Duet which is a special 2pm Matinee.


“The backbone to our concert series this year is our 150-year-old Broadwood Drawing Room Grand Piano,” says Ian Green, Chair of the Arts by the Brook Society. “Constructed at Horseferry Road Workshop in Westminster London in 1866, the piano was delivered by horse and carriage to the home of James H. Crossman of Essex for the price of 173 pounds. I purchased the piano in 1990 for 10 pounds sterling at an auction in Penzance, Cornwall. After some significant repairs, it has resided with our family in Zenner (Cornwall), Belfast (Ireland), Ontario, Ingonish and Indian Brook. This year we celebrate its 150th birthday by inviting some of the North America’s best classical artists to Cape Breton Island.”

For more details and to order concert tickets, browse to the Festival Facebook page – Classics for the Cabot Trail or call 902-929-2324.


Concerts are held at the
Colouratura Fine Art Gallery
45943 Cabot Trail
Indian Brook  NS  B0C 1H0