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!



ViewPoint Gallery’s August exhibition : EVANESCENT by Lynn Ellis

ViewPoint Gallery August 2016 exhibition


a member solo show by Lynn Ellis

Evanescent  (2 of 2) titled

Exhibition running:  August 4 to 26
Opening reception:
Thursday August 4, 6-8pm
Artist talk:
Sunday August 14, 2pm

This landscape exhibition is an exploration of the South Shore of Nova Scotia to create images that mirror the idea of evanescence.

The landscape for me is a bridge between the deepest parts of my spirit and the outer temporal world. This intersection is of great interest to me. The mists, drops of water, wet surfaces all reflect a transient evanescence. This creates a vulnerably of the scene, it’s breathtaking beauty, but it’s also temporary and the scene may disappear and transform at any moment.

I believe this concept mirrors the vulnerability and transience of our lives, we are not the same today as we were yesterday and we will all change again tomorrow. It is for us to take in the beauty of today, to live in the moment and to be aware of its evanescence.


Gallery 18 – Ron Hynes Tribute – Friday, August 12 – REMINDER


Gallery 18 Announces Tribute to Newfoundland Musician Ron Hynes
Gallery 18 in New London is planning a special evening to celebrate the memory of Newfoundland singer-songwriter Ron Hynes (1950-2015). 
The event includes Harvey Sawler, author of the biography One Man Grand Band: The Lyrical Life of Ron Hynes, published by Breakwater Books. Through personal conversations and interviews, Harvey captures the spirit of an artist whose stock-in-trade was authenticity over commercial acceptability. The book guides readers through the dark times of Hyne’s drug addiction to the triumphs of songs such as “Sonny’s Dream” and “Atlantic Blue”. Harvey will be reading from his book and answering questions. There will also be copies of Harvey’s book for purchase – and the author will be available for signing.
In addition, the event includes special guest musician Michael Pendergast. Michael will be performing songs both written and inspired by Ron Hynes. 
The event takes place on Friday, August 12th, in The Carriage House, beginning at 7:00 pm. Admission is $10 per person. 
The Carriage House is located behind Gallery 18 at 10686 Route 6 in New London. There is ample space for parking. The Carriage House is accessible to wheelchairs. 
For more information contact Aubrey Bell or Patricia Bennett at Gallery 18. Phone: 902 886 3201. Email:
Aubrey Bell
President, Gallery 18 Ltd.
Gallery 18 Ltd.
10686 Rte 6, RR6
Kensington, PE
Canada, C0B 1M0
(902) 886-3201