ViewPoint Gallery’s August exhibition : EVANESCENT by Lynn Ellis

ViewPoint Gallery August 2016 exhibition


a member solo show by Lynn Ellis

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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.


Dagny Dryer Rossignol Solo Show

Dagny Dryer Rossignol Solo Show

Friday, July 29, Artisans on Main, Montague is pleased to host Dagny Dryer Rossignol, featuring an exciting new group of acrylic, watercolor and collage paintings.  Reception begins at 4 pm.  The show will run from July 29-August 12.

Dagny Dryer Rossignol Solo Show

Artisans on Main

10 Water St.

PO Box 698

Montague, PEI


(902) 361-3081

Main & Station Opening Exhibition “The Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards” August 20

  Main & Station  Presents The Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards

Main & Station Ltd, an art residency centre located at 168 Main Street in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, will be hosting a major International art award and exhibition.  Between  August 20th and September 10th  2016.


Main and Station Ltd-Nonesuch art centre is housed in the newly repurposed 1913 4-story heritage building that once was home to the town’s post office and custom’s house. We will be hosting an exhibition that will show the many ways of creating art on or with paper.  The exhibit will then move to Montreal for another three week period in late September.

The exhibition is the result of a new award created by Main and Station Ltd, “The Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards”. These awards have a value of approximately $20,000 .  The Awards comprise 5 individual awards and include an award for sculptural work as well as a People’s Choice award. The awards consist of Art Residency and an honourarium

The awards attracted submissions from 17 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Estonia, France, Italy, Germany, Israel, Japan and Spain. Over 35 submissions to the awards came from artists living in the Maritime Provinces.

Over 70 works of art will be on exhibit, including drawings, paintings, prints,  sculpture, paper-crochet hangings, origami, photography, collage and hand-made books. With over 200 artworks entered in the submissions, choosing only 70 works of art for the exhibition was difficult. The quality of work is exceptionally high and the manner of how paper is used in the creative process is extraordinary.

The awards are a privately sponsored initiative to support the arts and no federal, provincial or municipal government assistance was provided.

The awards are financed by Main & Station Ltd of Parrsboro,  Purple Chips/ 7790139 Canada Inc (financial advisors) of Montreal., The Lev Group of companies of Montreal and Parrsboro, Judith S Bauer, Jane Zdansky and John Schwinghamer

For additional details on the awards go to   and

For more images and more information, contact:

Harvey Lev,

Judith Bauer,

Jane Zdansky,

Main and Station, PO Box 507,168 Main Street, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0M1S0

Exhibition opening Friday, July 29 at 6pm – Joy Laking


Opening This Week
Friday, July 29.  6-pm

Joy Snihur Wyatt Laking

Exhibition open  from July 29 – August 17
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Joy has a been long time friend of the Art Lab artists and a huge supporter of the creative work being done in Parrsboro, whether it’s music, theatre or art. We’re so proud to have this prolific, skilled and genuinely good person as part of our world. Please join us Friday for this very special opening of a very special artist.
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Joy Laking is a Nova Scotian artist living and working in Portapique, NS.

Artist’s Statement
Joy loves to paint. For forty-four years she has painted Nova Scotia and captured her view of the world on watercolour paper and in oil and acrylics. She is inspired by all of  the beauty that is Nova Scotia

Joy’s studio paintings are developed from on location paintings, photos and actual objects and flowers. Sometimes an idea is thought about for a number of years before a painting is started. The actual painting may take several weeks. In all cases the reality in the painting is Joy’s. She happily changes or moves objects within a painting.  Strong compositions and a wide range of tonal values are a constant in all of Joy’s paintings.  Her watercolours make full use of the white of the paper and her oils and acrylics are full of rich colours. All of Joy’s paintings “sing”.
In addition to her studio paintings and when ever possible Joy paints on location. It is an exhilarating challenge to set out, find a subject and complete an entire painting in four to seven hours. These paintings are loose, spontaneous and depict the tides, the lighting and the moment. Besides painting on location throughout the Maritimes, Joy loves the landscape and history of England, Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Japan and all of South America. In 2016, Joy painted in Ghana, Africa.

Visit Joy’s website –

Exhibitions in the Gallery

Art Lab is proud to host a membership sponsored Community Gallery, a space where artists, both professional and amateur, have an opportunity to share their talent with the community.
Each exhibition will be mounted for two and a half weeks and openings of exhibits will usually be held on a Friday between 6 and 8 pm. These openings are an important time for the artists and for Art Lab.  So we encourage you to drop in, meet the artists involved and show your support for the role that art plays in making our community such a great place to live.
If you can’t make an opening, drop by during our regular hours.

Community Gallery Exhibitions – 2016

May 6 – May 25: Jennifer Harrison
May 27  – June 15: Archan Knotz & James Farrell
June 17  – July 6: Monika Wright
July 8  – July 27: Vera McInnis
July 29  – August 17 : Joy Laking
August 19 – September 7: Judith Newman
September 9  – September 28: William Rogers
October 1 – October 10: 10 Days In October
October 11 – October 19 : Fibre Arts Exhibition
October 21- November 16: TBA
November 18 – November 30: TBA

Art Lab Studios and Gallery
Open 10 -7 , seven days a week
121 Main St.
Parrsboro, NS