ViewPoint Gallery August 2016 exhibition
a member solo show by Lynn Ellis
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.
Do you need a fancy camera for this course? Not according to Lawrence Nicoll. All you need is just a love for taking pictures. Class size is limited, so best to book now. There still some places left, and the price is right – $75.00
Presented by OTTAWA HOUSE MUSEUM in partnership with Parrsboro Creative.
On Line Course Details/Registration: https://www.parrsborocreative.com/cultural…/course-listings/….
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Three Sisters present group art show
The “Wall” at Winding River Gallery in Stewiacke, NS will feature a multi-media group art show called “Three Sisters”, opening Sunday, August 7 from 2-4.
The group really is three sisters: Margaret A. MacDonald Trites, photographer; Christine Heggelin, painter; and Jan Hull, sculptor.
Having retired early from their various careers, they gradually found themselves quietly exploring their chosen artistic expression, as pastime or avocation, not an uncommon development with today’s young seniors.
“When we were working, we had little time or energy for other pursuits,” says Hull. “But after retirement, there is still that energy, and unused mental capacity, that wants to be put to use. The skill? Who knows where that came from?”
As children in Moser River, NS, the girls had little exposure to the arts other than singing in the annual music festival. Decades later, their latent artistic interests have blossomed.
What is remarkable is the quality of the work each has achieved as a relative late-comer to artistic expression.
MacDonald Trites describes her photography as “by chance”, scenes and objects seen on a country stroll, but where she has strolled and what attracts her lens is dramatic. Rocky beaches and boulders are a favourite subject.
Whether clouds are in a bright sky over water or hanging low over hills as fog, Heggelin’s acrylic paintings draw the viewer into the familiar-feeling Maritime landscapes. They are finished in fine detail.
Hull’s soapstone sculptures are carved in shapes of birds or fish with minimal detail, allowing the variegated colours and patterns of seams in the soapstone to be the real attraction. All are polished and mounted to show off the stone’s own story.
Light refreshments will be offered at the opening. Winding River Gallery, at Exit 11 off Highway 102, is open daily 10-5. “Three Sisters” show ends at noon on Sunday, August 14.
For further information, contact: email@example.com or Winding River Gallery on Facebook.