2017-18 Mentorship Exhibition at The Craig

The Craig Gallery, July 12 – 29.
Opening: Wednesday, July 11, 6 – 8pm.
Mentee Artist Talk: Saturday, July 14, 2pm.

Highlighting the talents of emerging artists NAT chantel, Lux Habrich, Bree Hyland, and Karen Langlois, the Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2017-18 Mentorship Program Exhibition Conversations also includes work from mentors anna sprague, Kim Morgan, Emily Falencki and Terri Whetstone. Learn more about the artists and their work.

Since the Mentorship Program’s inception in 2006, Visual Arts Nova Scotia has successfully paired emerging artists with established artists to take part in a 10-month mentorship. The Mentorship Program provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging artists to develop both their creative process and professional skills, thus building the foundation for a successful career in the visual arts. As a secondary outcome, the program offers established artists an opportunity to pass on their experience, resources, knowledge, and insight. For information on the program visit: www.visualarts.ns.ca/programs/mentorship-program.

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, Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 5:30pm, and Saturday: 9am – 5pm. For further information on The Craig Gallery, please visit www.alderneylanding.com/gallery.

Image details (clockwise from top left): Kim Morgan, Blood Galaxy, billboard photographic installation, 2017; Karen Langlois, Meandering: A Book in Seven Parts. Part VII: Reader, cotton, paper, ink, thread, button, 28cm x 36 m x 1cm (open), 2018; Bree Hyland, Pink Skirt, oil on canvas, 10 x 12″, 2018; anna sprague, and there it was. gone, installation, 2018; Lux Habrich, memories of a homeland unknown, white earthenware, (^04) glazes, glass beads, 2018; NAT chantel, Cocoon Sculpture, found branches, cotton, raffia, twine and discarded text, 42 x 20″, 2017; Terri Whetstone, Red Black White #127, Discarded painting (Acrylic paint on Arches paper), acrylic paint on Fabriano paper, Cartulina paper, foam adhesive pads, and glue, 9.75 x 8.5 x 0.25″, 2018; Emily Falencki, Father, oil on traditional gesso on plywood, 42 x 46″, 2018.

High resolution images available for press at Dropbox

For more information on this exhibition, contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
t:902.423.4694    1.866.225.8267   f:902.422.0881
vans@visualarts.ns.ca      www.visualarts.ns.ca

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