tête-à-tête: 2011-12 VANS Mentorship Program Exhibition at the Port Loggia gallery showed August 1 - 19, 2012. Pairing the talents of emerging artists Anne Macmillan, William Robinson, and Natalie Boterman, with work from their individual mentors Peter Dykhuis, Robert Bean and Ariella Pahlke, the 2011-12 program exhibition showcased engaging new works from these interdisciplinary artists. Apprentices from this program created works inspired by histories, places, and the archiving of the mundane. Special thanks to the generous support of Nova Scotia Communities, Culture, and Heritage, the RBC Emerging Artist Foundation and Jack and Joan Craig.
This year the program's apprentices William Robinson, Anne Macmillan, Natalie Boterman, along with mentors Bob Bean, Peter Dykhuis and Ariella Pahlke participated in a weekend long retreat intensive at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. Special thanks to the generous support of Nova Scotia Tourism Culture and Heritage, RBC Emerging Artist Foundation and the Craig Foundation.
x2: 2010-11 VANS Mentorship Program exhibition opened to the public on Friday, August 26th and was on view at Eyelevel Gallery August 25 - September 3, 2011. The exhibition paired the talents of emerging artists Ruth Marsh, Kyle Cunjak and Matthew Carswell, with work from their individual mentors Melinda Spooner, Adrian Fish and Cathy Busby. Viewers reveled in inventive sculptural work, found documentation, large-scale drawings, photographic work and text based installations.
The 2008-2009 program featured emerging artists Scott Saunders, Terry Drahos, and Nicholas Johnson, who we individually paired with mentors, Craig Leonard, Susan Wood and Nancy Stevens. The 2008/2009 VANS Mentorship Program Exhibition was on view from June 2-6, 2009 at Anna Leonowens Art Gallery in Halifax, NS.