“Meet Local Women” – 2014-15 Mentorship Program Exhibition


Images descending: Angela Glanzmann, studio work in progress, 2015; Stephanie Yee, “Blanket Fort George”, artificial turf, blanket, thread, chicken wire, line marking tape, fishing line, 2015; Kate Walchuk, “Still from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Season 9, Episode 3: “Art Imitates Life” (2008).” 2015.

Meet Local Women
The Craig Gallery, July 9 – August 2
Opening: Wednesday July 8, 7-9pm.
Artist Talks: Saturday July 25, 10am.

Highlighting the talents of mentees Angela Glanzmann, Kate Walchuk, and Stephanie Yee the Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2014-15 Mentorship Program Exhibition Meet Local Women also includes work from mentors Barbara Lounder, Eryn Foster, and Wilma Needham. Emerging artists in this year’s program present work examining loneliness, the artist stereotype, and contemporary settlement in Nova Scotia, on view at the Craig Gallery July 9 – August 2. 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 Robert Pope Foundation and The Craig Foundation.

The program is also supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the Halifax Regional Municipality, the Craig Gallery, and artsVest: funded by Canadian Heritage, Arts Nova Scotia and Business for the Arts.

The Craig Gallery is located at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St in Dartmouth, NS. The gallery is open to the public Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm, Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 5:30pm, and Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm. For further information on the Craig Gallery, please visit www.alderneylanding.com/gallery.

For more information on this exhibition, contact:

Becky Welter-Nolan
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
t:902.423.4694    1.866.225.8267   f:902.422.0881




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