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Carl Snyder – Artist Profile

Carl Snyder received a B.A. and M.L.S. from McGill. Photography had long been of interest so, while working as a librarian, he started moonlighting as a darkroom technician at a commercial photography studio in Montreal. Soon he was assisting on … Continue reading

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“Rapport: The Red Black White Series” – Terri Whetstone

The Red Black White Series is Terri Whetstone‘s on-going collage project exploring the common language of aesthetics and design at play in the art works. With a restricted palette, the works focus on the dynamic interplay of colour and shape. … Continue reading

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“Ropeworks” – Violet Rosengarten

Mixed media artist Violet Rosengarten‘s vibrant exhibition, Ropeworks, is composed of painted surfaces and painted rope on wood or canvas. These colourful textured reliefs play with the natural way that rope meanders, entangles and coils. Her colour choices refer to … Continue reading

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“Anguish and Rapture” – Hannah Genosko

Emerging artist Hannah Genosko exhibits a series of work exploring experiences of revelation through the perspective of invented outsider artist named Elevia Anne Mitchell. A portion of the work is made from Elevia’s perspective, imagining she used artwork to process … Continue reading

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“Celebrate!!!” – Marla Benton

South Shore artist Marla Benton shows a body of work inspired by her young daughter who started celebrating everything and anything, all the time. Benton described these celebrations as “a beautiful ritual to take on as an adult”. She started … Continue reading

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“Resonance” – Krista Sheehan

Emerging artist Krista Sheehan uses a combination of oil, acrylic and charcoal to create paintings focusing on emotionally charged landscapes, some of which carry personal meaning and others are from spaces that echo with a collective emotional weight. Her solo … Continue reading

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“The Fine Print” – Nova Scotia Printmakers

The Nova Scotia Printmakers, VANS group members, promote original prints regionally, nationally & internationally through workshops, demonstrations & exhibitions. Their exhibition of small works, The Fine Print, runs from May 2 – 25 in the Corridor Gallery. The Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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Kevin P. Comeau – Artist Profile

Kevin Comeau is a professional sculptor from Meteghan River, Nova Scotia. He’s an Acadian-Métis, using his surroundings and natural material as inspirations for his sculptures. To date his works have been exhibited locally and regionally, and purchased by private collectors. … Continue reading

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“Postcards from the Island” – Gary Castle

Lantz-based artist Gary Castle exhibits haunting photographs of the historic little peninsula known as Horseshoe Island. Postcards from the Island is at the Corridor Gallery April 4 – 27. Describing the work on view, Castle explains: Horseshoe Island beach, in … Continue reading

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VANS in Residence

VANS is excited to announce the artists who have been chosen for the three VANS In Residence initiatives this spring. We have both rural and urban residencies in HRM this year, involving fantastic partners. Each artist will spend their time … Continue reading

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“Serenity” – Phyllis Adams

Cape Breton artist Phyllis Adams was a photographer who decided, upon her retirement, to re-interpret her photographs in paint. The exhibition displays her recent landscapes and portraits, inspired by her photographs of Cape Breton. Serenity is at the Corridor Gallery … Continue reading

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Sara Roth – Artist Profile

Sara Roth is a multidisciplinary artist, whose work bridges illustration, installation and sculpture. She holds a BFA from NSCAD University and a Diploma in Fine Craft from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She previously worked as part … Continue reading

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S2WR – Artist Profile

S2WR is the Halifax-based collaborative duo of DIY technologist, Shawn Wolchyn and multidisciplinary artist, Sally Raab. Raab graduated from ACAD in 2010. An arts administrator and self-proclaimed governance nerd, she works as a freelance bookkeeper and chairs the board of … Continue reading

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Send us your Studio Selfies!

To launch the 40th anniversary of Visual Arts Nova Scotia in 2017, we want to recognize the hard work and dedication of the artists living and working in this province. To any visual artist living in NS, a VANS member … Continue reading

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“Booth & Blitz” – Bryan Maycock

Inspired by Charles Booth’s Poverty map of London (1889) and the London Fire Brigade’s map of bomb damage (1941), Bryan Maycock exhibits a series of 10 works layered in medium and meaning. While each Booth or Blitz work signifies an area … Continue reading

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Mathew Reichertz – Artist Profile

Originally from Montreal, Mathew Reichertz completed his BFA at Concordia University and his MFA at NSCAD University. In 2005 Reichertz was the Eastern Canadian winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition and in 2006 was shortlisted for the Sobey Art … Continue reading

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“Seti I Dondi George” – Matt W. Brown

Emerging artist Matt W. Brown exhibits a series of his recent drawings created using chalk pastel, watercolor, and oil bar. These small works on display, each a collage-like group of images, are a response to a number of his recent … Continue reading

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Retuned – Zeqirja Rexhepi

Established artist Zeqirja Rexhepi exhibits his colourful abstract paintings, which carry the message of everyday life through parallel symbols and metaphors. His exhibition, Retuned, is on view in the Corridor Gallery July 5 – 28, 2016. Describing the work on … Continue reading

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“How We Are Talking” 2015-16 Mentorship Program Exhibition

How We Are Talking is at The Craig Gallery, June 30 – August 7. Opening: Wednesday, June 29, 7 – 9 pm Artist Panel: Saturday, August 6, 1 pm Highlighting the talents of mentees Anna Taylor, Sophie Paskins, Alice MacLean … Continue reading

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Visual In Formation – Caitlin McGuire

Using a limited colour palette on birch boards, emerging artist Caitlin McGuire’s vibrant new series of drawings depicts signs and messages that pedestrians encounter when traversing the city on foot. Her exhibition, Visual In Formation, is on view in the … Continue reading

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Marla Benton – Artist Profile

Marla Benton earned her education through the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, the Ontario College of Art and Design and Nipissing University. From growing up in a small town, traveling to 41 different countries, building a home … Continue reading

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Gambol – Gary Castle

Lantz-based mixed-media artist Gary Castle exhibits a series of paintings and collage-based works in his exhibition Gambol, on view in the Corridor Gallery April 4 – 28, 2016. Describing his inspiration for the work on view, Castle explains: Aside from … Continue reading

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Kyle Jackson – Artist Profile

In 1975, Kyle Jackson stood across the table from Andy Warhol and handed him a soup can. While the famous artist used a black sharpie and signed the can of Campbell’s tomato soup, Kyle decided the life of the artist was the life for him. Continue reading

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Anna Horsnell Wade – Artist Profile

Anna Horsnell Wade has been painting for over 40 years. Since returning to her home province in 1988, she has been actively involved in the arts community leading various community art projects, co-founding several arts groups, writing about art, and … Continue reading

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