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VANS Mentorship Program Receives Protégé Award

At the 2017 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, Susan Gibson Garvey was awarded the Portia White Prize, which recognizes cultural and artistic excellence on the part of a Nova Scotian artist who has attained professional status, mastery and recognition in … Continue reading

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Moving Forward, Looking B(l)ack: Visual Art in Nova Scotia

A panel discussion featuring women who curate, create, and activate. With Pamela Edmonds, Lucie Chan, Bria Miller, and Jade Peek. Facilitated by Sylvia Hamilton. Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:00pm Halifax North Memorial Library, 2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax Doors open … Continue reading

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2017-18 Mentorship Program

Mentees: NAT chantel NAT chantel is an African Nova Scotian emerging artist in multimedia, textiles and sculpture. Collections of written language influence and direct her to recount historical experiences of oppression, silence, and marginalization, that draw into question the narratives … 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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The Initial Show: VANS’ 2016 – 17 Mentorship Program Exhibition

Highlighting the talents of mentees Alexis Vessey, Ben Mosher, Ryan Josey, and Kate Grey, the Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2016-17 Mentorship Program Exhibition The Initial Show also includes work from mentors Sarah Maloney, Craig Leonard, Bryan Maycock and Andrea Dorfman. … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: 2017-18 Mentorship Program

Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Mentorship Program pairs emerging artists with established artists to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Focusing on supporting the goals and ambitions of emerging artists throughout the province, mentors may be asked … 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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“Bird’s Flyin’ High” – Rhonda Barrett

Self-taught artist Rhonda Barrett’s experimentation with different media has brought her to paper collage and the joy that can be found in little bits of paper glued to canvas. Her pieces are created from newspaper as it has been printed; … Continue reading

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“I Never Want To Grow Up” – Erin Hollingshead

(Halifax) – Recent NSCAD University graduate Erin Hollingshead has created a new body of work, which incorporates imagery that delves into the inner child into powerful portraits of adult women. Stuffed animals and classic childhood items add colour and excitement … 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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“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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“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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Memory Series – Lydia Hunsberger

Emerging artist Lydia Hunsberger exhibits her recent series of photographs that examine the theme of memory in relation to space. Hunsberger has documented locations in which she has allowed a thin white veil to blow through or partially cover the … Continue reading

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Urban Paper- Frankie Macaulay

Emerging artist Frankie Macaulay creates carefully executed composite images through the collection of images of decay. Through this process of collection, Macaulay constructs imagined spaces, and makes them real through building physical three-dimensional objects then placing those objects in situ through photographs. This … Continue reading

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Studies of Intercourse and Water – Kyle Alden Martens

Halifax based emerging artist Kyle Alden Martens exhibits an installation of 80 cut silicone swimming caps exposing a subversive and ambiguous sexuality. Studies of Intercourse and Water is on view in the corridor gallery October 6 – 28. Continue reading

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Sera Senakovicz – July Featured Artist

Sera Senakovicz grew up in British Columbia and moved to Nova Scotia in 2005. Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design she has been making prints wherever and however she can. She has been a recipient of two creation grants from ARTS Nova Scotia to help her to attend a residency at Spark Box Studios and to make a new body of work for a solo exhibition at Parentheses Gallery this past February. She is interested in oral histories of neighbourhoods and buildings and how lives are lived within and around them. Continue reading

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Mentorship Program Information Session – Annapolis Royal

The next deadline for applications to the Mentorship Program is July 15th, 2015 at 5pm. This information session will appeal to artists interested in applying to the program and/or anyone who has questions about the program. The VANS Mentorship Program pairs emerging artists with established artists to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Focusing on supporting the goals and ambitions of emerging artists throughout the province, mentors are paired with selected applicants based on their aspirations and interests. Continue reading

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

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 1. Continue reading

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semblance of a connection – Alice MacLean

Examining social interaction and memory, emerging Dartmouth based artist Alice MacLean exhibits a series of figurative works begun in Paris. On view in the corridor gallery May 11-28, 2015. Continue reading

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( empty sets ) – Jocelyn Li

Emerging Halifax based artist Jocelyn Li exhibits graphite and charcoal drawings rendered in plaster and jewellery to explore ideas surrounding the ellipse as zero, on view in the corridor gallery March 6 – 25, 2015. Continue reading

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Jack Wong – January Featured Artist

Emerging artist and active volunteer Jack Wong works in drawing and participatory performance. Currently he is researching and writing on the topics of allegory, postmodernism, and video art, and on non-display in contemporary practice. His artwork is a means to test out ideas and opinions critical of the sociopolitcal landscape. Continue reading

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Emerging Halifax based artist Kyle Martell exhibits a series of print-media works investigating the passive observer, on view in the corridor gallery November 5 – December 17. Continue reading

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Announcing the 2014-15 Mentorship Program Participants

Emerging artists Angela Glanzmann, Kate Walchuk and Stephanie Yee have been individually paired with established artists and mentors: Barbara Lounder, Eryn Foster and Wilma Needham. Continue reading

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