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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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“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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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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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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“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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Ericka Walker – Artist Profile

Walker received a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MFA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She currently teaches studio coursework in printmaking as an assistant professor in the Fine Arts Division at the Nova Scotia College of Art … 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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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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Anna Syperek

Anna Syperek, born in England of Polish and English parents and raised in Oshawa, Ontario, moved to Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 1971. She graduated with a BFA in painting and printmaking at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design … Continue reading

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Alexandra McCurdy – October Featured Artist

Alexandra McCurdy is a graduate of NSCAD university (BFA) and the Cardiff Institute of Higher Learning in Wales. A ceramist/printmaker/independent curator, Alexandra works in porcelain making highly decorative, one-of-a-kind, colourful pieces, informed by her longstanding interest in textiles. Alexandra was recently inducted to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts and has a celebratory show at the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto Ontario from October 01 through 25. Continue reading

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Nadine Belliveau

Nadine Belliveau is a visual artist from the Baie Sainte-Marie, Digby County, Nova Scotia where she has been creating professionally since 1971. A graduate of NSCAD, Université de Moncton & Université Sainte-Anne, her contribution to the arts has been as an artist, educator and organizer. Her paintings explore the essence of nature by means of abstraction and decorative expression and unveil the mysterious, immersive qualities of nature presenting their inviting and warm environments through textural, layered and large-format acrylic on canvas. Continue reading

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STILL LIFE SPECTRA – Nancy Stevens

Antigonish-based painter Nancy Stevens exhibits a series of paintings examining the substance of colour. STILL LIFE SPECTRA is on view in the corridor gallery September 2 – 29. 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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Nicole Pietrantoni En Route artist talk in Sydney

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is delighted to present an artist talk by visiting artist Nicole Pietrantoni from Washington, USA, in collaboration with the Anna Leonowens Gallery and the Cape Breton University Art Gallery. Taking place Thursday July 9th, 5:30pm at the Cooperative Study Club, Suite 104 of the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation in Sydney, NS, this free artist talk is offered as part of Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s En Route Artist Talk Series. Continue reading

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Geoff Butler – May Featured Artist

Geoff Butler is an artist and writer in Granville Ferry, NS. His work is a mixture of realism and fantasy commenting on the human condition. Recently he has been an artist-in-residence with Fogo Island Arts in Newfoundland, and with the Labrador Institute & Grenfell Campus Art Gallery in North West River, Labrador. His recent work will be exhibited at the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council in August. Continue reading

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Lynn Rotin – March Artist Profile

Lynn Rotin started her career as a photographer for choreographers and independent theater in Toronto. After moving to Halifax in 1989 she decided to enroll at NSCAD has been a practising artist since. She has received grants from the Canada Council, and her work is collected by the Nova Scotia Art Bank. Her drawings and paintings on paper use mixed media, building on layers of mark making. Continue reading

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Jean-René Leblanc artist talk at McCarthy Hall, NSCC Truro

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is delighted to present an artist talk by visiting artist Jean-René Leblanc of Calgary, AB, in collaboration with Viewpoint Gallery and the NSCC Truro’s 14th annual Animediafest. Taking place Friday, March 6th, from 3:30-5:00pm at the NSCC Truro’s McCarthy Hall, this free artist talk is offered as part of Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s En Route Artist Talk Series. Continue reading

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Psychomom: the graphic story – Wilma Needham

Dartmouth artist and VANS mentor Wilma Needham exhibits a photocollage series with accompanying sculptural objects which respond to challenges of parenting, on view in the corridor gallery February 5 – 26, 2015. Continue reading

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Sarah Saunders – En Route Artist Talk, Antigonish

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is delighted to present an artist talk by visiting artist Sarah Saunders of Argyle Shore, PEI, in collaboration with ASAP Artist Run Centre, Antigonish, and ARTsPLACE Artist-run Centre, Annapolis Royal. Taking place Tuesday, October 21st, 7:00pm at the Antigonish Town & County Library, this free artist talk is offered as part of Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s En Route Artist Talk Series. Continue reading

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Henri Fabergé – En Route Artist Talk, Lunenburg

Henri Fabergé is a transmedia storytelling artist with a focus on collaboration and collective creation, incorporating performance art, video, theatre, music, writing, and commissioned visual art. Fabergé’s practice explores the social rules, rituals, and hierarchal structures we inherit, in an attempt to understand their origins and pervasiveness, with special attention towards the themes of gender, sexuality, power, free will, the writing of history, personal transmutation and spiritual knowledge. Continue reading

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Léopold L. Foulem – En Route Artist Talk, Church Point / Bavard’Art, Pointe-de-l’Église

(Le français suivra) Visual Arts Nova Scotia presents an artist talk by visiting artist Léopold L. Foulem of Montreal, QC, in collaboration with Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, at Le Trécarré Gallery in Church Point, NS. Léopold L. Foulem has … Continue reading

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