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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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“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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“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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Kas Stone – August Featured Artist

Kas Stone spent her formative years on the Atlantic coast in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. This sparked a passion for bleak coastal scenery and wild weather that has sustained her spirit and inspired her photography ever since. After a twenty-year stint ‘learning the ropes’ in Toronto, Kas now makes her home in Dublin Shore, Lunenburg County, where she runs a studio gallery and teaches courses in digital imaging. Her work is inspired by our wild coastal scenery with its vast expanse of sea and sky and its smaller textural and colour details. Continue reading

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Evolving Pictures – Marilyn Whalen

Truro-based painter Marilyn Whalen exhibits a series of paintings examining the evolution of an art practice over time and the vision that holds the works together. Evolving Pictures is on view in the corridor gallery August 7 – 27. Continue reading

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The Charming PEI – Margareta Boivin

Halifax-based painter Margareta Boivin exhibits a series of acrylic paintings examining Prince Edward Island from her perspective as a sailor in the Royal Canadian Navy. The Charming PEI is on view in the corridor gallery July 6 – 27, 2015. 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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Susan MacDonald – April Artist Profile

Susan MacDonald is an artist and art educator with over 25 years of experience. As a VANS PAINTS artist she has been working with school children in Cape Breton for the past several years. She is currently exploring the medium of watercolours and enjoys the intensity and subtlety of colour that the medium offers. 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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Pamela Swainson – February Artist Profile

Born in Manitoba and currently living on a farm in the Cobequid Mountains, Pamela Swainson studied in the Fine Arts Program at Mount Allison in the early 70’s. She recently returned to her practice after several years on hold. Swainson is passionate about local living and sustainability, with caring for the earth is a subtext in her work. Continue reading

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Improvisational Landscapes – Rosemary Dzus

On view in the corridor gallery January 6 – 28, 2015, Annapolis Valley based artist Rosemary Dzus exhibits a series of generational reproductions of her work focused on abstraction, representation and improvisation. Continue reading

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Christopher Webb – September Artist Profile

My work is rooted in questions of spirituality and morality. Compositions are calculated, controlled and attempt to reach perfection. They are resolved. Conflict has been removed. They are intended to act as a counterpoint to our chaotic society and the lack of control I have as an individual struggling with my place. Continue reading

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Bird Maps / Marsh View – Charlotte Wilson-Hammond

Portia White award winning visual artist and arts advocate, Charlotte Wilson-Hammond exhibits a series of mixed media works reflecting on marsh landscapes from an aerial perspective, on view July 7 – 29. Continue reading

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Karen Langlois – May Artist Profile

After a 20-year career in Early Childhood Education Karen Langlois walked through the doors of Toronto School of Art and never looked back. Three years later she left Ontario to pursue her other long-neglected dream: a house in the woods in Nova Scotia. For the past seven years she has been making art and gardening in Port Medway. Continue reading

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Dawn MacNutt – March Featured Artist

Dawn MacNutt is an artist and sculptor, from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Dawn’s work is most often inspired by her lifelong love of the human condition. …what she describes as ‘the beauty of human frailty’. Continue reading

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Joy Laking – January Featured Artist

Joy Laking is an artist and longstanding member of VANS. For the past forty years, she has tried to capture the beauty of her surroundings with paint, mainly working close to her home on the shore of the Bay of Fundy. Her work is featured in the Dalhousie Art Gallery exhibition CAPTURE 2014: Nova Scotia Realism, curated by Tom Smart. Continue reading

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TOPOPHILIA – Hangama Amiri

Lunenburg based artist and recipient of the Portia White Protege award, Hangama Amiri presents a series of large scale paintings exploring the connection between human emotions and the natural environment. On view in the in the corridor gallery from Nov 15 – Dec 17. Continue reading

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En Route Artist Talk Series: John Dickson in Annapolis Royal

Visual Arts Nova Scotia presents an artist talk by Toronto-based artist John Dickson at ARTsPLACE Gallery in Annapolis Royal, Saturday November 23 at 3pm. John Dickson is a Toronto-based artist visiting the province to present his solo exhibition From Light to Dark at the Khyber Centre for the Arts. Dickson’s sculpture and installation-based works explore the complex and troubled relationship that exists between the natural and constructed worlds which we inhabit. Continue reading

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En Route Artist Talk Series: Ehryn Torrell in Antigonish

Ehryn Torrell is a London-based Canadian painter visiting the province to present her solo exhibition Self Similar at the Cape Breton University Art Gallery this fall. Torrell’s large scale paintings and drawings incorporate visual elements of collapsed and derelict structures, and of remembered cityscapes. Using the lens of the built environment to explore personal and universal conditions of human experience, Ehryn Torrell’s work in painting examines empathy, contingency, loss and vulnerability. Continue reading

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Ed Huner – August 2013 Artist Profile

Born in the Netherlands and raised in southern Ontario, Edward Huner holds a BFA(’76) degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Ed is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and is a founding member of the Professional Living Artists of Nova Scotia. He regards his work as figurative and representational and enjoys the disparate placements of objects and environments. Continue reading

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2012-13 Mentorship Program Exhibition

Apprentices this year have created works investigating dominant forms of knowledge, the transference of power, and wilderness as refuge. Highlighting the talents of emerging artists Judy Arsenault, Wes Johnston, and Christine Waugh the exhibition will also include work from their individual mentors Janice Leonard, Ilan Sandler, and Steve Higgins. Continue reading

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May 2013 Featured Artist – Judy Arsenault

From my studio on the Shubenacadie River, I am a daily observer of the powerful Fundy tides, the change of the seasons and the cycles and rhythms of the land. Continue reading

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April 2013 Featured Artist – Pat Loucks

Inspiration for my work usually comes from my observation of seasonal changes in the natural environment or the effects of human intervention in the landscape. Continue reading

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February 2013 Featured Artist: Ron Hayes

Ron Hayes opened Art Can Gallery in Canning in 2001 and has been actively involved in the support and promotion of the arts in the Annapolis Valley, most recently as Chair of the Alliance of Kings Artists (AKA) Board of … Continue reading

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