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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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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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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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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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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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Protect Your Love Artist Book Now Available for Purchase Online

This artist book was published as part of the Re-Focus Sustainable Art Residency in collaboration with the Ecology Action Centre and the Khyber Centre for the Arts. Introductions by Briony Carros (Executive Director, Visual Arts Nova Scotia) and Daniel Joyce (Artistic Director, Khyber Centre for the Arts), as well as an interview with D’Arcy by James MacSwain. Continue reading

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Brights in Series: VANS in the Hub

Visual Arts Nova Scotia presents Brights in Series, the 6th edition of VANS in the HUB featuring a broad range of artworks by Nova Scotian visual artists: Ellen Moershel, Violet Rosengarten, Jacqueline Steudler, and Kate Stinson. 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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After the Rain – Connie Publicover

This body of work tries to capture the beauty of rain drops kissed by those first rays of sunlight. Continue reading

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Protect Your Love: Fact and Fiction – D’Arcy Wilson

Protect Your Love D’Arcy Wilson Khyber Centre for the Arts November 6 – 23 Opening: Monday, November 5, 8pm Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) in collaboration with the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) and the Khyber Centre for the Arts are … Continue reading

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Paintings – Colleen Galloway

April 23 – May 14, 2007 Paintings Colleen Galloway “I am interested in painting diverse subject matters which are inspired by my life experiences,” states Colleen about her work. “I am drawn to nature’s unique beauty whether it be traveling … Continue reading

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Colette Fontaine – The Ocean and Nature

February 12 – March 9, 2007 The Ocean and Nature Colette Fontaine “The ocean fascinates and terrifies me. I’m in awe of its powerful and dangerous energy and yet I can never get enough of its colors and moods,” states … Continue reading

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