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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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“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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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M.E. Sparks – Image

Emerging New Glasgow based painter M.E. Sparks exhibits a series of drawings derived from Google Image searching a previous work, on view in the corridor gallery from June 5 – 26. Continue reading

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Janet Larkman – April Featured Artist

While I prefer not to be limited by media or genre, I mostly work as a painter with a 3-D sensibility, incorporating materials such as metal, stone, glass, wood and clay. I have always done installation art and often use paintings as elements of installation. Continue reading

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Routines to Rituals – curated by Maritza Miari

This group exhibition explores the inspiration found in traditions, routines, and rituals. Featuring artists Chris Brobeck, Lee Cripps, Anna Horsnell-Wade, Anne Launcelott, Maritza Miari, and Barbara Schmeisser. Continue reading

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Super Phat – Dylan Fish

This work derives from the mischief, mayhem and intimacy of eating cereal while watching Saturday morning cartoons. Suspended between the saturated visual overload of cartoon violence and the stillness of sitting on a couch in pajamas, Super Phat strives to find visual pleasure in all that is inherently gross. Continue reading

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