OVERSIZE Matters – a new exhibition – November 3 opening.

Stuff on Board – 4 x 8 feet – in the process of creation. Dan Earle.

Size matters—especially when it’s OVERSIZE!  A new show in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth’s Community Room will celebrate the importance of scale in art!

OVERSIZE MATTERS! will showcase large works by Brian Porter, Dan Earle, Travis Doyle, Dave Gorman, and Andre Haines.

After a preview at a Community, Culture & Cocktails event on Friday, November 3rd, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, the show will run until January 28, 2018.

The OVERSIZE MATTERS! exhibit may also include a community creation—a 6’ x 4’ canvas painted by audience volunteers and artists under the direction of Andre Haines during the opening Community, Culture & Cocktails event on  November 3rd.

Community, Culture & Cocktails is a quarterly celebration of the arts sponsored by the Friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth. The early evening fund raising event on November 3rd will include live music with vocalist Barb Gillis, an array of savory and sweet appetizers by Chef Warren Parnell, a complementary cocktail, cash bar, and an interactive art activity with Andre Haines.   Artists represented in the OVERSIZE MATTERS! show will be present to engage in conversations about their work.

Tickets for November 3rd are $30 for Art Gallery members and seniors; $35 for non-members. To reserve tickets, please call the Gallery at 902 749-2248, email agnsyarmouth@novascotia.ca. or come in!  Winter hours are 11 am–4 pm on Wednesday, 11am – 8 pm on Thursday, 11 am – 4 pm on Friday, 12 noon – 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

 

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Community Culture & Cocktails event


Please join us at this truly special event.

Autism Arts Program Continues

Good news!  Autism Arts classes will be happening at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth this fall! Autism Arts sessions will begin on Saturday, October 23rd and continue until Saturday, December 16th.  There will be no class on November 11th, so that gives us eight weeks of art activity.

Jay LeBlanc will be the art instructor , and Amy Walls will be the therapist.  Together they will plan and offer hour-long, hands on, art projects that will entertain and engage.

There will be two sessions each Saturday morning.  Classes for the younger  group, ages 6 to 11, will run from 9:45 to 10:45.  Ages 12 and up will meet from 11 to 12 noon. Only six participants are accepted for each class, so pre-registration is required.

The cost for the program is $10 per class ($80 for the term).  Assistance with fees is available from the Friends of the Art Gallery, Yarmouth and other sources.  Just ask—we’re happy to help!   To register or to ask for more detail about Autism Arts, contact the Art Gallery at 902 749-2248 or at agnsyarmouth@novascotia.ca.

Also feel free to call or contact Virginia Stoddard; her home number is 902 742-4182.   Looking forward to an exciting and rewarding fall—it will be good to see many of you at the gallery again!

Creative Minds at AGNS – October 22nd

On Sunday, October 22nd at 2 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 341 Main St. Yarmouth, the members of the Artist’s Way Collective from Annapolis will discuss their creative path.

In 2012, the group began exhibiting after completing a 13-week discussion of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and they continue to use the principles of this book as they work together to create new exhibits. The Artist’s Way Collective’s latest exhibit, A Sense of Place, is their fourth joint exhibition and is currently on display in the Community Room at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth.

The exhibition will end following the talk on October 22nd. For more information, call 902-749-2248 or email agnsyarmouth@novascotia.ca This event is part of the Creative Minds series sponsored by the Friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth.  All are welcome.

Appreciating Maud Lewis

“Appreciating the Art of Maud Lewis” with Alan Deacon
September 17, 2017 – 2-4 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 341 Main St. Yarmouth, NS

Maud Lewis expert Alan Deacon will be giving a special talk titled “Appreciating the art of Maud Lewis” at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 341 Main St. Yarmouth in the Community Room. Deacon not only has the largest private Maud Lewis collection in Canada (spans three decades of her work), he also authenticates her paintings for all the major Canadian art auction houses. This talk is sure to be informative and entertaining. Everyone is invited! Alan Deacon, would be willing to see any Maud Lewis paintings people care to bring along. He is willing to offer a verbal authentication and appraisal of Maud Lewis items.

This talk is part of the Creative Minds series sponsored by the Friends of the Yarmouth Art Gallery. For more information please call the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 341 Main St. Yarmouth 902-749-2248 or email agnsyarmouth@gov.ns.ca

Maud Lewis Painting Party

Maud Lewis Painting party with local artist Tootsie Emin
Saturday, September 16, 2017 1-4 pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 341 Main Street, Yarmouth, NS.
Join a fun painting party with Tootsie Emin and learn to paint a Maud Lewis-style painting.  Cost: $30.00 per person
Please call 902 749 2248 to register limited spaces. Payment is confirmation.
Ages 16+ All art supplies and canvas included
For more information please call Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth 341 Main Street 902- 749-2248 or email agnsyarmouth@gov.ns.ca

A Maud Lewis Weekend – September 15-17

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth September Activities

 “All about Maud” Weekend”

In her birth place: Yarmouth Nova Scotia

Join us September 15, 16 & 17,2017 weekend.

We invite you all (Public & Businesses) to be creative in your own special way to celebrate Maud Lewis. Wear your Maud T-shirt, paint your sneakers Maud style or offer a Maud special. Let’s Maud-ify ourselves, our town and community!

September 15, 2017

Th’YARC Playhouse and Arts Centre 

 8:00 pm , MAUD , a play written and directed by Hal Theriault, follows the life of local renowned folk artist Maud, and her husband Everett Lewis .
Please call Th’Yarc to book your ticket. 902 742 8150


Saturday, September 16, 2017 1-4pm

Maud Lewis painting party with local artist Tootsie Emin

Cost: 30.00 per person

Please call 902 749 2248 to register limited spaces. Payment is confirmation.
Ages 16+ All art supplies and canvas included

September 17, 2017. 2pm

“Appreciating the art of Maud Lewis” with Alan Deacon

Expert on Maud Lewis coming to Yarmouth

Maud Lewis expert Alan Deacon will be giving a special talk titled “Appreciating the art of Maud Lewis” at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth in the Community Room. Deacon not only has the largest private Maud Lewis collection in Canada (spans three decades of her work), he also authenticates her paintings for all the major Canadian art auction houses. In 2011 and 2013 Deacon gave a talk at the Mayberry Gallery in Toronto for their two successful Maud Lewis exhibitions. He says, “It’s rather like being a detective! Authentic Mauds always have certain nuances in the work. I think that’s how I became an authority–by studying and looking at them closely.” This talk is sure to be informative and entertaining! Everyone is invited!

Alan Deacon, would be willing to see any Maud Lewis paintings people care to bring along. He is willing to offer a verbal authentication and appraisal of Maud Lewis items. 

 For more information please call Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth 902 749 2248.

Gallery Hours
 Monday Closed
Tuesday – Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 9pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm

The Gallery shop carries mainly Maud Lewis-related merchandise.

A Sense of Place Show – Aug. 18 to Oct. 22

A Sense of Place

The artists will be on hand to discuss their work and inspiration on Saturday, September 9, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The five members of the Artist’s Way Collective have used their varying art disciplines to evoke time and space in in their latest exhibition. Opening at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth on August 18, “A Sense of Place” reflects personal experiences ranging from traveling in France to walking around the backyard.

The group, who have been exhibiting together since 2013, consists of two painters and three fibre artists.  Working in acrylic, Nadine Belliveau has explored “place” as position in society and in the life cycle. Sherry Caldwell, also working in acrylic, has created paintings inspired by “place” during a recent visit to France. Penny Berens, Grace Butland and Diane Clapp all work with fibre, incorporating eco-dyeing and stitch. Berens’ work is inspired by the rocky soil around her house in Granville Ferry. Butland has taken inspiration from the trees and flowers in her back yard and along the French Basin Trail in Annapolis Royal. Clapp has evoked personal experiences ranging from working with endangered species to a recent visit to Arizona.

The twenty-five pieces in this exhibition reflect an impressive range of imagery and technique.

For more information please call Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth 902 749 2248.

Gallery Hours
 Monday Closed
Tuesday – Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 9pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm

The Gallery shop carries mainly Maud Lewis-related merchandise.

Maud Lewis at th’YARC – September 15th – Special Deal as well!

SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL~All About Maud~ $55

Start with an exclusive Art Gallery tour 5 pm – 6 pm

View the  Maud Lewis paintings from the Permanent Collection at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia – Yarmouth.

From oxen teams working the fields to the lighthouses standing watch along the

rocky shores. Maud Lewis’ paintings reflect the spirit of rural Nova Scotia and a life inextricably bound to the sea.

Then to Murray Manor and Culture House 6:15 pm- 7:30 pm,

and enjoy a three course meal specifically prepared to celebrate  the life

of Maud Lewis.

After dinner, off to Th’YARC to see the stage play, MAUD, Curtain 8pm. (Prime Seating)

Written and directed by Hal Theriault, the story follows the simple life of local renowned folk artist Maud and her husband Everett.

For tickets or information call the box office at 902-742-8150