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Project coordinator position available

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR NEEDED

FOR: a New Horizons seniors project titled “Looking Out, Looking In: Windows with a Community View” sponsored by the Friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth.

DUTIES: to lead, organize and manage the “Windows” project.

OVERVIEW: The primary objective of the project is to engage seniors of diverse backgrounds by creating inclusive opportunities to enjoy social interactions with their own and other generations through a series of arts-based workshops and other arts-related activities.

A secondary objective is engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others through sharing “folk” arts and crafts, music, stories and skills. Measurable outputs include the production of an art exhibition, arts events, and recorded stories that preserve folk knowledge, and stimulate community-building social activities and cultural exchanges.

This position involves outreach work with seniors and others, as well as members of various community organizations in the Tri-Counties. A valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle is required.

DURATION:  April 04, 2018 – March 29, 2019

SALARY: 26 hours per month @$20.00 per hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application must arrive by 4 pm. March 29, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to the Friends of the Art Gallery, c/o Angela Collier at angela.collier@novascotia.ca; or deliver to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 341 Main St. Yarmouth, N.S.

February 20, 2018 – Students visit Reminiscences exhibit.

This is the first of groups of local area students who will be visiting the Community Room exhibit and hearing the inspiring story of its creation and the people represented. Chuck Smith, on of the creator’s of the show was on hand to give his ‘first hand’ experience of growing up in Yarmouth African Nova Scotian community. He personally knew or is related to many of the portraits and photographs. Dan Earle gave a short presentation on looking at portrait painting from the artist’s viewpoint and the students did some quick studies.

 

February 18, 2018 – Family Sunday – Water-Colour

The Family Sunday event, Water-Colour with Dan Earle vent very well. The morning snowfall did not hold back the 12 registered participants that included elementary, high school students and parents. Dan stressed “water” as being the key word to remember in watercolour and talked about colour mixing, density and the importance of letting the water do the work. He did demonstrations and coached individuals. All seemed pleased with the event and the waiting list indicates further watercolour interest.

February 10, 2018 – Reminiscences Opening held

The opening of the Reminiscences show was held at the Community Room of the AGNS. It was attended by over 100 people. Presentations were made  to introduce and honour the show and its contribution to the history of the African Nova Scotian Community and the Town of Yarmouth.