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Emily Falenki to give talk at AGNS – Yarmouth

EMILY FALENKI- March 31 Artist’s Talk at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth

Artist Emily Falenki will give a talk about her thought-provoking work at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth on Friday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m.  This is a free public event.

Falenki’s work deals with global conflicts from the Second World War to the Syrian crisis. She hopes her paintings will make people slow down to more deeply consider the graphic images that fly by on the TV and the Internet. She wants to give a voice to the people we see so fleetingly. “There is a history of when you paint something, it becomes important”, she says.

A recent series builds on her Polish grandmother’s wartime letters to her mother, husband, and son. In 1940, her grandmother had escaped from Poland to the United States, leaving her mother in the Warsaw Ghetto, where she was killed in 1943. Falenki has magnified the writing and the envelopes with their stamps as a surface for her figures.  “It’s the story of being a refugee or an immigrant and the images tell the same story.” Falenki’s solo exhibit will continue at the Art Gallery until April 29.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch, Yarmouth, is located at 341 Main Street, Yarmouth.  For more information about the free Art Talk, contact the Gallery at 902 749-2248 or Virginia Stoddard, ArtReach coordinator at agnsyarmouth@novascotia.ca

Upcoming events at your AGNS

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth Family Sunday

One Sunday a month the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia hosts Family Sundays. Everyone is welcome to drop in between 2:00 – 4:00 pm for an artist-facilitated afternoon of studio activities inspired by a specific exhibition or theme. In December, there is a special Family Sunday to bring in the holiday season. Many have come for years to the much-loved Gingerbread Sunday!  register NOW!!!
Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.

November 29, 2015 2-4pm Mask Making with artist Travis Doyle

Decorative Mask Making

Interested in having some fun and flexing your creative muscle? Join us from 2 to 4, November 29th for Family Sunday as local artists guide us through a process of decorative mask making.

Thanks to The FRIENDS of the Art Gallery Western branch the sponsor for this program, admission is FREE. All materials are supplied.

December 13, 2015 GINGERBREAD SUNDAY

1- 4pm please call to register limited seating. Join us for our fabulous annual Gingerbread Sunday. Start the holiday season off in a deliciously creative way by creating a gingerbread house with milk cartons, graham crackers, icing sugar, and LOTS of candy!
$5.00 per child, all materials supplied.

To register call 902 749 2248 or email agnsyarmouth@gov.ns.ca

A Taste of Ginger this Friday, Nov. 20!

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Reminder! Christmas at the Gallery … A Taste of Ginger … this Friday night Nov. 20 from 6-8 p.m.  Great way to start off the season with gingery appetizers and deserts AND entertainment featuring Ingrid D’Eon, Chimera and The Strolling Carolers. Only $15 (AGNS members $12) This is a fantastic 2 hours at a fantastic price. Tickets: 902 749-2248.

The Path We Share: Charles Doucette, Fran Francis, Courtney Leonard and Alan Syliboy

 

Charles Doucette, Interconnected.

Charles Doucette, Interconnected.

Work by Fran Francis.

Work by Fran Francis.

Courtney Leonard, Whale Sculpture, Installation in Ship Harbour

Courtney Leonard, Whale Sculpture, Installation in Ship Harbour

Artist Alan Syliboy at work.

Artist Alan Syliboy at work.

Four contemporary First Nations artists will be brought together to take part in a creative residency, sponsored by Acadia First Nation, at the AGNS Western Branch in August 2015: Charles Doucette, Fran Francis, Courtney Leonard and Alan Syliboy.  This residency represents the second phase of The Path We Share project, following a similar residency held at The Deanery in Lower Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia, in 2014.  After working independently for a year, the four artists will reconvene in Yarmouth to continue working together and sharing ideas.  In this context, the artistic process will be made visible in lead-up to planned group exhibition of their work.

The general public will be able to engage the artists in conversation and dialogue through a variety of avenues including: the “open door” format of the Community Room August 10 to 14,2015, and a “Meet and Greet the Artists” event on August 13, 2015 from 4pm to 6pm. Light refreshments will be served.
The basis of this collaborative exchange is centered on reconciling the parallel journeys of the Mi’kmaq People and the whales of the North Atlantic.  As artist Alan Syliboy states:

Whales are seldom-sighted travelers indigenous to the world beneath the waters of Mi’kma’ki.  Recently (just a few centuries back), the course of whale life was significantly altered by contact with visitors who stayed.  While predation did not begin with these settlers, their pursuit of livelihoods beyond subsistence became a threat to the very existence of whales.  Their habitat too, has deteriorated with the depletion of food sources, purity of water, and intrusion of substances, sounds, climatic change, and physical hazards that have accompanied the new ways.

Starry Night at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch

Starry Night will be held at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch in Yarmouth on July 21st from 6:00-10:00 pm!

Alma Square decorated with lights for Starry Night.

Alma Square decorated with lights for Starry Night.

In 2013, AGNS Western Branch partnered with Seafest to create an event that would celebrate the creative talents of Yarmouth’s youth. Starry Night is now a permanent event in the Seafest schedule, and we are thrilled to be holding this event again Continue reading

REEL Canada Day Wed. April 29

Look at these three great Canadian films on the roster at the AGNS in Yarmouth!

Barney's Version1 p.m. Barney’s Choice: The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky. (Starring Dustin Hoffman)

4 p.m. The Whale: The true story of Luna, a
young, wild killer whale who tries to befriend people on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island.The Whale

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 p.m. The Iron Road: A Chinese woman, in search of her long-lost father, disguises herself as a boy to join thousands of Chinese workers blasting through the Rocky Mountains. When she falls in love with the boss’s son, she faces the racism of her new world and a plot to kill her on the mountain cliff. (Staring Peter O’Toole).

The Iron RoadA toonie gets in you to see the movie and refreshments.  Seating is limited. Call the AGNS and leave your name if you plan to attend so we know how much food to line up! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 902 749-2248

National Canada Film Day April 29th

Horizontal poster for film day
Mark your calendars! Wednesday April 29th is National Canada Film Day! THREE great movies at the AGNS in Yarmouth. 1 pm, 4 pm and 7 pm. More about them this weekend!

Movies anyone? visit the AGNS

cghfhegdO LIGHT A CANDLE: This new documentary will be viewed the AGNS Western Branch, Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. It was created by Canadian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari, who, after spending 118 days in an Iranian prison without charges, was inspired by the resilience of the Baha’i community in the face of unrelenting persecution, to produce the film, which is also part of a global campaign titled, “Education is Not a Crime.”

Art of Plating – Encore!

ficggigaAs we are sold out for the February 22nd event, Sebastien and Hannah Milot (Sebastien’s Gourmet & Catering www.sebastiensgourmet.ca) are whipping up a second food-lover’s special program at the AGNS Western Branch on Sunday, March 29th at 2 p.m.

They’ll show us all about the art of plating and tantalize our taste buds with samplers. Imagine eating a Caprese skewer, a Jerked Shrimp with Coconut Mango Sauce, Bourbon Meatball, and a Puffed Pastry Wafer with a Creamy mixture of Pistachio & Goat Cheese and Chive piped in the center.

egjjhiieThe second offering will include: Limoncello Mousse in a Flaky Phyllo cup, garnished with a Fresh Raspberry, Candied Lemon Zest and a Mint Leaf on Raspberry Coulis Paint. It will also include a Chocolate Espresso Brownie cup with their Decadent Chocolate Mousse piped into it, topped with a fresh Strawberry slice, atop a bed of Crème Fraiche, Chocolate Cookie Crumbs and Chocolate Drizzle.

Sebastien says, “We will demonstrate the preparation of each of these while also discussing our process in choosing menu items and developing the recipes and presentation of each item.”

The food, the demo, the camaraderie—all for $20. White wine available for purchase by the glass.

Same deal: ONLY 40 TICKETS. So get into the AGNS pronto to buy your tickets! Call 902 749-2248 or drop in Wed.-Fri.. 10-5; Sat-Sun. 12-5

Art of Plating – Creative Minds series

art of plating 2Sebastien and Hannah Milot (Sebastien’s Gourmet & Catering www.sebastiensgourmet.ca) are whipping up a food-lover’s special program at the AGNS Western Branch on Sunday, February 22 at 2 p.m.

They’ll show us all about the art of plating and tantalize our taste buds with samplers. Imagine eating a Caprese skewer, a Jerked Shrimp with Coconut Mango Sauce, Bourbon Meatball, and a Puffed Pastry Wafer with a Creamy mixture of Pistachio & Goat Cheese and Chive piped in the center.

dhcgggidThe second offering will include: Limoncello Mousse in a Flaky Phyllo cup, garnished with a Fresh Raspberry, Candied Lemon Zest and a Mint Leaf on Raspberry Coulis Paint. It will also include a Chocolate Espresso Brownie cup with their Decadent Chocolate Mousse piped into it, topped with a fresh Strawberry slice, atop a bed of Crème Fraiche, Chocolate Cookie Crumbs and Chocolate Drizzle.

Sebastien says, “We will demonstrate the preparation of each of these while also discussing our process in choosing menu items and developing the recipes and presentation of each item.”

The food, the demo, the camaraderie—all for $20. White wine available for purchase by the glass.

ONLY 40 TICKETS. So get into the AGNS pronto to buy your tickets!

To purchase your tickets call the gallery 902 749 2248 or drop in the Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5pm…