Monthly Archives: February 2013

Autism Arts at the AGNS in Yarmouth

Autism Arts is a new program being offered at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Yarmouth branch. It is for young people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The 8-week sessions are modeled after a program developed at the AGNS through funding from the Craig Foundation, which have been offered in Halifax since 2006.

Belle Hatfield photo

Belle Hatfield photo

The art gallery is working with the Southwest Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia, and the program is open to families throughout the tri-counties. They are encouraged to contact Angela Collier at the art gallery, 749-2248 or agnsyarmouth@gov.ns.ca.

Belle Hatfield photo

Belle Hatfield photo

The program was recently featured by the Yarmouth County Vanguard. To read the story click here.

“Etched in the imagination” was educational, fun and inspiring!

Creative Minds on January 27th with Cecil Day,  David Cain, and Virginia Stoddard proved to be a fascinating presentation with a lively discussion. Thanks again to Cecil, David and Virginia for bringing your art work (and what’s involved!) to our attention. Here are a few photos from the afternoon.

Tim Wilson, filmmaker extraordinaire … here Feb. 24th

CREATIVE MINDS

February, 24th, 2-4 p.m.

Tim Wilson sm

An award-winning writer, producer, host and director in radio, television, film and news media, Tim Wilson makes documentaries for broadcast, web and theatrical release, as well as private commissions. He has interviewed, collaborated with or produced profiles of many notable figures on the world stage including John and Yoko Lennon, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Albert Speer.

He has also tackled a variety of subjects and settings, from Digby Neck to Fogo Island. A former host on National Public Radio, and of CBC’s Arts Report, Tim is a contributor to that network’s documentary series, Ideas. He was also arts presenter on VISION TV.

His radio features have aired on public networks in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, his television essays on CBC-TV, Hallmark and The Documentary Channel, and his photography in National Geographic online. His 2008 feature documentary, Griefwalker, was produced by The National Film Board of Canada.

Tim has guest-lectured, hosted or taught at the Banff School of Fine Arts, the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology (U. of Toronto), Acadia and Laurentian universities, and New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He currently produces for major media while living in Bear River, N.S.

Presentation date is February 24, 2 p.m. in the AGNS Community Room.