Monthly Archives: February 2014

Creative Minds with June Deveau Feb 23

June Deveau will be giving a special presentation at the AGNS in Yarmouth this Sunday at 2 p.m. as part of the popular Creative Minds Series. She’ll take us behind the scenes of her paintings as she discusses the inspiration that’s guided her for so many years. Namely, the rich cultural background that is rooted in the Acadian villages and landscapes along Baie Sainte-Marie, Nova Scotia, where she resides and works.

Mostly self-taught, June has also over the years studied with several well-known artists and has participated in various solo and group shows in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Québec and Louisiana.  While she primarily paints with acrylics, she enjoys watercolours, drawing, monotypes, and linocuts. Colour, texture and form have always fascinated her. Her paintings reflect the beauty of her region, traditional arts, and values of the past. In 2003, June opened her gallery, June Deveau Galerie Studio, located in Saint-Alphonse, N.S., where she receives visitors from various parts of the world.

In addition to her personal artistry, and participation in various artistic projects within the schools, June teaches painting and sketching to residents of her community. She has also won numerous awards as a small-business owner. A selection of her artwork can be seen on her website, www.junedeveau.com.

June has recently launched  “Inspiration to Creation,” a tourism experience that allows visitors to participate in an exploration of  various art forms, the Acadian culture and local scenery, then push their boundaries through creating works of their own. Please join June for her presentation this coming Sunday. There is no admission charge.

 

“Birds in Flight”

Family Sunday February16, 2014 2pm

folk art birdMake a flock of folk art birds using Styrofoam, craft paper, and paint!  A tour of the Gallery’s  “Birds in Flight” exhibit will give children and parents some  great ideas for creating  their  own feathered friends.

Suitable for ages 5 to 12. Admission 3.00 per child, please register

A parent and/or caregiver must accompany each child

“Handy” volunteers needed

Can you help with the “Maudified” House Project????????
We are at the stage in our project, where we are ready to assemble the houses.

We are looking for at least 10 people that are handy with power tools to join us on Sunday, February 9th and/or 23rd, from 12:30 to 4:30 at Yarmouth Mall, to help assemble the houses.
Lunch will be provided.

If you are able to help on either or both of these days, please contact Wendy Majestic at 881-2566 or cheboguemaj@eastlink.ca

PS. If you have a power drill please brings it along.

Family Sunday

Family Sunday February 9, 2014 2pm Autism Arts Family Sunday

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon designing and painting rain sticks that will form part of the Gallery’s musical instrument collection. Join in a musical circle with everyone having the opportunity to play the rain sticks along with other percussion instruments.

 Admission 3.00 per child, please register.
Suggested for children and youth on the autism spectrum

Ages 10 and up. A parent and/or caregiver must accompany each child

 No Experience Necessary!

“Maud-ify” house project

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February 7, 2014 Launch Maud-ify House project

The Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society will be launching its
Maudify House project on at the gallery on Friday, Feb. 7th at 6 p.m. at
the gallery.
maud houseThis is an exciting project involving numerous artists from the region
who are painting 10 houses (4 ft. x 8 ft. structures) in a “Maudified” fashion. The project will draw attention to the fact that famed folk artist Maud Lewis was born in South Ohio, and later moved to Hawthorne Street in Yarmouth where she lived until she was 34 years of age.

The houses have been sponsored by individuals, corporations, businesses, and the Town of Yarmouth. After they are painted, they will be installed in
prominent locations to coincide with the arrival of the Nova Star cruise
ferry in Yarmouth. A brochure will be available at various locations
throughout the town and county promoting a self-guided walking tour to
find the Maud Houses. As well, Maud Lewis inspired programs and exhibits
will take place at the AGNS Western Branch in Yarmouth.

The public is invited to attend the launch, meet the sponsors, artists,
and volunteers who are making this project possible.

RSVP            902 648-0462      
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