Monthly Archives: April 2014

AMCA: SALT

AMCA: SALT

 

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch Yarmouth Community Room Show May 1 to 30th, 2014

Opening reception Thursday May 1, 2014 from 5-7pm. All are welcome!

Students of the Applied Media and Communication Arts (AMCA) program at NSCC Burridge Campus are delighted to show off their work by way of an art-show based around a central theme.

In the spirit of celebrating the arrival of the new ferry service, it only seemed natural to depict a relevant theme, so they give you: SALT.

SALT represents many things – from the beloved ocean that shapes Yarmouth’s character, to the people who’ve spent all their years living by, and off of our sea.

Bake Sale HUGE Success!

KUDOS to Joan Semple and her team for pulling off a successful bake sale to raise funds for the Friends of Yarmouth Art Gallery. Results? Over $800 … which will be matched by the Bank of Nova Scotia. Thanks to everyone who baked, cooked, raided their pantries for preserves to donate … and to those who bought stuff!

Creative Minds Sun. April 27 Features THE ARTIST’S WAY COLLECTIVE

Artist's Way Collective for FBOur final Creative Minds series of the season is coming up and we’re excited to meet members of The Artist’s Way Collective from Annapolis.

This is a unique group who got together for 13 weeks to discuss Julia Cameron’s book titled The Artist’s Way. But they did more than discuss the book and how to “get creative.” They worked through whatever blocks they had, did their homework, and produced some amazing stuff.

Members of the collective will be taking us on a journey behind the scenes to understand what transpired, the challenges and rewards. Bonus: the gallery has a make-over! Brand new exhibits in every gallery. Exciting stuff!

NEWS FLASH! Maudified House Project on schedule

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Roy's house coming tog.smThe “Maudified” house project has completed the first two stages: assembling 11 houses then getting them painted (16 artist have been hard at work for the past several weeks.) Roy's house 2 sm

 

Today, work crews installed  two of the houses: Roy Mandell’s at the Mariners Centre and Margaret Knubben’s at the Visitor Centre.  Following are some photos of the work accomplished today.

Margriet 2

All of the houses will be in place by the time the ferry starts its daily run. We’re currently working on a brochure for a self guided tour, and planning a public launch on Saturday afternoon, May 24th.

 

Stay tuned! Margriet 3

NEW ACTIVITY!

April 6, 2014 2 p.m.

Family Sunday “Birds in Flight”

Make 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 by calling 749-2248. A parent and/or caregiver must accompany each child.