Monthly Archives: January 2015

Vesuvius Ensemble to visit Yarmouth

We thought this concert would be of interest to AGNS followers.
The Vesuvius Ensemble is an inspiring group of 7 singers and 3 brass players, part of the teaching faculty of the Halifax Music Co-op ( )

They are coming to Yarmouth next weekend and will give a concert of mainly sacred music in Holy Trinity Church, 63 William St on Sat 31st January at 7pm. The music spans 4 centuries with special emphasis on the late Renaissance and early Baroque (Marenzio, Gabrieli, F Valls) and on late romantic and early 20th century music by Irish Composers (Sir Charles V Stanford & Charles Wood)

Entrance, payable at the door, by program, $20 ($10 unwaged/students.)

The following evening at 5pm, The Vesuvius Ensemble will be the choir and brass ensemble at our Candlemas Celebration  (Sunday 1st February, 5pm) – a service of carols and readings and prayers for Candlemas, traditionally the time when one closed the book on Christmas and Winter and turned towards the spring and Easter.

Any ?s please call John Overton at the mobile number below.

John Overton

Music Director, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Yarmouth, NS

MA (Oxon), ARCO, Master Performing Arts (Malmö Academy of Music)
(902) 774-0530

Friends schedule Creative Minds

To help you plan your upcoming event calendar the following are the items in the Creative Minds series for Winter and Spring. More details on each will follow as we get closer.

January 25: Michael Tavares on Adaptive Reuse Restoration projects

February 22: Sebastien and Hanna Milot from Sebastien’s Gourmet Catering: The Art of Plating *** this session is a fund raiser, limited to 40 (advanced ticket sales). More info later

March 22: Bell Ringers, demo + how to play bells (audience can try this!)

April 12: Rachelle Pyne: how contemporary visual and performing artist can inspire and influence our lives

April 26: Alan Deacon, follow up to his popular presentation about Maud Lewis last fall (and appraisals of her paintings)

Adaptive Reuse Restoration at AGNS

Creative Minds Series presents session on Adaptive Reuse Restoration

Michael TavaresThe Friends of the AGNS Western Branch are excited about the upcoming 2015 series of Creative Minds.Michael Tavares will be leading the first session at the gallery on January 25 at 2 p.m.

Tavares has spent the past 30 years as an Adaptive Reuse Restoration Artist with a particular focus on repurposing historic buildings for current uses without compromising the historic fabric and architectural design of the buildings. He’s worked on many different architectural styles and periods and, to date, has over 30 restoration/repurpose projects in his portfolio—including the MacKinnon Cann Inn, at 27 Willow Street in Yarmouth.

He says, “I’ll speak about the history of slate fireplace mantles and the art of restoring the faux finishes. I’ll also talk about crown molded plaster ceilings, how they are made, their original purpose and how to restore them.” People can also expect to see photos of creations he refers to as “Unintentional Art,” adding that people will love this and the visuals will be fun.

Creative Minds is a free program, open to everyone, and proudly sponsored by Coastal Financial Credit Union.

Get a bus…visit the gallery

SCHOOL_BUSThe Friends of the Yarmouth Art Gallery are offering a new program to bus students from their schools to visit the gallery! The Friends have earmarked $3000 to help students in the Tri Counties to visit the AGNS Western Branch and take part in the Canaccord Program. The program is free, and consists of school tours of the gallery plus a hands-on program while the students are there. Icing on the cake: The Friends will pay 75 percent of the costs of bussing students, up to $300. Just call 902 749-2248 or email Angela Collier <> We hope to see you there!