Monthly Archives: January 2016

Structures – a textile art show

cardThe Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth will be showing “Structures”, a textile art show, from March 15, 2016 to April 30, 2016 in the Community Room. This exhibition is produced the Atlantic Canada chapter of the international fibre arts organization SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates).  Fabric artist Regina Marzlin (Antigonish, NS) is exhibition organiser and curator.  Renowned painter and Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy served as juror.

Visitors to the gallery will see a selection of twenty five artworks created by nineteen SAQA Atlantic Chapter members. It is a wonderful showcase of some of the finest textile art talent in the Atlantic Canada region. Artists include Penny  Berens, Sandra  Betts, Grace  Butland, Nancy  Elaschuk, Linda Finley, Lois Wilby Hooper, Susan Lilley, Heather  Loney, Kate Madeloso, Regina Marzlin, HollyMcLean, Anne Morrell Robinson, Christine Nielsen, Rebecca Paterson, Deb Plestid, Ann Schroeder, Linda Strowbridge, Céleste Thibodeau-Stacey, and  Susan Tilsley Manley.

This show invites viewers to enjoy a diversity of pieces with an interesting and unusual use of fabric in the broadest sense. The contemporary textile art pieces interpret the theme “Structures” in a wide range of styles and techniques, from abstract to pictorial, from monochromatic to colorful. The masterful use of luscious texture, sophisticated colour and clever manipulation of surface design are just a few of the defining elements of a fascinating medium that is increasingly popular and more and more accepted by the general art world.

There will be a complementary exhibition by the same artists about art quilting as an art form with additional finished pieces, works in progress, techniques and materials exhibits and information about the process.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth is the final stop on a year-long tour traveling to five different venues in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Please join the artists for an opening reception on March 12, 2016 at 2pm.

Sue Hutchins at Creative Minds

Creative Minds at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth begins a New Year

imageThe first 2016 session of Creative Minds series will feature local artistic photographer Sue Hutchins on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch, located at 341 Main Street, Yarmouth, NS.

Sue will share some insights and stories about her recent photographic work in which she uses a “compositing” technique, the art of combining more than one image into a final piece.  Sue has studied with a number of well-known photographers, been president of the Yarmouth Photo Club and regularly shows her work.  Sue also teaches photography at the beginner and advanced levels.

Sue Hutchins’ presentation promises to be inspiring and will get those creative juices flowing in spite of January cold. Creative Minds is a free program sponsored by the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society. For information call 902-749-2248.