Monthly Archives: November 2016

Christmas events at AGNS

Family Sunday November 20,2016

One Sunday a month the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia hosts Family Sundays. Everyone is welcome to drop in between 2:00 – 4:00 pm for an artist-facilitated afternoon of studio activities inspired by a specific exhibition or theme.

“The light goes , the sky falls, November rubs it clammy hands together.”

It’s the perfect season for learning to be a dramatic storyteller !
It’ll be an exciting new family experience practicing enjoyable exercises to make you into an engaging performer of a (very) short story. Have a favourite? Bring it along!

This afternoon is suitable for children ages 8 and up. Come along with mom, dad, or any eager adult. Join in the fun laughing and learning new skills, while listening to each others’ ( maybe odd and eerie?) tales – suitable for a early winter’s eve!

Facilitated by linda Marie Coakley, writer, play director, storyteller who is a seasoned  AGNS ArtsSmarts theatre Education program provider.

Gallery Christmas

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth

November 24,2016

November 24th at 7pm kick off the Christmas season with A Gallery Christmas. A concert of Christmas music presented by a variety of local musicians. The recorders of the Accidental Consort are joined by Yarmouth Strings, the salty voices of the Yarmouth Shantymen and the ringing sounds Yarmouth Bell Ringers. The groups will perform alone and together on a wide variety of Christmas music new and old all presented in the wonderful acoustic of the main gallery.

Light refreshments will be served
Admission is a donation to the Yarmouth Food Bank and Yarmouth Fuel Bank


For more information Call 902 749 2248

Carl Doty Scholarship – 2017

The Carl Doty Art Scholarship

May 1, 2017

This scholarship is in honour of Yarmouthian Carl Doty- philanthropist, patron of the arts, supporter of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society.

The scholarship, valued at $1500, is to offset the costs of tuition/training of a student who is in his or her final year in high school, community college or home schooling in Yarmouth, Digby or Shelburne, who intends to study art in a recognized program (or setting) of higher learning.

The scholarship is administered by the executive of the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society along with a designated member of the Yarmouth Arts Society. All applicants will be advised of the results, and the recipient will be recognized at their graduation ceremony. A cheque will be sent directly to the intuition once proof of enrollment is provided.

The completed application form (attached) including artwork, personal essay and sealed reference letter from an art teacher/instructor must be received at the Art Gallery by May 1, 2017 .

Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society

PO Box 246   Yarmouth NS    B5A 4B2

Physical address: 341 Main Street, Yarmouth 9entrance on Alma Square)


  1. The applicant must submit three (3) original pieces. Each work must be identified with your name, title and address.
  1. A drawing of a chair, tree or your hand.
  2. A design (art work) using three (3) colours only.
  3. A piece of your work that exemplifies your particular interest (painting, etching, sculpture, photography etc.)
  1. The applicant must submit a personal essay, maximum 600 words. The essay must cover these three points:
  1. Insights into the three pieces of art you have submitted.
  2. Your future plans.
  3. Tell us something about who you are.
  1. The applicant must provide a sealed letter of reference from and art teacher/instructor.

The Carl Doty Art Scholarship – APPLICATION FORM

Student’s name:

Date of application:

Mailing Address (including Postal Code)

Telephone number:


Name of school currently attending:

Name of post-secondary institution or training program you plan to attend:

Art work #1 Drawing

       Title and medium:

Art work #2 Design using three colours

       Title and Medium:

Art work #3 Work of choice

        Title and Medium:


My application includes three pieces of artwork as specified. The artwork is original and is mine. I agree to leave my work in the care of the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society for up to three months in case there is an opportunity to display it. I will pick up my work between Aug. 1-15, 2017. Along with this application form, I have submitted the three works of art, my essay and a sealed letter of reference.

Signed: _______________________________________________________


To the best of my knowledge, the works submitted are the original work of the applicant. I believe the applicant is qualified to enter the indicated post secondary program he/ she has indicated.

Signed: _______________________________________________________