Monthly Archives: January 2017

Activities at the Gallery

Family Sunday January 29, 2017 at 2pm                        

Paint your winter wonderland with artist Tootsie Emin

Come in out of the cold! Have a fun filled afternoon with local artist Tootsie Emin creating your own winter wonderland painting. Ages 6-12.

All materials supplied, registration is required due to limited space. Please call 902 749 2248

An additional session is being planned if you were unable to do this session. Call for details.

Autism Arts

Autism Arts is a program for children and youth on the autism spectrum that gives participants new ways to communicate through the language of art. An art instructor works with a therapist to ensure that the sessions are rewarding and fun for everyone.

The winter Autism Arts programs will be held on Saturday mornings for eight weeks, from February 4 to March 25. Two sessions will be given each week: one for younger children ages 6 to 11; another for youth ages 12 and up.

Class sizes are small so that each child can receive individual attention.  To register and for more information, please contact the Western Branch at 902 749-2248 or agnsyarmouth@ns.gov.ca .

The Autism Arts program is given in partnership with Autism Nova Scotia.

Artful Afternoon

Artful Afternoon is a fun and creative program for people with dementia and their partner in care. One Sunday afternoon a month, participants are offered a hands-on studio art experience and an interactive gallery tour to view original artworks.

Four Artful Afternoon programs will be offered this winter and spring, on the last Sunday of the month, from February 26 to May 28. Sessions run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Artful Afternoon programs are free, but registration is needed. To register and for more information, contact the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western Branch, at 902 742-2248, or agnsyarmouth@ns.gov.ca.

Artful Afternoon is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

Gallery Winter Hours: Till May 2017

Monday & Tuesday closed

Wednesday –Friday open 11am -4pm

Saturday & Sunday Noon to 4pm Gallery is available Monday -Sunday for special events and group bookings for more information please call 902 749 2248

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth Branch, 341 Main Street, Yarmouth Nova Scotia, B5A 1E7

Phone:902 749 2248 Fax 902 749 2255

agnsyarmouth@gov.ns.ca

Community Portrait Project party

The Community Portrait Project is an ongoing, through March, series of  hands-on workshops including music, visual arts, creative writing and more. Participants share their skills with the group and take on many roles in the development of art-based activities that will be shared with the community. The exhibition “A Community Portrait” will be developed by the participants and displayed in the Community Room of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth.

One aspect of the program is the opportunity for individuals to create intergenerational artworks by teams with a spread od at least 20 years in age.

The program is supported by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Senior Program.

for details: drop in to the AGNS, call (902) 749-2248, or e-mail yarmouthcommunityportrait@gmail.com

Events are held Thursday evenings from 5-7pm with supplies and snacks provided and Saturdays from 1-3pmat the AGNS, Yarmouth.

Group art piece.

The art table

Here are dome images from the January 12th party

Open stage.

Acrylic joint panel

Creative Minds – The solar connection

​ ​AGNS Creative Minds: ​The ​Art of ​Going Solar

Creative Minds resumes this month with Barrie MacGregor presenting “The art of going solar” on Sunday, January ​22 in the Community Room of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth, 2-4 p.m.

In 2003, Barrie MacGregor and Sandra Phinney built a home on the Tusket River in Canaan. Because their driveway was a half a kilometer long and installing power would cost thousand​s of dollars they decided to go solar. They resolved to build what’s called a “slab on grade” home on one level, with no basement or attic. A shipment of 2×6’s was delivered on August 18; they started building the next day, and moved into their home mid-February–mere days before White Juan.

MacGregor has prepared a slide show from the time they started cutting trees to make a driveway to the river, to the time they moved in. He will discuss many aspects of “going green” as well as the challenges (and joys) of being off the grid. He says, “Going solar is not for everyone. Some of it doesn’t even make financial sense. But it’s great for the environment, and if your goal is not to save money but to be in a position to be independent and always have power–then it’s worth looking into.” ​For more information, call 1-902-749-2248. ​This presentation is free and open to all.​

Happenings at the Gallery

Lots going on. See the news below

January 2017 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Yarmouth Branch activities


The Community

Creating an intergenerational dialogue through art 

Community Portrait Project participants will take part in a series of workshops which will include music, visual arts, creative writing and more.  Participants will share their skills with the group and take on leadership roles in the development of art-based programming which we will then share with the community.  Participants will also help develop an exhibition entitled “A Community Portrait” which will be displayed at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth Branch. Program Sponsors

Funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are excited to offer this program free of charge. See below

Open Arts Saturdays

In association with the New Horizons Program and the Friends of Yarmouth Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia- Yarmouth Branch is excited to host this Open Arts studio.  This program is free to attend and will run every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 until 3:00pm.  Participants are invited to contribute to the gallery’s upcoming Community Portrait exhibit.

Who: This event is open to everyone.  Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

What:  An Open Arts Studio

When:   Saturdays from 1:00 until 3:00pm.

Where:  The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia- Yarmouth Branch, 341 Main Street Yarmouth

For more information please drop in at 341 Main Street or call (902) 749-2248.

Collaborative Live Art and Unplugged Open Stage

Calling all artists.  Want more creative expression in your life?   In association with the New Horizons Program, the Friends of Yarmouth Art Gallery are excited to invite you to this collaborative creative experience. For this free event art supplies and some musical instruments will be available.  Join musicians, writers, and artists of all sorts in collaborative art making from 5:00 until 6:00 pm.  At 6:00 pm, stay with us until 7:30 for our Unplugged Open Stage.  Enjoy light refreshment and entertainment as local artists interested in sharing are given an opportunity to perform.

Who: This event is open to everyone.  Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

What:  A Live Art Event and Unplugged Open Stage

When: Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 7:30 starting January 12th

Where:  The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia- Yarmouth Branch, 341 Main Street Yarmouth

For more information please drop in at 341 Main Street or call (902) 749-2248.

Seeking Submissions

In association with the New Horizons for Seniors Program, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia- Yarmouth Branch is seeking collaborative intergenerational artworks for our upcoming Community Portrait Exhibit.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Piece is collaborative and completed by teams of two or more people.
  2. Teams reflect a difference of 20+ years from youngest to oldest participant.
  3. Submissions include a short letter reflecting on the collaborative process.

Submission Deadline

Art works and reflective letters should be submitted to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia at 341 Main Street Yarmouth by or before March 25th.

For more information please drop in at 341 Main Street or call (902) 749-2248.


Upcoming Workshops and programs

Autism Arts

Autism Arts is a program for children and youth on the autism spectrum that gives participants new ways to communicate through the language of art. An art instructor works with a therapist to ensure that the sessions are rewarding and fun for everyone.

The winter Autism Arts programs will be held on Saturday mornings for eight weeks, from February 4 to March 25. Two sessions will be given each week: one for younger children ages 6 to 11; another for youth ages 12 and up.

Class sizes are small so that each child can receive individual attention.  To register and for more information, please contact the Western Branch at 902 749-2248 or agnsyarmouth@ns.gov.ca .

The Autism Arts program is given in partnership with Autism Nova Scotia.

Artful Afternoon

Artful Afternoon is a fun and creative program for people with dementia and their partner in care. One Sunday afternoon a month, participants are offered a hands-on studio art experience and an interactive gallery tour to view original artworks.

Four Artful Afternoon programs will be offered this winter and spring, on the last Sunday of the month, from February 26 to May 28. Sessions run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Artful Afternoon programs are free, but registration is needed. To register and for more information, contact the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western Branch, at 902 742-2248, or agnsyarmouth@ns.gov.ca.

Artful Afternoon is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


Gallery Hours Until May 2017

Monday & Tuesday closed

Wednesday –Friday open 11am -4pm

Saturday & Sunday Noon to 4pm

Gallery is available for special events and group bookings for more information please call 902 749 2248

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