Monthly Archives: March 2017

Emily Falenki to give talk at AGNS – Yarmouth

EMILY FALENKI- March 31 Artist’s Talk at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth

Artist Emily Falenki will give a talk about her thought-provoking work at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth on Friday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m.  This is a free public event.

Falenki’s work deals with global conflicts from the Second World War to the Syrian crisis. She hopes her paintings will make people slow down to more deeply consider the graphic images that fly by on the TV and the Internet. She wants to give a voice to the people we see so fleetingly. “There is a history of when you paint something, it becomes important”, she says.

A recent series builds on her Polish grandmother’s wartime letters to her mother, husband, and son. In 1940, her grandmother had escaped from Poland to the United States, leaving her mother in the Warsaw Ghetto, where she was killed in 1943. Falenki has magnified the writing and the envelopes with their stamps as a surface for her figures.  “It’s the story of being a refugee or an immigrant and the images tell the same story.” Falenki’s solo exhibit will continue at the Art Gallery until April 29.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch, Yarmouth, is located at 341 Main Street, Yarmouth.  For more information about the free Art Talk, contact the Gallery at 902 749-2248 or Virginia Stoddard, ArtReach coordinator at

Creative Minds – March 26th

AGNS March 26, 2 pm: Breathing Life into the Story of Local Heroine Nurse Sara Corning 

AGNS Creative Minds hosts members from the Yarmouth Write Away group as they take you from idea germination to the dramatization of the life of in Sara Corning: Across the Sea. 

Born in Chegoggin,Yarmouth County, in 1872, Sara threw herself into the mayhem of the Armenian genocide. She provided humanitarian aid that impacted the lives of hundreds of Greek and Armenian orphans; a contribution acknowledged by the King of Greece and still recognized by the Armenian community today.

If you have ever thought about staging a play this event is for you.  The Write Away group (which has been in existence for 22 years) will share their creative journey addressing research, script development, props and advertising.  Susan Winship of the Yarmouth County Museum will also speak about costuming. The event will be held on Sunday March 26 at 2 pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 341 Main St., Yarmouth. For more information contact: AGNS Yarmouth at 902- 749-2248, Janice Comeau at 902-742-3500 or the Yarmouth Write Away Group at

Family Sunday – Gesture Drawing

Family Sunday: Gesture Drawing with Patti Durkee

Date Time:

Sunday, 19 March 2017 –

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn how to use gesture drawing to create a body in motion creation. You chose the action, the pattern and the colour. ‎ Draw, cut and paste.

Patti Durkee is an elementary school teacher and artist who loves the arts. Get ready for a fun filled afternoon!


This is a Free event registration required due to limited space. 
Thank you to the Friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia –Yarmouth for supporting this event.

Angela Collier

Gallery Coordinator 
341 Main Street
PO Box 246
Yarmouth Nova Scotia
B5A 4B2
(902) 749 2251
(902) 749 2255 (fax)

Regular and AGM Meetings

The Regular and AGM meetings of the Friends of AGNS Yarmouth Branch Society will be held on March 16th at noon at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on Main Street, Yarmouth.