Monthly Archives: April 2017

AMAC Show to grace AGNS – April 26-May 26

A Musical Collection of Art at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia – Yarmouth Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 26 April 2017 

Applied Media & Communication Arts (AMCA) students will be presenting some tremendously astonishing art work for everyone to stop by and experience! We are interpreting music in a visual medium.

Work is ongoing in the AMCA classroom at NSCC Burridge Campus, getting ready for their spring art show. AMCA students have planned and designed marketing materials and artwork for the upcoming art show in April. This year the theme is music.

We are expecting a very good turn out and cannot wait to display all of the lovely art work that everyone here in the AMCA class put all of their hard work and effort into! The AMCA Art Project is a part of some of the outstanding community Service Learning that takes place through Yarmouth county’s very own NSCC Burridge Campus!

It will be held in the lobby of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia – Western Branch in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia from 26 April 2017 to 26 May 2017. The art show is put on by the AMCA class of 2017. The show is never the same, every year there is a new theme and a new group of students.

Contact: Marcel d’Entremont Faculty Advisor, AMCA NSCC Burridge Campus

Jennifer Angus scheduled for Yarmouth talk

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2pm

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is excited to present an artist talk by visiting artist Jennifer Angus, in collaboration with ARTsPLACE. Taking place Saturday, May 6 at 2pm at the Western Branch of the AGNS, 341 Main Street, Yarmouth, NS, this free artist talk is offered as part of Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s En Route Artist Talk Series.

Jennifer Angus is a professor in the Design Studies department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  She received her education at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA) and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA). Jennifer has exhibited her work internationally including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Spain. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and Wisconsin Arts Board grants. The Ontario Association of Art Galleries selected her exhibition A Terrible Beauty at the Textile Museum of Canada as “Exhibition of the Year” in 2006. In 2013, Albert Whitman and Company, Chicago, published her first novel, In Search of Goliathus Hercules. Angus is in Nova Scotia as the Artist in Residence at ARTsPLACE in Annapolis Royal.

Angus’ current project, Lookabout, is an exhibition that chronicles the mysterious disappearance of two young women, Anne and Victoria Oliver who were well known residents of Annapolis Royal. The Oliver girls explored the town and countryside accumulating an impressive collection of local flora and insects. In 1867, the girls went missing.

In the Victorian era, both adults and children were introduced to the natural world through a large number of educational publications in which insects were anthropomorphized so as to have greater appeal to the general reading public. On the day of their disappearance, the girls armed with butterfly nets were said to have told their mother they were going to catch fairies and were never seen again. ARTsPLACE will host Angus’ authentic recreation of the Oliver girls’ collection in its main gallery May 7 to June 11.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is partnering with art galleries across the province to facilitate an exchange of national and international artists. The En Route Artist Talk Series aims to enhance existing programming and broaden contemporary art conversations.


For more information about this artist talk, the En Route Artist Talk Series, or Visual Arts Nova Scotia, please contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
902-423-4694 | 1-866-225-8267 |

AGNS Community Portrait Exhibition/ Creative Minds, Sunday April 30



opening Sunday, April 30 at 3 pm at the

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth,

341 Main St.,  displays collaborative works created during our Community Night (Thursdays 5:00 until 7:30), at our Open Studio (Saturdays 1:00 until 3:00), and out in our Yarmouth community. Open to everyone, our program has provided opportunities to artists of all ages and ability.

With a special thanks to the participants and for the support received from the New Horizons for Seniors Program, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth and the Friends of the Yarmouth Gallery, we are excited to invite you to join us at the Gallery to celebrate the opening of our show.

The Community Portrait Exhibition opens Sunday, April 30th at 3 pm and Travis Doyle and Dan Earle will speak about the Community Portrait Program and the nature of collaborative intergenerational work.  Come see our show and learn more about our programs. For more information, call 902-749-2248.