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A Maud Lewis Weekend – September 15-17

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth September Activities

 “All about Maud” Weekend”

In her birth place: Yarmouth Nova Scotia

Join us September 15, 16 & 17,2017 weekend.

We invite you all (Public & Businesses) to be creative in your own special way to celebrate Maud Lewis. Wear your Maud T-shirt, paint your sneakers Maud style or offer a Maud special. Let’s Maud-ify ourselves, our town and community!

September 15, 2017

Th’YARC Playhouse and Arts Centre 

 8:00 pm , MAUD , a play written and directed by Hal Theriault, follows the life of local renowned folk artist Maud, and her husband Everett Lewis .
Please call Th’Yarc to book your ticket. 902 742 8150


Saturday, September 16, 2017 1-4pm

Maud Lewis painting party with local artist Tootsie Emin

Cost: 30.00 per person

Please call 902 749 2248 to register limited spaces. Payment is confirmation.
Ages 16+ All art supplies and canvas included

September 17, 2017. 2pm

“Appreciating the art of Maud Lewis” with Alan Deacon

Expert on Maud Lewis coming to Yarmouth

Maud Lewis expert Alan Deacon will be giving a special talk titled “Appreciating the art of Maud Lewis” at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth in the Community Room. Deacon not only has the largest private Maud Lewis collection in Canada (spans three decades of her work), he also authenticates her paintings for all the major Canadian art auction houses. In 2011 and 2013 Deacon gave a talk at the Mayberry Gallery in Toronto for their two successful Maud Lewis exhibitions. He says, “It’s rather like being a detective! Authentic Mauds always have certain nuances in the work. I think that’s how I became an authority–by studying and looking at them closely.” This talk is sure to be informative and entertaining! Everyone is invited!

Alan Deacon, would be willing to see any Maud Lewis paintings people care to bring along. He is willing to offer a verbal authentication and appraisal of Maud Lewis items. 

 For more information please call Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth 902 749 2248.

Gallery Hours
 Monday Closed
Tuesday – Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 9pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm

The Gallery shop carries mainly Maud Lewis-related merchandise.

A Sense of Place Show – Aug. 18 to Oct. 22

A Sense of Place

The artists will be on hand to discuss their work and inspiration on Saturday, September 9, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The five members of the Artist’s Way Collective have used their varying art disciplines to evoke time and space in in their latest exhibition. Opening at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth on August 18, “A Sense of Place” reflects personal experiences ranging from traveling in France to walking around the backyard.

The group, who have been exhibiting together since 2013, consists of two painters and three fibre artists.  Working in acrylic, Nadine Belliveau has explored “place” as position in society and in the life cycle. Sherry Caldwell, also working in acrylic, has created paintings inspired by “place” during a recent visit to France. Penny Berens, Grace Butland and Diane Clapp all work with fibre, incorporating eco-dyeing and stitch. Berens’ work is inspired by the rocky soil around her house in Granville Ferry. Butland has taken inspiration from the trees and flowers in her back yard and along the French Basin Trail in Annapolis Royal. Clapp has evoked personal experiences ranging from working with endangered species to a recent visit to Arizona.

The twenty-five pieces in this exhibition reflect an impressive range of imagery and technique.

For more information please call Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth 902 749 2248.

Gallery Hours
 Monday Closed
Tuesday – Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 9pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm

The Gallery shop carries mainly Maud Lewis-related merchandise.

Maud Lewis at th’YARC – September 15th – Special Deal as well!

SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL~All About Maud~ $55

Start with an exclusive Art Gallery tour 5 pm – 6 pm

View the  Maud Lewis paintings from the Permanent Collection at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia – Yarmouth.

From oxen teams working the fields to the lighthouses standing watch along the

rocky shores. Maud Lewis’ paintings reflect the spirit of rural Nova Scotia and a life inextricably bound to the sea.

Then to Murray Manor and Culture House 6:15 pm- 7:30 pm,

and enjoy a three course meal specifically prepared to celebrate  the life

of Maud Lewis.

After dinner, off to Th’YARC to see the stage play, MAUD, Curtain 8pm. (Prime Seating)

Written and directed by Hal Theriault, the story follows the simple life of local renowned folk artist Maud and her husband Everett.

For tickets or information call the box office at 902-742-8150