Monthly Archives: October 2017

OVERSIZE Matters – a new exhibition – November 3 opening.

Stuff on Board – 4 x 8 feet – in the process of creation. Dan Earle.

Size matters—especially when it’s OVERSIZE!  A new show in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth’s Community Room will celebrate the importance of scale in art!

OVERSIZE MATTERS! will showcase large works by Brian Porter, Dan Earle, Travis Doyle, Dave Gorman, and Andre Haines.

After a preview at a Community, Culture & Cocktails event on Friday, November 3rd, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, the show will run until January 28, 2018.

The OVERSIZE MATTERS! exhibit may also include a community creation—a 6’ x 4’ canvas painted by audience volunteers and artists under the direction of Andre Haines during the opening Community, Culture & Cocktails event on  November 3rd.

Community, Culture & Cocktails is a quarterly celebration of the arts sponsored by the Friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth. The early evening fund raising event on November 3rd will include live music with vocalist Barb Gillis, an array of savory and sweet appetizers by Chef Warren Parnell, a complementary cocktail, cash bar, and an interactive art activity with Andre Haines.   Artists represented in the OVERSIZE MATTERS! show will be present to engage in conversations about their work.

Tickets for November 3rd are $30 for Art Gallery members and seniors; $35 for non-members. To reserve tickets, please call the Gallery at 902 749-2248, email or come in!  Winter hours are 11 am–4 pm on Wednesday, 11am – 8 pm on Thursday, 11 am – 4 pm on Friday, 12 noon – 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.


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Community Culture & Cocktails event

Please join us at this truly special event.

Autism Arts Program Continues

Good news!  Autism Arts classes will be happening at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth this fall! Autism Arts sessions will begin on Saturday, October 23rd and continue until Saturday, December 16th.  There will be no class on November 11th, so that gives us eight weeks of art activity.

Jay LeBlanc will be the art instructor , and Amy Walls will be the therapist.  Together they will plan and offer hour-long, hands on, art projects that will entertain and engage.

There will be two sessions each Saturday morning.  Classes for the younger  group, ages 6 to 11, will run from 9:45 to 10:45.  Ages 12 and up will meet from 11 to 12 noon. Only six participants are accepted for each class, so pre-registration is required.

The cost for the program is $10 per class ($80 for the term).  Assistance with fees is available from the Friends of the Art Gallery, Yarmouth and other sources.  Just ask—we’re happy to help!   To register or to ask for more detail about Autism Arts, contact the Art Gallery at 902 749-2248 or at

Also feel free to call or contact Virginia Stoddard; her home number is 902 742-4182.   Looking forward to an exciting and rewarding fall—it will be good to see many of you at the gallery again!

Creative Minds at AGNS – October 22nd

On Sunday, October 22nd at 2 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 341 Main St. Yarmouth, the members of the Artist’s Way Collective from Annapolis will discuss their creative path.

In 2012, the group began exhibiting after completing a 13-week discussion of the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and they continue to use the principles of this book as they work together to create new exhibits. The Artist’s Way Collective’s latest exhibit, A Sense of Place, is their fourth joint exhibition and is currently on display in the Community Room at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth.

The exhibition will end following the talk on October 22nd. For more information, call 902-749-2248 or email This event is part of the Creative Minds series sponsored by the Friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth.  All are welcome.