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Looking out, Looking in: Windows with a Community View
An exciting art and culture project is underway in Yarmouth and is looking for participants of all sorts. We’re looking for artists, musicians, photographers, and storytellers to facilitate or participate in upcoming workshops and events with local seniors. The goal is to create community engagement among seniors by celebrating the art traditions of the various cultures in our area.
If you have any questions (or simply want to be notified of upcoming events), please contact Adam Graham at email@example.com or 902-746-3446.
As a part of the continuing celebration of Yarmouth’s Garson sisters and their contribution to art education in our community we enjoyed an “explore the portrait” event in the Community Room. Eleven would be portraitists teamed up under the guidance of Maggie Schmidt to try their hand. Teams od two and three played with their interpretation of a rough beginning sketch and photo for reference. Any resemblance to the photo is purely coincidental.
The presentation of the Art from the Heart project was well received by a full house audience in the Community Room at the gallery. The audience was most interested in the concept of the project and were interested in how such a pilot program might be expanded to meet the nerds of more youth. A number of questions were asked and there was lively discussion over refreshments.
Family Sunday: Drawing to Imply Motion, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 341 Main Street, Yarmouth, NS. Please join artist Jay LeBlanc to learn drawing to imply motion: playing with repetition and variation. Participants will create flip books that look like a small movie and/or create drawings that imply recorded motion by using self-created stencils.
This workshop is inspired by the stop-motion effects of Harold Edgerton on display at the AGNS-Yarmouth. Pre-registration is recommended. Regular admission. No charge for program. This event is supported by the Friends of the Art Galley of Nova Scotia -Yarmouth. For more information or to register call 902-749-2248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Morton will be the guest speaker at a reception for our exhibit “Influence: the lessons of Trudy and Paula Garson“ on Saturday, April 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth.
Erin was one of the kids growing up in Yarmouth who took group art lessons with the Garsons . She is now a professor at UNB, teaching courses that use art and cultural practice “ as a launching pad to think about history as both an intellectual practice and a lived experience”. Her new book “ For Folk’s Sake” looks at art and economy in 20th century Nova Scotia, and is dedicated, in part, to “Trudy and Paula Garson who inspired generations of weird art kids in Yarmouth”. Copies of her book will be available for purchase, courtesy of Coles in Yarmouth. (Price is $45.00; cash only.)
Also, the following day , there will be an afternoon program from 2 until 4,”‘Sharing the Stories”. Former students and others who knew Trudy and Paula are invited to share their memories. One special guest will be Burton LeBlanc, now the head of the make-up department for “The Handmaid’s Tale” . Burton credits childhood classes with the Garsons for wakening and encouraging his artistic development.
People are also encouraged to bring artwork—either paintings by Trudy or Paula, or student work of their own, to show and talk about. It will be an interesting and entertaining afternoon!
Hope to see you at one or both events!
Influence:Trudy and Paula Garson and Their Lasting Legacy
Summary of Events
2. Reception at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia from 6-8 pm on March 31, 2018. Meet Lauren Walker she will give an Art Talk ; and will run through the work on display, and talk about process, concept and inspiration etc. , this will be followed by refreshments.
3. Opening Reception for ‘Influence’ at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia from 6-8pm on Saturday April 28th 2018. Guest Speaker is Erin Morton she will talk about Trudy and Paula Garson; being a student in their art classes,their place in the art and economy of 20th century N.S. Erin’s book, For Folk’s Sake (2016) will be on sale.
4. “Sharing Your Stories” a Creative Mind program wiil be held 2 to 4 pm on Sunday April 29th 2018 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia .Students and others who knew Trudy and Paula are encouraged to share their stories.Special guest is Burton Leblanc Head of Makeup Department ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’
5. Workshop with David Gorman, Saturday June 16, 2018 .The lesson will be ‘Scratch Art ‘and the free workshop will be held from 2 to 4pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia for ages 13 and up.
6. Workshop with Andre Haines, Wednesday July 4 2018, ‘Theatre and Art ‘ a free workshop with theatre, games and related art activities.From 1 to 4 pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Ages 7 to 10.
7. Workshop with Laura Hatfield, Friday July 27 2018, Still Life drawing ; an event based work.This session is based on the still life lesson that began each term with the Garsons.From 6 to 8pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Ages 16 and up.
with Alice d’Entremont
Sunday, March 25, 2018 2pm – 4pm
Alice presented the group with a slide show and handout on the basic principles of landscape design. Many proceeded to application with a hands-on example in the workshop portion. Alice provided helpful advice how to design and create your own back yard oasis.
Creativity, questions and ideas contributed to this fun afternoon workshop.
This program was supported by the Friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth.
Family Sunday: Create Your Own Toy Studio Portrait with George Clairmont
March 18, 2018 1pm to 3pm
Photography basics like composition, depth and light were scaled down to tell stories about a favorite toy, using simple props and backdrops. Participants only needed to bring a digital camera and favourite small toys. All other materials were supplied. Ages 6-12; children were accompanied by an adult.
This program was supported by the Friends of the Art Gallery-Yarmouth.