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October 20, 2013 – Art hits the wall

Art Hits the Wall showcasing rugs and quilts as art !
October 26 to November 23, 2013Rug art
Show opening will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26
with a tea social hosted by the local Rug Hookers of Yarmouth & Area.
The title, “Art Hits The Wall” was chosen by the committee to convey the message that it was time to “add excitement…whip the rugs off the floor, tear quilts off the beds and create them as hanging art” which is what the event continues to

October 24, 2013 – Creative Minds with Gerry Curry

Creative Minds is back! 

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERADuring the fall and winter, Creative Minds presents an “insider’s” view about how creativity works for various individuals on the last Sunday of the month.

October’s program (Sunday Oct. 24 at 2 p.m.) Gerry Curry will be presenting Sou’west Nova 366–living with your camera for 366 days straight.

Gerry undertook this daily image project as an attempt to make a long-term commitment and to improve his artistic sense and photographic skills.  Over a period of a full year (and one extra day as it was leap year!) Gerry photographed an interesting image and added it to his collection. The project started on March 19, 2011 and concluded on March 18, 2012. With very few exceptions, the images were taken in Southwest Nova Scotia.

For the Creative Minds series, Gerry will be giving an audio/visual presentation that was given on the opening night of his one man show at the Osprey Centre in Shelburne. It will be a lively discussions of the project and the equipment and techniques he used, as well as tips and tricks to help people take better nature and landscape photographs. The grand finale will be a musical presentation of the entire project!

Come enjoy a great program, good conversations and some light refreshments. Admission is free although donations are always appreciated.

October 18, 2013 – Student lobby exhibit

Our Identities, Our Stories, Our Land

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AGNS Western Branch in Yarmouth is pleased to host an exhibition of self-portraits produced by students at l’École Rose des Vents in Greenwood and l’École acadienne de Truro working with artist François Gaudet.

The exhibition will be on display until November 9, 2013.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch

341 Main Street

Yarmouth Nova Scotia

For further information, please contact Kris Webster, Assistant Curator of Programs (902) 424-6651

This exhibition was made possible through an ArtsSmarts Nova Scotia and GénieArts Nouvelle-Écosse partnership.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia supports ArtsSmarts Nova Scotia, with funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the Nova Scotia Department of Education. @ArtGalleryNS

October 9, 2013 – Andy Brown at AGNS

ABrownAndy Brown – Wednesday, October 9 at AGNS Yarmouth
$12 in advance (taxes/fees included)
$15 at the door
Doors open at 7pm // Show at 8pm

Fredericton folk-rocker Andy Brown honest songwriting and witty on-stage banter has made him a must-see performer on the Canadian and International music scene.

His true words and stuck-in-your-head melodies have garnered 2013 Music NB nominations for Solo Recording of the Year, SOCAN Song of the Year and Pop Recording of the Year. He’s also credited with finalist titles in some of the world’s most prestigious songwriting competitions such as the International Songwriting Competition, the Unsigned Only Music Competition and the UK Songwriting Contest.

Brown is returning for his third tour of Australia this year. While there, he’ll support past Australian Idol winner Damien Leith on his upcoming CD release tour, with whom Brown has a pair of co-writes on the highly anticipated new album.

August 30, 2013 – Hear! Here! at the gallery

The Morningside Jazz Trio August 30, 2013

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The Hear! Here! Society, is hosting a Jazz evening with the Morningside Jazz Trio at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch. This event will take place on Friday, August 30, with a gala reception at 7 p.m. The concert will follow at 8 p.m. Advance tickets, $20, are  available by calling 742-8765.

August 25, 2013 – September is Maud month


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September  8, 2013   2pm
Creative Minds Series
With Playwright Hal Theriault’s “Sharing Heritage through Theatre”.
A creative mind is an asset in many occupations. Through our Creative Minds presentations, we will hear from people in our community who have interesting artistic passions.
Hal started life as a teacher and after 18 years wanted to entertain through theatre, and while teaching he was involved in drama and writing plays. He studied drama and theatre at Acadia University, Queen Mary College, and University of London, England. Hal also did some acting in England.
Hal also started his own company, Basin Productions, and worked in schools universities as well as prisons presenting plays dealing with racism, conflict resolution, etc.
Hal has also written and performed full-length plays, dinner theatre, and spent five summers with
his company performing on the M. V. Bluenose.
Hal has settled back home in Digby, enjoying his new puppy and is very much involved with the Digby Area Theatre Society. Hal accepts commissions and writes plays for various communities and groups. Quote: “I think it is vital for communities to preserve and present their heritage.”
Come and enjoy refreshments and good conversation.

 Sept 14, 2013,  7:30pm

Maud Lewis Play at Th’YARC . Play writtMaud Lewis photoen and directed by Hal Theriault. 

  Sept 21, 2013

Film Screening of Maud at the Gallery 2pm.




Sept 22, 2013 2pm Family Sunday


 Maud-ify a “found piece”. Decorate/paint found items in the style and spirit of Maud Lewis. Have fun learning about Maud Lewis and how she transformed fbreadboxound items into pieces of art. Now it’s your chance to “Maud-ify” your own piece of artwork using bright beautiful colours. Limited space, call 902 749 2248 or email  register cost $5.00 per child – all materials supplied.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth Branch