January 29 – Oversize Matters show a success


The Oversize Matters show by local artists Brian Porter, Dan Earle, Travis Doyle, Dave Gorman, and Andre Haines wrapped up at the end of January.

Click on image for larger view.

After exhibit had a well attended  preview at a Community, Culture & Cocktails event on Friday, November 3rd and was well received in the community.

The show also included a canvas created by those at the reception under the direction of Andre Haines.

November 8, 2014 – Breaking Patterns exhibit

ifdjahgeA stunning show titled Breaking Patterns, by the Artist’s Way Collective (AWC) from Annapolis County, officially opened with a reception Friday, November 7 at the AGNS Western Branch. It was on exhibit until February 28.

The AWC had its beginnings in 2012 when a group of artists in Annapolis County began meeting weekly to discuss The Artist’s Way, a book about creativity written by Julia Cameron. They have been doing joint exhibitions since then.

The challenge they gave themselves for this new exhibit in Yarmouth was to stretch their artistic skills by going beyond their usual individual approaches. In so doing, they focused on the saying, “When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge,” words that originated with Tuli Kupferberg, American counterculture poet, author, cartoonist, pacifist anarchist, publisher and co-founder of the band The Fugs.

djicabhcWith this quote in mind, the group created the pieces that will be on exhibit. One is a collaborative effort—a large mosaic-style installation made up of multiple canvasses painted by each artist. While the size and number of canvasses was set by the group, each artist was free to use various colours and styles.

In addition to the collective installation, each artist will exhibit an individual array of work ranging from oils, pen and ink, pastels, watercolours, fibre, acrylics and collage.

The five artists will be present at the opening reception. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society with the generous support of Coastal Financial.

April 30 2014 – AMCA: SALT exhibit


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch Yarmouth Community Room Show May 1 to 30th, 2014

Opening reception Thursday May 1, 2014 from 5-7pm. All are welcome!

Students of the Applied Media and Communication Arts (AMCA) program at NSCC Burridge Campus are delighted to show off their work by way of an art-show based around a central theme.

In the spirit of celebrating the arrival of the new ferry service, it only seemed natural to depict a relevant theme, so they give you: SALT.

SALT represents many things – from the beloved ocean that shapes Yarmouth’s character, to the people who’ve spent all their years living by, and off of our sea.

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 do.wwwarthitsthewall.com

August 10, 2013 – In the Garden Show extended


Sue Hutchins photo "Reader's Refuge"depicting David and Judy Sollows' garden.

Sue Hutchins photo “Reader’s Refuge”depicting David and Judy Sollows’ garden.

Public and private gardens of Yarmouth and area have been celebrated this summer with an exhibit arranged in cooperation with Communities in Bloom. The Yarmouth Art Society, the Write Away writers group and the Yarmouth Photography Club are happy that the show has been extended until the end of September. Nineteen gardens have been interpreted through art, photography and the written word.  Come visit!

















































Public and private gardens of Yarmouth and area have been celebrated this summer with an exhibit arranged in cooperation with Communities in Bloom. The Yarmouth Art Society, the Write Away writers group and the Yarmouth Photography Club are pleased to say that theshow has been extended to the end of September. Come see how gardens have been interpreted through art, photography and the written word.