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

The Morningside Jazz Trio August 30, 2013

morningside jazz trioCool Food and Hot Jazz
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


Maud_Model TSept 3 -29, 2013 Reproductions of Maud Lewis artworks on display in Th’YARC lobby in partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western Branch.



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

August 16, 2013 – New exhibits at the gallery

Several new exhibitions that showcase everything from painting and printmaking to sculpture and folk art, are all part of a new season of exhibitions now open at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Western Branch in Yarmouth.

Artbank acquisitionsAs part of this new exhibition rotation Arts Nova Scotia, the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the AGNS Western Branch are honoured to unveil the work of 16 exceptional Nova Scotia artists whose art was added to the Nova Scotia Art Bank collection in 2013. These works are on view in the main gallery.

Also featured at the AGNS Western Branch in Yarmouth is:


Blue curated by Sarah Fillmore features a selection of paintings that draw on the emotive qualities of the colour blue. Artists include: Wayne Boucher, Elizabeth Enders, Tom Hammick, John Hartman and Françoise Sullivan.


Portraits of Places: Watercolours by Frederick B. Nichols curated by Laurie Hamilton and Dale Sheppard highlights the recently discovered 19th century historical watercolours that depict such Nova Scotia landmarks as George’s Island, Bedford Basin, Ferguson’s Cove, and other picturesque views of the province.

Kenojuak AshevakRemembering Kenojuak Ashevak curated by Dale Sheppard celebrates the work of the late and much loved Inuit artist best known for her bold sense of design, draughtsmanship and her iconic birds.


Birding: FFolkolk Art in Flight curated by Dale Sheppard reflects the birding culture of south-west Nova Scotia with birds of all shapes, sizes and colours drawn from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia folk art collection! Included are paintings and sculptures by well-known Nova Scotia artists such as Maud Lewis, Ralph Boutilier, Joe Norris, and Sidney Howard. Arts: Western Branch curated by Dale Sheppard and Kris Webster.


#1Autism Arts: The culmination of a very successful first year of the Autism Arts program in Yarmouth is now an exhibition of work!

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.