January 25, 2015 – Adaptive Reuse Restoration

Creative Minds Series presents session on Adaptive Reuse Restoration

Michael TavaresThe Friends of the AGNS Western Branch are excited about the upcoming 2015 series of Creative Minds.Michael Tavares lead the first session at the gallery on January 25.

Tavares has spent the past 30 years as an Adaptive Reuse Restoration Artist with a particular focus on repurposing historic buildings for current uses without compromising the historic fabric and architectural design of the buildings. He’s worked on many different architectural styles and periods and, to date, has over 30 restoration/repurpose projects in his portfolio—including the MacKinnon Cann Inn, at 27 Willow Street in Yarmouth.

He spoke about the history of slate fireplace mantles and the art of restoring the faux finishes. He also talked about crown molded plaster ceilings, how they are made, their original purpose and how to restore them. People also viewed photos of creations he refers to as “Unintentional Art”.

Creative Minds is a free program, open to everyone, and proudly sponsored by Coastal Financial Credit Union.

January 9, 2015 – Friends support Bus Program

SCHOOL_BUSThe Friends of the Yarmouth Art Gallery are offering a new program to bus students from their schools to visit the gallery! The Friends have earmarked $3000 to help students in the Tri Counties to visit the AGNS Western Branch and take part in the Canaccord Program. The program is free, and consists of school tours of the gallery plus a hands-on program while the students are there. Icing on the cake: The Friends will pay 75 percent of the costs of bussing students, up to $300. Just call 902 749-2248 or email Angela Collier <Angela.collier@novascotia.ca> We hope to see you there!