January 28, 2017 – Dark Sky Photography

Creative Minds: Dark Sky

On Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2 pm,  Timothy Doucette of Deep Sky Eye Observatory discussed night sky photography at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Western Branch, in Yarmouth to a full audience.

Doucette is a legally blind amateur astronomer whose passion is sharing and photographing the celebrated dark skies of southern Nova Scotia. He included an explanation of the many step needed to complete an image like the one above. The audience also learned much more about the need for dark skys and his observatory in Quinan.

This presentation was part of the Creative Minds series sponsored by the Friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

January 27, 2018 – Yarmouth Art Society meeting

The  YARMOUTH ART SOCIETY had its monthly meeting in the Community Room where, in addition to the meeting, the group could enjoy the current  exhibit.  In appreciation for the bond between local visual artists and the AGNS, the Art Society voted to become Corporate Members for three years and give an additional donation to the AGNS.

November 3, 2017 – Arts Nova Scotia Grants Information Presented

July 10, 2017 – Carl Doty Scholarship winner announced

Darcie Doucette, Kathryn and Nancy Doty

The winner of The Carl Doty Art Scholarship 2017 is Kathryn Chisholm of Digby Regional High School. Her visual art teacher is Darcie Doucette.

Kathryn is going to St. Thomas University to study Fine Arts, History and Languages.


March 16, 2017 – Regular and AGM Meetings held

The Regular and AGM meetings of the Friends of AGNS Yarmouth Branch Society were held on March 16th at noon at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on Main Street, Yarmouth.

May 25, 2016 – The DOORS – The Poster

The DOORS fabulous poster is a true treasure of the 10th Anniversary GALA. It was available at the event on May 28th

Poster X (the end)



May 17, 2016 Alma Square given a new look

IMG_0382This was a milestone toward the Red Carpet event of the 10th Anniversary Gala. We had cooperation from the weather and fantastic participation in the painting of the floor mural. Special thanks to the measuring tape, masking tape, and  painting team: Suzanne Babin-Muise, Shari Surette, Brian Porter, the three guys who just showed up – Mark Davis, J0b Fiander and Joe Falls, and Councillor Sandy Dennis. Thanks also to  Carole Bojarski and Angela Collier for moral support, coffee and lunch.

Dan Earle, designer and “Gee, I hope this all works” guy with the instruction paper has this to say about the design:

IMG_0383The Alma Square Floor Mural was conceived as an extension of the Paths We Share exhibit opening at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on May 28th, 2016.

One of the paths we all share in life is patterns of biology which often, surprisingly, are also mathematically describable.

One of these sequences of life forms was discovered by the mathematician, Leonardo of Piza, also known as Fibonacci. This simple sequence of… where the last two numbers are added to get the next is amazing descriptive of life form sequences such as the spirals of sunflower seeds and shells.

Artistically these sequences produce a unit called the “golden mean” which often shows up in painting composition and in the proportions of great architecture.

Our concept for Alma Square is that we will lay down one of the most basic paths we share patterns and that, over time, others will add to and elaborate on this pattern of life in an evolutionary manner.

You will note that there is a counter pattern that has not been painted. While life has structure it also has variation. This is not a static design but an opportunity for the community to express itself and its vision of the future of life images.

If that is a bit heavy, just enjoy the patterns.

November 19, 2015 – Maudified House History

The Friends of AGNS, 1n 2014, under the direction of Wendy Jones, sponsored the Modified House Project as a community celebration of Maud Lewis and as a fund raiser for the AGNS programs we support. The houses were exhibited about the town during the summer and auctioned off at a gala in the fall. Below are the houses, each painted by a different local artist. The houses were supplied by sponsoring local businesses.

Click on photo to see larger version.

March 15, 2015 – O Light a Candle shown

cghfhegdO LIGHT A CANDLE: This new documentary was viewed the AGNS Western Branch, Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. It was created by Canadian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari, who, after spending 118 days in an Iranian prison without charges, was inspired by the resilience of the Baha’i community in the face of unrelenting persecution, to produce the film, which is also part of a global campaign titled, “Education is Not a Crime.”

February 22, 2015 – Art of Plating – Encore!

ficggigaThe February 22nd event, Sebastien and Hannah Milot (Sebastien’s Gourmet & Catering www.sebastiensgourmet.ca) was sold out. Organizers are whipping up a second food-lover’s special program at the AGNS Western Branch on Sunday, March 29th at 2 p.m.

They’ll show us all about the art of plating and tantalize our taste buds with samplers. Imagine eating a Caprese skewer, a Jerked Shrimp with Coconut Mango Sauce, Bourbon Meatball, and a Puffed Pastry Wafer with a Creamy mixture of Pistachio & Goat Cheese and Chive piped in the center.

egjjhiieThe second offering will include: Limoncello Mousse in a Flaky Phyllo cup, garnished with a Fresh Raspberry, Candied Lemon Zest and a Mint Leaf on Raspberry Coulis Paint. It will also include a Chocolate Espresso Brownie cup with their Decadent Chocolate Mousse piped into it, topped with a fresh Strawberry slice, atop a bed of Crème Fraiche, Chocolate Cookie Crumbs and Chocolate Drizzle.

Sebastien says, “We will demonstrate the preparation of each of these while also discussing our process in choosing menu items and developing the recipes and presentation of each item.”

The food, the demo, the camaraderie—all for $20. White wine available for purchase by the glass.

Same deal: ONLY 40 TICKETS. So get into the AGNS pronto to buy your tickets! Call 902 749-2248 or drop in Wed.-Fri.. 10-5; Sat-Sun. 12-5