February 7, 2014 – “Maudify” house project

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February 7, 2014 Launch Maudify House project

The Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society will be launching its
Maudify House project on at the gallery on Friday, Feb. 7th at 6 p.m. at
the gallery.
maud houseThis is an exciting project involving numerous artists from the region
who are painting 10 houses (4 ft. x 8 ft. structures) in a “Maudified” fashion. The project will draw attention to the fact that famed folk artist Maud Lewis was born in South Ohio, and later moved to Hawthorne Street in Yarmouth where she lived until she was 34 years of age.

The houses have been sponsored by individuals, corporations, businesses, and the Town of Yarmouth. After they are painted, they will be installed in
prominent locations to coincide with the arrival of the Nova Star cruise
ferry in Yarmouth. A brochure will be available at various locations
throughout the town and county promoting a self-guided walking tour to
find the Maud Houses. As well, Maud Lewis inspired programs and exhibits
will take place at the AGNS Western Branch in Yarmouth.

The public is invited to attend the launch, meet the sponsors, artists,
and volunteers who are making this project possible.

RSVP            902 648-0462      

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   agnsyarmouth@gov.ns.ca  register cost $5.00 per child – all materials supplied.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth Branch