Events

The Art Spot: Ericka Walker

The Art Spot: Ericka Walker This year, Uncommon Common Art began their season with Ericka Walker’s mural, titled “Be Industrious That You May Live” (the motto of the King’s county Agricultural Society from 1806 onward). It can be found at Longspell Point Farm on Medford Road in Kingsport. WHO: In a few sentences, please tell us about yourself. I am a visual artist living and working in the Head of St. Margaret’s Bay here in Nova Scotia. I am also an Associate Professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, in the Printmaking Area of the Fine Arts Division….
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Second Annual Medicine of the People Herbal Celebration to take place at Gaspereau Herb Farm

Second Annual Medicine of the People Herbal Celebration to take place at Gaspereau Herb Farm On Sunday August 12 nature lovers of all backgrounds will gather for the second annual Medicine of the People, the largest herbal gathering in eastern Canada. Hosted at herbalist John Cummings’ Gaspereau Herb Farm and Botanical Sanctuary, and organized by Cummings and student herbalist Andrée-Anne Bédard (of Bardane Cuisine), the event aims to build on last year’s success. Presentations will include: Zenovia Ursuliak, MD, PhD, FRCPC, who will be introducing attendees to her herbal tool kit for addressing anxiety issues. As a psychiatrist, Ursuliak integrates…
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Acadia University Art Gallery: The Lorenzen Collection of Mushrooms

Acadia University Art Gallery: The Lorenzen Collection of Mushrooms By Alexandra Pulchny, Collections and Outreach Assistant, Acadia University Art Gallery One of my favourite collections belonging to the gallery is definitely the Lorenzen mushrooms. Ernest Lorenzen, a forester and naturalist from Denmark, and his wife Alma Goguen, an Acadian from Cocagne, New Brunswick, began making pottery in 1947 as a hobby while living in Dieppe, NB. Earnest typically used the pottery wheel, while Alma modelled by hand. While living in Dieppe, their clay source was quite far away and inaccessible by car. Lloyd Shaw, then-owner of the brick factory in…
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The Acadia University Art Gallery presents: “Maud Lewis: A Life Collected”

The Acadia University Art Gallery presents: “Maud Lewis: A Life Collected” By Dr. Laurie Dalton, Director and Curator August 3 – September 30, 2018 Join us for the opening reception on August 3 at 7pm! Much of the way in which people have come to understand the artist has been a result of storytelling. This exhibition presents a selection of Maud Lewis artwork from private collections, along with memories of how people have come to collect her work. These demonstrate the ways in which we have come to remember, know, and situate the work of the artist. While Maud Lewis…
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Valley Family Fun: Young Picassos

Valley Family Fun: Young Picassos By Laura Churchill Duke “It is never too early to introduce kids to art,” explains Laurie Dalton, director and curator of the Acadia Art Gallery. Many parents are nervous about taking their children to an art gallery. Is it appropriate? Will they be bored? Will they be the one to knock over the sculpture? Dalton gives the following tips: Bring a bag of colour swatches and shapes. Give each child a colour or shape and ask them to find something in the gallery that is the same shape or colour. Buy a postcard at the…
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Mike Uncorked: The Wedding!!!

Mike Uncorked: The Wedding!!! By Mike Butler On July 14, 2018 at 2:00 in the afternoon, I married the most wonderful man on the planet! It was a day (and a process) that was beyond perfect. The support Ian and I have received since day one of our relationship leading up to the wedding day is so profound and overwhelming and I thought I would dedicate this Mike Uncorked to our special day for everyone to read about and be a part of. How it all began … I’m a sappy romantic at heart and I believe in time and…
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Hardware Gallery Organizes Mural Project in Kentville

Hardware Gallery Organizes Mural Project in Kentville By Genevieve Allen Hearn Kentville will get a little more colorful this summer. Board members of Hardware Gallery, the new art gallery located in the Town of Kentville, are making a community effort to get new, contemporary murals in the town. The Kentville Business Community has recently amended their façade program to include murals, which means businesses can apply for 50 per cent of the mural creation cost. Dave Reid from D.M. Reid’s Jewellers is the first business to jump on board. Reid, who sits on the Kentville Business Community board, says, “The…
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Check out Summer at Our Valley Museums

Check out Summer at Our Valley Museums By Wendy Elliott This summer, museums in the eastern Valley have a wide variety of displays and activities on for the busy summer months. There is truly something for everyone. At the West Hants Historical Society’s museum on Kings St. in Windsor there is a standing display and a busy research centre. The museum is holding a genealogy fair on Saturday, July 28 with a focus on family history research. On the day of the event the public is invited to come take in the rich ancestral history of this area. There will…
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Uncommon Common Art 2018

Uncommon Common Art 2018 By Terry Havlis Drahos, UCA founder/creative director This year, Uncommon Common Art 2018’s theme is Lines of Site. Curator Kate Ward asked participating artists to respond to the following statement: The lines of this site (Fundy shore and mountains) contain movement and transition. Lines of Site can be ephemeral and temporary by nature where time blurs between the past, present, and future: environmental lines, geographical lines, historical lines, blood lines, time lines. Lines of Site can also be an unobstructed line of “sight” between an intended observer (or spectator) and a subject of interest. It can…
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