Author Archive: Genevieve Allen Hearn

Speed Skating: You Can Do That in the Annapolis Valley

Speed Skating: You Can Do That in the Annapolis Valley Submitted “I didn’t know you could do that here” is a common comment from people seeing speeding skating in Nova Scotia. The follow-up comment is then usually “speed skating is always my favourite sport to watch during the winter Olympics,” or “I wish they had this when I was younger.” This month the Annapolis Valley Speed Skating Club is inviting everyone to come out to a couple of open house events to give speed skating a try. The events are supported with funding from Speed Skate Nova Scotia and Nova…
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ADAPT at Artist’s Landing, Avondale Heritage Museum

ADAPT at Artist’s Landing, Avondale Heritage Museum By Tacha Reed Last year I realized that I’d been inadvertently working on a series of maps of the Avon River, the Minas Basin, and the Bay of Fundy, some of which became the series “Within Every Fibre” (2016), “What We Leave Behind” (2017) and “Options” (2018). With these felted maps I was exploring the scars left on the landscape by the hands of man; a record of the environment adapting in response to manipulations made by man (the causeway, dykes, gypsum mines, roads, and rails). Currently in the Avon region there has…
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Rise Up and Run to Benefit Chrysalis House

Rise Up and Run to Benefit Chrysalis House By Edith Riley Chrysalis House is a non-profit grassroots organization that has been providing shelter, support, counselling, advocacy, outreach, and transitional supports to women and their children escaping violence for more than 30 years. Chrysalis House works with individuals, organizations, learning institutions, and businesses in our community to end violence against women in order to create healthier communities and families. The primary goal of Chrysalis House is to provide a safe place for women and children escaping abuse. The secondary goal is to support women and children through service delivery and programming….
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Flying Squirrel Adventures Offer Great Ways to Get Outside this Fall

Flying Squirrel Adventures Offer Great Ways to Get Outside this Fall By Ethan Lang After a brief summer hiatus, the Flying Squirrel Adventures program will be resuming its monthly nature outing series in the Kentville Ravine. Flying Squirrel Adventures (FSA) is a collaborative program between the Blomidon Naturalists Society, Jijuktu’kwejk Watershed Alliance, and the Town of Kentville which aims to inform, inspire and connect nature lovers of all ages in the Valley through guided outdoor explorations. This summer the program chose to offer a series of five special outings at different locations throughout Kings County, instead of the monthly meetings…
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Asian Nachos from The Kitchen Party Cookbook

Asian Nachos from The Kitchen Party Cookbook Jenny Osburn | *The Union Street Cafe Cookbook* | jennyosburn.com Cabbage is one of my favourite year-round Nova Scotian vegetables. I love it cooked in soups and curries, in salads, or in the tangy sesame slaw used to top this fantastically flavourful nacho mash-up. The slaw can be made a day or two in advance and also makes an excellent all-season side dish. The wonderful folks at Taproot Farm grow a variety of beautiful cabbages. I pick mine up at their farm stand or at Noggins! If you have a deep-fryer and are…
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Gallery Round-Up

Gallery Round-Up A decidedly incomplete collection of local artistic destinations in alphabetical order 7Arts 619 Central Ave, Greenwood facebook.com/7Arts2/ Acadia University Art Gallery 10 Highland Ave, Wolfville gallery.acadiau.ca ArtCan Gallery & Cafe 9850 Main St. Canning artcan.com Artists Landing Gallery Avon River Heritage Society Museum 17 Belmont Road, Newport Landing avonriverheritage.com ARTsPLACE Gallery 396 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal arcac-artsplace.weebly.com Bear River Artworks 1913 Clementsvale Rd, Bear River bearriverartworks.com Blue Mind Gallery 1888 Clementsvale Road, Bear River bluemindgallery.com The Bread Gallery 7778 Highway #14, Newport facebook.com/TheBreadGallery David Lacey Gallery 11 Cove Rd, Centreville davidlaceygallery.com Far-Fetched Gallery 218 St. George Street,…
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On The Cover: Echo Nara

On The Cover: Echo Nara I am a self-taught artist who has spent the last five years exploring various media, including graphite, charcoal, conté, ink, markers, tattooing, and oil and acrylic painting. My art is influenced by mythology and post-colonial literature, which express the effects of power dynamics and systems that have bolstered colonial values. As our world experiences the initial effects of climate change and independence of AI, I feel it is important for the dominant culture to examine its foundation. My work is an attempt to express my alienation from my culture, and to create an alternate place…
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“Fugitives and Heroes” at Hardware Gallery for September

“Fugitives and Heroes” at Hardware Gallery for September Submitted Hardware Gallery is pleased to present “Fugitives and Heroes,” featuring the work of artists Echo Nara and Michael Greer. The exhibit runs from August 30 to September 25. An opening reception, with the artists in attendance, will be held at the gallery, 36 Cornwallis Street, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Thursday, September 12. All are welcome. Raised in Italy, Spain, and Belgium, Michael Greer was exposed to centuries of European artistic tradition from a young age. He studied fine arts at the University of Guelph, OCAD University, and the Academie des Beaux-Arts de Watermael-Boitsfort in…
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Town of Berwick Celebrates Its Roots with New Art Gallery

Town of Berwick Celebrates Its Roots with New Art Gallery By Anna Horsnell The Town of Berwick’s Apple Capital Museum recently opened the new Sally Horsnell Art Gallery to showcase paintings which herald the town’s historic buildings. With pride and gratitude, this writer would like to share a portion of the speech I made at the official opening on August 7 on behalf of the artist, my mother: Sally (Parker) Horsnell was born in the town of Berwick on January 23, 1934. Her family had already lived in Berwick for several generations and their lives were intertwined with the history…
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