Events

An Exhibit of Uncommon Common Art Education

An Exhibit of Uncommon Common Art Education Thanks to the great team of art educators Colleen Gerrits, Doretta Groenendyk, Terry Drahos and the generosity of the Mud Creek Rotary, UCA delivered 29 art education programs from February to June, 2019. Uncommon Common Art worked with children from grade primary to 12 at Landmark East School, Glooscap Elementary School, Wolfville School, Port Williams Elementary School, and Dwight Ross Elementary School. In addition UCA in once again presenting two weeks of Art in the Garden Summer camp at Acadia’s Irving Centre. Find out what your kids have been up to and celebrate…
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Take a walk through François Gaudet’s Stories from the Forest Primeval

Take a walk through François Gaudet’s Stories from the Forest Primeval By Renée Brisebois, Collections and Outreach Assistant Whether you have lived in the Annapolis Valley your whole life or are simply visiting the area, it is never too late to make an afternoon stop at the Acadia University Art Gallery. Our current exhibition, Stories from the Forest Primeval, showcases the work of Acadian-Métis artist François Gaudet. The exhibition questions identity, religion, sexuality, assimilation, transgression, and the idea of paradise lost. All of these motifs are used by Gaudet to explore his identity and articulate a home for himself. In…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Reading the Forest Around You

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Reading the Forest Around You By Riley Scanlan, B.Sc Honours, Environmental Science Stepping into an old growth forest can be a calming, inspiring, or even breathtaking experience, but what is it exactly that makes old growth forests so beautiful? So worthy of our attention? Just as you gain insight from reading a book, reading the forest around you can empower you to better connect with nature. Reading a forest is as simple as taking the time to acknowledge what is actually going on around you, thinking about how it all works together…
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Marie’s Report: Newcomers Gourmet Dining Interest Group

Marie’s Report: Newcomers Gourmet Dining Interest Group By Marie Mossman How about an adventure through the food of different nations, in pleasant company and for a reasonable cost? The popular Newcomers Gourmet Dining interest group invites you to participate in a tasty adventure during the 2019 -2020 season, which will start in September. Meeting people and inclusiveness are constant guidelines for the group, though other aspects vary from year to years. The group gathers when a member offers to host, chooses a date, and proposes a theme. Dinners take place approximately once a month. Often, the host will provide a…
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Featurepreneur: Jeremy Novak Knows Where It’s At!

Featurepreneur: Jeremy Novak Knows Where It’s At! By Genevieve Allen Hearn Many know Jeremy Novak from his previous work with The Grapevine, or you may know him as the spirited tour guide on the Magic Winery Bus, or perhaps as Jerome the Gravekeeper on the Valley Ghost Walks. Without a doubt, you have encountered Jeremy before. Why? Because Jeremy is that guy. He is that guy who loves where he chose to live, loves the people who surround him, and loves hearing and telling stories of what makes this region special. Recently, Jeremy has started a new enterprise called Where…
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Visit an Artist’s Studio on August Long Weekend

Visit an Artist’s Studio on August Long Weekend By Anna Horsnell The Annapolis Valley has a well-known reputation for lovely galleries, craft shops, markets, and the special art events marked on our calendars. Another option is to explore behind the scenes with a visit to an artist’s studio, where the ideas and magic of creation come together. Studio Rally can help make that connection between artist and art lover. Originating in 1992, Studio Rally has evolved over the years from a map of art studios and galleries, to a full-colour printed guide, to its current format as a very active…
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Mike Uncorked: West Brooklyn Hall Jazz Nights

Mike Uncorked: West Brooklyn Hall Jazz Nights By Mike Butler Looking for something new, fresh and exciting to do on a Saturday night? Well, look no further! There’s endless things to do in the evenings here in the Valley: Ghost Walks, live music, films, live theatre, et cetera, but for something a little different, head to the West Brooklyn Hall for their Saturday Night Speakeasy Jazz Jams! I chatted with both Dorothy and Jerry Legge regarding the events and, with lots of enthusiasm, they explained that the Jazz Jams have really started taking off and it’s been a rousing success…
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Dinner Out: The Flying Apron Inn and Cookery

Dinner Out: The Flying Apron Inn and Cookery By Scott Campbell I think Nicole Robinson, host of Nova Scotia’s Best on Eastlink Television and faculty member of the NSCC School of Tourism and Hospitality, said it best when she said, “You don’t have to travel to Tuscany for an amazing culinary experience, it’s all available at The Flying Apron.” The Flying Apron Inn and Cookery can be found in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Summerville. Don’t let the out-of-the-way location fool you into thinking you aren’t going to enjoy world class cuisine – because you are. The menu changes every week and…
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7Arts Presents The Itty Bitty Bistro Art Show and Youth Drawing Exhibit

7Arts Presents The Itty Bitty Bistro Art Show and Youth Drawing Exhibit By Penny Hughes 7Arts would like to invite you to join us at the reception of the Itty Bitty Bistro Art Show at Pascalice’s Bistro in Greenwood, Monday, July 29 from 6-9pm. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Desserts and other beverages will be available for purchase. Have a preview of the art that will be displayed for the month of August. All art pieces will be miniature in size, smaller than 6×6 or 5×7! Bring a friend and enjoy meeting some of the artists while you…
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Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around The Valley

Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around The Valley By Lindsey Redden Strawberries: Most strawberries are $1-2/quart. Expected end of season is late July/early August. Bob Ansems U-Pick 1949 Lakewood Road, Steam Mill, open 8am-8pm 902-679-0757 bobansemsupick.com Bosveld’s Fruit Farm 183 Lamont Road, Lakeville, open 7am-12pm and 5pm-dusk 902-678-8767 or facebook Evan’s Family Farm Market 13842 Highway 1, Wilmot, open 8am-5pm 902-825-3284 or facebook Harry Morse Farms 4127 Brooklyn Street, Somerset, open 8am-6pm 902-538-9389 Kennie’s Strawberry Farm 1164 Upper Church Street, Kentville, open at 8am 902-680-1013 kenniesfarm.com Morse’s Farm (Anthony Morse) 114 Main Street, Berwick, open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday…
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