A Mural Tale

A Mural Tale By Wendy Elliott There is an elderly woman in Buffalo, New York who once upon a time fell in love with a piece of public art in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and now it’s cost her money. Mary McCarthy (now 91), and her husband visited the Annapolis Valley during Wolfville’s centenary in 1993. Mary was quite taken with a bright, large new mural near the post office. She asked her obliging husband to snap a photo of the wide historic image on the brickwork. When Mary got home she had the photo enlarged and got it framed. Moving…
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Lost and Found: “The Great Green Bag”

Lost and Found: “The Great Green Bag” By Susan Wehrell Welcome to a new little column we are calling Lost and Found. Tell us your tales of items lost, items found, and the stories in between. We called it the “great green bag”, but it was actually black. Slightly larger than other reusable grocery bags, it was made out of black nylon mesh – the sort of material used in some hockey jerseys. The rim and the handles were sturdy green cloth, as was the pocket. At the grocery store, I could fill it full of the heavy groceries, and…
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Skating on the Wolfville Reservoir

Skating on the Wolfville Reservoir Interested in getting your kids outside for a little pick-up hockey? How about a moonlight skate with your Valentine? Thanks to local ice enthusiast John Brzustowski, locals and visitors alike can now find up-to-date information about ice conditions at Wolfville’s Reservoir Park. Visit wolfvillereservoir.blogspot.com/ Photo: Emily Leeson

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Evergreens

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Evergreens By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist When we think of evergreens, we often think of coniferous trees, such as spruce and pine. However, there are many herbaceous plants and shrubs in the Acadian Forest Region that are called evergreens.The term evergreen simply refers to a plant that remains green throughout the year. Larch, one of our native conifers, doesn’t have any needles this time of the year. Each fall their needles turn yellow and drop, so it’s certainly not an evergreen. Larch does bear cones, so it is a conifer (a deciduous…
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Adventures in Advertising with Jack Bishop at Kentville’s Hardware Gallery

Adventures in Advertising with Jack Bishop at Kentville’s Hardware Gallery Submitted Artist Jack Bishop delivers up his new show Adventures in Advertising at Kentville’s Hardware Gallery from January 8 to February 10, 2019. Jack Bishop is originally from Quispamsis, NB. He received a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax in 2007 with a minor in drawing. Returning to NB after graduating, he worked in a studio in Nauwigewauk for several years, during which time he was awarded the Arts NB Emerging Artist of the Year. The theme for Jack’s show at The Hardware Gallery is Adventures in Advertising. “For the…
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Acadia University Art Gallery Celebrates Creativity in Our Community!

Acadia University Art Gallery Celebrates Creativity in Our Community! By Laurie Dalton Now in its 28th year, the Annual Acadia Art Exhibition presents visual work in many forms, and from all ages and skill levels. Last year we had close to 200 works of art on display, hung floor to ceiling in salon style. Join us for the opening on Saturday, January 12, 7pm, to see what work has been submitted for this year! The exhibition will be on view until February 15. Want to learn more about our collection and behind the scenes in gallery-land? Check our our blog:…
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2018-2019 Metropolitan Opera Live Stream Series

2018-2019 Metropolitan Opera Live Stream Series By Margot Bishop Are you an opera buff? Whatever your level of love for opera, you will have a real treat in store with the HD live stream series from the Met in New York city. There are six operas this season still to be shown at the Cineplex in New Minas. Revivals: Bizet’s Carmen (Feb 2) Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment (March 2) Wagner’s Die Walkure (March 30) Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites (May 11) New Productions: Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur (Jan 12) When you go to the Met or another opera house, you see…
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Al Whittle Theatre Screens Beloved Holiday Films December 17-22

Al Whittle Theatre Screens Beloved Holiday Films December 17-22 Following the success of their Retro Blockbuster summer film series, the Acadia Cinema Co-op will present a week of fun, holiday-themed films this December at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. You may have seen these seasonal favourites before, but now is your chance to see them on the big screen! Tickets are only $5, so take your whole family, bring a group of friends, or treat your co-workers. Celebrate the season of giving by choosing cinema tickets as a gift for party guests, or as an advent calendar surprise! Grab…
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Annapolis Royal’s ARTsPLACE

Annapolis Royal’s ARTsPLACE By Wendy Elliott The Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC), which is based in Annapolis Royal, offers exhibits at its blue-sided ARTsPLACE along with varied programming. As of November 25, there is a show profiling five members of The Artist Way Collective, an exhibit of works by local artist Rion Microys, and a members’ exhibition all on display. Ted Lind, who serves as treasurer and secretary for ARCAC, says the local community relishes the visual arts. “We have three gallery spaces and one pop-up space,” he adds. “It’s a great place, it’s always busy.” Lind agrees that…
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