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Shark Sighting in Grand Pré

Shark Sighting in Grand Pré By Anna Horsnell Doug Morse is an artist. He is perhaps skeptical of that statement, pointing first to his 35 year reputation as a wooden sign maker. His portfolio of work ranges from commercial, residential, and nautical signs to finely-detailed carvings. However, his most recent creation is quite simply a work of art. Within his sizeable Grand Pré workshop, surrounded by a clutter of tools and copious amounts of paper calculations, drawings, and photos, Morse is sculpting a creature both terrifying and beautiful, namely a great white shark. The attention to exacting detail is remarkable…
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A Handful of Clay and Concern for the Earth

A Handful of Clay and Concern for the Earth By Anna Horsnell Tracy Horsman’s pottery and ceramic art studio resides within a wonderful log cabin on her property overlooking Cape Blomidon and the Minas Basin. She doesn’t need to look far for inspiration. The surrounding fields and woodlands provide the perfect backdrop for creations made from the earth itself. This is art that truly requires getting your hands dirty and Horsman admits she fell in love with clay the moment she first held it in her hands as a child. “I love the smell of it, the squishiness of it,…
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The Dedicated Life of an Artist

The Dedicated Life of an Artist By Anna Horsnell Dedication plays a key role in most successful careers. Artist Twila Robar-Decoste is no exception. For as long as she can remember she wanted to be an artist. She also had a keen interest in science, specifically the natural world. Last, but by no means least, she always had strong and unwavering ties to her childhood home of Aylesford. Those three things, art, science, and home, have remained constants throughout her life, and her artistic career is a testament to that dedication. Robar-Decoste was one of those children who sketched during…
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An Intimate Embrace with Nature

An Intimate Embrace with Nature By Anna Horsnell Kate McKenna feels a reverence for this planet that goes far beyond Earth Day. As a fine art photographer, she seeks to connect people with nature by sharing a way of seeing that touches something primal, something ancient inside us. She invites us to recognize our landscape in a new way. McKenna’s images take the viewer up close and personal. So close that the details of tree bark, rock, and sand become abstracted, drawing attention to shapes and colour, sculptural aspects, and the beauty of creation. “I want to be close. I…
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Children Growing With Art

Children Growing With Art By Anna Horsnell Art is three letters encompassing a world of imagination and creativity. Painters, designers, graphic artists, photographers, film makers, and hundreds more, fill our lives in ways we are often not even aware of, from the clothes we wear to the movies we watch. Art is a response to life and those things which inspire us, frighten us, and hold us in awe. Art challenges our thinking and opens up endless possibilities. Art is a language beyond words. Gwynneth Wallace was a lover of art who wanted to provide children with the opportunity to…
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A Homegrown Celtic Harp

A Homegrown Celtic Harp By Anna Horsnell When Timothy Habinski and his wife Shelly moved their family from Ontario to rural Nova Scotia in 2009, they were seeking a more relaxed lifestyle in an area rich in music and culture. Habinski was especially drawn to our strong Celtic and traditional music scene, and he had something special to contribute: his very own, hand-crafted harps. Inspired by the hunting bow, the harp can be traced from ancient Egypt to the green hills of Ireland through a long and storied evolution. The Irish or Celtic harp was the first frame-style harp to…
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Honouring Celtic Tradition with Local Materials

Honouring Celtic Tradition with Local Materials By Anna Horsnell Judith Smith’s Celtic Goddess Jewellery is an expression of joy. A joyful passion she first discovered 23 years ago when she began studying Celtic spirituality. Judith was born in Windsor where her family has lived for seven generations. Thirty years ago she moved to Wolfville and worked as an assistant loans officer until a sudden environmental illness forced her into early retirement. It was a time to rethink her life, and her doctor recommended a book that might help. That book was Anam Cara, a classic of Celtic wisdom by the…
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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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In Review: Recent News, Happenings, and Events

In Review: Recent News, Happenings, and Events The Senior, Junior, and Beginner orchestras, fiddle group, and string instrument clinics for beginner players of the Acadia Regional Youth Orchestra (ARYO) are accepting online registration through the new ARYO website for the 2018/2019 season. The registration fee is $100 for the year (fiddle group: $25) and a selection of rental instruments is available for an additional $100 a year. Registration in person will also be possible on Sept.11 from 3:30-5:30pm at Festival Theatre. To register, go to acadiaregionalyouthorchestra.ca. Email any questions or comments to aryostrings@gmail.com There’s a new coffeehouse coming to Canning…
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