Meantime in Greenwich: NSCAD Prof. David Clark unveils his latest public art project, Meantime in Greenwich, in Sir Sandford Fleming Park. . Read more
The President’s Blog: Dr. Dan O’Brien talks about the Framework for Sustainability and meeting the NSCAD-Lunenburg Community Studio Residents. Read more
Get your tickets now! The line-up has been firmed up for NSCAD’s Back to School Special concert, September 22 on Granville Mall. On the bill are: Buck 65, Ghettosocks, Ria Mae, Matt Mays and Tanya Davis. Tickets are $30 are available online at http://125nscad.eventbrite.com/ All proceeds to NSCAD!
Added to festivities! September’s ANNAversary activities Sept. 21-23 now include a 24-hour film fest presented by the NSCAD library. The films will be shown in the Bell Auditorium starting the evening of Friday, September 21st and running for 24 hours until Saturday, September 22nd, ending right before the Back to School Special concert starts at 6 pm. The film festival will include feature-length productions about notable artists in history including Pollock with Ed Harris, Frida with Salma Hayek, and Coco Before Chanel with Audrey Tautou. Breakfast will be served on Saturday morning, right before the film Basquiat, with lots of coffee to perk up those who pull an all-nighter.
NSCAD Archives Inventory Project: This summer the library has started the very important and exciting project of creating an inventory of archival material throughout the university. By locating, identifying, and describing our collections, the archives inventory project will be the first step in making our archive collection more accessible to researchers. It will also provide NSCAD staff with precise documentation of what is contained within our archives and where it is located within the university. The long-term goal of the NSCAD Archives Inventory Project is to amalgamate all institutional archival records and house them in a permanent location. The inventory project is being conducted by NSCAD student Andrew Rabynuik over the course of the summer, under the direction of the acting Visual Resources Librarian, Hillary Webb. To make this project possible funding has been provided by Young Canada Works through the Canadian Council of Archives. Keep updated about our progress on the NSCAD website under the Library Projects page: http://nscad.ca/en/home/libraries/projects
White Rabbit Project: NSCAD grad Andrew Maize is coordinating the White Rabbit Project, a week-long interdisciplinary residency that culminates in a public celebration. The public is invited to attend an artist talk by Kay Burns and Peter Von Tiesenhausen, August 16, 7 p.m. at the Economy Rec Centre or take in the open house Sunday, August 19, noon to 5 p.m. For info, please see the article in The Coast: http://www.thecoast.ca/TheScene/archives/2012/08/02/this-is-arts-country or visit the website at www.whiterabbitarts.ca
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@NSCraftStudios- NSCAD art camp visiting the gallery! So cute. @NSCADUniversity @NSCADExtStudies @HalifaxSeaportpic.twitter.com/TSOjEkqJ
Mary Lynn Podiluk
@MaryLynnPodiluk - @NSCADUniversity - Thanks kindly! The Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing program most definitely fosters artistic versatility. I loved it!
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Call to South Shore Artists: The Lunenburg Art Gallery is inviting artists to participate in its NS South Shore and Lunenburg Art Gallery Members’ Juried Show in October 2012. Artists may present two works of art, one of which may be chosen. The nonrefundable entry fee is $10 per artwork. The jurying will take place at the Lunenburg Cultural Centre, 114 Fox St., Lunenburg. Entry forms, details are available at www.lunenburgartgallery.com
Timeraiser comes to the East Coast: Timeraiser is part volunteer fair, part silent art auction and part night on the town. The event in Halifax will be taking place November 1st at Pier 21. Throughout the evening, people attending the event meet with different volunteer agencies and match their skills to the needs of the agency. Once matches are made, attendees are eligible to bid on artwork. The big twist is rather than bid money, you bid volunteer hours. You have a year to complete your volunteer pledge and once the pledge is completed, you get to bring the artwork home as a reminder of your good will.
Timeraiser is committed to supporting emerging and mid-career artists and will pay up to $1,000 fair market value (framing included) for work chosen for the auction. Selected pieces will help inspire people to donate their time in support of great causes, so keep that in mind when applying. Timeraiser juries typically select mixed media canvas/photography/framed work over sculptures, and the ideal size is less than 5 ft width or height. Artwork will be displayed in the offices of corporate partners and in community spaces for the 12 months while participants complete their pledge. Submission deadline: Sept. 6. To apply, see: https://timeraiser.slideroom.com/#/Login
Craig Gallery call: The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing invites artists to participate in the upcoming exhibition Final Vinyl: New Art on Old Records. Create art with old vinyl records and donate them to the three-week exhibit, running in December 2012. For details, please email Kim Farmer at alderneylanding.com.
FILM 5 Program Call for Applications: the Atlantic Filmmakers Coop invites emerging Nova Scotia filmmakers to apply to the FILM 5 program, a professional development program for writers, directors and producers culminating in the opportunity to produce a five-minute shot. Application deadline: Oct. 1, 2012. Applications can be downloaded at http://film5.ca/
Art Sales and Rental, Call for Submissions: Looking for a place to sell your work, gain exposure and improve your CV? The Art Sales & Rental Gallery is seeking the work of local emerging artists and would like to invite NSCAD students to apply. Located inside the AGNS, the gallery offers a fair commission as well as equal opportunities for solo feature artist shows. The Art Sales & Rental Gallery holds juried, open accessions every two weeks on Monday, but submissions can be dropped off at any time. Drop by for more information or email at gov.ns.ca! Feel free to check out the website as well: http://bit.ly/artsalesandrental
Horror Movie Trailer Competition: Create a three-minute trailer for a fictitious horror movie. Open to young people, ages 14-25. Entries will be judged on originality, production, image, sound and post production. Deadline is Sept. 28, 5 p.m. For details, email Kim Farmer at alderneylanding.com.
Call for Student Projects: The Anna Leonowens Gallery is putting out a call for student projects for Nocturne 2012. Solo exhibitions, collaborations, group exhibitions, performances, projections and installations are all welcome. Preference will be given to projects that utilize the space of Gallery 1 in an innovative way and engage the public during the gallery’s busiest night of the year. Proposals should include a one-page written description, name and contact info of a NSCAD faculty advisor, 5 to 10 images of work, gallery plan, CV. For more info, please visit the gallery’s website: http://nscad.ca/en/home/galleriesevents/galleries/opportunities.aspx
Mathew Reichertz, who was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award in 2006 and is associate professor in painting at NSCAD University, is inspired not only ...
In this work, entitled Meantime In Greenwich, viewers will be invited to find the sundials installed through the park surrounding the Memorial ...
He was also inspired, in part, by the training he received at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where he majored in ceramics and ...
Shelley Mitchell worked for many years as an architectural draftsman before returning to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. There ...
NSCAD-New Glasgow Community Studio Residency: NSCAD-New Glasgow Community Residency’s closing exhibition (with works by Annalise Prodor, Krissi MacKenzie and Katie Roux) runs August 16 to August 23 in the artists’ studio, located behind the New Glasgow Fire Hall, Dalhousie St., New Glasgow. Artists’ talk, Thursday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m.
Anna Leonowens Gallery: What Remains by artist-in-residence Sandra Rechico; A line traced continuously and without looking while you tell your out of body experience by visiting artist Sheilah Wilson; scape by artists-in-residence steve bates and jake moore in Gallery 3. 1891 Granville St.
Argyle Fine Art: Gordon MacDonald solo show. Opens Aug. 19. 1559 Barrington St., Halifax.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia:Skin: The Seduction of Surface, with work by artists include Colleen Wolstenholme (BFA 1986), Duke & Battersby, Vito Acconcci, Cora Cluett (BFA 1988), Emily Falencki (BFA 2001), Eric Fischl (DFA 2002), Rebecca Fisk (BFA 1993), Sarah Maloney (BFA 1988) and David Harper (BFA 2006). To Sept. 8. Mosom Maskwa – Pawakan (Grandfather Bear – Spirit Guides), hand-carved masks by Ned Bear. To Sept. 3. 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.
Corridor Gallery:In Passing, new works on paper by Kate Stinson. To Aug. 28. 1113 Marginal Rd., Halifax.
Craig Gallery:Jardins, paintings by Nadine Belliveau (BFA 1971). To Sept. 1. Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.
Gallery Page and Strange: Work by gallery artists. 1869 Granville St., Halifax.
Hub Gallery:VANS in the Hub features diverse, large-scale works by Chris Brobeck, Pat Louks, Therese Bombardier (BFA 2006), Margarita Fainshtein, Randy Engelberg (BFA 1985) and Susan Malmstron. To Aug. 30. 1673 Barrington Street, second floor.
The Khyber Centre for the Arts:Snapshot: East Coast Contemporary Aboriginal Art, curated by Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy, showcases the recent work of six emerging and mid-career artists: Frannie Francis, Ursula Johnson (BFA 2006), Dozay Christmas, Charles Doucette, Gerald Gloade and Jerry Evans. To Aug. 17. A catalogue for the show includes essays by Curator, Alan Syliboy and by Carla Taunton, Assistant Professor of Historical and Critical Studies at NSCAD. 1588 Barrington St., Halifax.
Mary E. Black Gallery:Titanica, exhibition of new works by members of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council (NSDCC). Titanica features works by: Lesley Armstrong (faculty), Catherine Beck, Lindsey Bellefontaine (BFA 2008), Clare Bridge, Wilma Butts (alum), Bob Campbell (BFA 1987), Philip Doucette, Darrell Eisner, Gladys Hann-O'Neil, Laura Kenney, Mary Jane Lundy (BFA 2003), Paula MacDonald (alum), John Macnab, Beverley McInnes, Rosemary Metz, Carol Morrow, Joy Pennick, Sally Ravindra, Marcela Rosemberg, Andrea Saint-Pierre (BFA 2010), Wendy Shirran, Chris Shute, and Jim Smith (BFA 1989). To Sept. 9. Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1061 Marginal Rd., Halifax.
Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery: Suzy Lake: Political Poetics. Aug. 25 to Oct. 7. 166 Bedford Highway.
Port Loggia Gallery:Tête-à-tête, 2011-12 VANS Mentorship Program Exhibition, featuring emerging artists Anne Macmillan (BFA 2009), William Robinson (BFA 2005), and Natalie Boterman (BFA 2012), with work from their individual mentors Peter Dykhuis, Robert Bean and Ariella Pahlke. NSCAD Port Campus.
Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery:Ehryn Torrell: Self-Similar. Aug. 25 to Oct. 7. Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue.
Secord Gallery: Work by gallery artists. Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Rd., Halifax.
Seeds Gallery: 116-1099 Marginal Road. Plus, the Art Shanty on the Halifax waterfront boardwalk!
Studio 21:Travelling Art, a summer exhibition including works by Jean-Sebastien Denis, Ric Evans, Catherine Farish, John Hartman, Alex Livingston (NSCAD prof), Roger Loft, Marilyn McAvoy (MFA 1997), Sara MacCulloch (BFA 1992), Graham Metson, Don Pentz, Ron Shuebrook, Michael Smith and Susan Wood (NSCAD prof). Also Erwin Leber: New Works on Paper. To Sept. 5. 1223 Lower Water St., Halifax.
ViewPoint Gallery: A Year in a Life showcases 365 photographs taken each day for a year by Alanah Correia. To Sept. 2. 1272 Barrington St., Halifax.