NSCAD Notes - December 18
December 18, 2012


President’s blog: The latest post from Dr. Dan O’Brien. Read: http://nutt.nscad.ns.ca/president/

Full Circle: Gorgeous flower bricks and platters by Joan Bruneau are on display at the Mary E. Black Gallery. Read more

Nova Scotia Talent Trust winners: Congratulations to the many NSCAD alumni and students honored at the Nova Scotia Talent Trust ceremony and reception held Monday, Dec. 17 at Government House. Special awards included the: RBC Emerging Artist Award to Lauren Spalding (BFA 2010); Charlotte Wilson-Hammond Visual Arts Nova Scotia Award to Charley Young (BFA 2009); Shelagh Mackenzie Award to Lauren Spalding (BFA 2010); and Lieutenant Governor’s Award to Charley Young (BFA 2009). Additionally, 2012 scholarship recipients included Lauren Spalding (BFA 2010), Corinne Dunphy (BFA 2008), current student Isaac Fresia, former student Mariya Tsehtik, Charley Young (BFA 2009) and current student Sarah Mosher.

Big thanks! Support from RBC Foundation will support the graduation catalogue and exhibition and the Airport Project. Read more

On target: We’ve hit our targets with the 2012-13 Annual Fund! To everyone who contributed and made this campaign our best ever, we thank you! Read more

Boiler, 20" by 32", by Steve Farmer. For the past few years, Steve's work has focused on industrial subjects.  

Our latest raffle: We’re raffling an amazing limited edition photograph, Boiler, by NSCAD faculty member Steve Farmer. Tickets are $5 each or three tickets for $10, available in the Office of University Relations, 4th Floor, Duke Street. All proceeds from the raffle will go to Photography Dept.


Halifax Thinks

This January visit the ancient world—in readings, lectures and discussion. And at the same time, support Halifax Humanities 101, free, university-level humanities education for adults on low incomes.

Have you ever wanted to read through some of the great texts—Homer's Iliad, Sophocles' Oedipus the King, The Divine Comedy of Dante, Shakespeare's Tempest, Eliot's Wasteland —to enrich your life and for the pure intellectual pleasure of it?

Some of the finest university teachers in this region have put together a selection of great texts, a series of wonderful on-line lectures and a schedule of group tutorials every second Sunday afternoon beginning in January and running for 12 weeks. We are calling this program HalifaxThinks!

The texts are some of the world’s great books. This is the chance to encounter them directly and to dwell with them. And not to do that alone but with the help of thoughtful lectures which you can listen to, read on-line and purchase in book form if you wish.

But perhaps the heart of the course is embodied in the bi-weekly tutorials where you come together with others who are grappling with the same texts in discussions led by those who have spent years teaching these matters, often the lecturers you have listened to on-line.

The 12-week course is $500 ($75 more if you wish to purchase the lectures in book form). Every dollar goes to support the free Halifax Humanities programs taught at the North-End Library and Alderney Gate Library. All the professors volunteers their lectures and time for tutorials.

For more information please visit our websites: www.halifaxhumanities101.ca or www.HalifaxThinks.ca

The January course will focus on the ancient world. In September, we will spend 12 weeks on Mediaeval texts, after that the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the 19th century and the Contemporary, all in 12-week units - if you wish to continue the journey.

Angus Johnston, Halifax Humanities Board Member


Emma Gerard@emmmmagerard - Kye is one of the reasons I love @NSCADUniversity Kye Yeon Son at Hindsight/Foresight in Ottawa, Fall 2012 http://t.co/X8ZARcPh

Stephen Archibald@Cove17- The c1970 Xmas card from @NSCADUniversity . International style design+conceptual art= some dynamic white space http://t.co/7MzkA8dK


NSCAD to host 'Christmas Tree Gallery', South Shore Now

The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design's Lunenburg Residency Program is hosting a unique event to get anyone with an interest ...

What Does A Polar Bear Do in a Jungle? How E-lit Expands the Habitat of Literature, Huffington Post
Illya Szilak talks to NSCAD professor David Clark about his work in interactive media, “e-lit.”

NSCAD resident hopes to bring kite festival to Lunenburg, South Shore Now

Artist Andrew Maize of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design's Lunenburg Residency Program shows off some of his kite creations.

Smooth sales at NSCAD, The Coast
The ceramic and jewellery departments present their annual show and sales.

The streets of Kabul, The Coast

In 2010, 24-year old NSCAD graduate Hangama Amiri returned to her hometown of Kabul, Afghanistan after 17 years. She spent time with local ...

Films still on list even as festival chief quits, The Chronicle Herald

After high school, Lia Rinaldo headed to NSCAD University to study photography, film and sculpture, though she didn't finish her degree.

American Boys in Tijuana, Vice

... Inc., Clocktower Gallery, and The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC, the Khyber Center for Contemporary Art and NSCAD in Halifax, ...

Hands-on art workshop provides artistic outlet for persons with ..., Halifax News Net

The workshop was facilitated by Jason Skinner, graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and judge in the 2011 International ...


Arts for social change workshop: Happily Ever Active will be hosting a free dinner and workshop for young adults interested in using the arts for social purposes. Do you run a project that uses the arts to foster health, well-being or inclusion? Are you interested in learning more about how others are doing this in HRM? Register now to join us for the Create Change Community Feast, Jan. 11, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information about this workshop, please visit us on the web or contact us: gmail.com.


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia:Canadian Pioneers: Tom Thomson, Emily Car, J.W. Morrice and the Group of Seven, masterworks from the Sobey Collections. To Jan. 6. On a Path to Learning: Early Nova Scotian Women Artists, curated by Dianne O’Neill, runs to Jan. 20. Craig Francis Power: Les Fleurs du Mal. To March 10. 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.

Art Sales and Rental Gallery: The featured artist in December is Lynn Rotin. Inside the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery:The Fabric of Clay, Alexandra McCurdy. To Feb. 10, 2013. 703 Queen St., Fredericton.

Craig Gallery:Final Vinyl: New Art on Old Records. To Dec. 19. Supermarkets, drugstores, airports, and landings, by NSCAD students in the Introduction to Printed Matter class. To Dec. 19. Participating artists include Robert Ewanchuk, Josie Guenther, Carolyn Hirtle, Kyle Martell, Elyse Moir, Hayley O’Byrne, Kayla Rudderham, Allaura Shaw, Marena Thomson, Jessica Wiebe, Ryan Witt and Kelly Zwicker. Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.

Dalhousie Art Gallery:59th Student, Staff, Faculty and Alumni Exhibition. To Dec. 22. Dalhousie Arts Centre.

Gallery Page and Strange:  From the Vault. To Dec. 22. 1869 Granville St., Halifax.

Halifax Club:Society of Canadian Artists’ Elected Members Art Exhibit. To Dec. 31. 1682 Hollis St., Halifax.

Khyber Centre for the Arts: Holiday Toast. 1588 Barrington St., Halifax.

Mary E. Black Gallery:  Full Circle, flower bricks and serving vessels by Joan Bruneau. To Jan. 3. Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1061 Marginal Rd., Halifax.

Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery:Prospect 16: Declan O’Dowd. To  March 3 166 Bedford Highway.

National Gallery of Canada:Lapsus by NSCAD professor Robert Bean is on display in the Contemporary Canadian Gallery. Ottawa.

Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery:FASS, Faculty, Alumni, Student Staff Exhibition. Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue.

Secord Gallery:Paul Hannon, Recent Work. To Dec. 31. Plus Holiday Show, featuring work by gallery artists. Dec. 7 to Jan. 30. Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Rd., Halifax.

Seeds Gallery:  Adornication, holiday show and sale by NSCAD’s Jewellery and Metalsmithing Dept. To Jan. 6. 116-1099 Marginal Road.

Studio 21:Susan Wood and Janice Leonard: Time Present, Time Past. Ineke Graham: Full Circle. To Dec. 22. Holiday favorites, new small works by Mark Grantham, Raymond Martin, Wojtek Biczysko, Friederike Rahn and more. Opens Dec. 8. New location! Drop by the gallery at 1273 Hollis Street.

ViewPoint Gallery:  Group Show, 2013 Viewpoint Calendar Show. To Dec. 23. 1272 Barrington St., Halifax.