New fees for Fall 2012: As a component of the Framework for Sustainability, the Board of Governors has approved the implementation of three mandatory student fees to come into effect at the beginning of the Fall 2012 semester. Read more
A voice like ‘brushstrokes on canvas’: A chat with singer/songwriter Jenn Grant (BFA 2006) on discovering her artistic voice. Read more
Of kids, creating and community: NSCAD student Katie LeFevre enriches her NSCAD education through a community service learning placement at Peter Green Hall Children’s Centre. Read more
| Jessie Babin's The Fall/La Chûte.|
BMO First Art Invitational winner: Jessie Babin (BFA 2012) has been selected as the Nova Scotia winner of BMO Financial Group’s 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition for her submission, The Fall/La Chûte. As well as receiving $5,000, Jessie’s drawing will go on display as part of the 1st Art! 2012 Exhibition, to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto from Oct. 3 to 28. Congratulations Jessie!
More congrats: NSCAD students David Reeves and Sam Moss have won student awards and their work will be featured in the Nov./Dec. issue of Applied Arts Magazine. Here’s a link to David’s blog and a peek at Sam’s winning illustration.
Home is more than a Place: The final exhibition of the NSCAD Community Studio Residents in Lunenburg will be showcased in an exhibition running July 19 to 26 at the NSCAD Community Studio, 40 Duke St., Lunenburg. Artworks by Jason Skinner, Lynette de Montreuil, Nadia Gemeinhardt. Closing reception and artists’ talk, July 26, 7 p.m. in the Lunenburg Academy.
Fresh Paint: Artworks by four NSCAD MFA students Diana Hosseini, Ji Yeon Kim, Melanie Myers and Helen Teager are featured in this year’s Art Mur Graduation exposition, Peinture fraîche et nouvelle construction (Fresh Paint and New Construction) in Montreal. 5826 St. Hubert St., Montreal.
New to the alumni gallery: Check out the work of Jasmine Wallace (BFA 2005), new to the NSCAD Alumni Gallery.
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Expressions of Interest - Waterfront Development has recently tendered an expression of interest for artists interested in submitting a proposal for the design, fabrication and installation of a public art piece, to be located in an outdoor public open space along the Bedford Waterfront. Proposals must be delivered (not emailed or faxed) to the Waterfront Development office, 1751 Lower Water St., Halifax, by 4 p.m. on July 26. For further info, please email Terry Drisdelle, Project Manager/Planner, Waterfront Development Corporation at wdcl.ca
Request for Proposals- Public Art, Halifax Central Library: The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking qualified professional artists and artist-led collaborative groups to participate in a design process for the inclusion of public art in the construction of the new Halifax Central Library. This Request for Proposals (RFP) process is a one-stage solicitation process that will select an artist to produce a signature public artwork for the new Central Library. Interested parties are asked to refer to Request for Proposals #P12-039 as the document of record for this process. Closing date: July 24, 2 p.m. See: http://www.gov.ns.ca/tenders/pt_files/tenders/P12-039.pdf
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 our 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.
Poster contest:Grassroots, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, is a political comedy that incorporates environmental change, community-driven efforts, and youth empowerment through education and involvement. It follows the story of one man on his journey to rally people together to instigate change and create a more sustainable environment for the future. The film is all about creating a platform for the individual and inspiring students to take action. In conjunction with the film’s release, the producers are having a poster design contest. The winner will get $500, have their poster featured on the Grassroots Special Edition DVD, and professionally printed and signed by the Grassroots lead cast and director. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uUzJgyPTTY&feature=youtu.be More information, rules of entry, and already submitted posters can be seen here: http://www.fotofriend.com/photo-editing-contest
Art from an emerging artist: Mary Lynne MacKay, manager with the South Park YMCA, is hoping to hear from a student who would like to have their artwork on display in the Women’s PLUS Lounging area at the YMCA. Here’s what she says, “We are looking for something soft, maybe beach like, or abstract, something that will work for the theme of the lounging area. It is a brightly colorful place, teal blue and white. We are in the process of some new chairs, cushions and window blinds in white. You need to see it to see what we have to work with and how we need to calm the room.” Interested? Please email at ymca.ca or give her a call at 425-9622, ext. 224.
Giant Playground Made from Yarn, PSFK
Toshiko MacAdam spent three years crocheting bright, beautiful play space.
Aboriginal artists push limits, Chronicle Herald
Snapshot: East Coast Contemporary Aboriginal Art Exhibition, at the Khyber Institute of Contemporary Arts to Aug. 17, showcases the recent work of six emerging and mid-career artists: Frannie Francis, Ursula Johnson, Dozay Christmas, Charles Doucette, Gerald Gloade and Jerry Evans.
Artistic impressions from soldier’s Afghan service, Winnipeg Free Press
NSCAD student Jessica Wiebe evokes a soldier’s life in her art.
Emily Seaboyer’s new contemplative jewelry collection, Examiner
Creating beautiful jewelry from simple stones.
Yeti Sightings in Atlantic Canada, Here
T-shirt artist Geordan Moore (BDes 2007) brings zombie beavers and fanged cupcakes to life.
Collective lightens up city streets, Here
Dudes and Ladies Arts Society—comprised of recent NSCAD grads—doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Common Roots Summer Workshop Series: July 18 – Edible Ornamental Plants with Jane Rostek of Halifax Seed. July 25 – Pruning with Jonathan Menzies. August 1 – Weeds and What they Mean. August 8 – Hot composting with Jason Hoffman. Suggested donation: $5-$10. Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. at the farm. Please RSVP to partnersforcare.ca
Artist talk: Marnie Badham, a socially engaged artist and cultural researcher in Canada and Australia, discusses her creative projects which explore issues of representation and stigma in community contexts. Thursday, July 19, noon to 1 p.m. in P205, Port Campus. Presented by Foundation Studies.
Antique Appraisals: The Bonhams appraisal team will be back in Halifax to value antique items. One-on-one appointments for this popular fundraising event can been booked July 21 and 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Space is limited and there is a $20 per item appointment fee with a maximum of three items per person. To arrange a booking time please contact Krista Wadman at 902-424-4862; gov.ns.ca
Paint Sea on Site: Stroll through historic Lunenburg and watch as artists capture its beauty. Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. Bidding closes each day at 4:30 p.m. at the Lunenburg Community Centre, off Victoria Road. www.lunenburgartgallery.com
Pecha Kutcha Night: Presenters include Christian Toth, Eleanor King, Iaian Archibald, Jackie Torrens and more. Tuesday, July 24, 7:30 p.m. at The Seahorse. Admission $6.
Artists talk: Lunenburg residents Jason Skinner, Lynette de Montreuil and Nadia Gemeinhardt discuss their work, their exhibition Home is More than a Place, and their year in Lunenburg as artists in residence. Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m. at the Lunenburg Academy.
Moncada Day: Performances by local musicians and dancers to celebrate Moncada Day, a “reflection of the mutual respect that has existed between Cuba and Canada.” Friday, July 27, 12 noon to 6 p.m. in Victoria Park, corner of Spring Garden Rd. and South Park St., Halifax. All welcome. Presented by the Nova Scotia Cuba Association.
Anna Leonowens Gallery: Li’l Monoliths by Visiting Artist Cliff Eyland in Gallery 1, Flatmen by Artist-in-Residence Alexander Irving, and Rib Gets in the Way by Artist-in-Residence Steve Reinke in Gallery 3. 1891 Granville St.
Argyle Fine Art: New work by Melissa Townsend (BFA 2005). Backyards and Alleyways by Mary Garoutte (BFA 2004). Opening Friday, July 17, 7 to 9 p.m. 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.
Black Duck Gallery:The Universe and Other Stories: New Watercolours by Rebecca Roher (BFA 2010). To July 20. 8 Pelham St., Lunenburg.
Chase Gallery at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia:ReVision, found object sculpture exhibition featuring work by Lisa Cochrane, NSCAD student Jay Dort, Emma FitzGerald, Noah Logan (BFA 2010), Susan Malmstrom, Mike Milligan, Melissa Schwegmann and Catherine Venart. To July 30. 6106 University Ave., Halifax.
Corridor Gallery:Seen by Listening, drawings by Susan Covey. To July 24. Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport.
Craig Gallery:Odd Chairs and Whirly Gigs, new folk art by Barry Colpitts. Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.
Dalhousie Art Gallery:Sounding Selves, projects by Jani Ruscica with work by Antonia Hirsch, Anri Sala and Jana Sterbak on loan from the National Gallery of Canada. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave., Halifax.
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, Margarita Fainshtein, Randy Engelberg and Susan Malmstron. To Aug. 30. 1673 Barrington Street, second floor.
Little Paper Planes:Art as a Muscular Principle, curated by Craig Leonard and featuring the work of Wallace Berman, Wolfgang Muller, Morgane Tschiember, Cary Loren, Leif Brush and Craig Leonard. Online at: http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/exhibition-full/147-art-as-a-musicular-principle
Mary E. Black Gallery:Horizon Watchers, figurative clay sculpture by Reed Weir. To July 29. Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1061 Marginal Rd., Halifax.
Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery:Soft, Works from the university collection. To Aug. 12. Look to the Living, exhibition of painting and drawing installation by Sara Hartland-Rowe. To Aug. 12. 166 Bedford Highway.
NSCAD Community Studio in Lunenburg:Home is More than a Place, the final exhibition of the NSCAD Community Studio Residents in Lunenburg will be showcased in an exhibition running July 19 to 26 at the NSCAD Community Studio, 40 Duke St., Lunenburg. Artworks by Jason Skinner, Lynette de Montreuil, Nadia Gemeinhardt. Closing reception and artists talk, July 26, 7 p.m. in the Lunenburg Academy.
Port Loggia Gallery:Content by undergraduate exhibitor Erin Jaeger-Freeborn. To July 21. NSCAD Port Campus.
Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery: The Fabric of Clay: Alexandra McCurdy. Lorenzen Pottery: 50 Years in the Making. Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue.
Secord Gallery: Work by gallery artists. Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Rd., Halifax.
Seeds Gallery: 116-1099 Marginal Road. Plus visit the Art Shanty on the Halifax Boardwalk!
Studio 21: Travelling Art, a summer exhibition with guest artist Erwin Leber. To Sept. 5. 1223 Lower Water St., Halifax.
ViewPoint Gallery: Eva Knoll, Vision is Abstraction. To July 29. 1272 Barrington St., Halifax.