NSCAD Neighbourhood News
May 18, 2017

Spring at NSCAD

It has been a busy spring at NSCAD with many events related to graduation. NSCAD’s last big event of the spring—Artist for a Day—took place on Saturday, May 13, 10 am to 3 pm at the Port Campus. Held in conjunction with I LOVE Local’s Open City, Artist for a Day attracted hundreds of people of all ages.

The university offers a summer semester, which runs in two blocks, May 2 to June 19 and June 26 to August 15. The Port Campus will be busy with summer camps for kids ages five up to 18 in July and August.

The Anna Leonowens Gallery will feature exhibitions by visiting artists throughout the summer. Circle May 24 on your calendar for the opening reception for three stellar shows – Blood Work by NSCAD Prof. Kim Morgan; Site Collaborations by Liz Ingram, Professor Emerita at the University of Alberta; and The Bibelot, an instrumental and installation piece by Jay Crocker. Other exhibitions to look forward to this summer include The Skewed Persona, which explores the age of the selfie by undergraduate photography students Erica Flake, Séamus Gallagher and Lydia Honsberger, and Move in Place by Brendan Fernandes, to name just two.

NSCAD’s performative installation space Art Bar +Projects will be open from time to time through the summer months with private and public events.

After a hard winter, NSCAD Facilities Management will oversee the replacement of the roof on the building at the corner of Duke and Granville Streets this summer. A more specific date for the work to take place will be set in the near future.

Fountain Campus

In the past few months, there has been a number of notable changes at NSCAD’s historic Fountain Campus.

NSCAD welcomes Bowtique Hair & Makeup to the space formerly occupied by KEW at 1861 Granville Street. Bowtique is a full service salon offering hair, make-up and eyebrow microblading. Manager Jill Ernest says the salon, which moved from the Roy Building on Barrington Street, was looking to grow and add new services. “Plus the new space is gorgeous,” she enthuses. With 15 make-up artists and hair stylists on staff, Bowtique is as busy as ever.

RCMND, which was formerly at 1869 Hollis Street, has now moved to the Granville side of the campus, at 1869 Granville Street. Kristi Smith, the owner of the chic men’s clothing store, says after almost five years in their last location, it was time for a change. “We love the neighbourhood and see it becoming more of a shopping destination for downtown,” she said.

By Hand at 1867 Granville Street has a new name: Cose Belle. From the Italian meaning “everything beautiful,” Cose Belle is a gift shop offering house wares and décor ethically sourced from artisans around the world.

The Flower Shop, now at 1887 Granville Street, is moving June 1st to the space formerly occupied by Foreign Affair on Barrington Street. Owner Charlotte Pierce said she loves their present location, originally a silversmith’s shop 150 years ago, but has outgrown it. The new location is larger, and will have space for an office and storage, as well as an entire cooler room.

Coming soon to the Hollis Street side of the Fountain Campus is N.S.K.D (Nova Scotia Kids). Opening in mid-July at 1869 Hollis Street, N.S.K.D is a new clothing and consignment store, with products including clothing, sneakers and fashion accessories. “It has been a pleasure joining the area and we looking forward seeing people in this summer,” said Xiaozhi Wei “Edward” in an email.

The folks at the Atlantic Film Festival at 1891 Hollis Street kick into high gear at this time of year, with the festival happening in early fall, from September 14 to 21. Submissions for the festival are now being accepted through its website, http://www.atlanticfilm.com/

Academy Campus
Sailor Bup’s Barbershop and King's View Academyat NSCAD’s Academy Campus are the Brass Anchor Tattoo Lounge at 5281 Sackville Street and Smile Studio Apparel, a youthful women’s clothing store, at 1658 Market Street.

King's View Academy, a private, university preparatory, independent curriculum and flexible scheduling, grades 7-12 school, is now taking applications for its Summer School Academic Program (mornings from July 4 to August 10), Summer School Open Programs (afternoons from July 4 to August 10) and Fall Programs.