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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
Bup’s Barbershop and King's View Academyat NSCAD’s Academy Campus are
Anchor Tattoo Lounge at 5281 Sackville Street and Smile Studio
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.