Creative Minds – February 25th

Creating Reminiscences of Yarmouth’s African Nova Scotian Community

2 pm. Sunday, 25 February 2018

On Sunday, February 25, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., please join members of the group that created the exhibit “Reminiscences: A Retrospective on Yarmouth’s African Nova Scotian Community,” on display from Feb.10 to Mar. 25, 2018 in the Community Room of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth. The group will share their process of envisioning, researching and creating this unique exhibit through a collaboration between artist Tootsie Emin and three Black Loyalist descendants of the greater Yarmouth community, Sharon Robart-Johnson, author of Africa’s Children: A History Of Blacks In Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; Chuck Smith, retired civil servant and community volunteer; and local businessman Bruce Johnson, the first African Nova Scotian to graduate from the Dalhousie School of Pharmacy (1974). Attendees will also be invited to share their stories.

The Art Galley of Nova Scotia is located at 341 Main Street, Yarmouth. Regular admission applies but no additional cost for the event, which is part of the monthly Creative Minds series supported by the Friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth. All are welcome. For more information, please call 902-749-2248 or email [email protected].

YAS meeting reminder

This is a reminder for the upcoming meetings next Saturday, February 24th at 1 pm at the community room of the AGNS.

It will be the annual general meeting and the regular monthly meeting. Agenda for both meetings are attached.

Before calling the annual general meeting to order, Marcel d’Entremont will have a presentation about the Applied Media and Communication Arts project he did with students from the NSCC.

Hugh Eamon – Exhibit

An exhibit of recent paintings by Hugh Eamon will be shown at Th’YARC from March 3″ to 31“. An opening reception, hosted by the Yarmouth Art Society, will be held Saturday, March 3″, from 2:00 pm. until 4:00 pm.

A native of Brockville, Ontario, and a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Hugh has made his home in Yarmouth for nearly 50 years, since the summer of 1969. Hugh has been an active player in the arts community, and has made significant contributions to the practise and development of the arts here and throughout the province. He is known as a teacher, a painter, and an advocate for the arts.

He has been active in the Yarmouth Art Society since first moving to Yarmouth and is a Life Member. He was a founding member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS), giving a unifying voice for professional artists. He was also the first project manager for the building that became Th’YARC, and can tell many stories of those early years!

With fellow artist Alex Gigeroff, Hugh created a number of public murals in downtown Yarmouth. The largest and best known is the colourful triptych in Alma Square, with its assembly of familiar Yarmouthians mixed with historic figures and the purely fanciful.

Recently Hugh has been working with Mark Connell to organize and present the sketchbooks of Helen Weld, and to edit letters of Lucy Jarvis for publication.

Hugh’s subjects are often the rugged landscapes and seascapes of Yarmouth county, painted with his distinctive palette. His work is in collections throughout Canada, the United States, and Germany.

The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception on March 3″, to talk about art, and to see his new work. Light refreshments will be served.

YAS is Corporate Member of AGNS

This status allows YAS MEMBERS unlimited free admission to AGNS exhibits, a 10% discount at the Gallery Shop, reciprocal privileges at 14 Canadian art museums, and more. When you visit the Gallery in Yarmouth, request use of the card and sign-in as a YAS Member.

Memberships to YAS are just $15 a year. See the Membership Page above for details.

Hugh Eamon – Reception – March 3rd

Hugh Eamon- Exhibit

An exhibit of recent paintings by Hugh Eamon will be shown at Th’YARC from March 3rd to 31st. An opening reception, hosted by the Yarmouth Art Society, will be held Saturday, March 3rd, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

A native of Brockville, Ontario, and a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Hugh has made his home in Yarmouth for nearly 50 years, since the summer of 1969.

Hugh has been an active player in the arts community, and has made significant contributions to the practise and development of the arts here and throughout the province.  He is known as a teacher, a painter, and an advocate for the arts.

He has been active in the Yarmouth Art Society since first moving to Yarmouth and is a Life Member.  He was a founding member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS), giving a unifying voice for professional artists. He was also the first project manager for the building that became Th’YARC, and can tell many stories of those early years!

With fellow artist Alex Gigeroff, Hugh created a number of public murals in downtown Yarmouth. The largest and best known is the colourful triptych in Alma Square, with its assembly of familiar Yarmouthians mixed with historic figures and the purely fanciful.

Recently Hugh has been working with Mark Connell to organize and present the sketchbooks of Helen Weld, and to edit letters of Lucy Jarvis for publication.

Hugh’s subjects are often the rugged landscapes and seascapes of Yarmouth county, painted with his distinctive palette. His work is in collections throughout Canada, the United States, and Germany.

The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception on March 3rd, to talk about art, and to see his new work. Light refreshments will be served.

Minutes – January 27, 2108

These are the minutes of YAS meeting of January 27, 2018. They are subject to amendment and approval at the next meeting.

Yarmouth Art Society

Minutes of January 27, 2018 meeting

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm.

Minutes from the November 19, 2017 meeting were read and approved with a minor correction.

Treasurer’s report: For the period from November 19, 2017 to January 27, 2018 opening balance was $2148.17, total funds balance is $2471.76.

Old Business:

Show Garson Sisters: Virginia gave an up-date on the progress of this show. A $1700 grant has been received. The show will feature photographs, artifacts and paintings of the Garson sisters and it will focus on the importance of art for children. During the 4-month show, there will be art talks and workshops by the participants and former art students of the Garson sisters.

Member show at AGNS: The YAS members show at the AGNS for October, November and December 2018, has been approved. There is no theme for this event and YAS members are encouraged to particpate.

Bread & Olives: Three pieces of art work sold during the last show at Bread & Olives. Virginia will contact Trish about having another small art show during March and April, as Trish has expressed interest in having another show.

Yarmouth County Museum: We will be having our usual summer show at the museum. This will be in August, September and October with the first six weeks being work from the print shop in Yarmouth along with two other print shops. From September 15 to the end of October will be a show for all YAS members. After some discussion, it was decided that Virginia will contact the Write Away group to see if they wish to participate this year. We believe this year the Write Away group should do the writing based on our art work if they agree to participate.

New Business:

Executive Board Members: All executive board members agreed to remain in their current positions.

Other:

Virginia informed us that Hugh Eamon will be having a show at the YARC during the month of March with the opening reception on March 10 at 2:00 pm. Dave suggested, and it was agreed, that the YAS should sponsor the opening reception.

Margriet mentioned asking Marcel d’Entremont speak at either our February 24 or March 24 meeting about the art program he taught at NSCC. Carol will ask Marcel if he’s interested and if so, Margriet would contact him to discuss details.

Dan reminded us that the first meeting at the Grand, concerning the new arts and cultural centre, is coming up on January 31 at 6:30. Cecil raised the question of cost for using facilities like the print shop at the new location and Margriet raised the question of cost and space available for workshops. Dan replied that there is a committee looking into the cost for these things and that it’s important for us to attend the meetings and to bring up questions such as these. Dan also said the Holy Trinity Church is putting on  events to promote the arts. Dave mentioned that the hospital is looking into having a room available to display art work.

Ann Jones and Virginia had a meeting recently with mayor, Pam Mood, to discuss the new art and cultural centre. The meeting went very well and Pam was glad to meet with artists that support the new centre.

Ivan suggested that the YAS make a donation to the AGNS as we’ve done in the past. After some discussion, it was agreed that $240 would be for a corporate membership to the AGNS plus a $260 donation for a total of $500. A donation to the museum was also discussed and it was decided we’d wait until summer, at the time of our show at that location.

Next meeting will be on February 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the AGNS.

Respectfully submitted,

Noella DeMille

Memberships now due

Hi All:

If you haven’t renewed your membership it is time to do so.

Please send your $15 membership to:

YAS Treasurer, C/0 th’YARC, 76 Parade Street, Yarmouth, NS, B5A 3B4.

Please include your e-mail address. Thank you.

REMINISCENCES: A RETROSPECTIVE ON YARMOUTH’S AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN COMMUNITY

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia -Yarmouth

Saturday, 10 February 2018 – 2 p.m.

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Reminiscences: A Retrospective on Yarmouth’s African Nova Scotian Community is a community-based exhibit of oil and mixed media paintings and photographs put together through the efforts of four people to celebrate the history and contributions of Yarmouth’s African Nova Scotian community. The exhibit launches February 10, 2018 during Black History month and will run until March 25, 2018.

This project brings light, through a visual portrayal, to the contributions made by African Nova Scotians to the community of Yarmouth. This community-based exhibition has been developed by Tootsie Emin, a well-known Yarmouth artist, in consultation with: Sharon Robart-Johnson, Black Loyalist descendant and author of Africa’s Children: A History Of Blacks In Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the only book written that focuses on Yarmouth’s black history from slavery to the then present day (2009); Chuck Smith, Black Loyalist descendant, retired civil servant, and community volunteer; and local businessman Bruce Johnson, Black Loyalist descendant and the first African Nova Scotian to graduate from the Dalhousie School of Pharmacy (1974). Yarmouth Town and County have been enriched by the contributions of many members of the Yarmouth African Nova Scotian community. The presenters deeply regret that they were unable to include everyone in this show.

All are welcome to attend the Reminiscences show opening on February 10, 2018 at 2 pm in the Community Room at the Art Galley of Nova Scotia, 341 Main Street, Yarmouth. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact 902-749-2248 or [email protected].

Image: Artist Tootsie Emin         War Memories Subject: Sqt. William Clayton Lawrence, The No. 2

Art Activity AGNS – Yarmouth

Family Sunday: WATER-COLOUR FUN with Dan Earle

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth

1-3 p.m. February 18, 2018

Join us for an afternoon of free flowing water and colour exploration. Watch what happens when colour hits water on a beautiful piece of paper. This will be a time to let your imagination run wild. See some examples, see some demonstrations, then “have at it” at exploding your creativity. We have aprons… get ready to splash. We will all be amazed at what you will create.

Workshop Free. This event is supported by the Friends of the Art Galley of Nova Scotia -Yarmouth. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth is located at 341 Main Street, Yarmouth NS. Due to limited space, pre-registration is suggested. For more information or to register call 902-749-2248 or email [email protected] .

General admission. Members FREE. Please consider supporting the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia by becoming a member.