Family Sunday: Drawing for Motion

Family Sunday: Drawing to Imply Motion, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 341 Main Street, Yarmouth, NS. Please join artist Jay LeBlanc to learn drawing to imply motion: playing with repetition and variation. Participants will create flip books that look like a small movie and/or create drawings that imply recorded motion by using self-created stencils.

This workshop is inspired by the stop-motion effects of Harold Edgerton on display at the AGNS-Yarmouth. Pre-registration is recommended. Regular admission. No charge for program. This event is supported by the Friends of the Art Galley of Nova Scotia -Yarmouth. For more information or to register call 902-749-2248 or email [email protected]

Erin Morton on the Garson Sisters + Sharing Stories

Erin Morton will be the guest speaker at a reception for our exhibit “Influence: the lessons of Trudy and Paula Garson “ on Saturday, April 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth.

Erin was one of the kids growing up in Yarmouth who took group art lessons with the Garsons . She is now a professor at UNB, teaching courses that use art and cultural practice   “ as a launching pad to think about history as both an intellectual practice and a lived experience”.   Her new book “ For Folk’s Sake” looks at art and economy in 20th century Nova Scotia, and is dedicated, in part, to “Trudy and Paula Garson who inspired generations of weird art kids in Yarmouth”. Copies of her book will be available for purchase, courtesy of Coles in Yarmouth.   (Price is $45.00; cash only.)

Also, the following day , there will be an afternoon program from 2 until 4,”‘Sharing the Stories”. Former students and others who knew Trudy and Paula are invited to share their memories.   One special guest will be Burton LeBlanc, now the head of the make-up department for “The Handmaid’s Tale” .   Burton credits childhood classes with the Garsons for wakening and encouraging his artistic development.

People are also encouraged to bring artwork—either paintings by Trudy or Paula, or student work of their own, to show and talk about.   It will be an interesting and entertaining afternoon!

Hope to see you at one or both events!

Two exciting art opportunities

 

 

Godspell: Deadline for image e-mail: May 22nd. Delivery of Art to Holy Trinity: May 26th. Exhibit: June 1 – 16, 2018. Pick-up work: June 17-19.

1 piece per artist. 2 and 3 dimension. Ready to hang, and/or with specific hanging/arranging instructions. For sale or nfs. 30% commission. Delivery to buyer responsibility of artist. Artist responsible for insuring work.

Transfigured: Deadline for image of Art: August 10th. Delivery of Art to Holy Trinity: August 24th. Dates of Exhibit: September 1-30, 2018. Pick-up of work: October 1-5.
 
2 and 3 dimension. Ready to hang, and/or with specific hanging/arranging instructions. For sale or nfs. 30% commission. Delivery to buyer responsibility of artist. Artist responsible for insuring work.

Two summer workshops announced

August is Painting at The Yellow Door and Schoolhouse Studio

This facility is in St. Bernard, Nova Scotia. Yellow Door House (where students can stay overnight, eat meals, hang out) is:
3503 Highway 1 St. Bernard.
The school house studio is directly behind The Yellow Door House.

Interior Exterior

Ann Glover, renowned painter and sculptor from Roanoke, VA. Ann has exhibited paintings and sculptures throughout the U.S. in solo and group shows including UCLA, The Pauley Center, and The Taubman Museum.  Come spend 5 days with Ann.

Technique:  Working in oils

Contact:  [email protected]

July 30 – August 3, 2018: Arrive Sunday after 3PM, Depart Saturday morning

Tuition:  $550.00

A statement by the artist:  “My painting is about choosing subjects and objects from everyday life and honoring them through close and sustained observation. I use high key color and theatrically lit subject matter, whether through my art direction or as it occurs in nature. “

Ann is preparing a five day workshop.  Our format:  Introductions to the course and faculty happen during our pre-meeting time.  Two weeks before the workshop you will enjoy hearing from Sam and your faculty via email.  During this time you will be introduced to our area, our facilities and specifics about your workshop, including any pre-work or exercises.  Next you will come study right on the shore in our one room School House.   Stay at The Yellow Door House (steps away from the School House) or come daily.  We are right on the water and have worked on the house for years.  We feel you will be comfortable with our Nova Scotia quilts, sunsets from the deck, short path to the beach and flowers from the garden.

Accommodations at The Yellow Door:

The Large Room (Three beds):  $55 per person per night                                                    Blue Room:  (Two twin sized beds)  $60 per person per night                                         

Food: $240.00

Covers breakfast and lunch, dinners are not included. Breakfast foods will be available and we try to accommodate requests.  Lunch will be prepared and we typically have local cooks preparing local foods.  For dinners we have lined up a number of venues, that we know you will love!  You can join the group or explore on your own. Rosa will be in residence to assist.  The studio will be open from 9 am – 9 pm.

Workshop Capacity:

The package is only available for 5 students.  Reserve your space as soon as possible as, workshop is on first come first served basis.  ½ cost is due June 1, 2018.  Balance due June 20, 2018.  Refunds are only refundable if a student takes your place.  (We will keep a Wish List).  We have five more spaces available for the workshop only option.

To register:  Contact Sam through this website or:  [email protected]

Plein Air Painting

Michel Gerard Doucet , Assistant Sam Norgard

Technique:  Working in oils or your choice.

Contact:  [email protected]  or see Michel on FB

Come for a long weekend.  Arrive Thursday afternoon or evening Aug. 9, paint 10, 11, 12, leave morning of Aug 13.

Tuition:  $325.00

Michel is preparing a three day workshop focusing on composition, color and value.  Michel will share with you his life in painting and his personal palette exploring primary color with warm and cool variations of each hue.  Come leave the interior of your studio and work in the open air under the guidance of Michel Doucet, renowned Nova Scotia landscape painter.   Prof. Sam Norgard from The Savannah College of Art and Design, will join in with supporting the students through critique and conversation.

Our format:  Introductions to the course and faculty happen during our pre-meeting time.  Two weeks before the workshop you will enjoy hearing from Sam and your faculty via email.  During this time you will be introduced to our area, our facilities and specifics about your workshop, including any pre-work or exercises.  Next you will come study right on the shore in our one room School House.   Stay at The Yellow Door House (steps away from the School House) or come daily.  We are right on the water and have worked on the house for years.  We feel you will be comfortable with our Nova Scotia quilts, sunsets from the deck, short path to the beach and flowers from the garden.

Accommodations at The Yellow Door:

The Large Room (Three beds):  $55 per person per night                                                    Blue Room:  (Two twin sized beds)  $60 per person per night                                       Green Room:  (Double bed)  $65 per night                                       

Food: $140.00

Covers breakfast and lunch, dinners are not included. Breakfast foods will be available and we try to accommodate requests.  Lunch will be prepared and we typically have local cooks preparing local foods.  For dinners we have lined up a number of venues, that we know you will love!  You can join the group or explore on your own. Rosa will be in residence to assist.  The studio will be open from 9 am – 9 pm.

Workshop Capacity:

The package is only available for 6 students staying at the Yellow Door House.  Reserve your space as soon as possible as, workshop is on first come first served basis.  ½ cost is due June 1, 2018.  Field easels are available for the first 10 students. Balance due June 20, 2018.  Refunds are only refundable if a student takes your place.  (We will keep a Wish List).  We have six more spaces available for the workshop only option.

To register:  Contact Sam through this website or:  [email protected]

Events Summary – Trudy and Paula Garson Legacy

Influence:Trudy and Paula Garson and Their Lasting Legacy

                                   Summary of Events

 

  1. Workshop with Lauren Walker Saturday March 31 2018, a free introductory workshop in abstract and mixed media painting techniques from 1 to 4 pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Ages 16 and up.

2. Reception at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia from 6-8 pm on March 31, 2018. Meet Lauren Walker she will give an Art Talk ;   and will run through the work on display, and talk about process, concept and inspiration etc. , this will be followed by refreshments.

3. Opening Reception for ‘Influence’ at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia from 6-8pm on Saturday April 28th 2018. Guest Speaker is Erin Morton she will talk about Trudy and Paula Garson; being a student in their art classes,their place in the art and economy of 20th century N.S. Erin’s book, For Folk’s Sake (2016) will be on sale.

4. “Sharing Your Stories” a Creative Mind program wiil be held 2 to 4 pm on Sunday April 29th 2018 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia .Students and others who knew Trudy and Paula are encouraged to share their stories.Special guest  is Burton Leblanc Head of Makeup Department ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’

5. Workshop with David Gorman, Saturday June 16, 2018 .The lesson will be ‘Scratch Art ‘and the free workshop will be held from 2 to 4pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia for ages 13 and up.

6. Workshop with Andre Haines, Wednesday July 4 2018, ‘Theatre and Art ‘ a free workshop with theatre, games and related art activities.From 1 to 4 pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Ages 7 to 10.

7. Workshop with Laura Hatfield, Friday July 27 2018, Still Life drawing ; an event based work.This session is based on the still life lesson that began each term with the Garsons.From 6 to 8pm at the Art Gallery  of Nova Scotia, Ages 16 and up.

Minutes of March 24th YAS meeting.

These are unapproved minutes of the meeting subject to additions and corrections at the next meeting on April 21st.

Yarmouth Art Society

Minutes of March 24, 2018 Meeting

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth

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

Minutes from the February 24, 2018 meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s Report: Dan presented the yearly financial statement from February 26, 2017 to February 24, 2018 which the members could look over if they wished. He will ask Angela Collier to go over the finances for the year as usual. The financial statement for the period from February 24 2018 to March 24, 2018 shows opening balance of $1436.76 and balance forward of $1322.03.

Old Business:

Show Garson Sisters: Paulette Babin gave an up-date about this up-coming event. So far eighteen people have registered for the workshop on March 31. There will be an opening reception that evening with refreshments. The art work will be hung this coming Thursday. The grand opening for this show will be on April 28 and Erin Morton and Burton LeBlanc will be here that weekend. There will be other workshops and art talks announced later.

Member show at AGNS: The regulations for using the AGNS community room are in the process of being amended. Therefore, we will need to wait until this is completed before we can proceed with a show.

Small pieces show at Bread and Olives: This show is currently going on and will be until the end of April. Six paintings have sold so far.

Show Hugh Eamon: This beautiful exhibit is currently going on at the YARC.

Show with Write Away Group: Margriet said that five writers are interested in participating in this event with us. Eighteen YAS members have indicated that they will participate. Two of the artists will do their own writing which will leave sixteen pieces of art work for the Write Away Group to select from. The art work should be brought to our May meeting as the writers will attend and have a private meeting by themselves to select the art they are interested in. Artists should include their e-mail address and phone number in case the writer wishes to contact them about the art work.

New Business:

YAS member of YARC: We had a discussion about whether the YAS should renew its membership to the YARC this year. It was decided that we obtain more information about the benefits of the YAS being a member before making the decision to renew or not.

Holy Trinity Church: Kellianne Lund talked about the art related activities  that are going on at Holy Trinity Church. There is a call to artists for works of art related to Godspell for an exhibit on May 27 and also a call to artists for an exhibit on altered books, a meeting will be scheduled about this event. More information about these events will be posted on the YAS website. Kellianne also talked about perhaps opening the hall during the summer for figure drawing. This group is basically as networking group and is open to everyone, you do not need to be a YAS member. Dan advised that the name “Anchor for the Arts” has been reserved for this collective group of artists. There was more discussion about possibly doing  outdoor painting sessions and about perhaps having a weekend art show/gala with music etc. More details will follow.

Margriet will see if the AGNS community room is available on April 21 for our next meeting as the 28 of April is not available.

Respectfully submitted,

Noella DeMille

Project coordinator position available

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR NEEDED

FOR: a New Horizons seniors project titled “Looking Out, Looking In: Windows with a Community View” sponsored by the Friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth.

DUTIES: to lead, organize and manage the “Windows” project.

OVERVIEW: The primary objective of the project is to engage seniors of diverse backgrounds by creating inclusive opportunities to enjoy social interactions with their own and other generations through a series of arts-based workshops and other arts-related activities.

A secondary objective is engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others through sharing “folk” arts and crafts, music, stories and skills. Measurable outputs include the production of an art exhibition, arts events, and recorded stories that preserve folk knowledge, and stimulate community-building social activities and cultural exchanges.

This position involves outreach work with seniors and others, as well as members of various community organizations in the Tri-Counties. A valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle is required.

DURATION:  April 04, 2018 – March 29, 2019

SALARY: 26 hours per month @$20.00 per hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application must arrive by 4 pm. March 29, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to the Friends of the Art Gallery, c/o Angela Collier at [email protected]; or deliver to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 341 Main St. Yarmouth, N.S.