Garson Events final list

This is a summary of the final four events planned for the “Influence; The Lessons of Trudy & Paula Garson” exhibit.  The programs and workshops we’ve already had have been terrific events, and the last ones promise to be just as fulfilling! Mark your calendars!

All events will be held in the Community Room, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth.

 Wednesday, July 18.  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Elizabeth Sweeney. “Art and Disability: A talk”.

Elizabeth has a history in her curatorial practise of working in the development of  access to the arts, and in deaf and disability arts. She also has an interest in representations of disability in the visual arts and the work of professional artists with disabilities.

She is currently Program Officer, Explore and Create, with the Canada Council.

In her talk, Elizabeth will describe the work that she does, and will also touch on her early art classes with the Garson Sisters.

 

While she is in Yarmouth, Elizabeth will also be giving a Canada Council grant writing workshop, on Thursday, July 19, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This will be at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, though it’s not part of the Yarmouth Art Society programming.

 

Wednesday, July 25. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Puppet Theatre: make a puppet and put on a show!

A free workshop for children ages 7 to 10, with art instructors Kellianne Land and Jay LeBlanc.

Participants will make simple puppets, and then perform a short play ”Kid Jo and the Whale”. All materials supplied.

Limited to 15 children.

To register, contact Paulette Babin at [email protected]

Thursday, July 26. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Scratch Art with Dave Gorman.

A free workshop for adults, exploring the scratch art method taught by Trudy and Paula Garson.

Prepared panels and some materials supplied; but participants could bring palette knives and brushes, if available.

Limited to 15 people.

To register, contact Paulette Babin at [email protected]

Friday, July 27. 6:00- 9:00 p.m. Whose Museum Presents: Fill Yer Boots with Laura Hatfield

A still life drawing session with the collection and more!

A free,  all-ages event and workshop organized by Whose Museum, an artist’s project initiated by Laura Hatfield. The workshop draws upon the teaching methods of art educators Trudy and Paula Garson.

Their lessons provided a social situation in which to meet, talk, and express one’s ideas together in a supportive environment. They also had parties and this event will combine that aspect of their teaching with their more traditional class on still-life drawing, which they insisted on doing at the start of every year.

For this workshop with Whose Museum, participants are asked to bring an object of their choice ( something personal from home, found on the street, trash or treasure, etc.). Together the class will build a still life installation to draw. Art supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

There will be refreshments—and maybe music!

Everyone is welcome—No ‘talent” required!

 

 

 

Minutes of June Meeting

These are unapproved minutes of June meeting

Yarmouth Art Society Minutes June 30, 2018 Meeting

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia,Yarmouth

The meeting was called to order at 1.00 pm.

Minutes of May 26 were approved with correction of “Friday night July 27 instead of Saturday night July 27”.

Treasurer’s Report: for the period May 26,2018 to June 30, 2018 the opening balance is $2729.93 and total balance forward is $3548.78.The total balance forward without the Garson Grant reserve $1458.20 and the Hainstock Grant reserve of $300 is $1790.58.

Old Business:

Show Garson Sisters : Virginia reported on the Unfinished Portrait event with Maggie Mandell.The event went well and the finished portraits were shared with members.Events coming up; on the afternoon of Wednesday July 25, 2-4pm ,Kellianne Land with Jay Leblanc will conduct a puppet workshop for children age 7 to 10 based loosely on Jonah and the Whale.On the evening of Thursday July 26, 6-8pm, Dave Gorman will present a workshop on scratch art for adults 19 and up.On the evening of Friday July 27 Laura Hatfield will be providing a still life drawing session of a sculptered installation created by participants.As well in July Elizabeth Sweeney will be giving talk on Art and disabilities and also grant writing workshop .More info will follow.

Pairings Show with Write Away Group will follow the Print Show  at the Yarmouth County Museum.Work can be brought into the museum  on September 18. For the opening from 2-4 on September 29 sweets are brought in by Write Away and savoury by YAS and the Museum provides refreshments. Margriet will make the poster.

Discussion re booking of a room for our Lucky Choice  event in November.VirginiaStoddard moved and Betty Kowall seconded that we ask for use of Holy Trinity Hall. Kelliann will check with the Holy Trinity Parish Council.

YAS Membership Th’YARC discussed; no communication from the organization yet in response to our question about benefits of membership.It has been several months.There will be public presentation about the new Art Center for stakeholders on July 5, 2018 at 6 pm at the Grand the presentation will include the governance model.Also there is a small group of people invited to another meeting about the operating model of the Arts and Cultural Centre on July 11 2018.

Holy Trinity Arts Activities- Kellianne Land shared with us info  about a Drawing Studio starting July 11. An Altered Book workshop will be on August 11 and an altered book exhibit and open cafe will be opening August 31. A Youth Workshop ages 14 to 18 starting July 7 ,from10 to 5.Anyone interested in creating a work made up of refuse on our beaches,there will be an exhibit on 3rd floor Killam Building the end of July. View the events calendar  @holytrinityyarmouth.ca.

Plein Air Session YAS- everyone welcome to meet 3pm July 14 Yarmouth Bar at the large parking lot on the left side of the road before the causeway.

New Business:

Hospital Hullaballoo- this year will take place September 22. We usually work at a table with donated pieces of art work. Also a larger piece of art is usually donated for auctioning of tickets. Anyone interested in donating or working the table approximately 10 -2 contact Margriet.

Artists at the Farmers Market Annex- Ivan Blades reported that the Craft Guild offered Art Society members to use the Farmers Market Annex twice a month when the Guild is there. If selling works the charge is $14 per day and for promotion of your work it is free.If you wish to participate contact Ivan ([email protected]).

Our next meeting is September 29 2018 at 1pm at the Yarmouth County Museum followed by 2-4 opening of the show with Write Away Group.

Respectfully submitted,

Paulette Babin

Lessons of Trudy and Paula Garson – Final Events

Influence: the Lessons of Trudy and Paula Garson

Upcoming events and workshops

Elizabeth Sweeney. Talk: “Art and Disabilities”

Wednesday, July 18. 2:00 p.m. Community Room, AGNS Yarmouth

Elizabeth Sweeney has a history of working in both developing access to the arts, and in deaf and disability arts curatorial practise. She also has a  professional and personal interest in the representations of disability in the visual arts and the work of artists with disabilities.

In her presentation, she will describe aspects of her career, and will also touch on her early experiences as a student in the Garsons’ group art classes for children.

While Elizabeth is in Yarmouth, she will also be giving a Canada Council grant writing workshop on Thursday, July 19th, from 6:30 to 8:30, at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Puppet Theatre: Make puppets and put on a show “ Kid Jo and the Whale”!

Kellianne Land and Jay LeBlanc will involve children in an exciting and creative exploration of art and theatre!

Wednesday, July 25. 2 – 4 p.m. Community Room, AGNS Yarmouth

Free workshop for ages 7 to 10.  Limited enrollment—15 participants. All materials supplied.

To register your child, contact Paulette Babin at [email protected] or call 902 881-2646.

Scratch Art: The Scratch Art method as taught by Trudy and Paula Garson; a workshop for adults with David Gorman.

Thursday, July 26.  6 – 8 p.m. Community Room, AGNS Yarmouth

“Come cover and then uncover your own panel using palette knife and brush. In this workshop, we will explore the basic methods of using ‘scratch out’ to reveal layers of paint, both wet and dry.”

Precoated masonite panels supplied. Participants may bring acrylic paints, a palette knife and a brush, though some materials will be available.

Free workshop for ages 19+. Limited enrollment—16 participants.

To register , contact Paulette Babin at [email protected] or call 902 881-2646.

Whose Museum Presents: Fill Yer Boots

A still life drawing session with the collection and more!

Friday, July 27.  5 – 8 p.m.  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth 

FREE!

Fill Yer Boots is an all-ages event and workshop organized by Whose Museum, an artist’s project initiated by Laura Hatfield. The workshop draws upon the teaching methods of the late art educators Trudy and Paula Garson. Their lessons provided a social situation in which to meet, talk and express one’s ideas together in a supportive environment. They also often had parties and this event will combine that aspect of their teaching with their more traditional class on still-life drawing, which they insisted on doing at the start of each year.

For the workshop with Whose Museum, participants are asked to bring an object of their choice ( something personal from home, found on the street, trash or treasure, etc.). Together the class will build a still life installation to draw. Art supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own. There will also be music and refreshments.

Everyone is welcome—No ”talent” required.

 

Holy Trinity Arts Presents

July 7th:  Youth Workshop. 14-18 years. Create a large sized art piece with group. Enjoy homemade pizza. Free.

July 11 – August 22. All ages.  Drawing Studio. A figure drawing studio for artists. Bring own supplies. Every Wednesday from 6-9pm. $8.00 per evening to assist with model costs.

July 29: Tidelines. An exhibit of constructions, art, photos inspired by beach trash.  (Hanging show on 27th). Third floor of Killam Building on Water Street.

August 11 Altered Book Workshop. All ages. Using vaeious techniques and materials to transform a book into a piece of art. Bppks and materials included. bring small objects and photos to personalize your piece. $30 materials and tea included.

August 31: Opening of “Transfigured”. An exhibit od Altered Books. 6-8pm. (Submit art by August 24th.)

September: Saturdays: 12pm-5pm: Sundays 12:30-5pm: Open Cafe.

All events except Tide Lines are at Holy Trinity Hall on William Street, Yarmouth.

Contact Kellianne Land at 1-519-993-8739 or [email protected]

YAS Meeting Minutes – May

These are unapproved minutes of the meeting.

Upcoming events highlighted.

Yarmouth Art Society Minutes of May 26, 2018 Meeting

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth

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

Minutes of April 21, 2018 meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s Report: For the period from April 21, 2018 to May 26, 2018 opening balance of $3165.98 and total balance forward of $2729.93. The balance forward without the Garson Sisters exhibit grant reserve of $984.85 is $1745.08. Dan Earle presented a detailed financial statement of income and expenses including the grant expenses and income.

Old Business:

Show Garson Sisters: Virginia reported that the show and events are going well. This evening is the “Unfinished portraits” event with Maggie Mandell. There won’t be any events in June. In July there will be a scratch art workshop with Dave Gorman; a theatre and art workshop with Andre Haines; a workshop with Laura Hatfield on Saturday night, July 27, about still life drawing; Beth Sweeney will be here as well, to talk about her career in art as first inspired by the Garson sisters.

Show with Write Away Group: The art work has been brought in and the writers are downstairs making their selections to do the corresponding written works.

YAS membership Th’YARC: Dan reported that he has received no reply to the letter asking for more information about the benefits of YAS being a member.

New Business:

Holy Trinity Arts Activities: Kellianne reported that the June exhibit pertaining to Godspell has been cancelled. The Figure Drawing sessions are going ahead from July 11 to August 29 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Sessions are $8.00 each and it’s not necessary to attend all sessions. Pre-registration is requested by June 29. There is also an exhibit coming up with works made up of refuse found on our beaches and also an altered books exhibit coming up.

Plein Air Festival: The date has been set for the first plein air session, it will be on June 16 at 3:00 pm at Yarmouth Bar.

Other: We have received a thank you letter from the library for our adopt-a-book donation. Our application has been approved for a grant to put on a workshop with Bob Hainstock. This will be a mixed media on rust print weekend workshop for a fee of $100. Ivan advised that the town is having two SWITCH closed street events this year, one at the end of July and one at the end of August. Margriet will register YAS to participate as we’ve done in the past.

Our final meeting before the summer break will be on June 30 at 1:00 pm at the AGNS. Please bring light refreshments.

Respectfully submitted,

Noella DeMille

Workshop @ Conseil des Arts de la Baie

Color Schemes and Dot Painting Workshop

By: Prof. Sam Norgard and Tracy Jordan.

When : June 30th

Where :La Manivelle,(Rendez-vous de la Baie on the Université Sainte-Anne Campus)

Schedule : 10am -12 : Color scheme work and creating your palette, Sam Norgard

12- 1pm: Lunch

1pm – 3pm: Dot Painting with Tracy Jordan

3pm-4pm: Wrap-up and Talk with Prof Sam Norgard

Fees: $45

Please register with [email protected]

Upon registration, participants will be provided with a materials list to bring.

Finish the Portrait Event

The next event in our Trudy and Paula Garson exhibit series is coming up soon!  On Saturday, May 26, we’re invited to “Finish the Portrait”  with guidance and encouragement from master artist Maggie Mandell. This will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth.

We have an unfinished sketch for a portrait of a woman, done many years ago by Paula Garson. Four reproductions have been made for us to work on—and the idea is to have fun working together to finish these in a variety of styles—Cubist, Expressionist, Realistic??—We’ll use drawing materials such as pastels, charcoal, markers, and have a wonderful time !   Maggie will give us inspiration, guidance, and there will also be food and drink!  A chance to join friends for an early evening of enjoyment, and also to share more of the spirit and style of the Garson Sisters teaching.