4 Ateliers Show scheduled

4 Ateliers:  GraveursAmbulants/Printmakers on the Move  

This collaborative travelling exhibition features over 100 original prints by artists from four, artist-run printmaking workshops in Western Nova Scotia. The exhibition will be mounted in gallery spaces in the home communities of each printshop between August 2018 and July 2019.  At each site a variety of public talks, demonstrations and workshops will be hosted by the members of the printshop from that region.  

Building Awareness & Understanding

The exhibition brings original contemporary art to the Western Nova Scotian communities where each of the workshops is located – Yarmouth, Annapolis Royal, Mahone Bay and Church Point – reinforcing the fact that printmaking is alive and well in this region.  

Learning, Sharing & Growing

Over 40 artists are represented.  The exhibition provides a valuable opportunity for the artists to see firsthand the prints and ideas are being generated by their printmaking peers.

Increasing Access & Encouraging Participation

Traveling the exhibition to four localities allows a greater number of people to see the work. Accessibility is certainly in the nature of printmaking due to its contemporary relevance and its portability as well as its relative affordability. It is hoped that our exhibition will increase public understanding of printmaking as an avenue of creative expression and inspire other artists to explore its possibilities as a part of their own art-making practice.

EXHIBITION LOCATIONS & DATES:

August4 – September 15, 2018 – Yarmouth County Museum – 22 Collins Street, Yarmouth

Opening Reception – August 4st  2 to 4 p.m.

Hosted by Th’YARC Printshop   

contact:  Cecil Day  [email protected] or Virginia Stoddard [email protected]

for information about the hosting printshop and activities at this venue.

October 21 – November 25, 2018Chapel Gallery at Art Space – 396 St George Street, Annapolis Royal

Opening October 21st 1 to 3 p.m.

Hosted by Elephant Grass Printshop

contact:  Bonnie Baker [email protected]

for information about the hosting  printshop and activities at this venue.

March 16 to April 14, 2019 – Peer Gallery, 167 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg

Opening March 16th 1 to 4 pm – refreshments, artists’ talk at 2 pm

Hosted by Mahone Bay Printmakers

contact:  Ed Porter [email protected]

for information about the hosting  printshop and activities at this venue

May 1 – June 15, 2019  – Le Trécarré at Université Sainte Anne, 1695 Hyw 1,  Church Point

Opening May 4th

Hosted by La Manivelle 

contact: Denise Comeau [email protected]

for information about the hosting  printshop and activities at this venue

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For more information about specific printshops and venues please write to the contact people above.

For general information about the exhibition – Sally Warren [email protected]  902-531-2161