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Joseph Bengivenni set for Creative Minds


Creative Minds at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth November 27, 2-4 p.m. (free)

The Creative Minds series features multi-talented artist and photographer Joseph Bengivenni on Sunday November 27, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. in the community room of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, located at 341 Main Street, Yarmouth, NS.  Joseph received his BFA from NSCAD University in 2004, where he studied drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, film, and performance art.  A passion for travel led him to form a more intimate relationship with photography, as he appreciated the realism and immediacy offered by the camera. For ten years, Bengivenni traveled throughout Asia, seeking sacred places, natural phenomena, and human interest. Recently, he’s returned to his roots in Nova Scotia, trading mountains and temples for coasts and lighthouses, seen with new eyes. His images tell stories of beauty, adventure or the unusual. His work is also on display as part of the AGNS “Take Your Best Shot” juried photography exhibit, which closes Nov. 27. For information call 902-749-2248.

Lucky Choice – bring in your art

We are getting ready for the well attended Lucky Choice event fund raiser.  This the event where the artist donates a small work with value of $40 or so, unframed.  All work is hung and the public buys tickets for $30. At the night of the event the tickets are drawn. First draw get choice from of all work and so on down the line. If you donate two works you get one free ticket.

Please have your donated work to th’YARC on Parade Street in Yarmouth by the 13th for hanging on the 14th. The event is on December 3rd from 5:00-7:00 at th’YARC.


YAS – Minutes of October Meeting

Yarmouth Art Society Meeting

These are the unofficial minutes awaiting approval.

October 29, 2016 at the YARC

The meeting was called to order at 2:00 pm.

Minutes of the September meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: For the period from September 24, 2016 to October 29, 2016 total funds carried forward was $2710.52, total funds balance was $2760.27. The treasurer’s report was approved as read.

Old Business: 

Switch: There is one more Switch event this year and it’s scheduled for tomorrow. If anyone is interested in participating, the AGNS has agreed to loan tables to us.

Lucky Choice: The art work will be hung on November 14 for Lucky Choice. The evening of the draws will be on Saturday, December 3 with the YARC open from 5:00 till 7:00. The drawing of the tickets will start at 6:00. As usual, artists who donate 2 pieces of art work will receive a ticket for the draw. We encourage members to drop off art works at the YARC print shop prior to November 14 for this fundraiser for the YAS.

Art Lessons for Children: This is a project in coordination with the YARC. So far one YAS member has offered to teach and we are looking for more teachers. Anne LeBlanc said she would be interested and she’d be available in the Spring.

New Business:

Spring Show: The month of March is available for YAS members for our Spring show at the YARC. There will be a $5 hanging fee for each piece of artwork and we ask each member to limit to one large or 2 small items. There was some discussion about possibly having a tea as we’ve done in the past during this exhibit. No decision was made about the tea.


Some YAS members have pieces of artwork at Joanne Park’s place at 298 Main Street, Yarmouth. This is a Cafe/Hair Salon. If other members are interested in displaying their art work for sale, Joanne would likely make room as she would like to see items from a lot of different people rather than just from a few people. Joanne keeps a 20% commission on art work that is sold.

We had a discussion about how to go about having more of our members attend the meetings and help in the preparations for our different activities. It was suggested that perhaps a rule should be put in place saying that members must attend a certain number of meetings in the run of a year in order to participate in the art shows. This was just a discussion with no decision made.

Next meeting will be Saturday, November 26 at 2:00 pm at the YARC

After the meeting Anne LeBlanc did a very nice presentation about her experience with the art of illustrating a story.

YAS News – See headlines

October Meeting Arranged

The next meeting of the YAS will be on Saturday October 29th at 2 pm at Th’YARC on Prade Street in Yarmouth.

After the meeting Anne LeBlanc will give a presentation about how she lives with and experiences art. So plan in some time, so you can stay and listen to what she has to say about this interesting subject.

Lucky Choice

This year we will have a Lucky Choice again.
On November 15th we will hang the works . If you have artwork for the Lucky Choice bring it in to the Print Room at th’YARC before November 15th. The drawing will be later in the month.

The artwork should have a value of 70$ max.  Paintings should be unframed, prints matted. Size 15″ x 15″ max.

If you bring in 2 artworks, you get one free ticket.
Tickets will be sold for 30$.

Art Lessons for Children – Instructors sought

Th’YARC wants to set up a program with art lessons for children, age 8 to 14. The lessons should be preverably on Saturday and in the art studio of Th’YARC.

Sandy asked the YAS to set up some lessons. So we are looking for artists who are interested in giving one or a serie of up to 4 art lessons for children.

If you are interested, we want to know:

The program
The age of the children (should be somewhere between 8 and 14)
The group size
The costs
How many sessions
Duration of the sessions

The lessons will probably start in spring, but if it is one session, fall is a possibility too.

Th’YARC pays the costs and the artists fee.

For the children it is free. Purpose is to give every child a chance to experience art.

If you want to participate, send an e-mail as soon as possible to [email protected]