This year we kick-off our Artisans in Action series with a special showcase at the Art in Agriculture Festival taking place May 23rd & 24th at the O’Brien building, Hants County Exhibition Park in Windsor. In honour of Canada's first agricultural fair held May 21, 1765, the Art & Craft in Agriculture Festival will feature a market, workshops and activities relating to art, craft and agriculture. A painting by Susan Sweet to commemorate the 250th anniversary will be unveiled at a reception Saturday afternoon, May 23. For more information visit www.hantscountyex.com
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Last spring we began a collaboration with the Avon River Heritage Society Museum in Newport Landing, which saw them graciously donating us the use of the majority of the upper area of the museum. We now have an open workspace for our members to gather. In what has become nicknamed the lounge, we are slowly building a collection of art supplies and reference books. Members are welcome to book the space for a low fee to host their own workshops or lectures.
We have also taken over half of the open space, which hosts the Great Little Art Show each May. Here we operate the Artists Landing Gallery June through September, which features artwork by our members.
Organized by the Hants County Arts Council, the Great Little Art Show is a major attraction in the community and is a significant fundraiser for the Avon River Heritage museum and Avon Spirit Shipyard. This year we have extended the length of the show from 3 brief days to every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of May.
The opening will take place Friday, May 8th, from7pm to 9pm with a wine and cheese reception where we will open the silent auction for a rug hooking depicting the “Old Stone House” in Poplar Grove, which was built in 1699 by the early French settlers. Proceeds from the auction will go towards supplies and programming for the Art Council's Artists Landing Studio & Gallery. Viewing times throughout the rest of month are from 10 am to 5pm, every Saturday & Sunday.
Join us at our weekly drop-in for painters, 10am till 2pm every Tuesday.
Whether you work with oil, acrylic, water colour or anything else, you'll be welcome. No fee to participate.
Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 22nd for our annual general meeting. This is your chance to hear what we've done over the past year and what our plans are for the coming year.
We're also looking for new board members. We've done a lot, but we need your help to keep going. Please consider stepping up to help us grow.
Calling all knitters! And, quilters, weavers, rug hookers tatters, felters, spinners, and anyone who works in textiles!
Join us at our weekly drop-in circle, 10am till 2pm every Thursday at the Bread Gallery in Brooklyn.
Everyone welcome. No fee to participate.
Our 4th annual End of Winter Showcase is a juried selection of recent works by members of the Hants County Arts Council.
Continuing at the Bread Gallery until March 29th, this showcase features a variety of paintings, sculpture, fibre art, carvings and folk art.
2015 Participating Artists: Will Cooper, Carlos Da Rosa, Gail Davis, Brian Fraser, Terrie Greencorn, Nick Haentjens, Lynn Johnson, Jean Lohnes, Rose Marie MacDonald, Tacha Reed, Elizabeth Robinson, Sue Robinson, Al Simm, Jim Tracey, Dora Warren Davis, Yoko White.