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Current & Upcoming Exhibits/Events

Calgary Days
Hélène Blanchet

Main Gallery

October 31 - December 2, 2018
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Tuesday, October 30, 5pm - 7pm

The series “Calgary Days” features quilts that depict everyday scenes, activities and events unique to their brief stay in Calgary. The people, the sights, the colours are all captured in her signature folk art style. A natural story-teller, Hélène brings her stories to life in the minutia of detail featured in every piece. Tiny bits of cloth are painstakingly appliquéd with minuscule stitches onto a background of fine quilting and adorned with colourful embroidery threads and wee glass beads. The more one looks, the more the story unfolds to reveal a delightful scene of our everyday. In the past 7 years, Hélène has created 15 quilts depicting their adventures in Calgary, 14 of which are displayed in this exhibit.

Textile artist Hélène Blanchet has been quilting for over 25 years and is mostly self-taught. For several years her husband’s work gave them the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world, including a brief stint residing in Calgary, Alberta. These travels nourished her love of traditional textiles of all kinds, old and new, and have had large influence on her work. She draws inspiration from these traditions, the natural world, family and her beloved Nova Scotia.

Blue Mondays
Life Drawing in The Craig Gallery

December 3, 6pm - 8pm

Open session Life Drawing with a live model for artists of all calibers, whether you're just starting out or well established in your practice.

The session is two hours with a break in the middle. Bring your own materials.
This is an open session, we offer no instruction. Once the session starts at 6, the doors will be locked with no admittance for the model's privacy. 

Bring your own materials.
RSVP to or call 902-461-4698

Castles, Cars and Clowns, A Celebration Of Children’s Art
Marijke Simons Student Art Exhibit

Main Gallery

December 5, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 6, 5pm - 7pm

Zalman Amit

Main Gallery

January 10 - February 3, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 9, 5pm-7pm

Maria Doering

Main Gallery

February 7 - March 3, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 6, 5pm-7pm

Toni Losey

Main Gallery

March 7 - March 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 6, 5pm-7pm

Curtis Botham

Main Gallery

April 4 - April 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 3, 5pm-7pm

Genny Killin

Main Gallery

May 2 - 26, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 1, 5pm-7pm

Departures: The Geary Street Cemetery Interactive Media Tour

Media artist Leola LeBlanc, in collaboration with local youth, created Departures: The Geary Street Cemetery Interactive Media Tour, an interactive on-line map and interactive walking tour of the Geary Street Cemetery that is accessible to youth and the public. The tour and map will be incorporated into curriculum created for Elementary, Junior High and High School students in collaboration with Alderney Landing’s Bluenose Ghosts Festival. (approx. 145 schools will be invited to participate)

The project has created an interactive map and tour filled with creative information relating to the historical significance of the Geary Street Cemetery.

Unfortunately, at this time the platform this tour was created on no longer exists. We are looking into an alternative solution. Thank you for your patience.

For more information on all the exciting Bluenose Ghosts Festival activities click here! Click here to view the Geary St Cemetery coverage on Eastlink TV.

For more information please call
Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
(902) 461-4698

This project was funded by HRM Residency Initiative and Alderney Landing

Gallery Hours

Sunday - 11am - 3pm
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday to Friday
- 12noon to 5:30pm
Saturday - 9am to 5pm
*Gallery hours are subject to change*

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