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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS

We are very excited to be planning a brand new art program for youth which we will be running  in the late Spring of 2019. We've received partial funding and we're now seeking additional help in the form of volunteers, in kind donations of art supplies, woodworking tools, art making tools, printing, carving, textiles, a sewing machine, and also financial donations and sponsorships. We are now actively canvasing our community to raise the additional funds and supplies needed to make this community project the great success we want it to be!

If you or someone you know may be able to help, or if you'd like more information, please contact Lee Cripps at The Craig Gallery regarding our ART CLUB project.
902-461-4698 x215 or lee@alderneylanding.com.


BEYOND NEGATIVE SPACE
Zalman Amit

Main Gallery

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

Zalman has created a series of sculptural objects focusing his aesthetic efforts on provocative play between negative space and solid components of sculpture.

“Many years ago, as a kid of sixteen, I spent a summer in an Israeli Kibutz.
This Kibutz had a woodturning shop specializing in the production of tool handles…
Some fifty years later I was able to revisit my love of wood. The past few years led me to an increased concentration in the production of turned objects designed on the basis of “negative Space”. I defined this approach to turning as items in which empty space was a larger factor than space covered by wood.

The current show in The Craig Gallery is a result of this concentration and the vessels included in this exhibition bear witness to my approach and efforts.”

Zalman Amit, hailing from Israel, currently lives on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Having exhibited throughout Canada and currently as an active member of Lunenburg’s Peer Gallery, he brings his work to The Craig Gallery for the second time.

Join us for the reception on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 5pm to welcome him with a wine reception once again. Our receptions are free and open to the public for all to enjoy with live entertainment.

The exhibit continues through Sunday, February 3rd.




Cellular Expressions
Maria Doering

Main Gallery

February 7 - March 3, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7, 5pm-7pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 9th, 2pm, Snow Date, Febraury 16th, 2pm

Inspired by imagery of cells and the body’s interior, I let my imagination run wild in this series of pen and ink works on paper. These pieces have evolved along side several of my other bodies of work where I explore our internal landscape over the last 6 years. Could we accredit to our cells more than just bodily functions? What would personality traits and emotions look like in cellular form. Cellular Expressions started as a direct experimental approach to what I like to think of as imagining the “creative cell.” If human creativity could be seen at cellular levels, what would this inspired microscopic world look like.




Knickknacks & Psychpomps
Frank Forrestall

Main Gallery

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

This series of images explores pop-surrealism, blending Jungian archetypes with popculture tropes. With a background in animation and fine art, Forrestall finds a circuitous path through realms which touch on the visions of surrealists and Saturday morning cartoons. Influences Renee Magritte, Leonora Carrington, Ted McKeever, zdzisław beksiński.




Effluents
Curtis Botham

Main Gallery

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

Curtis Botham has returned from a one-year artist residency program in New Glasgow. While there, he created a body of large-scale charcoal artworks dealing with industrial Nova Scotia, particularly the coal, lumber and steel industries in Pictou County. The work alludes to the history of these industries on the province, as well as the effects that they have had on surrounding communities. Transition is another key theme, as some works depict abandoned steel foundries, coal mines on the brink of closing, and empty lots for sale as the result of the depopulation of rural Nova Scotia. The work stands as both a critical examination and a memorial to what was once considered the industrial heart of the Maritimes.




Rag and Bone
Genevieve Killin

Main Gallery

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

These works in plaster are abstractions of objects found in the wild and abandoned places. Bits of bone, rock and rubbish; the flotsam and jetsam of the past. Reminders of how time moves in one direction, from the beginning to the end. Tokens of histories reworked and pinned to velvet, curios of an avid collector of time.




Annual Show and Sale
Dartmouth Visual Arts Society

Main Gallery

May 29 - June 23, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 29, 5pm-7pm




VANS Mentorship Group Exhibit
Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2019 Mentors and Mentees

Main Gallery

June 26 - July 21, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 26, 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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