Art therapy

“I have used art to slow my mind. When I am away from it, I hear the chatter – and when I return my mind slows down. I feel more relaxed and have a better sense of well-being”. For Heather Alexis, the artistic process is much more than the sum total of the finished canvas....

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Works of art: Local woman’s hand-painted mandalas are in demand

Linda Baird’s homey kitchen is flooded with sunlight streaming in through an expansive window, sunbeams highlighting every scratch and scuff on a well-worn wooden table tucked into a corner. Each mark is a badge of pride for the Green Hill resident who makes handcrafted works of art at her kitchen table. Settled comfortably in her...

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Painting Protest

By Crystal Murray Last spring when delivering a series of paintings of the fire that engulfed Pictou Lighthouse to the community where it belonged, artist Steven Rhude and his son Sam stopped and took in the view of Abercrombie Point. They drove back to their home in Wolfville and Steven started a painting. He questioned...

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Artists show their stuff at fisheries museum

Twenty-five artists have their work on display this month as part of the 28th annual Pictou County Artists Association Show and Sale. The display opened on September 1 with a reception at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou. Sheila Green, who has been a part of the association for four years and organized the show,...

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From the North Shore to Maudie

No matter where he is working in the world, Guy Godfree always feels an attachment to his home. Godfree, originally from Pugwash, knew as soon as he read the script for the feature film Maudie, he wanted to work on it. And he did as the film’s cinematographer. “It just hit close to home in...

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Safe Harbour prints raising funds for Safe Harbour organization

The sale of limited edition prints by an artist with local roots is serving as a fundraiser for a volunteer-run society assisting Syrian newcomers to Pictou County. As a celebration of the progress made welcoming refugees to Pictou County and a warm reminder of the safety many take for granted, Safe Harbour is selling prints...

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Volunteering interesting experience for local man

The smell of paint and the warm saltwater breeze hitting his face is what Watson Inglis looks forward to every morning. Lately, Inglis has been getting up and going to the Hector Quay Museum where he has been volunteering to paint parts of the Ship Hector that are in dire need of some TLC. This...

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