Creative Pictou County hosting inaugural Artisan Fair

NEW GLASGOW — Fall is arriving in a unique way along the East River. Creative Pictou County is hosting the first ever Sale Along the River: An Artisan Fair on Sunday, October 1 featuring the creative talents of more than 25 artisan vendors who will be providing live demonstrations of their work. Sample the wares...

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There’s no Art and no Lowell

You’re likely aware that the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame is looking back at the province’s extensive sports history, a process that will, as its website says, conclude with the naming of “the top 15 athletes in Nova Scotia sport history.” It’s a huge task. You may have taken advantage of the hall’s offer...

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Indigenous Art Exhibit Opening at Sherbrooke Village

Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy an Indigenous art exhibit at the Sherbrooke Village Exhibit Centre in Guysborough County. The exhibit will feature the work of artist Alan Syliboy and display pieces from Chelsea Brook, Loretta Gould, Amanda Julian, Darren Julian, Lorne Julien and Jay Red Bird. The exhibit is open from until September...

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In bloom

A garden is already blooming in downtown New Glasgow! This building on the corner of Provost and Dalhousie streets, the old Bank of Montreal building, is getting a bit of a facelift with this colourful mural. And it’s just in time for Art at Night this weekend! The building is owned by Jamie MacGillivray....

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Hafey receives boxing honour

TRENTON — Art Hafey says he’s surprised and pleased to be receiving an award. Hafey was presented with the award in absentia last Saturday in Miramichi, N.B. by the Moncton-based National Boxing Authority with The Uncrowned World Championship belt for his boxing career and the opportunities he was denied to fight for the world featherweight...

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Creativity on display

NEW GLASGOW – The Friends by the Sea Artists’ Association, led by artist Cathy Leeming, know that artwork is as unique as the artist themselves. In the Regional Library Headquarters space above the New Glasgow Library they express their creativity through their artwork, painting there every Friday for over 10 years. As a way of...

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Art Zone talent contest 2017

HALIFAX – In honor of Canada’s 150th anniversary, entrepreneur and Art Zone gallery owner Mohamed Ahmed is offering a new program. “Art Zone Talent Contest” aims to explore, showcase and recognize Nova Scotians with unique creative gifts in fine art, music and dance. The contest is an opportunity for all talented individuals to show off...

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Something good from something bad

Nearly two years ago, local artist Barbara Brown Conrod had an  opportunity to participate in an art show specifically to shed light on the issue of sexual assault after the Rehtaeh Parsons case became national news. Parson’s grandmother, who lives in Pictou County and is an artist herself, brought some artists together to hold a...

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Sunrise Film Festival puts county on map to Hollywood

BRAESHORE – The 2016 Sunrise Film Festival is in the books and may prove to be a hard act to follow. Condensed to a single location this year – Pictou Lodge – the festival contained 97 submissions from around the world – from animated shorts and experimental pieces to documentaries and full length features with...

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Painting for play

THORBURN – Sue Harrington looks on in despair as she drops her child off at Thorburn Elementary School every day. She sees the children just standing around, not wanting to play on the weathered play sets. So she and a couple of parents began a group, Active Kids Development Project, to improve the play space...

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