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Appreciating art

The Tearmann Society for Abused Women is marking its 25th annual Celebration of Art auction and draw this Friday at The Museum of Industry. In anticipation of the event’s anniversary, the Tearmann board is sticking true to the format of the event that has served them well for the past two and a half decades...

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Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre opens July 3

ANTIGONISH – Rehearsals are on in full swing for the 31st season of Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre. The season begins July 3 and continues for eight weeks with five different shows in repertory. This year’s company once again brings together top professional artists from across the country, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Montreal, Toronto and...

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Tearmann celebrates successful fundraiser

STELLARTON — It was another successful night for the Tearmann Society for Abused Women at their 24th annual Celebration of Art event at the Museum of Industry on Friday night. There was a line up to get in the door with lots of eager participants ready to take in the night of socializing and art....

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Art at Night celebrates another success

It was a night of new experiences and art on Saturday evening as the annual Art at Night celebration took place in downtown New Glasgow. Studio Lab Gallery had a night of firsts as it celebrated its grand opening by being a venue for the town-wide celebration of the arts. “I think the reception was...

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Halifax Convention Centre to host welcome weekend

Local residents curious to know more about the new Halifax Convention Centre can have their curiosity satisfied this weekend. The Halifax Convention Centre will host a welcome weekend open to the public January 12-14, providing an opportunity to tour the new facility. “We know our state-of-the-art facility will make Nova Scotians proud,” said Carrie Cussons,...

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Sobeys gives $10,000 Presenting Sponsorship to deCoste

PICTOU — Sobeys is partnering with the deCoste Performing Arts Centre to bring a special group of events to the Pictou stage. In September, the deCoste launched an ambitious Canada 150 series with 14 concerts. “We wanted to showcase the cultural diversity of Canada by presenting a collection of shows that represented the regions of...

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The Art House opens space to local artists

PICTOU – The bright white walls will lend themselves well to showcasing what Pictou County artists have to offer. Jo Ann Landry has been working diligently to create a space where artists can showcase and sell their works without it costing an arm and a leg, it’s called The Art House. The opening of the...

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Artists show interest in River John

RIVER JOHN – Creativity and expression will be abound in River John this week as artists converge on the village to be inspired. Joy Laking saw what was happening in River John when they were facing the school closure and the community spirit that existed there and wanted to capture that moment in time. “Joy...

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Group of Seven in River John: Celebrated artists spending week in village to document, through art, life there

RIVER JOHN – Artist Joy Laking believes art changes lives and perceptions. An award-winning professional whose gallery is near Great Villagea, she‘s been painting scenes of rural coastal life in communities in Atlantic Canada and around the world for many years. After closely following the activities in the community of River John over the last...

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