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Current & Upcoming Exhibits/Events

Seasons of Change
CMHA Mosiac for Mental Health

October 12 - 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 12, 7pm-9pm





Staple Series
Kip Harris

The Craig Case Gallery

October 11- 29, 2017
Opening Reception -Thursday, October 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

“Here is no continuing city, here is no abiding stay.”
--T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral

Part of Halifax’s unique character is the steady stream of paper announcements for upcoming events that are stapled to wooden telephone poles and kiosks or taped to metal electrical poles. These posters have a very short life span. They are quickly replaced by others or are ripped down in a futile attempt to make this unauthorized mess disappear.

The resultant palimpsest bits of paper, staples, and tape, a collage of chance, is the raw material of this portfolio. The images included in this on-going series were captured from 2006 with a Leica rangefinder camera or iPhone in available light.

The aim of the images is to catch or pry or reframe this chaos of words, textures, and color into new static portraits of a continually changing environment while retaining some resonance of the original context. Or as stated by David Travis in his “Ephemeral Truths, 1919-1945” essay in On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: “The trick was to encounter, through an accident of time, not what was suspected by what was unforeseen."



Blue Mondays

Next session October 9, 2017
7pm - 9pm, Doors close at 6:50pm
$5 drop in fee.

Please RSVP to Lee Cripps at lee@alderneylanding.com to reserve your spot.






FOCUS
George Smith

November 2 - 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 1, 7pm - 9pm

"My work is about the language of light and dark and its ability to draw the mind’s focus. A driver of a car will see the child cross the road and the crow descend on carrion but not remember the trees or houses that surround those images. My work is about these points of focused attention, in which the unnecessary and superfluous disappear."




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.

Google Earth streams the world over wired and wireless networks enabling users to virtually go anywhere on the planet and see places in photographic detail. This is not like any map you have ever seen. This is a 3D model of the real world, based on real satellite images combined with maps, guides to restaurants, hotels, entertainment, businesses and more. You can zoom from space to street level instantly and then pan or jump from place to place, city to city, even country to country.

To view the Interactive Media Tour of the Geary Street Cemetery click here!

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

 

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