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Current & Upcoming Exhibits/Events

Convergence: Photopolis Board Group Show
Peter Dykhuis, Lorraine Field, Adrian Fish, Frankie Macaulay, Heather MacLeod, Roxanne Smith, and Wilma Needham

September 5 - October 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 7pm-9pm
Artist talk & closing party Sunday, October 8, 1pm
FREE All Welcome

This exhibition showcases the art practices of The Halifax Photopolis Festival planning committee. They are; president: Wilma Needham, past-president: Heather McLeod, coordinator: Frankie Macaulay, board members and volunteers: Peter Dykhuis, Lorraine Field, Adrian Fish, Susan MacEachern, and Roxanne Smith. Their artworks range from documentary examinations, feminism, cultural identity, and to the personal. Their work is as varied as the works celebrated in The Halifax  Photopolis Festival.




Pysanky
Ann Morash

The Craig Case Gallery

September 7 - October 8, 2017

This show was conceived as a way to show the diversity of pieces that can be created with the simplest of tools – wax, dye and flame. As the world seems to spin ever faster into the future, with more attention often being paid to screens than to each other, I find I embrace the tranquility and simplicity of creating these pieces.



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."



Nocturne

October 14, 2017




Portraits
George Smith

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

"In this series of paintings I will bring together “snapshot” images of intermittent moments in life. These images are a collection of isolated moments that tell the visual stories that portray us as others see us. They are images that connect us to each other through the recognition of our self in others."




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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