Kings arts scene: Jan. 3

Wendy Elliott
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The Horton High School I Am A Girl Club raised more than  $600 toward education for girls in the developing world Dec. 20. Participant Sophia Bush Anderson and teacher Teresa Pelley helped organize art at the show and sale. 

By Wendy Elliott


In Berwick

At the Open Mic Kitchen Party at Union Street Café in Berwick Jan. 4 Jenny MacDonald will entertain. The next evening, Bruce Clarke will give a concert.

Night Kitchen of 2013

The first Night Kitchen of the New Year is set for Jan. 5 at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. It will start at 8 p.m. and always includes a variety of great, local entertainment.


Art exhibition planned

The Acadia University Art Gallery was closed for the month of December, but curator Laurie Dalton encourages local artists to take part in the 22nd annual celebration of creativity in the community. “This is a non-juried exhibition, we welcome submissions of all forms of visual art.”

Submission dates are Jan. 4 and 5, from 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The exhibition will be on view Jan. 11 to Feb. 14, with an opening reception Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.

Guidelines on how to submit artwork can be found on the gallery website.


Fundy flicks

Fundy Film screens Midnight’s Children  Jan. 6. Based on Salman Rushdie’s Man Booker Prize novel, director Deepa Mehta (Water) and Rushdie collaborate on an irreverent epic as vast and beguiling as India itself. A luxurious feast, the film brims with romance, spectacle, intrigue, sly social commentary and uplifting optimism.

Shows are at 4 and 7 p.m. in the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets: $8, 30 minutes before screening, or 542-5157.


Try miniatures

Jan. 13, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is holding a workshop on the South Asian tradition of miniature painting from 10 to 5 p.m.

Visiting artist Tazeen Qayyum will demonstrate and teach various techniques. Participants will receive a bag of materials and handouts to continue developing their skills.

Cost: $45, including lunch. Information: 582-3842.


Next at CentreStage

CentreStage Theatre in Kentville presents Who’s In Bed With the Butler? by Michael Parker in January.

In this American farce, a California billionaire has bequeathed all of his assets to his only daughter Constance: except the $22 million yacht he wanted Josephine to have, a $25 million art collection left to Rene and some priceless antique automobiles willed to Marjorie.  Constance arrives at her father’s mansion with her lawyer, determined to find out who these women are and to buy them off or contest the will.  The show is best suited to older teens and adults.

Directed by Linda and Wayne Marriott, the show features Nancy Henry, Brian Stoddard, Trina Long, Jacquelyn Berneau, Mike Kenny, Mike L’Oiseau, Colleen Hagen, Janet Westhaver and Michelle Grandy.

Who’s in Bed With the Butler? plays Fridays and Saturdays from Jan. 11 to Feb. 16.  Showtime is 8 p.m.  Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Jan. 17 and Feb. 10.

Tickets: $12, $10 seniors and students.  Reservations: 678-8040.


Art instruction

After School Art for children Grades 2 to 6 with artist Terry Drahos will run on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. between Jan. 9 and Feb. 13 at the Harvest Gallerym Wolfville.

After-the-Bell Art for 13- to 16-year-olds will take place on Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. between Jan. 14 and  Feb. 11. Drahos plans to build on skills developed in previous projects done in school exploring observational drawing and acrylic painting.

After Supper Art for grown ups is set for Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 between Jan. 15 to Feb. 12. For five classes, Drahos says, we will explore observational drawing, gel medium transfers, and acrylic painting. Register:  

In the galleries

-     Printmaker Kristiina Lehtonen has an exhibit on at Jack’s Gallery in Wolfville until Feb. 3

- Harvest Galley has its popular annual show of small works on display now at 462 Main St., Wolfville.

-  Six artists from Kings County will have work on display at the Designer Café in Kentville until Jan. 4.

The exhibit includes an eclectic mix of artwork.


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Organizations: Al Whittle Theatre, Acadia University Art Gallery, Ross Creek Centre CentreStage Theatre School Art Bell Art

Geographic location: California, Wolfville, Kentville India Rene Kings

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