Arts Scene Jan. 8

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Deep Roots AGM

The Deep Roots AGM will take place on Jan. 27 as organizers plan for a 10th anniversary season.

There will be a brief meeting followed by a pot luck and jam session, running from 2-6 p.m. at the Wolfville Farmer’s Market building. All are welcome to attend and please feel free to bring an instrument.

Anyone who’d like to get involved can contact Lisa Hammett Vaughan at lisa@deeprootsmusic.ca

Fundy flicks

Fundy Film screens The Sessions on Jan. 13.

Now in his 30s, childhood polio survivor Mark (John Hawkes) is mostly confined to an iron lung. With his priest’s (William H. Macy) blessing, he hires a professional sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) to help him lose his virginity. A warm, heartfelt study in generosity and desire, this is a rare film that acknowledges the erotic lives of people with disabilities.

It will be shown at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets ($8) 30 minutes before screening. fundyfilm.ca  or 542-5157.

 

Faculty recital

The Acadia School of Music presents Christianne Rushton, mezzo-soprano in recital Jan. 10 at 11:30 a.m.

This recital features 10 faculty members and colleagues from the School of Music performing chamber music by Mozart, Ravel and Schubert, as well as some well-loved Italian art songs and favourite spirituals.

Rushton says, "As a former student of Acadia, I know how important it is to see professors not just talking about music, but making music. This is the concept and idea behind this recital." 

All are welcome and admission is free.

 

Try miniatures

On Jan. 13, the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is holding a day-long workshop on the South Asian tradition of miniature painting. It will run from 10 a.m.–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.

Qayyum is a contemporary miniature painter who received her BFA in Visual Arts from the National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan in 1996. Her work has been shown internationally in both solo and group exhibitions Toronto, Australia and Hawaii.

She has created collaborative performance artwork titled Double Date (2006-2007) produced by the South Asian Visual Arts Centre, Toronto and AKA Gallery, Saskatoon.

A lunch is included in the $45 cost. Call 582-3842 for more information.

 

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 butler seems to hold the key and she learns from him that the three sultry ladies were her father’s lovers. She also discovers that the yacht, the art and the cars have vanished, all having been sold to the Bimbo Corporation. Could the butler be behind the shenanigans – and is he carrying on with all of the ladies in question?

The show is best suited to older teens and adults.

Who’s in Bed With the Butler? Is directed by Linda and Wayne Marriott and features Nancy Henry, Geoff Ball, Trina Long, Jacquelyn Berneau, Mike Kenny, Mike L’Oiseau, Colleen Hagen, Janet Westhaver, and Michelle Grandy.

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

Tickets are $12 / $10. Call 678-8040 for reservations. 

WEBLINK: www.centrestagetheatre.ca

Art instruction

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

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

After Supper Art for adults is set for Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Jan. 15 to Feb. 12. For five classes, participants will explore observational drawing, gel medium transfers and acrylic painting and will complete two fully-realized art pieces.

To register, contact Harvest Gallery gallery@harvestgallery.ca 

 

In Berwick

At the Open Mic Kitchen Party at the Union Street Café in Berwick on Jan. 11, Mark Bezanson will entertain. Rose Cousins returns Jan. 12 for a special performance

Dave Gunning will hit the Wick Pub stage Jan. 19 and Scott Prudence will be joined by the Hupman Brothers Jan. 26 for the release of his latest recording.

 

 

Art exhibition planned

The Acadia University Art Gallery has its university/community exhibition on view Jan. 11–Feb. 14, with an opening reception on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.

WEBLINK: http://gallery.acadiau.ca

   

In the galleries

-     Printmaker Kristiina Lehtonen has an exhibit on at Jack’s Gallery in Wolfville. The show runs until Feb. 3. Submissions are welcome at Jack's Gallery. Complete a submission form at http://www.acadiacinema.coop/jacksgallery/, then email the form, with photos of your work, to   jacksgallerywolfville@gmail.com

Organizations: National College of Arts Lahore, Acadia School of Music, Ross Creek Centre South Asian Visual Arts Centre CentreStage Theatre School Art Bell Art Mic Kitchen Party Hupman Brothers Acadia University Art Gallery

Geographic location: California, Toronto, Acadia Pakistan Australia Hawaii Saskatoon Kentville Wolfville Rene Berwick

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