Art Scene Sept 24

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Andy and Ariana, a popular duo from Wolfville, performed to a crowd outdoors at the Wolfville Farmers Market recently. - Wendy Elliott,

Othello on stage

A production of Shakespeare’s Othello will be screened on Oct. 4 at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville.

This is a British National Theatre production starring award-winning actor Adrian Lester. It was captured live in HD and will be broadcast to the cinema via satellite.

It starts at 7 p.m.


Art on screen

The National Gallery in England is offering a fresh look at one of the most fascinating artists of all time – Johannes Vermeer. The unique film viewing, entitled Vermeer and Music, will take place Oct. 10 starting at 8 p.m. at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville.


Amero in concert

Award-winning Winnipeg performer Don Amero will be giving a concert in Wolfville on Oct. 11.

It will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Al Whittle Theatre.


Art lessons

For six weeks, Wolfville artist Terry Drahos will explore art making in various mediums, including chalk, pastels, oil pastels and paint. Kids ages seven to 12 can participate in the lessons. They will be held on Wednesday afternoons, 3:30-5 p.m., at Harvest Gallery, Wolfville.

Classes begin Sept. 25 and run until Oct. 30. Call, email or stop into Harvest Gallery in Wolfville to register.

Drahos will also offer life drawing classes upstairs in the Wolfville Memorial Library on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 2 and running until Oct. 30.




Viewing time

The annual Studio Rally weekend to view Nova Scotia arts and craftspeople is set for Oct. 5-6.

Among the studios open in the Valley region are Tangled Garden and printmaker Kristiina Lehtonen in Grand Pré, Charlotte Onyschuk in Greenwich, Ron Hayes in Canning, along with Holly Carr and Alan Bateman in Woodside.



At Mermaid

On Sept. 28, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's acclaimed production of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites" will begin a nine-month tour of North America at Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre (MIPAC).  

The show is Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for children and seniors. They are available online at, by phone at 1-888-311-9090 or in person at Windsor Home Hardware and all other Ticketpro outlets.



Authors @ Acadia  

The writers’ series at Acadia University starts out this fall on Sept. 30, 7 p.m., at KCIC Auditorium. Local author Wanda Campbell will launch her new novel, Hat Girl.  

In the novel, Pertice McIlveen is a young Ontario woman who loves Hemingway and hates hats. She receives a mysterious key in the mail. Accompanied by her best friend Es, she travels to Gannet Island, off the coast of New Brunswick, to find the door it fits into. 



Band camp

One of the most original and exciting young bands on the scene today, The 24th Street Wailers, are taking on a band program during the Deep Roots Festival.

This is a new community outreach program this year in association with Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, as well as a songwriting workshop headed by Keith Mullins and Heather Kelday at Horton High School. A performance will be held on Sept. 28 at The Clock Park Tent.

Ross Creek Centre is also putting on a music camp for teens Sept. 27 to 29.



Book launch

Kings County writer Laura Best will be launching her new book Flying With a Broken Wing on Sept. 29. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the East Dalhousie Community Centre.

Upcoming flicks

On Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., Fundy Film screens Nostalgia for the Light. In Chile’s Atacama Desert, international astronomers gather atop its mountains for one of the earth’s clearest views of the universe. The desert itself also preserves ancient and modern human remains, including those of  "disappeared" from the 1973 military coup. Melding celestial and earthly quests, Patricio Guzman offers a moving and deeply personal odyssey. 

Then, the society will screen Renoir: A lush atmospheric drama set on the French Riviera in 1915. The film is about celebrated Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, his middle son Jean (who became a great filmmaker) and the young, full-of-life, radiantly beautiful final model of the elder Renoir. It screens Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. 

All shows will be screened at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets are $8 and are available 30 minutes before the show.






At Union Street

On Sept. 27, A Class Act - Bob Federer & Mark Towers – will be on stage.













At CentreStage

CentreStage Theatre in Kentville has Lord Arthur Savile's Crime on stage, which is based on a story by Oscar Wilde.

This play is based on an 1890s story about Lord Arthur Savile, who is engaged to Sybil Merton. Her cheiromantist, Podgers, has read Lord Arthur's palm and foretold he would commit a murder. Lord Arthur desires a blissful married life and feels duty bound to get the murder over with first.

It will be on stage Sept. 13-14, 20-21 and 27-29, and Oct. 4-6, 11-12 and 18-19.
Showtime is 8 p.m. and matinees will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6.
Tickets $15/$12, call 678-8040.

In the galleries

- Copper Fox Gallery in Hall’s Harbour features an eclectic group of Canadian artists with a focus this month on Halifax artist Eva Toth. Her current show is called Wheels and Water.

- Until Sept. 29, works by Robert Pope will be on display at the Acadia University Art Gallery in Wolfville. A curatorial talk is set for Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. with curator Tom Smart.

- Designer Café in Kentville presents ‘Full Barn’ by Fab Leydecker until Sept. 26. She has always been fascinated by horses and her paintings reflect her love for them.


- Until Oct. 13, Lynda Shalagan is featured at the Harvest Gallery in Wolfville. The exhibition “Seeing Red” was an idea that figured prominently during her recent trip to China.






Organizations: Al Whittle Theatre, British National Theatre, National Gallery Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre Wolfville Memorial Library Ross Creek Centre Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Acadia University Horton High School The Clock Park Tent East Dalhousie Community Centre CentreStage Theatre Halifax Acadia University Art Gallery

Geographic location: Wolfville, HD, England Winnipeg Nova Scotia Grand Pré Greenwich Canning Woodside North America Ontario Gannet Island New Brunswick 24th Street Kentville Kings China

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