Kings County art scene Jan. 12

Wendy Elliott
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Grand Pre artist Jean Leung has completed a fine portrait of Jeremy Novak, the creator of Valley Ghost Walks, as Jerome the grave keeper. This work and others by members of the Evangeline Artists Co-op are on display at Jack Gallery in Wolfville.

WOLFVILLE - Annual Acadia Art Exhibition - This much-anticipated community exhibition celebrates the creative work in our community. It will run from Jan. 15 to Feb. 25.

Evangeline Artists hold group show

The Evangeline Artists Co-operative is holding a group art exhibit at Jack's Gallery, located at the Just Us Cafe in Wolfville until March 13.

These fine local artists will exhibit paintings, which are for sale, featuring local landscapes and portraits. Artists showing their work include Gail Davis, Barb Lussing, Barb Robertson, Macha MacKay, Carolyn Mallory, Gail Isnor, Judy Parks, Judy Sheddon.

Susan Surette-Draper, Jean Leung and Joan Taylor.


Fundy films scheduled

Fundy Cinema screens Coming Home Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. The movie Brooklyn is scheduled for two showings on Jan. 17, at 4 and 7 p.m.

On Jan. 20, Al Purdy was Here will be screened at 7 p.m. Homegrown artists grace the screen in a documentary tribute to Canada's unofficial poet laureate, the prolific and eccentric Al Purdy.

All showings are booked for the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets are $9 and are available 30 minutes before screening.

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Hear Seton’s Winterlude

The Seton Cantata Choir, under the direction of Garth MacPhee and accompanist Dean Bradshaw, is giving a Jan. 16 afternoon concert in Wolfville.

The choir will present choral works by Morten Lauridsen, Randall Thompson and Stuart Calvert. The choir will also honour the memory of Robbie Burns in a selection of Scottish folk songs based on his poetry.

Special guest artist is Brad Reid, who will thrill audience with his brilliant musicianship in the Celtic tradition.

The Seton Winterlude concert is set for 3 p.m. at the Wolfville Baptist Church. Tickets are $20 regular and

$15 students and seniors at the door.


Hear some opera

The 10th anniversary celebration of The Met: Live in HD continues in Cineplex theatres across Canada.

Les Pêcheurs de Perles is showing at the New Minas Cineplex on Jan. 16. Encore shows are planned for February.

The new production of Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), features Diana Damrau as the beautiful heroine of Bizet’s sumptuous opera.

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MacLellan to sing in Berwick

Prince Edward Island songstress Catherine MacLellan will perform at the Union Street Café on Jan. 16.

“I was born to do this, and my father (the late Gene MacLellan) taught me the ways of a songwriter. I first used songwriting as a way to find out who I was. Now, with every song, I hope to find truth in inspiration and light in the dark,” she said.

After releasing her debut album in 2004, MacLellan earned immediate critical acclaim. Since then, she has toured internationally extensively and her music has been a perennial fixture at the top of Canada’s Roots Music charts.

Her latest release, The Raven’s Sun, takes the listener further along MacLellan’s journey in song, delving deeper into the territories of life, death and transformation.

Produced by her long–time musical partner Chris Gauthier, The Raven’s Sun shines a light on their musical chemistry and catches them both at their best.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $27 and can be reserved by telephone at 902-538-7787 or


At the Cotton Tale Cafe

The first show of 2016 at the New Minas cafe is on Jan. 17, from 2-3 p.m. It is a puppet operetta, The Bremen Town Musicians, written and performed by Anna-Maria Gallante and Wendy Lapierre.

The short play will be followed by a sing-a-long with Wendy, Curly and Jack. Cost is $5 per person. Book early.

Art teacher Colleen Gerrits will lead her second Paint Night for adults on Jan. 28 from 7-9 p.m. The price is $40 a person or $35 each if five or more come together.


Films screening from Banff

The Banff Mountain Film Festival will take place again this year on Jan. 19 at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville.

This year’s award winning films exploring mountain culture are from the world leaders in adventure film-making, The Banff Centre.

The film evening, presented by the Trail Shop, will start screening at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $23 and they are available at The Box of Delights Book Store, Wolfville.


A Very Hungry Caterpillar

Mermaid Theatre in Windsor will present The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites on Jan. 19.

Three beloved stories by Carle, the award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, will be retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets.

Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. performance are $13 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchase online at or by calling 1-888-311-9090.


Annual Tom Regan concert

The annual Tom Regan concert will take place Jan. 23 at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville.

The annual concert features Acadia School of Music students, alumni and faculty.

The Acadia Performing Arts Series event starts at 7:30 p.m.


Prepare for Robie Burns

Dance classes are lined up for anyone planning to attend the 41st annual Burns Supper and Dance in Port Williams on Jan. 23.

The Valley Scottish Country Dancers have organized dance lessons beforehand at Riverside Court in Kentville. They will take place on Jan. 13 and 20 from 7:30–9:30 p.m. – except in the case of stormy weather.

The supper and dance will be held in the Port Williams Community Centre. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and music will be provided by the Macadians Ceilidh Dance Band. Call 902-542-7767 for tickets at $28 and $17.


Deep Roots AGM

The Deep Roots Festival annual general meeting will take place at the Wolfville Farmers' Market Jan. 23 from 7-8 p.m., followed by a volunteer recognition event.  


On the boards at CentreStage

Not Now, Darling is the next play at CentreStage Theatre in Kentville.

The scene of this farce is the exclusive London fur salon of Bodley and Crouch, where Crouch (the well-meaning innocent) struggles to keep things on an even keel despite the energetic philandering of his partner. This play promises to be a perfect antidote for the January blahs.

Evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. starting this month. The box office will open at 6:45. Wayne and Linda Marriott are directors.

Cast includes Kat Lewis, Geoff Ball, Jax Burneau, Mark Collins, Bob Cook, Brian Cottam, Chantal Murphy and Carole Ball.

Not Now, Darling runs through to Feb. 13. Matinees at 2 p.m. are scheduled for Jan. 24, 31 and Feb. 7.

Tickets are $15/$12. Call 902-678-8040 for reservations.

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Organizations: Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville Baptist Church, The Banff Centre Trail Shop The Box Delights Book Store Festival Theatre in Wolfville Acadia School of Music Acadia Performing Arts Series Riverside Court Macadians Ceilidh Dance Band CentreStage Theatre

Geographic location: Wolfville, Canada, Kings Brooklyn Prince Edward Island Port Williams Kentville Banff Banff Mountain Windsor London

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  • Jean Leung
    January 12, 2016 - 15:33

    A big thank you from Evangeline Artists' Coop to Wendy Elliot for her feature on the up coming Art Show.