Kings County art scene Feb. 11

Wendy Elliott
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Berwick branch librarian Barbara Lipp helps children with some creative crafts during the Berwick Winter Carnival Feb. 6.

-      Must see: The Acadia University Art Gallery is showing its annual Acadia Art Exhibition until Feb. 25. The Nova Scotia Printmakers are presenting a travelling exhibition.




Time for art

The Acadia University Art Gallery will host two Wednesday gatherings to celebrate the large and colourful community art exhibition. They will take place Feb. 10 and Feb. 24.

Coffee and tea will be available from 12:30–2 p.m. Curator Laurie Dalton invites area residents to take a break and enjoy some art.

On Feb. 13, Family Art Day is returning to the gallery. Several fun activities, like making Valentine’s and eye-spy, are planned by the gallery’s teaching assistants.

The free event runs from noon until 2 p.m. Parental supervision is required.


Get ready for Uncommon Art

The organizers of Uncommon Common Art (UCA) will be holding an artist information session on Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Irving Centre in Wolfville.

A call for proposals is going out for the annual environment art project. The deadline is March 1.

Terry Drahos will be on hand to discuss this year’s project and answer questions about submissions. 

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Symphony is scheduled

Acadia Performing Arts Series is pleased to present Symphony Nova Scotia with guest violinist Robert Uchida in ‘The Four Seasons’ at Acadia’s Convocation Hall in Wolfville on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.




Frog makes for family

Hyronomous A. Frog is the upcoming family show at CentreStage Theatre in Kenville.

Hyronomous, an inept and lonely frog prince, lives in a bog in the kingdom of Spamelot. He is bored and unhappy as a frog. Larger than the other frogs, he hates the taste of flies. But what is he to do? Can life change for him or is he destined to live on a log in a bog?

Suddenly, life changes for Hyronomous when he meets Gloria, the Good Witch, and his life will never be the same.

The play was written by Edith Weiss and is directed by Mindy Vinquist-Tymchuk and Nancy Henry.

Cast members are Davina Melanson, Charley McBride, Keira Melanson, Sophie van Exel, Charlotte Crouch, Sonya Pineo, Ethan VanMeekeren, and Cedric Van Exel.

It will run over three weekends from Feb. 13–28 in the upper performance centre at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7. Call 678-8040 for reservations.

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Sunday music in the Garden Room

The popular Sunday Music in the Garden Room series will continue on Valentine’s Day with two talented young performers.

Pianist Maxim Bernard and violinist Stanislaw Pronin will perform together Feb. 14 in the Irving Centre at Acadia University.

Bernard discovered his passion for piano at the age of 13. His development has been phenomenal; by age 18, he was invited to perform Beethoven’s magnificent Fourth Piano Concerto with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Pronin was born in Moscow and began his violin studies upon his immigration to Israel at the age of eight.

His professional career began following his solo debut in Israel at the age of 10. Pronin has performed as soloist and chamber musician at many festivals and performs regularly in the USA, Canada, Europe and Scandinavia.

The concert program will include works by Sergei Rachmaninov Alexander Scriabin Stanislav Johannes Brahms Julien Bilodeau and César Franck.

According to one of the organizers, Janet Kirkconnell, the next concert on Sunday afternoon will be on March 6, followed by the inaugural William Bishop concert on May 1.                     


Fundy films scheduled

Fundy Cinema will screen 45 Years Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

In this poignant, understated and superbly acted film, a 45-year marriage is threatened when the ghost of a long-lost lover reappears. The show is follow-up to Andrew Haigh's acclaimed indie hit Weekend.

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

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Marionettes visit Windsor

Maritime Marionettes will be back on stage at the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre on Feb. 14 with their family performance of The Lonely Leprechaun. 

Darryll and Heather Taylor of Truro
present the marionettes. The 2 p.m., family-friendly performance runs approximately one hour and is suitable for children ages three and up.

Tickets are 
$13 in advance and $15 at the door. Seating is general admission and tickets are on sale at, by phone at 1-888-311-9090, or in person at Windsor Home Hardware and all other Ticketpro outlets.


On the boards at CentreStage

Not Now, Darling at CentreStage Theatre in Kentville is a farce set in the exclusive London fur salon of Bodley and Crouch.

Crouch - the well-meaning innocent - struggles to keep things on an even keel despite the energetic philandering of his partner.

The box office opens at 6:45 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Not Now, Darling runs through to Feb. 13.

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



Artists on display

-      Gene Samson has work on display at the CentreStage Theatre art wall during Not Now, Darling’s run until Feb. 13.

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

Organizations: Acadia University, CentreStage Theatre, The Acadia University Art Gallery Irving Centre Performing Arts Series Four Seasons Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Al Whittle Theatre Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre The Evangeline

Geographic location: Wolfville, Kings, Kenville Israel Moscow USA Canada Europe Scandinavia Kentville London

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