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WildWood, new encaustics and paintings by Judy Arsenault, Apr 5-May 10 at Visual Voice Fine ArtVisual Voice Fine Art is proud to reopen for 2014 with an exhibit of new works by Judy Arsenault. WildWood continues the artist's exploration of the woodland thicket in a series of encaustic and acrylic paintings.
While much of the source material for her work comes from plein air painting excursions and from years of observation of her rural NS environment, it is the counterpoint to this landscape, which is the impetus behind these dynamic pieces: "the fast moving industrial world full of change and chaos". To Judy, the woodland thicket is a place full of dense texture and flickering light and shadow, through which one can only move slowly. Best expressed by the artist herself, "I wish to convey the concept of wilderness as refuge. I hope that viewing these paintings will provide an opportunity for contemplation and reflection."
The show runs until May 10.

Free DEMO Saturday, April 26 at 2pm Judy Arsenault - talks about her favorite art medium: encaustic.

Congratulations to Timothy M. Worthington for WINNING a ticket to the concert of your choice!
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Truro Jazz Series, the best NS Jazz in concert in an intimate setting among the best NS artExperience the best of Nova Scotia Jazz at Visual Voice on Saturdays at 7:30pm. Don't miss the Truro Jazz Series, concerts with Amy Brandon and featured guests, only $10 per person, $20 per family (limited seating):

April 19: Trumpeter Paul Tynan (Bebop - 2014 ECMA award winner)
The International Trumpet Guild has stated that downbeat award winning trumpet player and composer, Paul Tynan’s “Creative Genius Shines”. Paul is Associate Professor of music at St. Francis Xavier University. He and Grammy winning saxophonist Aaron Lington lead the “BiCoastal Collective”, an ensemble dedicated to performing new jazz composition across North America. Paul has released nine recordings and has appeared on over sixty recordings. He received Canada Council for the Arts grants and Nova Scotia Department of Culture Grants to compose new works. He is listed in the “Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians” edited by Dr. Louis Porter.

April 26: Guitarist Georges Hébert (Duo Jazz Guitar)
Georges began his musical career playing with the Brunswick Playboys in Moncton and later in Halifax with CBC-TV Music Hop (Frank's Bandstand) and Sing-a-Long Jubilee. He is known for touring with Anne Murray since the seventies and performing on CBC shows, as well as backing and recording with other artists, like: Roger Whittaker / The Mercey Bros. / Moe Koffman / Gene MacLellan / Dusty Springfield / Denny Doherty / Bruce Guthro / John Gracie / Shirley Eikhard / Terry Kelly / Bryan Adams / Jann Arden / Celine Dion / and numerous other performers. He has worked in Television Soundtracks, and produce and recorded over 50 CD’s for various artists. Georges has released five original albums of his own.

May 3: Bassist Lukas Pearse (Free Jazz)
Lukas is a bassist, composer and sound editor. He teaches both privately and through the artist-run Centre For Art Tapes. In 2013 he performed jazz coast to coast in the acclaimed Victoriaville Festival, and the Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Halifax Jazz Festivals, among many others.

May 10: Vocalist Daniel Matto (Big Band Era)
Daniel showcases a unique style of jazz through original compositions, standards and rarities. His debut album, I’m Old Fashioned, was nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year in the 2010 Music Nova Scotia Awards and the 2011 East Coast Music Awards. Daniel's latest album, Groovin' with The DMQ, was released in Spring 2013, and was also nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year in the 2013 Music Nova Scotia Awards and 2014 East Coast Music Awards.

Amy Brandon
A Truro local, Amy (B.Mus. '06) draws from both the jazz & classical worlds; teaches and plays throughout the Maritimes and Ontario. She won a Nova Scotia Culture and Heritage grant to study in New York with Sheryl Bailey in 2011, and has composed music for short film & video projects by the University of Ottawa and Routes to Roots (Tourism Nova Scotia).

*Ticket is for single admission. Winner's name will be posted on Facebook by April 10th.


Looking for a very particular piece of art? Drop by the gallery, we have more than what is viewable out front. We also arrange commissions and workshops.

Visual Voice is located at 128 King Street | Downtown Truro | NS  (902) 843.9464
Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 12:30 to 5:00pm
or by appointment.

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