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Current Exhibitions & Events

 


Stories group art show, Apr 7 to May 5, 2018Visual Voice Fine Art reopens for 2018 with Stories, a group show were the emphasis is on the tale behind the artwork. The exhibit features paintings in acrylic and watercolour, representational or abstract; sculpture in clay, pottery or figurative; with artists: Barbara McLean, Lynn Johnson, Paulette Melanson, Twila Robar-DeCoste, Mary Doane, Nora Gross, Carol Smeraldo, Joanne Solway, Vera Carver.
See the beautiful show and gain insight as to what inspired the artwork. The show opens Saturday, April 7 from 7 to 9 pm with a free reception, everyone welcome. It continues Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12:30 to 5 pm until May 5th.

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WORKSHOPS
Upcycled Art Workshop with Dorothea LeBlanc on March 23, 2018 Become a part of the growing community who are learning to reduce, reuse and recycle in their artwork with Dorothea LeBlanc. We will create a 5"x7" art piece (a board will be PROVIDED) using a variety of upcycled items (from your miscellaneous drawers for example), glue and acrylic paint. This is a great opportunity to create a memento incorporating bits and pieces that are meaningful to you. Suitable for all levels.

You will need: A small bag of items for texture: like broken jewellery, or any small items about 1/4 inch thick, even textured clothing pieces (see Dorothea's videos for ideas bu clicking here: https://dorothealeblanc.ca/video), a coloured pencil crayon, a ruler, white glue, hair dryer (if possible), a small bottle of gesso, 2-3 Brushes (2 medium to small flat brushes and 1 small fan brush), and acrylic paints - some tubes of your favourite colours, raw umber, white, and metallic paints like iridescent pearl and gold.

May 17 Thursday 10:00-2:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break - bring your own. Limited space.
No drop-ins, Pre-registration required by calling: 902-843-9464

Wood & Stone Watercolour Workshop with Twila Robar-DeCoste on May 24, 10amAnother watercolour workshop with the popular Twila Robar-DeCoste, this one with the topic of Wood and Stone. Learning to paint rock walls and weathered wood, a technique based workshop.

You will need: 140lb CP paper, and a basic palette with Burnt sienna and Ultramarine blue as pour base colours.

May 24 Thursday 10:00-2:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break - bring your own. Limited space.
No drop-ins, Pre-registration required by calling: 902-843-9464

CONCERTS
The Sisterhood of Sound - Annie Sumi & The Lifers in Concert  May 21, 2018"Sisterhood of Sound" is a collaborative project that features the original compositions of Ontario-based artists Annie Sumi and The Lifers. Inspired by the natural world, their arrangement of cello, accordion, ukulele, guitar and four-part harmonies express the dynamics and subtleties of the Canadian landscape. With support from the Ontario Arts Council, this four-piece-female ensemble will be taking this unique collaboration through the United States of America, Eastern Canada, and Continental Europe.
With the upcoming release of their album "Honey Suite", The Lifers have received support from CBC, Spotify, and community radio for their singles "Front Door" and "Sister" (2018). Annie Sumi has received nominations for Female Vocalist (HMAs, 2015), Emerging Artist of the Year (CFMAs, 2017, Hidden Roots Collective), and Best Songwriter (TIMAs, 2016). Her recent release, "In the Unknown", has been regarded by CBC and Community Radio across the country.

Monday, May 21 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm, limited seating)
$15 per person at the door. 100% of proceeds go to the performers.

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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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