Canada has lost one of our finest artists, someone I have been proud to work with and write about for over twenty years. She was a true original. (photo by Ned Pratt)
This wonderful essay is by Mireille Eagan:
My review of Robert Murray's exhibition at Studio 21 is up on Canadian Art's website: https://canadianart.ca/reviews/robert-murray/
My latets blog is live. Going Abstract in Halifax looks at shows at Studio 21 and ViewPoint Gallery. You can read it here: http://halifaxmag.com/blog/going-abstract-in-halifax/
If you're Inverness, Cape Breton this July you can visit the international small works exhibition I juried for ICCA. https://invernessarts.com/events/small-treasures/
My interview with Graeme Patterson is the June online featured article on Sculpture Magazine's website. Read it here:
The first blog is now live at http://halifaxmag.com/category/blog/. This monthly blog will look at Halifax's art market.
My latest arts blog is now live at Halifax Magazine: http://halifaxmag.com/category/blog/
Our Maud:: The Life, Art and Legacy of Maud Lewis is a top five bestselling Nova Scotia book at Chapters. Check out the story in Atlantic Books Today: http://atlanticbookstoday.ca/march-2018-top-5-sellers-from-chapters-coles-indigo-in-each-atlantic-province/
Pick up a free copy of Atlantic Books Today at your local bookseller for lots of great content, including my review of Nancy Campbell's new book on artist Annnie Pootoogook.
My review of Erik Edson's exhibition Other Stories at the Owens Art Gallery is featured in the latest issue of Espace.
Our Maud: The Life, Art and Legacy of Maud Lewis has won a Hermes Creative Award in the book category. Congratulations to Amy Batchelor, who designed the book, and to the whole AGNS team.
An international competition for creative professionals, the Hermes Award is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand creative professionals.
My May blog is now live at Halifax Magazine, covering the exhibition The Closer Together Things Are at the St. Mary's University Art Gallery.
I'll be reading from my book Our Maud: The Art, Life and Legacy of Maud Lewis at the Halifax Central Library on May 31st. Check ou the library's website for more details: https://halifax.bibliocommons.com/events/search/local_start=2018-05-31%20TO%20&fq=branch_location_id:(SGA)/event/5aa017b2cd890b3f009f05ff
Sorting the Studio:
A panel discussion about dealing with a lifetime of work
with George Clarke and Ray Cronin
Date: Thursday, May 24 at 6pm
Halifax: Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road
As we get older, we often wonder: what will happen to all our artwork? In this panel session attorney George Clarke, LLB and curator and author Ray Cronin will discuss various ways aging artists can deal with what is in their studio. How can artists make decisions about what work to keep and what should be donated, gifted, bequeathed, or even tossed? What do artists need to know about estate planning to make decisions about their work that are right for them and their loved ones? This panel discussion will involve short presentations by both experts with lots of opportunity for discussion with the audience.
Check out the Visual Art News 40th Anniversary issue for my interview with Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Programs, Sarah Fillmore. http://visualartsnews.ca/