Community Room in Yarmouth


On View & Upcoming

Structures - Community Room ExhibitStructures

March 15 - April 30, 2016

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth will be showing Structures, a textile art show, from March 15, 2016 to April 30, 2016 in the Community Room. This exhibition is produced the Atlantic Canada chapter of the international fibre arts organization SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates).  Fabric artist Regina Marzlin (Antigonish, NS) is exhibition organiser and curator.  Renowned painter and Mi'kmaq artist Alan Syliboy served as juror.

Visitors to the Gallery will see a selection of 25 artworks created by 19 SAQA Atlantic Chapter members. It is a wonderful showcase of some of the finest textile art talent in the Atlantic Canada region. Artists include Penny  Berens, Sandra  Betts, Grace  Butland, Nancy  Elaschuk, Linda Finley, Lois Wilby Hooper, Susan Lilley, Heather  Loney, Kate Madeloso, Regina Marzlin, HollyMcLean, Anne Morrell Robinson, Christine Nielsen, Rebecca Paterson, Deb Plestid, Ann Schroeder, Linda Strowbridge, Céleste Thibodeau-Stacey, and  Susan Tilsley Manley.

This show invites viewers to enjoy a diversity of pieces with an interesting and unusual use of fabric in the broadest sense. The contemporary textile art pieces interpret the theme Structures in a wide range of styles and techniques, from abstract to pictorial, from monochromatic to colorful. The masterful use of luscious texture, sophisticated colour and clever manipulation of surface design are just a few of the defining elements of a fascinating medium that is increasingly popular and more and more accepted by the general art world.

There will be a complementary exhibition by the same artists about quilting as an art form with additional finished pieces, works in progress, techniques and materials exhibits and information about the process.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth is the final stop on a year-long tour traveling to five different venues in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Please join the artists for an opening reception on March 12, 2016 at 2pm.

Installed Community Room ExhibitInstalled: A Photographic Exhibit

October 23, 2015 - March 6, 2016

It started with a conversation about light.

There is something magical about the light that pours into the barn, a former horse stall and workshop, at the childhood home of Fred Hatfield's wife, Belle, part of the group. As two of the photographers with the Hatfield Gorman & Company Photography Group, Fred Hatfield and Michael Gorman discovered that the magical light makes the site surprisingly perfect for natural light portraits.

No matter the time of day or weather condition, the light in the old barn in Yarmouth just seemed to work. The 30 portraits bring together a collection of people connected to Yarmouth, some very recognizable and others not as much, and serve to create a representation of the community at large.

Hatfield Gorman & Company Photography Group sought to capture people as naturally as possible, without pretension or elaborate planning, gear, or setups. Along with the collaboration of the subjects and master printer Randy Smith, Installed gathers a group of people who might not otherwise cross paths.

The final product is much more than a series of black and white photographic portraits, but it started with a conversation about light.