Community Focus

Chasing Their Shadows

Jaune Evans’ Collecting Fog & peter Cunningham’s Dead Reckoning

I pulled up to the Grand Manan Island Art Gallery on my way to Deep Cove for another swim in the Bay of Fundy. I’ve braved the foot-numbing surf for the past two days, and my legs are itchy from yesterday’s salt. Shutting off the tremulous twang of Wilf Carter on the car’s cassette stereo,...

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Where is here?

W(here) Festival re-imagines Pictou, NS

Mary MacDonald came home with a purpose. A candidate for an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University, she spent the past year developing her thesis project, the W(here) Festival, which took place all over Pictou County from June 26-30. Asking the question, “where is here?” this arts festival focused on place, the...

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Artist Graeme Patterson and his multimedia installation The Mountain, 2012.

From Far And Wide

Tracing Oh Canada’s Atlantic Canadian Inspiration

Of the 62 Canadian artists featured in MASS MoCA’s extensive Oh Canada exhibition in North Adams, Massachusetts, several allude to the effect of dislocation and relocation in their artwork. The exhibition is the culmination of five years of research and planning by MASS MoCA curator Denise Markonish, who spent three years travelling to almost every...

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