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Art at the Fire­fly

Oil, en­caus­tic and pas­tel artist Lisa Roos is mak­ing her Nova Sco­tia de­but at The Fire­fly Mak­ery in Bridgetown dur­ing the month of Fe­bru­ary.

With a painterly tech­nique that in­cludes an el­e­ment of re­al­ism, she fo­cuses on ex­pres­sive­ness, lush colour and thick, juicy brush­work, ap­ply­ing each medium with a con­fi­dent stroke - play­ing with colour, sur­face qual­ity, de­sign and sim­pli­fied form. The loose­ness of th­ese strokes re­veals the char­ac­ter­is­tics of this artist’s style.

Drop into the Fire­fly Maker at 29 Queen Street in Bridgetown to see Roos at work.

Catch a flick at Fundy Cinema

Fundy Cinema screens The Red Tur­tle on Feb. 15 ay 7 p.m.

Academy Award-win­ning Dutch animator Michaël Du­dok de Wit col­lab­o­rates with famed Ja­panese an­i­ma­tion house Stu­dio Ghi­bli in an en­tirely word­less tale of a ship­wrecked man who es­tab­lishes a fam­ily and a new life on an is­land in­hab­ited only by ma­jes­tic an­i­mals.

Then, the cinema will screen

20th Cen­tury Women on Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dur­ing the sum­mer of 1979, a Santa Bar­bara sin­gle mom and board­ing house land­lord (An­nette Ben­ing) de­cides the best way she can par­ent her teenage son Jamie is to en­list her young ten­ants - a quirky punk pho­tog­ra­pher (Greta Ger­wig), a mel­low handy­man (Billy Crudup) and her son’s shrewd best friend (Elle Fan­ning) to serve as role mod­els in a chang­ing world.

The Eagle Hun­tress screens on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. Otto Bell’s vis­ually stun­ning doc­u­men­tary fol­lows 13-year-old Aishol­pan Nur­gaiv, who rises to the pin­na­cle of a long­stand­ing pa­tri­lin­eal tra­di­tion by be­ing the first fe­male in twelve gen­er­a­tions of her Kazakh fam­ily to be­come an eagle hunter.

Films screen at the Al Whit­tle The­atre, Wolfville. Tick­ets are $9 and they are avail­able 30 min­utes be­fore screen­ing.

Go on­line: fundycin­ema.ca

Trib­ute to Gersh­win lined up at Aca­dia

Aca­dia’s Singing The­atre Pro­duc­tion En­sem­ble and Chamber Music Work­shop presents Nice Work if You Can Get It – The Life & Times of Ge­orge and Ira Gersh­win.

In the Den­ton Hall au­di­to­rium, this pro­duc­tion goes on stage Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. Come and ex­plore the Roar­ing 20s with the Gersh­win broth­ers and the won­der­ful music and lyrics they pro­duced. We will take you time trav­el­ling and you will hear fa­mil­iar songs like Some­one to Watch Over Me, I Got Rhythm and A Foggy Day.

The show was scripted by two fourth-year Aca­dia Univer­sity stu­dents and the char­ac­ters were cre­ated by the en­sem­ble. Meet the likes of Kay Swift, Coco Chanel, Si­mone Si­mons, Zelda Fitzger­ald, Al Capone and many more.

Di­rec­tors are Lisa St. Clair, Ni­cholas d’amato and Paula Rock­well. Tick­ets: $10/$12 stu­dents and se­niors/adults at the door or reser­va­tion 902-5851207.

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