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.