Art-in-ac­tion to cel­e­brate area artists

South Shore Breaker - - Local - JOSH HEALEY ed­i­tor@southshore­breaker.ca

Robert Danielis sits nes­tled in his Blue Rocks stu­dio, care­fully carv­ing Star Trek’s own Cap­tain Kirk out of wood.

“I’ve been starv­ing at this for 34 years now,” he says, laugh­ing. “I’ve al­ways made stuff all my life.”

And in the world of Danielis’ wood­work­ing stu­dio, the in­ter­stel­lar cap­tain will for­ever sit in an out­house; the carv­ing has play­fully been named Cap­tain’s Log.

The piece, like the work of the 18 other artists who will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the third edi­tion of Art-in-ac­tion, high­lights the wit and skill that will be on dis­play.

Peter and Linda Roe, the event’s or­ga­niz­ers and own­ers of The Art Barn, said Art-in-ac­tion is tai­lored for the South Shore.

“Lunen­burg and Nova Sco­tia is not just beau­ti­ful scenery. It’s just ab­so­lutely de­light­ful to live here,” said Linda, who prac­tises art in a va­ri­ety of forms.

Seven stu­dios through­out the Lunen­burg area are ex­pected to par­tic­i­pate in the event, which runs Oct. 13 and 14.

Peter added that the fes­ti­val is aim­ing to con­cen­trate the lo­cal arts com­mu­nity, in all its forms.

“The in­tent of it is so peo­ple can visit all of the stu­dios dur­ing the day. Ge­o­graph­i­cally, we keep all the stu­dios in a small area,” he said.

And this year has seen two new stu­dios join the fray, al­low­ing for even more artists to par­tic­i­pate.

Through­out the week­end, artists will con­gre­gate and work at the se­lected stu­dios so that visi­tors won’t have to pick and choose where they stop.

This al­lows, ex­plained Peter, for visi­tors to max­i­mize their stops and al­lows for a di­a­logue as the artists work.

“What it does is that when peo­ple come around, they ask ques­tions,” said Peter.

For artists like Danielis, who moved to Nova Sco­tia three years ago, the abil­ity to show­case his work close to home is wel­come.

“This is a well-greased ma­chine,” he said of Art-in-ac­tion. “I’m an­tic­i­pat­ing a lot of peo­ple.”

And Lunen­burg’s rep­u­ta­tion for art, said Peter, is well de­served.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Art-in-ac­tion, artists and par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dios, visit www.art-in-ac­tion.ca.

Josh Healey

Artist Robert Danielis works on his lat­est creation: Cap­tain Kirk in an out­house.

Josh Healey

Art-in-ac­tion or­ga­niz­ers Peter and Linda Roe hope peo­ple will come out and cel­e­brate art on Oct. 13 and 14.

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