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ART 1274 HOL­LIS Daily 10am6pm, 1274 Hol­lis Street

Na­ture’s Spirit An ode to na­ture’s beauty, this show sees Cris­tine Son­ntag’s ethe­real, mixed-me­dia paint­ings paired with Jean Hughes’ colour­ful, bo­hemian jew­ellery.

To Sep 5

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCO­TIA Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thu 10am9pm (5-9pm free ac­cess), Fri-Sun 10am-5pm, 1723 Hol­lis Street SakKi­jâjuk: Art and Craft from

Nu­natsi­avut Take a jour­ney up north through SakKi­jâjuk (“to be vis­i­ble”), the first ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion to ever high­light work from the Nu­natsi­avut re­gion. The au­ton­o­mous area is claimed by the Inuit peo­ple of New­found­land and Labrador, and it achieved self-gov­ern­ment in 2005. The Inuit artists and crafters have used a va­ri­ety of tra­di­tional ma­te­ri­als, such as stone, wood, fur, beads and salt­wa­ter sea­grass. The re­sults are ev­ery­thing from carv­ings to wear­able art to bas­ketry. The AGNS will also dis­play more con­tem­po­rary works, in­clud­ing paint­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy, ceram­ics and video. Read a re­view of the show on page 14. To Sep 10 Cen­turies of si­lence: The dis­cov­ery of the Salzinnes

An­tiphonal In 1550s Bel­gium, nuns scrawled hymns and scraps of daily life in choir books—but none as beau­ti­fully, per­haps, as the name­less writer who crafted the large-scale, vel­lum book known as the Salzinnes An­tiphonal. Thought to have trav­elled to Hal­i­fax in the lug­gage of an Arch­bishop, the piece was dis­cov­ered at Saint Mary’s Univer­sity li­brary in 1998. Now, fi­nally cleaned up and ready for its de­but, the book ar­rives at the AGNS to show off its curly script and gilded trim. To Oct 29 An Ex­pres­sion of Faith: Sa­cred Art of Cen­turies Past Twenty North­ern Euro­pean works from the 15th, 16th and 17th cen­turies ex­plore an an­cient, long­stand­ing tie be­tween artis­tic move­ments and re­li­gious iconog­ra­phy. Mostly carv­ings and etch­ings, the pieces come to­gether to give the gallery the feel­ing of a small Gothic chapel.

To Oct 29

CHASE EX­HI­BI­TION ROOM Mon­day to Fri­day 8:30am-4:30pm, Satur­day 9am-5pm, 6016 Univer­sity Av­enue

S-curves An ex­hi­bi­tion of paint­ings by Sarah Archibald, She­lagh Duf­fett and Suzanne O’Cal­laghan ex­plores the s-curve in all fig­ures (from the hu­man spine to an un­spool­ing shore­line) and also cel­e­brates women in the arts. To Aug 31


1113 Mar­ginal Road

An­guish and Rap­ture Han­nah Genosko takes us on a tour of the gal­lows of her imag­i­na­tion, ex­plor­ing ex­pe­ri­ences of rev­e­la­tion through the per­spec­tive of in­vented, out­sider artist Ele­via Anne Mitchell. The re­sult? Eerie, scratchy, mixed-me­dia work that blurs the line be­tween re­li­gious fer­vour and men­tal ill­ness—all while ex­am­in­ing how art can process and record one’s life. To Aug 30

CRAIG GALLERY Tue-Fri 12-5:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm, Alder­ney Land­ing, 2 Ochter­loney Street, Dart­mouth

Time­lines Bar­bara McLean pairs ab­stract paint­ings with se­lec­tions from her per­sonal jour­nals, span­ning a 16-year pe­riod with this show. Events as mun­dane as a win­ter storm and as mo­men­tous as a young girl’s sui­cide are re­flected in var­i­ous can­vases. To Sep 3


6025 Stan­ley Street

Poet Trees Ken Ward’s highly tex­tured can­vases are an ode to trees and the med­i­ta­tive mo­ments he’s ex­pe­ri­enced sit­ting be­neath their branches. To Sep 1

HER­MES Tues-Thu 1pm-6pm, Fri-Sun 1pm-4pm, 5682 North Street

Pas­sages See photo, right.

To Sep 3

LION & BRIGHT Mon, Wed-Sun 7am-2am, Tue 7am-6pm, 2534 Agri­cola Street

Poster Art Artists from around the globe cre­ated these posters based on in­ter­pre­ta­tions of text by Dun­can Harper. The theme? Nav­i­gat­ing well­be­ing. To Oct 2

MARY E. BLACK GALLERY Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am4pm, 1061 Mar­ginal Road

Rit­ual ob­jects of ev­ery­day life Gina Etra Stick cel­e­brates the art in ev­ery­day life by ex­am­in­ing rit­ual ob­jects, their his­tor­i­cal con­text and con­tem­po­rary ex­pres­sions. It’s also a chance for porce­lain lovers to see tra­di­tional pieces from Jin­dezhen, China’s porce­lain cap­i­tal. To Aug 27

STU­DIO 21 Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon by ap­point­ment only, 1273 Hol­lis Street

Art & Form A ro­tat­ing group ex­hi­bi­tion that show­cases a num­ber of gallery artists and flits from sculp­ture to jew­ellery to two-di­men­sional works takes over Stu­dio 21 this sum­mer. To Sep 12


5440 Spring Gar­den Road

We are the Wild A col­lec­tion of por­trait shots by Deedee Mor­ris, this show ex­plores the re­la­tion­ship women have with what the artist de­scribes as their “wild selves:” The part of us ly­ing be­yond the day-to-day, the part that’s in­nate and in­stinc­tual. Each photo dis­plays this “wild self” for an in­ti­mate, deep gaze into the sub­ject. To Sep 29

TEICHERT GALLERY Sun-Mon 12-5pm, Tue-Sat 10am5pm, 1723 Hol­lis Street

Com­ing Home Di­jon Cur­ley re­turns to his home province from On­tario with a stack of paint­ings that are an ode to Nova Sco­tia’s big skies and sprawl­ing shore­lines.

To Aug 31

VIEW­POINT GALLERY Wed-Sun 12-5pm, 1272 Bar­ring­ton Street

Imag­ined Land­scapes Anne Simp­son’s po­etry and John Ber­ridge’s pho­to­graphs meld to cre­ate a world of soft lines and blurred tex­tures hewn with hits of bold colour. To Sep 3

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