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Andy Brown founded Co­nun­drum Press in Mon­treal in 1996, but he’s been based in the Wolfville area for the last five years.

Orig­i­nally Co­nun­drum pub­lished fic­tion and po­etry, but af­ter 2011 he be­gan to pub­lish graphic comics ex­clu­sively. Lately, Brown has been on tour mark­ing the 20th an­niver­sary of his pub­lish­ing house.

Co­nun­drum is con­sid­ered one of the most re­spected and ac­claimed graphic novel pub­lish­ers in the coun­try. To mark the press’ 20th an­niver­sary, he is re­leas­ing 20 x 20, an an­thol­ogy fea­tur­ing lit­tle-seen and un­pub­lished work from 20 Co­nun­drum au­thors, along­side a re­cap of the press’s 129-ti­tle back­list. atre, Wolfville. Tick­ets cost $9 and they are avail­able 30 min­utes be­fore the screen­ing.

The pop­u­lar lo­cal dance band, Blues­mo­bile, will per­form on May 27 for the Ap­ple Blos­som Fes­ti­val’s mu­sic event.

The mu­sic will run from 8-10:15 p.m. in Kentville’s Memo­rial Park. Ad­mis­sion is free.

Blues­mo­bile is known as the An­napo­lis Val­ley’s most fun 15piece band. Fire­works will fol­low.

Laura Smith and Lynn Miles will present an af­ter­noon con­cert at the Ross Creek Cen­tre for the Arts on May 29.

The cen­tre is part­ner­ing with the Deep Roots Mu­sic Fes­ti­val to have the two singers in res­i­dence for two weeks, work­ing with schools, writ­ing mu­sic and men­tor­ing other mu­si­cians.

Come see what they’ve been up to in a cozy af­ter­noon con­cert at Ross Creek on Sun­day, May 29, at 2 p.m. Ad­mis­sion $17.25 in ad­vance, or $20 at the door. Ticket price in­cludes a scone.

Un­til June 26, the Aca­dia Uni­ver­sity Art Gallery presents a se­lec­tion of work from the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion and ex­plores ways in which artists ap­proach se­quence in their work.

The ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases the print­mak­ing strength of the col­lec­tion and in­cludes se­lec­tions from: An At­lantic Bes­tiary by Ce­cil

Day, A Book of Hours:

Labours of the Months by

Alex Colville, Map of Flow­ers by Noboru Sawai, Six Vari­a­tions upon a Spo­erri Land­scape by Em­mett Wil­liams as well as botan­i­cal minia­tures by Gwen­dolyn Hales.

A ‘Build Your­self a Town’: Clay Work­shop is set for two days, May 28-29, led by artist El­iz­a­beth Sir­com.

Then join cu­ra­tor Lau­rie Dal­ton for a dis­cus­sion of the ex­hibit on June 8 at 2 p.m.

will help fund the Deep Roots Artists in Schools Pro­gram.

Deep Roots and the Ross Creek Cen­tre for the Arts are ini­ti­at­ing a new part­ner­ship — host­ing two song­writ­ers in res­i­dence May 15 to 29.

Fes­ti­val passes are now on sale for the Sept. 22-25 Deep Roots Fes­ti­val.

The Wilf Carter Con­cert Com­mit­tee of the Field­wood Her­itage So­ci­ety, in Can­ning, has de­cided that the spring 2016 Wilf Carter and Mu­si­cal Va­ri­ety Night will not be held on May 28, which is Ap­ple Blos­som Satur­day. This year’s con­cert will be held in­stead in the fall.

De­tails of the fall event will be an­nounced, says Avril Har­wood, who is one of the or­ga­niz­ers.

“Wilf Carter fans can rest as­sured that the fall con­cert will be out­stand­ing. We look for­ward to see­ing you all then.” Hain­stock has his new ex­hibit en­ti­tled East, West Hori­zons at the Har­vest Gallery in Wolfville.

from Port Wil­liams, Glooscap, Gaspereau, Wolfville, LE Shaw and New Mi­nas El­e­men­tary Schools on dis­play un­til May 29 at Jack’s Gallery, Wolfville (in the Just us! Café). This the third year art has been col­lected in this venue by vol­un­teers. Jacks Gallery is al­ways look­ing for submissions, for in­for­ma­tion go to:

http:// www. aca­diacin­ema. coop/jacks­gallery

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