Arts & Cul­ture

Valley Journal Advertiser - - ARTS - CON­TIN­UED FROM B5

Jack Ch­es­ney loves Kitty Ver­dun and Charley loves Miss Amy Spet­tigue. They in­vite the ladies to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil, “where the nuts come from.” Can­celling her visit at the last minute, the mil­lion­aire aunt sends the boys into cat­a­clysmic con­fu­sion. What do they do now? They must have a chap­er­one, or the girls can’t visit.

The prob­lem is solved by draft­ing their feck­less Ox­ford un­der­grad pal into a black satin skirt, bloomers, and wig. As ‘Charley’s Aunt,’ this charm­ing frump is in­tro­duced to the ladies, to Jack’s fa­ther, and to Stephen Spet­tigue, Amy’s guardian.

When the real aunt turns up, clas­sic comic con­fu­sion en­sues.

Re­main­ing dates are Sept. 21, 22, 23 (matinee), 28, 29, 30 (matinee), and Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13.

Front of House opens at 6:45 p.m. for the evening per­for­mances and 1:15 p.m. for the mati­nees.

Tick­ets cost: $15 for adults; $12 for se­niors/stu­dents; $5 for chil­dren age 12 and un­der. Cen­treStage takes cash or cheques only. Reser­va­tions are rec­om­mended and are held un­til 15 min­utes be­fore show time.

Call 902-678-8040 for reser­va­tions.

Go on­line: www.cen­trestageth­e­atre.ca

One man show com­ing to Al Whit­tle The­atre

Star­ring Ge­off Ball and di­rected by Ca­role Ball, Vin­cent will take the stage at the Al Whit­tle The­atre, 450 Main St. in Wolfville, Oct. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

Vin­cent Van Gogh was ar­guably one of the most ta­lented and gifted artists of all time. He was also a very pas­sion­ate and, at times tor­tured, soul.

Based on the play, Van Gogh, by Phillip Stevens, this work re­counts the life and death of this bril­liant, yet tor­mented, man as seen through the eyes of his brother, Theo. Leonard Ni­moy uses ex­cerpts from the more than 500 let­ters ex­changed by Vin­cent and Theo and evokes Theo’s mem­o­ries of his brother’s life, loves, and art.

Cost: $10. Tick­ets are avail­able at the Box of De­lights in Wolfville or at the door. There is no re­served seat­ing. For more info, con­tact Ca­role Ball at 902582-7823 or by email at cball66@ gmail.com.

Clary Croft at Kings County Mu­seum Sept. 28

Take part in an evening with famed folk­lorist, writer, and en­ter­tainer Clary Croft Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Kings County Mu­seum in Kentville.

It prom­ises to be a mag­i­cal night of mu­sic in the his­toric up­stairs court­room as Croft brings his beau­ti­ful tenor voice, im­pec­ca­ble mu­si­cian­ship, and amaz­ing knowl­edge of folk­lore and mu­sic to share.

Croft is well known for his con­tin­u­ing work with the col­lec­tion of his late men­tor, Dr. He­len Creighton. He will per­form tra­di­tional songs from the He­len Creighton and Car­rie Grover col­lec­tions as well as songs from some of his favourite Mar­itime song­writ­ers mixed with sev­eral of his own orig­i­nals.

With a blend of story and song, Clary of­fers an in­ti­mate evening of mu­sic and lore — a cel­e­bra­tion of life in the Mar­itimes.

The fundraiser event is pre­sented by the Kings His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and the Deep Roots Mu­sic Fes­ti­val. Tick­ets are $20. Phone 902-678-6237 or email info@kingscoun­ty­mu­seum.ca.

North­west Pas­sage fo­cus of sto­ries and song

Kings County Mu­seum presents ‘The North­west Pas­sage in Story and Song’ with Inuit throat singers Siqiniup Qi­lautu (Suns­drum) and David New­land on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.

The North­west Pas­sage in Story and Song is a mu­si­cal and spo­ken-word per­for­mance of orig­i­nal songs in­spired by the sights and sounds of the Cana­dian Arc­tic, its his­tory and its con­tem­po­rary re­al­i­ties. Com­bin­ing pho­tog­ra­phy, sto­ry­telling, and live orig­i­nal songs, this work­shop con­veys the emo­tional and spir­i­tual im­pact of Arc­tic travel, from the point of view of a Zo­diac driver and mu­si­cian who has made mul­ti­ple trips to the Cana­dian Arc­tic, Labrador and Green­land.

The event is pre­sented by the Kings His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and the Deep Roots Mu­sic Fes­ti­val. Tick­ets are $20. Phone 902-678-6237 or email info@kingscoun­ty­mu­seum.ca

‘Wood and Wa­ter’ ex­hibit at Hard­ware Gallery

The Hard­ware Gallery’s Septem­ber ex­hibit, ‘Be­yond The First Im­pres­sions of Wood and Wa­ter’ runs un­til Sept. 26 and fea­tures two lo­cal artists — fine art pho­tog­ra­pher Con­nie Publi­cover, and wood­worker and fur­ni­ture maker Michael DeLuca.

Com­ing in Oc­to­ber: ‘De­vour at The Hard­ware Gallery.’ Watch for more news shortly.

In ad­di­tion to monthly ro­tat­ing ex­hibits, The Hard­ware Gallery hosts work­shops and talks, and of­fers an art rental pro­gram. The gallery, lo­cated at 36 Corn­wal­lis Street in Kentville, is open to all me­dia, tra­di­tional or oth­er­wise. The Hard­ware Gallery is run by the vol­un­teer Kentville Art Gallery So­ci­ety (KAGS).

Round Hill Stu­dio of­fers new ex­hibits

Round Hill Stu­dio in An­napo­lis Royal hosts Vi­o­let Rosen­garten’s ‘Some En­chant­ing Is­lands’ un­til Sept. 29. The magic of is­lands is the theme of Vi­o­let’s ex­hibit at Round Hill Stu­dio.

Also at Round Hill Stu­dio is Linda Hulme Leahy’s ‘Recla­ma­tion’ ex­hibit, which runs un­til Oct. 4.

Leahy’s re­cent works have been in­formed by lit­er­a­ture and the Sa­cred Fem­i­nine. She rein­ter­prets and then el­e­vates side­lined and ma­ligned fe­male char­ac­ters, with a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on Shake­speare.

Round Hill Stu­dio is at 280 StGe­orge St., in An­napo­lis Royal.

Con­tact: 902-955-0365 or Go on­line: www.round­hill­stu­dio.com.

Maud Lewis: A Life Col­lected is at Aca­dia

The ex­hi­bi­tion Maud Lewis: A Life Col­lected, cur­rently show­ing at Aca­dia Univer­sity Art Gallery, presents a se­lec­tion of art­work from pri­vate col­lec­tions of Nova Sco­tia folk artist, Maud Lewis (1903-1970).

She grew up in Yar­mouth, and later Digby, even­tu­ally mov­ing to a small house in Mar­shall­town, when she mar­ried Everett Lewis. Maud Lewis be­gan cre­at­ing and sell­ing paint­ings in this road­side house, which quickly be­came a stop for tourists, in­clud­ing those tak­ing the ferry.

Some of those early col­lec­tors have kept her work, while the in­creas­ing in­ter­est in Maud Lewis led oth­ers to build a col­lec­tion hav­ing never met her at her road­side stu­dio.

The ex­hi­bi­tion, cu­rated by Dr. Lau­rie Dal­ton, is on view un­til Sept. 30. Ad­mis­sion is free. The gallery is closed Mon­days but open Tues­days to Sun­days from noon un­til 4 p.m. or by ap­point­ment.

Info: 902-585-1373, or art­gallery@aca­diau.ca

Ex­hibits at ARTsPLACE Gallery

ARTsPLACE in An­napo­lis Royal wel­comes Leya Eve­lyn to An­napo­lis Royal with Let’s Talk. An Ex­hi­bi­tion of large-scale paint­ings, each 10’ X 3’.

The pri­mary fo­cus in Leya Eve­lyn’s art­work is colour that pro­vokes emo­tion and chal­lenges per­cep­tion. The paint­ings seek to evoke uncensored mem­o­ries and states of mind: ex­plor­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties, imag­ings, and open­ings. The tex­ture, vis­ual im­pact, and depth of many lay­ers of ma­te­ri­als and con­cepts cap­ture the com­plex­ity of life and be­come a metaphor for the elu­sive­ness of knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence.

The ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til Oct. 13. ARTsPLACE is lo­cated at 396 St. Ge­orge St.

Open hours are Tues­day to Fri­day from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; week­ends from 1-4 p.m. (It’s op­er­ated by vol­un­teers so call ahead.) Info: 902-532-7069.

Go On­line: https://ar­cac-artsplace.wee­bly.com/

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