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Not your Nana’s cross stitch

“I’m using my dead grandmother’s floss,” says Jade Nauss. “Before she passed away, knowing I was doing cross-stitch, she sent me a tin of her embroidery thread.”   “She had a sense of humor, she would probably appreciate it. She liked southern comfort and she swore a lot.”   After class, Nauss sits at home with her…

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Nocturne: Art at Night, creating wonder and awe

Alexandra Sweny, Visual editor; Carter Hutton and Louise Andrews Halifax Waterfront NovaScotia Crystal opened up the doors of their waterfront location to the public, giving tours and detailed explanations of their crystal making process. NovaScotia Crystal is the only mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal manufacturer in Canada. Nocturne was the perfect opportunity to have a closer look…

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Nocturne exhibit bridges art and science

Halifax had its 10th annual Nocturne: Art at Night event on Oct. 12 and 14 showcasing the local art scene in the city. Nocturne is a non-profit organization run largely by volunteers dedicated to creating the most immersive and unique art experience for the people of Halifax. Every year, Nocturne collaborates with a curatorial team…

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Censoring the arts

Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World is an exploration of and into the cultural, historical, and political landscape of China.   It will be the largest exhibition of this topic to ever take place in North America; the exhibition opened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on Oct. 6, and three major works, including the exhibition highlight, titled Theater of the…

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Indigenous art a staple of Nova Scotian culture

October 1 is Treaty Day in Nova Scotia; it marks the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month. The purpose of Mi’kmaq History Month is to celebrate Mi’kmaq culture and history, which Dalhousie University students take part in every day as they attend their classes on traditional Mi’kmaq territory. From the Nova Scotia Art Gallery, to the…

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Life of a cartoonist

Joel Duggan has been drawing cartoons since before he was a teenager. Duggan’s father introduced him to political cartoons at a young age; despite being too young to understand the jokes, knowing that someone was getting paid to draw cartoons was a life-changing revelation. Around the age of 12, he took an interest in the…

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Art Talk: Reality show draws in Artists with unique canvas’

Painting a naked body; sounds ludicrous, right? Wrong. It’s actually a beautiful and challenging artform. The Game Show Network has a television series called Skin Wars that’s now available on Netflix. It’s like a typical competition reality show, but instead of singing or dancing, contestants paint a naked model. Each episode contains two challenges: the…

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Coping with comics

It’s August 2015. Mollie Cronin sits at her desk, fingers tapping and eyes glazing over, while waiting for something to load – she reaches for a pen and a piece. She starts to doodle. An angry little person with one fist raised erupts onto the page – this is Cronin’s first comic. Suddenly, Cronin cannot…

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