Posts Tagged ‘art’

The People’s Theatre pt. 2

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Video art is frequently mocked in popular culture. It’s weird and non-linear. People ‘don’t get it.’ Usually there is at least one naked person and none of the actors ever smile. Video art is too earnest and wears ponchos and doesn’t blink enough. Video art may fit this description, but it is also equally rewarding,…

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Other Worlds

Descending the stairs to the basement of the Rebecca Cohn, you glimpse a whale through glass; suddenly you’re peering into an alien ocean through a ship’s porthole window. Even before you enter the Dalhousie Art Gallery for Douglas Walker’s Other Worlds exhibit, he’s already transforming your perception. When you arrive, firmly footed inside the gallery…

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Accessible art: A work in progress

In the two years that art&jules was open, over 100 artists and their work passed through the Gottingen Street gallery. While its space is now empty and its doors shut, gallery owner Keegan Whalen is committed to revitalizing the business in an online format. “When we first decided to do it, we thought most of…

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Arts buffs

On March 18, a collection of drawings and paintings of naked models will be sold at King’s College with the proceeds going to charity. It’s called the Naked Art Show, and it has been an ongoing project for several years. The project features a series of life-drawing sessions, where people from the community come to…

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Mixing art and cuisine

New downtown restaurant offers more than just food Shannon Galley, Arts Contributor   Mix Fresh Kitchen is a new restaurant located on Salter Street in downtown Halifax.  Though the restaurant has no food specialization, they try to provide a local atmosphere, as well as using many local ingredients. Mix Fresh Kitchen showcases the work of…

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Forgotten landscapes

By Nick Laugher, Staff Contributor   Morbid clouds of erosion—splits and cracks in the foundation of human existence— appear steeped in a mentality that mourns the slowly dying monuments of our surreal, synthetic world. Colin Lyons’ exhibition Industrial Monuments is a brilliant microcosm for the utter frailty of our constructed lives. Crafted out of zinc…

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Nocturne’s 2010 turnout is highest yet

By Lauren Naish, Arts Contributor   On Saturday night, the rain stopped and the moon came out, setting the stage for the third annual Nocturne: Art at Night festival. The art was not located in one gallery, but peeking out from public spaces and venues that spanned across the city. The 48 independent installations and 46…

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Art at night

By Tristan Kay, Arts Contributor   The city of Halifax is lush with creativity and artistry. Why not celebrate that artistry with a festival at night? Nocturnal art shows are performed across the globe, so it seems only fitting that Halifax has one too. Nocturne is a free, public festival designed to showcase the talent…

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If these walls could talk

By Meagan Deuling, Arts Contributor   Candles lined the stairs leading to the garage, and white lights decorated the otherwise bare trees of the artist’s tiny yard. The festive sounds of clinking glasses and a mingling crowd drifted through the open back door, but I followed the candlelit path to the garage. I was greeted with…

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Quantum leap

By Caroline Elias, Arts Contributor   Halifax born artist Katherine Vingoe- Cram is bringing a whole new dimension to her paintings. latest exhibition Portals consists of six oil paintings, each portraying a seemingly normal situation. But within each painting lies a discrepancy that indicates to the viewer that all is not right. Each piece has an…

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