A Juried Exhibition of Works by Craft Nova Scotia Members
Opening: Thursday August 29, 6pm
On view: August 30 – September 15, 2019
The Woodstock Music and Art Fair took place over four days in August 1969. Over half a million people came to a dairy farm in Bethel, NY to see and hear performances from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, the Who, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane. With Woodstock celebrating its 50th anniversary, we wanted to celebrate too. To that end, Craft Nova Scotia challenged our members to create works around the theme of the Age of Aquarius.
The 20 works selected by our invited jurors, Donald Bell, Holly Carr, and Andrew Terris, explore a variety of interpretations of the exhibition’s theme. Here you’ll find fringed vests, bongs, tie-dye, political statements and more interpreted in clay, glass, metal, wood and textiles. Accompanying each work is a brief statement by the artist that briefly explains they were inspired by the Age of Aquarius.
We hope you enjoy this exploration into the world of hippies, bell-bottoms and flower power. We’re feeling groovy!
Susan Hanrahan, Executive Director, Craft Nova Scotia
The artists selected for this exhibition are Marla Benton, Wilma Butts, Meryl Cook, Philip Doucette, Al Hattie, Karen LeBlanc, Paula MacDonald, Dawn MacNutt, Gordon Marshall, Alexandra McCurdy, Nan Millette, Sari Miniciello, Don Moore, Louise Pentz, Tori Poynton, Karen Robinson, Christopher Shute & Deborah Wheeler.