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Age of Aquarius

September 20, 2019 - November 3, 2019

- Free

A Juried Exhibition of Works by Craft Nova Scotia Members

Opening: Thursday August 29, 6pm
On view:  August 30 – September 15, 2019

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
The 5th Dimension ~ Age of Aquarius


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.


September 20, 2019
November 3, 2019


Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design’s Mary E. Black Gallery
Suite 140, 1061 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7 Canada
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