NEW GLASGOW, N.S. —
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tearmann Society for Abused Women fundraising committee, along with the board of directors, have cancelled the 26th Annual Celebration of Art which was scheduled for May 1.
Donna Smith, executive director of Tearmann Society for Abused Women, said the event is one that people look forward to each year and offered her gratitude to the artists who donate their artwork annually.
The event has been postponed for a year until May 7, 2021 at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton.
“We look forward to a bigger and better event next year.”
While the event is a major fundraiser for the non-profit, Smith said their organization has received financial support to assist during the pandemic including funding from the Atlantic Compassion Fund through the United Way of Pictou County.
“Our priority is to meet the needs of women and children while maintaining social distancing and safety for staff and residents,” she said. “We are here to help and appreciate the support of our community and partnering organizations.”
The Tearmann Society continues to offer services to women and children experiencing abuse.
“Our shelter is open and our crisis line is available 24/7,” Smith said. “There is always someone there to take your call.”
Tearmann’s 24-Hour Crisis Line is 902-752-0132 or 1-888-831-0330.
Kids can make art to brighten Red Deer seniors’ lodges – Red Deer Advocate
The Red Deer Public Library is calling on young artists to help brighten seniors’ lodges.
The library is calling for “mini-artists” to drop off their paper creations — whether it’s flowers, drawings, letters or cards — into bins outside two participating Red Deer seniors’ lodges this week.
They are Timberstone Mews (42 Timberstone Way) and Harmony Care (200 Inglewood Dr.).
Staff from the lodges will “proudly display the creations,” bringing joy to residents and staff.
They are also planning to make some social media posts featuring art that is on display at the lodges.
A virtual Art in the Garden festival is happening on the North Shore this weekend – North Shore News
The North Shore’s annual Art in the Garden event is gearing up to go digital this weekend.
The event has been re-imagined as a livestreamed art and music demonstration this Saturday and Sunday evening, while encouraging community members to share pictures of their own green spaces online.
Last month, North Van Arts made the decision to suspend the 21st annual Art in the Garden festival due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges of practising physical distancing during an event which melds visual arts with some of the North Shore’s most extraordinary gardens.
The decision was made to offer an online version of Art in the Garden in order to keep the spirt of the long-running festival intact, according to Nancy Cottingham Powell, executive director of North Van Arts.
“Art in the Garden is the longest running North Shore garden tour and we didn’t want to just cancel this event that inspires gardeners, artists and nature lovers,” stated Powell, in a press release.
As part of its new online event, for the month of May the arts and culture organization reached out to visual artists and musicians who had participated in past festivals and asked them to create short videos outlining their work, inspiration and methodology.
The six artist videos were released weekly on North Van Arts’ social media channels and website.
This weekend, local painters Nicola Morgan and Pierre Leichner are set to take over the organization’s Instagram account as they livestream the creation of original artwork over live music performed by North Shore musicians Ava Maria Safai and Paul Silveria.
Viewers can tune in on May 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. each night.
North Van Arts is also encouraging people on the North Shore to comment and share pictures of their gardens and green spaces this weekend, as well as their own nature-inspired art, by using the hashtag #ArtintheGarden.
“These extraordinary times have forced us to look at how we connect with our community. Art in the Garden Online is an opportunity for us to support our members and local artists in a unique way,” stated Powell.
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