LIFE : Land - Ice - Fire - Experienced

The vast landscapes and expansive ethereal panoramas impose themselves upon us, visitors to this island nation, Iceland. The natural environment here is as much a source of pride as it is something to be respected for its power. It is a land of stark contrasts: Hardened lava, its jagged lines intercepting the smooth flow from active volcanic eruptions, creates dark land masses covered in brilliant moss and fields of wildflowers; rivers and pools boil with sulfuric waters blasting from the ground, burning the edges of fertile pastures where sheep and horses roam freely also while provide clean energy for comfort and recreation; spectacular shades of green and blue icebergs float in glacial lakes where vast tracts of ancient ice is disappearing more rapidly than ever before . . . and still the clear blue skies reach up into the distant darkness where city lights are rarely seen. LIFE is the painterly interpretation by 3 Artists, Sarah Jane Conklin, Andrea Pottyondy and Monika Wright, who visited Iceland in 2016 and came back to Nova Scotia, Canada feeling the power of the land and its influence upon strong, determined people who make it their home.

The vast landscapes and expansive ethereal panoramas impose themselves upon us, visitors to this island nation, Iceland. The natural environment here is as much a source of pride as it is something to be respected for its power. It is a land of stark contrasts:

Hardened lava, its jagged lines intercepting the smooth flow from active volcanic eruptions, creates dark land masses covered in brilliant moss and fields of wildflowers; rivers and pools boil with sulfuric waters blasting from the ground, burning the edges of fertile pastures where sheep and horses roam freely also while provide clean energy for comfort and recreation; spectacular shades of green and blue icebergs float in glacial lakes where vast tracts of ancient ice is disappearing more rapidly than ever before . . . and still the clear blue skies reach up into the distant darkness where city lights are rarely seen.

LIFE is the painterly interpretation by 3 Artists, Sarah Jane Conklin, Andrea Pottyondy and Monika Wright, who visited Iceland in 2016 and came back to Nova Scotia, Canada feeling the power of the land and its influence upon strong, determined people who make it their home.

50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

This summer marks 50 years since a revolutionary year of art, music, and transformative events. 1967 saw the world’s first large scale outdoor rock music festival with the Monterey Pop Festival, Muhammed Ali stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing induction into the US Army, the first-ever issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Montreal’s Expo ’67, and the release of a phenomenal number of albums which remain influential and inspirational today, including

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles
The Doors , The Doors (debut album)
Surrealistic Pillow, Jefferson Airplane
Hello, I’m Dolly, Dolly Parton (debut album)
The Velvet Underground & Nico,  The Velvet Underground & Nico (debut album)
Are You Experienced, The Jimi Hendrix Experience (debut album)
David Bowie, Davie Bowie (debut album)
The Piper At The Gates of Dawn, Pink Floyd (debut album)

and so many more.

For this show, artists are invited to create work inspired by the many musicians, artists, and cultural events and figures that made this year such a memorable time in history.

The Textile Artists Collective - Fibre Focus

The Textile Artists Collective (TAC) is an independent self- guided study group of Nova Scotian artists whose chosen medium is fiber/fabric with a focus on surface design. This creative exploration includes: painting, dyeing, printing/stamping, stenciling, applying resists, stitching, embellishing (e.g. adding beads or small objects), quilting, weaving, knitting, felting, and papermaking, collaging, & appliqué.

Susan Cargill: Carpe Diem

"The visual effect of light on landscapes fascinates me. In this body of work I focused on how light changes colours and forms giving depth and definition. I also studied movement within landscapes, particularly the influence of wind and water and how they constantly alter different surfaces and natural elements. To capture the vitality of nature, I modified forms, lines and colours to give a dynamic feeling to each composition. These abstracted works are my way of paying tribute to the magnificent and varied geography of Nova Scotia and of marking Canada’s 150th anniversary."  -Susan Cargill

"The visual effect of light on landscapes fascinates me. In this body of work I focused on how light changes colours and forms giving depth and definition. I also studied movement within landscapes, particularly the influence of wind and water and how they constantly alter different surfaces and natural elements. To capture the vitality of nature, I modified forms, lines and colours to give a dynamic feeling to each composition. These abstracted works are my way of paying tribute to the magnificent and varied geography of Nova Scotia and of marking Canada’s 150th anniversary."  -Susan Cargill

Lee Cripps: The Year of the Fire Rooster | And Other Impossible Feats of the Occult

artmouth, NS: Magic is everywhere. In this new series I'll be exploring the figure - rooster and otherwise, continuing my illustration and painting methods, and building in new elements based on my ongoing interest in the occult, superstitions and general theosophy. Palmistry, witchcraft, tarot, paranormal activity, messages from the afterlife, mathematics, pagan rituals and general, old-fashioned magic.The Fire Rooster in all his glorious shrewdness has taken me to the stars.  Please join me to witness the impossible feats of the occult this Friday night, May 12 at 7pm, at the Dart Gallery, 127 Portland Street Dartmouth. Public event, all welcome!   - Lee Cripps

artmouth, NS:
Magic is everywhere.

In this new series I'll be exploring the figure - rooster and otherwise, continuing my illustration and painting methods, and building in new elements based on my ongoing interest in the occult, superstitions and general theosophy.

Palmistry, witchcraft, tarot, paranormal activity, messages from the afterlife, mathematics, pagan rituals and general, old-fashioned magic.The Fire Rooster in all his glorious shrewdness has taken me to the stars

Please join me to witness the impossible feats of the occult this Friday night, May 12 at 7pm, at the Dart Gallery, 127 Portland Street Dartmouth. Public event, all welcome!   - Lee Cripps

Soup'er Bowl

How it works:

Local ceramic artists have created one of a kind bowls for you to choose from!
Tickets are $30+hst

Each ticket includes your choice of a beautiful ceramic bowl to add to your collection (first come first to choose!) as well as a bowl of delicious house-made soup from Picnic at Dart.

Guests are welcome to enjoy soup in their new bowl during the event, use one provided by the restaurant, or take their soup to go

Tickets can be purchased in person at the gallery or online:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/souper-bowl-at-the-dart-gallery-tickets-33051305344