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'Views' three solo art shows with Betty-Anne Gaetz, Nora Gross and Lynn JohnsonVisual Voice Fine Art presents "VIEWS" an art exhibit featuring three solo shows with works by Lynn Johnson, Betty-Anne Gaetz, and Nora Gross. All three artists interpret everyday scenes and objects, such as landscapes and still life: bottles catching dancing light, flowers glowing in the afternoon sun, a napping cat, a floating dory. However, they each do so in a different medium: acrylic, oil and watercolour, respectively, and with a different style. Nevertheless, they all achieve a very endearing quality, which makes for a cohesive exhibit and leaves no doubt about the artists' love of their medium, their subjects, and their audience.

Nora Gross, president of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC), explains: "Painting scenes and objects can be a challenge, to make the huge look small and close, and the vast seem touchable. To condense it to a size that fits into a frame for ‘viewing’ is a challenge that I love."

Betty-Anne Gaetz, who paints in oils, describes her playful palette: "To me 'views' are about diversity. I love colour in all areas of my life and in these paintings is a variety of colour which I often tuck into unexpected places."

Lynn Johnson, who paints in acrylics, summarizes it "For me this show is about noticing ordinary things and places around us, which when caught in a luminous light, are suddenly quite extraordinary. Light changes quickly and constantly, and for just a fleeting moment in time these things become quite exquisite and beautiful. My goal is to capture those moments on canvas, where I hope my 'view' will be enjoyed by many."

The show opens Saturday, September 24th with a free reception that evening from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, with refreshments and the artists in attendance. The exhibit runs until November 5th.
The gallery's regular hours are: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12:30 to 5:00 pm. Any other time by appointment 902-VIEWING (843-9464).

Autumn Colours Monotype Workshop with Maria DoeringInspired by the colours of this beautiful season come join us for a fun day of Monotype printmaking exploring all things Autumn. In this 5 hour workshop with Maria Doering, you will be creating one of a kind pieces using autumn colours, foliage and much more, we will explore image making possibilities by inking up leaves directly, drawing on an inked plate, experimenting with yarn, thread and paper cut outs.
You can come prepared with image ideas or spend the day experimenting spontaneously with this much more direct and painterly printmaking technique. You do not need previous knowledge of printmaking to participate in this workshop. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs, and anything that says Autumn to you. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.

Oct 13 Thursday 10:00 - 3:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 minute lunch break - bring your own. All materials included.
Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

The featured print is courtesy of past participant, Armonia Escapa.

The much requested Nora Gross is finally here to teach a watercolour workshop! This 5 hour workshop focuses on Landscape & Loose Floral, perfect for those with some watercolour experience.
Nora is an elected member and Atlantic Regional Director of CSPWC (Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour). You can see her bio here and read an article on her here.

Participants need to bring 140 lb or 200 lb watercolour paper, about 10"x14" each or smaller; Nora will have some paper for sale at cost. Bring any photos you want to work with or use some of hers.
Nora likes a palette of Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, New Gamboge Yellow, Aureolin Yellow, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Permanent Alizarin, and Permanent Rose. As well as, watercolour flat brushes - a 1" wide metal base, a 1" long bristle, and a 1/2" brush. Watercolour round brushes in 4 and 10.

Oct 18 Tuesday 10:00 - 3:30 pm only $70 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break - bring your own
Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

Nov 3 - Early Holiday Card Workshop with Maria Doering (details to follow)
Dec 29 - Reflections and Resolutions Monotype Workshop (details to follow)

Concert Saturdays at Visual Voice Fine Art Sep 3 - Oct 29, 20162016 CONCERT LINE-UP
Oct 1 - Bill Stevenson (Jazz Piano, Vocals, Entretainer) & Amy Brandon (Jazz Guitar)
Oct 8 - Lukas Pearse & Geordie Haley (Upright Bass + Electric Guitar, Experimental Jazz Improv)
Oct 15 - TBA
Oct 22 - Nick Dourado & Andrew MacKelvie (Saxophone+ Duo)
Oct 29 - Tim Crofts (Concert Pianist on keyboard)

Suggested donation per person is $10 at the door.
100% of proceeds go to the performers.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Limited seating.

Custom Framing, Free Layaway, & Gift Certificates at Visual Voice

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Looking for a very particular piece of art? Drop by the gallery, we have more than what is viewable out front. We also arrange commissions and workshops.

Visual Voice is located at 128 King Street | Downtown Truro | NS  (902) 843.9464
Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 12:30 to 5:00pm
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