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Western Branch opens for summer July 1

June 29, 2010 – YARMOUTH, NS – The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch in Yarmouth will re-open for the summer season on July 1, 2010.

To mark the new season, the Gallery will host a public opening reception at its Yarmouth location on Friday, July 16 at 6:00 pm.

Exhibitions on view at the Western Branch this summer will include: Folk Art of Nova Scotia, George E. Naas: Scenes of Nova Scotia, Inside Out, and Hooked on the Past.

Mounted in the Main Gallery, Folk Art of Nova Scotia celebrates the Province’s distinct heritage through the work of artists whose lives were, and are, inextricably bound to the land and sea. Featuring paintings, drawings, carved figures, and painted objects from such pioneering artists as Maud Lewis, Joe Norris, Joseph Sleep, and Charlie Tanner, among others, the works illustrate themes of domestic life, farming, and fishing.

In Scenes of Nova Scotia, the late George E. Naas documented everyday life in the Town of Lunenburg through the lens of his camera. Inside Out features the work of contemporary artists who provide a fresh take on such dichotomies as insider and outsider, past and present, high art and low culture. Hooked on the Past looks to traditional hooked rugs as objects demanding aesthetic, critical, and historical attention in the broader scope of the folk art genre.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch is located in downtown Yarmouth at 341 Main Street. Operating hours are Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the only provincial art gallery in Canada offering a satellite branch. First opened in 2006, the Western Branch supports the Gallery’s mandate of making art more accessible across the province and bringing the visual arts and Nova Scotians together.

About the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. With locations in downtown Halifax and downtown Yarmouth, the Gallery houses the Province’s art collection and offers a range of exhibitions and programming. 

For information contact:
Bernard Doucet | Director of Development
Cell 902 223 7246

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