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Busy June kicks off summer at AGNS

June 7, 2009 - HALIFAX, NS - The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is pleased to present a full schedule of exhibitions and events on this summer. The AGNS is also delighted to offer Summer Classes, drop in activities, and a new Maud Lewis play, making this the perfect time to visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Summer at the AGNS

Drop-in events planned for the summer include daily tours beginning at 2:30 pm, with an additional tour on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.

On Saturday, June 20 at 2:00 pm, a reception will take place to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition Family Portraits: immigration and identity.

On Sunday, June 21, there will be a Family Sunday inspired by the Lo-tech of Sometimes Always.

The following Sunday, June 28, will be a very unique workshop on Circuit Bending with Sometimes Always artist Adam Kelly. This workshop is designed for older children and will run between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

The above is just a sampling of the exciting programs the AGNS is offering this summer. For a full list, see the calendar of events.

Summer School of the Arts

Register today for the AGNS Summer School of the Arts. There are a number of classes already full for the 3-5 and 6-8 year-old age groups, however, spots are still available in a number of 9-12 year-old and teen classes. These week long courses are taught by well-qualified and experienced artists and art educators.  

Find more information about classes and availability.

To register, visit the Gallery's Information Desk or call 424-5280.

Maud Lewis Play

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, in conjunction with Greg Thompson Productions, is pleased to present a new Maud Lewis play on stage at the AGNS. A Happy Heart: The Maud Lewis Story was written and produced by Greg Thompson, the same writer and producer who brought Marilyn: Forever Blonde to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in January 2008. Thompson wrote the one woman play while in Nova Scotia in 2008 and his newest work examines the life and art of Maud Lewis.

Tickets for A Happy Heart: The Maud Lewis Story are on sale now. For more information or to buy tickets, call 424-5280.

Information, resources, and registration details:


Information Desk