March 2013

Sunday, March 3       2:00pm

Opening of the exhibition, Express ARThritis with Oscar & Friends

Join us for a celebration of a commuinity collaborative project between The Arthritis Society and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia with support from the IWK Health Centre. This exhibition showcases artworks created by young people with childhood arthritis who participated in a series of art workshops inspired by the art of folk artist Maud Lewis. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, March 7

Music in the Gallery:  The Halifax All City Jazz Combos           7:00 - 9:00pm

Enjoy the music of the Halifax All City Senior Jazz Combos in an inspiring and relaxing gallery environment . These young musicians are from Halifax area schools and are dedicated to the exploration of jazz music and improvisation in the combo setting. They regularly perform at various concerts and functions around the region. Not to be missed!

As part of your visit, make sure you drop by the 3rd Floor, Gallery North to view the large-scale, dynamic portraits  by the American artist Frederick J. Brown. In his practice, Brown explored the relationship between music and painting in his portraits of jazz and blues musicians.

Sunday, March 10

Telus Family Sunday: Pop Goes the Easel       1:00pm - 4:00pm (Concert at 1:30pm)

Join us for the much-loved Pop Goes the Easel program which includes an interactive brass ensemble with Symphony Nova Scotia at 1:30pm, an "instrument petting zoo" with Long & McQuade, and an afternoon of hands-on art activities in the AGNS studios.

Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15      9:00am - 12:00 noon and 1:00pm - 4:00pm

MARCH BREAK ART CLASSES for children ages 5 - 7 and 8 - 12 - Registration required.

Join us for an exciting week of art classes facilitated by artists/art educators. Please call 424-5280 to register or drop by the Information Desk during Gallery hours.

Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14      

Sketching in the Gallery      1:30pm - 3:30pm

Drop-in and sketch in the Gallery with drawing tips from a well-qualified artist. No registration required. Regular admission for non-members, free for members.  Materials supplied.

Wednesday, March 13. Thursday, March 14, and  Friday, March 15

Stories in the Gallery      11:00am - 11:45am

Join us for storytelling in the Gallery incorporating beautiful illustrated storybooks and original artworks to inspire all ages!

Wednesday, March 20

Pick of the Month           12:15pm - 12:45pm

Join Dale Sheppard, Curator of Education and Public Programs, for an interactive discussion of Rockwell Kent's artwork, Man on Mast (A Young Sailor).

Sunday, March 24

Autism Arts Family Sunday     2:00pm - 4:00pm

A special Family Sunday in partnership with Autism Nova Scotia. This Family Sunday provides a fun and creative afternoon of artmaking for families with children on the autism spectrum. 

Information, resources, and registration details:


Information Desk 


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