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Creative Minds

Creative Minds Series

A creative mind is an asset in many occupations. Through our Creative Minds presentations, we will hear from people in our community who have interesting artistic passions and/or careers in fields such as landscape architecture, courtroom sketching, and television, to name just a few past examples.

Yarmouth Bell Ringers poised to ring in Spring
The first spring session of Creative Minds features the Yarmouth Bell Ringers, coming up Sunday, March 22 at the AGNS Western Branch at 2 p.m.

The six-member group will give a little history of how the group was formed, then play two pieces. The bell ringers will also explain the process of playing the bells and how they are rung, why they wear white gloves while playing the bells, and how the bells are tuned and repaired.

Each bell ringer plays two bells, one in each hand. A member of the group will give the low-down on the skills that are required to play (they say it’s simple!) and someone in the audience will have a chance to ringing one of the bells while a piece is being played. Then they’ll add another new bell-ringer and another until six new bell ringers are  dinging away. It promises to be informative, fun, and entertaining.

As The Bell Ringers are looking for new members, this is also a great way to get a taste for what’s involved, and to sign up if so inclined. Creative Minds is a free program arranged through the Friends of the Galley with the generous support of Coastal Financial Credit Union here in Yarmouth.

THE ART OF PLATING: ENCORE!  Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m.

As we are sold out for the Feb. 22nd event, Sebastien and Hannah Milot (Sebastien’s Gourmet & Catering www.sebastiensgourmet.ca) are whipping up a second food-lover’s special program at the AGNS Western Branch on They’ll show us all about the art of plating and tantalize our taste buds with samplers. Imagine eating a Caprese skewer, a Jerked Shrimp with Coconut Mango Sauce, Bourbon Meatball, and a Puffed Pastry Wafer with a Creamy mixture of Pistachio & Goat Cheese and Chive piped in the center.
 
The second offering will include: Limoncello Mousse in a Flaky Phyllo cup, garnished with a Fresh Raspberry, Candied Lemon Zest and a Mint Leaf on Raspberry Coulis Paint. It will also include a Chocolate Espresso Brownie cup with their Decadent Chocolate Mousse piped into it, topped with a fresh Strawberry slice, atop a bed of Crème Fraiche, Chocolate Cookie Crumbs and Chocolate Drizzle.

Sebastien says, “We will demonstrate the preparation of each of these while also discussing our process in choosing menu items and developing the recipes and presentation of each item.”

The food, the demo, the camaraderie—all for $20.  White wine available for purchase by the glass.Same deal:  ONLY 40 TICKETS. So get into the AGNS pronto to buy your tickets! Call 902 749-2248 or drop in Wed.-Fri.. 10-5; Sat-Sun. 12-5

April 12,2015 2pm
Change Will Come : Presentation by Rachelle Pyne
Artist Talk
Join us for a conversation exploring the inspiration and influence of contemporary visual and performing artists in our life. The talk features the music and artwork of a select group of contemporary world class and sometimes controversial musicians and visual artists.
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Join musician and performing artist  Rachelle Pyne for an engaging discussion on the role and influence of the arts through visual images and music over the past 50 years in shaping our perspective.
  Speaker’s Bio:  Rachelle K. Pyne is a musician and performing artist who has dedicated her career to creating workshops and performances that incorporate the arts into the daily life of children and adults. After years of performing in and around New York City, Rachelle earned a doctoral degree in music and music education from Columbia University. She is a national and international guest speaker as well as a songwriter.

Sunday April 26, 2015 , 2pm Alan Deacon Expert on Maud Lewis paintings
 
Alan Deacon will be giving a special talk titled “Appreciating the art of Maud Lewis”
Deacon not only has the largest private Maud Lewis collection which spans three decades, he also authenticates her paintings for all the major Canadian art auction houses.
GOOD NEWS! Alan Deacon (expert on Maud Lewis paintings) is not only giving a presentation this coming Friday night at the Art Gallery, he's also willing to look at paintings by Maud that people bring in and he can verify if they are legit Maud Lewis paintings (or not). He can also give an appraisal of the worth of the painting (or card, or other object.) There will be no charge, but you may wish to make a donation to the AGNS in the "collection box."