Event: Uncommon Common Art 2016

Uncommon Common Art 2016

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Mon, Jun 20, 2016 to Sat, Oct 15, 2016

Posted in: Events > Kentville > Gifts, Crafts & Art

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Uncommon Common Art (UCA) is a community wide art exhibit that highlights two of Kings County’s greatest assets - the natural beauty of the Minas Basin Valley and the abundance of creative people who live in the area.

This innovative seasonal project brings visual art out of institutions and galleries and shares it directly with the community, making it accessible to everyone. UCA was born out of a simple observation of the sometimes subtle and beautiful impact that humans have on nature. While we are inundated with news and information about mankind's negative impact on our natural surroundings, this project promotes and recognizes our creative and beautiful touches in nature. The installations in this project are gifts from the artists to the observers of nature to find, explore, talk about, and share.

Through this project we hope to engage and educate about art, environment, physical activity, and our rural community. In addition we seek to promote, support, and bring together artists and their work.

2015 Schedule of Events

June 20, 2 - 5 pm
• 477 W. Long Island Road, North Grand Pre
• Uncommon Common Art Opening Launch
• Join us to celebrate the launch of our 8th year of uncommon art in common places. Meet the artists, share a snack, and be the first to get the 2015 guidebook to all of the installations and activities. Free to the public

June 27, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
• Centre for Small Farms, Grand Pre
• Shelter Project
• Join Julie Adamson in a workshop to design a minimal shelter based on your needs (or desires). Materials provided

July 11, 1 - 5 pm
• Centre for Small Farms
• 14 Lower Grand Pre Road
• Experiments in Painting with UCA Curator Terry Drahos
• An afternoon of experimental painting in acrylic. Drahos painting practice explores the formal elements of line, color, and composition found both outdoors and in the studio. Each painting is layers paint and images creating depth and atmosphere. www.terryhavlisdrahos.com . Participants will explore color theory, the principles of design and the elements of art through paint on canvas. We will wander the beautiful Centre for Small Farms for inspiration and enjoy coffee, tea, chocolate and other treats from Just Us! Coffee. $100 includes everything your will need – paint, canvas, and afternoon tea. Sign up at http://uncommoncommonart.com/artist-workshops.html

July 18, 2 - 4 pm
• Rainforth Park, Berwick
• Community Environmental Art Project
• An afternoon of creative fun for all ages. Join the Uncommon Common Art team for an afternoon of environmental art making. Working as a group we will decide what materials to collect (sticks, leaves, grass, etc.) and how to arrange them to create one large piece of artwork. When the art is completed we will leave it for others to find and for nature to take away. Free to the public

July 24, 9 - midnight
• Stop 5 Quiet Park, Wolfville
• Candlelight Labyrinth Walk

August 12, 1-3 pm
• Centre for Small Farms, Grand Pre
• Shelter Project
• Join Julie Adamson in a workshop to design a minimal shelter based on your needs (or desires). Materials provided. Free to the public

August 8, 2 - 4 pm
• Miner’s Marsh trailhead (behind the courthouse), Kentville
• Community Environmental Art Project
• An afternoon of creative fun for all ages. Join the Uncommon Common Art team for an afternoon of environmental art making. Working as a group we will decide what materials to collect (sticks, leaves, grass, etc.) and how to arrange them to create one large piece of artwork. When the art is completed we will leave it for others to find and for nature to take away. Free to the public.

August 22, 1 - 5 pm
• L’Acadie Vineyards 310 Slayter Rd, Gaspereau
• Fibre Painting with Sanna Rahola
• An afternoon of art making with fibre artist Sanna Rahola. Each participant will have an opportunity to create their own piece of fibre art by building alternating layers of carded wool. Everyone will learn how to layer their colors in fibres like a painter works layers of paint to achieve their desired image. Raw fibres such as silk, mohair and linen will be used to accent the pieces as if using the fibres as heavy brush strokes. These accents reflect light, adding to the depth and rich texture of the art work. One of the final and most important steps of the creative process will involve subjecting the mass of loose yet carefully placed fibres to the physical and sometimes-unpredictable process of traditional felt making. The final step is wet and soapy so please dress appropriately.
• Enjoy a snack from the Edible Sideshow food truck and a tutored wine tasting of certified organic wines from L’Acadie Vineyards, Nova Scotia’s premier producer of sparkling wines. $100 includes all art supplies, wine tasting and a light snack. Sign up at http://uncommoncommonart.com/artist-workshops.html

September 12, 2-4 pm
• Centre for Small Farms, Grand Pre
• Shelter Project
• Join Julie Adamson in a workshop to design a minimal shelter based on your needs (or desires). Materials provided. Free to the Public

September 25, 4 - 6 pm
• President’s Field (next to the arena), Wolfville
• Community Environmental Art Project
• An afternoon of creative fun for all ages. Join the Uncommon Common Art team for an afternoon of environmental art making. Working as a group we will decide what materials to collect (sticks, leaves, grass, etc.) and how to arrange them to create one large piece of artwork. When the art is completed we will leave it for others to find and for nature to take away. Free to the public.

October 4, 1 - 5 p.m.
• 299 Woodside Rd., Canning
• Hand Painting Silk with Holly Carr
• Come and explore the resist technique of silk painting in Holly’s studio. Each participant will create and finish a unique hand painted silk masterpiece by the end of the workshop! No painting experience necessary. To see Holly’s work visit www.hollycarr.com
• $100 includes demonstration, instruction, all materials (silk yardage, dyes, resist, stretchers and brushes), a light snack, and wine from L’Acadia Vineyards. Sign up at http://uncommoncommonart.com/artist-workshops.html

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