On February 3, 2015, a new statutory holiday began in Nova Scotia. This holiday would honour important people, places, and events in our province. For Nova Scotia Heritage Day 2019, the art and life of folk artist, Maud Lewis, will be celebrated.
Local Art in The Sunroom | On display from January 19 to March 2, 2019 in the Sunroom at Central Library, Running with Rotary Cutter features handmade quilts by local artist Marilyn Smulders.
On December 17, 2018, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer artist, Susan the Sketcher, ventured to Central Library to soak in the holiday sounds of East Coast Carolling in live performance. Check out her musical masterpiece.
On November 7, 2018, Susan the Sketcher ventured to Central Library to capture an evening with Ami McKay on the Scotiabank Author's Stage as she discussed her latest novel, Half Spent Was the Night: A Witches' Yuletide. Susan captured the event in one flowing graphic filled with witchy insights and magic moments. View the sketch story.
On October 23, 2018, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer artist, Susan the Sketcher, attended the event Ego to Eco: "Wikewiku" (Animal Fattening Time) at the Central Library First Nations Circle. The Ego to Eco series is a talking circle focused on sharing the Mi'kmaq calendar as a way of understanding that human and ecological health are interdependent. View the sketch story.
Local Art in The Sunroom | On display November 13, 2018 to January 5, 2019 in The Sunroom at Central Library, Subliminal Landscapes features work by local artist, Kate Ward. The Subliminal Landscapes collection was inspired by a trip Ward took to Iceland several years ago.
Local Art in The Sunroom | On display September 6 to October 27, 2018 in The Sunroom at Central Library, Crossroads: An Intersection in Time featuring works by Halifax Art Maps artists and artisans explores the personal experiences and observations of "crossroads".
Local Art in The Sunroom | On display June 9 to August 18, 2018 in The Sunroom at Central Library, Old Bones | New Bones by Adam Lanigan is a photographic exploration of Halifax's changing urban landscape.
Local Art in The Sunroom | On display from April 14 to May 26, 2018 in The Sunroom at Central Library, Sorry For Your Loss is a humourous approach to the idea of loss and similar themes. Combined images attempt to blur the line between fact and fiction. Real and fake events, objects, and people leave the viewer to decide what has been fabricated and what remains true.
Local Art in The Sunroom | The mysteries of our oceans are just below the surface of these stunning photos. From February 7, 2018 to April 7, 2018, photographs by Nick Hawkins are on display in The Sunroom at Central Library.