The Sunroom Connects You to Art

It's official: We let the sunshine into our new art exhibit space—The Sunroom.

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Åsa Kachan, Chief Librarian and CEO of Halifax Public Libraries, hosted a meet and greet in this beautiful 5th floor space at our Central Library. In her welcoming remarks, she highlighted the importance of art in public spaces.

The opening show “As Time Goes By” by local artist Shelley Mitchell makes it easy to connect and reflect on life in Halifax—her interpretation of local scenes translates her unique point of view as an artist into a universal experience for all to share.

Prior to the event, Shelley, a painter and NSCAD graduate reflected, “Halifax is a city which draws warmth from its old buildings with their vestiges of other uses, awkward corners, and various styles. We need these old facades to maintain our sense of permanency and heritage.”

This insightful look at what gives Halifax its heart is fascinating on its own. Add to it Shelley Mitchell’s take on the city’s sense of “future” and you have us hooked—for more reasons than mere vanity (her work included gorgeous paintings of the Central Library).

Like all The Sunroom exhibits, the opening event was open to all and free. 

For future exhibits, keep an eye on the Art Displays page—you can expect to see budding and celebrated artists from our community in the months to come.

If you missed the exhibit but would like to see Shelley's work, it's featured in: 

From Land and Sea

You can also visit Shelley's website:

The Sunroom is made possible by the generosity of Margot and Layne Spafford.
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