Art Displays

Art Displays

Curious about local art? We are too!

When it comes to the arts, Nova Scotia is spoiled for talent, and we're pleased to feature local art in many of our Library spaces.

From The Sunroom at Central Library to art displayed in our branches, we want to give local artists space to connect with our community and share their vision.

Current exhibits

The Sunroom at Central Library

Information on next display coming soon.

Alderney Gate Public Library

Information on next display coming soon.

Cole Harbour Public Library

On display January through March 29, 2024

Art by Janet Warnes

Painting of the Lunenberg waterfront, featuring colourful boats and buildings.

As a teacher of watercolour workshops and private art lessons, Janet has presented online Zoom classes in painting and drawing, and currently leads Plein-Air Painting groups throughout HRM. She has been an active participant and vendor at the annual July ’Paint Peggy’s Cove’ Plein-Air Painting Festival since 2021.

Janet currently serves on the board of Dartmouth Visual Arts Society and is an active participant in Studio Group. She is also an associate member of CSPWC. She exhibits at the Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing, the Teichert Gallery by AGNS, and her Gallery on ArtSites., opens a new window

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J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library

On display February 2024

Art by Maria Kuttner

"How do you tell a story with paint? I choose subject matter to portray energy and mood, colours, and shapes to enliven the scene. Living beings are my favourite subjects. Sometimes the setting tells the story, other times it’s a facial expression or position of an appendage. Whether the setting is prominent or the figures are the focus, the colour and forms create life and feeling. I invite viewers into my art to share my experience or discover their own."

Keshen Goodman Public Library

Information on next display coming soon.

Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library

On display February 2024

A Year on the Eastern Shore, by Lynda Mallett

"I have lived in and travelled to many places in the world but have now settled in Nova Scotia on the Eastern Shore. I am drawn to coastal communities —the sea, the beaches, rocky coasts and inlets, and salt marshes. The light here is amazing—huge skies and reflections from both lakes and sea; snow in winter, water in the summer."

"I delight in photographing a place over and over again in all its seasons. I look for moods and reflections in the natural environment.  I study the landscape to find the unusual in the usual. To capture a moment of light, colour, mood and composition—or an animal in its wild place—the photographer has to 'be there!' That moment is often fleeting - requiring patience and an artist's eye - to capture an image that is utterly unique. Close up to nature or a dramatic sea or sky, the Eastern Shore is a truly wonderful place to create art through a lens." 

Sackville Public Library

Information on next display coming soon.

Tantallon Public Library

Information on next display coming soon.

Woodlawn Public Library

On display February 2024

Art by Tara Taylor

A dynamic peice of resin art.

Tara L. Taylor - East Preston, NS; Owner - The Braiding Lounge Salon; CBC Information Morning Cultural Columnist; Playwright/ Screenwriter / Actress / Multidisciplinary artist; Inaugural Artist in Residence for Halifax Public Libraries; Recipient of the African Nova Scotian Music Awards Industry Development Award sponsored by the Black Business Initiative for her body of work in presenting musical theatre and film; Visual Arts Nova Scotia member. "50 Things" – (“Frozen Beyond the Surface” art collaboration with Zuppa Theatre & the Ecology Action Centre); Created a Resin Wear Fashion line and was in the 2023 Halifax Fashion Week with 25 pieces of resin fashion called INQUE.    

"I manipulate tinted and clear resin to create one-of-a-kind alcohol ink creations. I begin each piece by choosing the colors. The colors reflect a feeling but can also impact my emotional being. As I pour, a form begins to appear on the surface and a conversation begins. These forms are similar to characters in a play. They speak to me and guide me to create their placement in the resin. Eventually, they interact and engage with one another, pulling each other to and fro. With each artwork, my intent is to create an experience. I allow the viewer to think, feel and find their unique meaning. "

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