Exhibitions – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Exhibitions

Melt and Float

Tammy McClennan

July 18 - August 17, 2019

Join us for the opening reception of Melt and Float by Tammy McClennan on Thursday, July 18th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

Melt and Float is an exhibition of sculpture and installation based on Tammy’s experience of the landscapes in North and South Iceland, as well as Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Her work is an exploration of forms, materials and fabrication techniques, where she aims to preserve these experiences

Melt and Float will be on display until August 17, 2019.

Tammy McClennan is a Canadian artist and metalsmith who has exhibited in North America and Europe. Her work is an exploration of forms, materials and fabrication techniques, often with environmental themes. Melt & Float, is a collection of sculpture and installation, based on the landscapes of North and South Iceland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She is currently an Artist in Residence at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design.

For more information, contact Holley at 902-270-7491 or HOLLEY@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


The Art of Living

Cancer Patients + Local Artists

June 25 - July 9, 2019

Join us for the opening reception of The Art of Living, an exhibition that features work by 10 cancer patients who matched up with local artists to create works about their experience with the disease. 

The opening reception will take place Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 6pm in the Centre’s Loft.

The Art of Living will be on display until July 9, 2019.

For more information, contact Holley at 902-270-7491 or HOLLEY@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


School is in: at the Centre

Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education Grade 6-12 Students

May 23 - June 10, 2019

Join us for the opening reception of School is in: at the Centre, an exhibition of visual art by Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education grade 6-12 students on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

School is in: at the Centre will be on display until June 10, 2019.

For more information, contact Holley at 902-270-7491 or HOLLEY@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


Journeys to the Shore

Nancy McLean

May 16 - June 13, 2019

Like so many others who grew up in Cape Breton, live here, or visit, Nancy McLean is drawn to the Island’s ever changing shores.

Part of the allure for McLean is watching waves emerge and travel to reach land, observing how each wave is unique in its form and movement as it creates its own distinct path to the shoreline.

Through her paintings, McLean strives to capture a moment in time, to attempt to still the constant movement, to delay the action, in order to appreciate the immediate form. She feels that watercolour is the perfect media to use for her images as it transparent, flows evenly, and can be spontaneous and unpredictable, just like the ocean itself.

Journey to the Shore represents a small sampling of McLean’s countless visits to Cape Breton’s coastlines, including Louisbourg, Kennington Cove, Inverness, Little River Harbour, Ingonish, and Cape Breton Highlands National Park.   

Join us for the opening reception of Journeys to the Shore by Nancy McLean on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Main Gallery. Journeys to the Shore will be on display until June 13, 2019.

For more information, contact Holley at 902-270-7491 or HOLLEY@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.