Exhibitions – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Exhibitions

TURF

Darren Calabrese, Carl MacNeil, Dinao MacCormick, Chad Tobin, Steve Wadden

July 23 - August 21, 2020

Turf is a collaborative exhibition of fictional, documentary and contemplative photographs, exploring literal and abstract concepts of home.

On a spectrum between place and feeling, individual meanings of home emerge. Turf asks how the individual shapes the place, and how the place shapes the individual.

In the literal sense, the artists illustrate relationships with land, identity, community and changing geographic and social landscapes.

In the abstract, the photographs raise questions about intuition and perception— imagining home as a sense of being and creative process as a means of transportation.

Homing: relating to the ability of some animals to return by instinct to their place of origin.

Turf will be displayed in the Centre’s Loft from July 23 – August 21, 2020.

For more information, contact 902-270-7491 or INFO@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


A Beautiful Place

Catherine Moir

October 30 - December 24, 2019

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to introduce, A Beautiful Place, an exhibition by Cape Breton visual artist, Catherine Moir. The opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

Catherine uses oil and acrylic on canvas in a variety of sizes for the  20 plus paintings featured in A Beautiful Place, that represent the landscape and life found in Cape Breton. Also included are five paintings that Catherine recently completed while visiting her daughter in Australia.

Catherine Moir is an experienced landscape artist established within the art community in Cape Breton. Born in Halifax, Catherine attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design at an early age where she learned drawing and painting. She also studied figure drawing at St. Mary’s University and the University of Alberta.

Catherine moved from Halifax in 1984 to live in Cape Breton permanently, painting the landscape, buildings and figures. She works en plein air and then in her own studio outside her home on the Morley Rd. in Eastern Cape Breton. For the past eight years, Catherine has been the coordinator for the Art of Living program which has an exhibition every summer at the Centre with established artists and cancer patients.

A Beautiful Place will be displayed in the Centre’s Loft until December 24, 2019.

For more information, contact 902-270-7491 or INFO@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


Ten645

Susan Reeves, Onni Nordman, David Stephens, Lynda Lou MacIntyre, Leona Sulewski, Steve Wadden, Teena Marie Fancey, Gordon Kennedy, Melissa Kearney and Paula Muise

September 26 - October 26, 2019

Join us for the opening reception of Ten645 on Thursday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

Ten645 is an exceptional exhibition by 10 Cape Breton artists in response to a collaboration with 10 artists in Nairobi, Kenya. The project seeks to break down preconceptions, cultivate a better understanding, and create artwork that embraces two art communities separated by only 10,645 kilometres.

The artists created a diverse collection of pieces in response to the objects from the Nairobi artists. The results are unique, recalling the found pieces, interpreted by and through the hands of visual artists using a variety of techniques. The exhibition showcases a variety of disciplines including handmade, photographic, digital, installation and conceptual. The multimedia exhibition will also feature the found objects from BrushTu.

Ten645 will be displayed in the Centre’s Loft until October 26, 2019.

For more information, contact 902-270-7491 or INFO@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


Wind / Mountain / Sea

Amélie Jérôme

August 26 - September 21, 2019

Join us for the opening reception of Wind / Mountain / Sea by Amélie Jérôme on Thursday, August 29th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

Wind / Mountain / Sea is an exhibition of visual art based on Amélie’s experience in the Cape Breton Highlands. By invoking natural phenomena through formal explorations in painting, subtle forces that make up our physical world are made more visible.

Amélie Jérôme is an abstract painter from Montreal, currently residing on Cape Breton Island. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Master of Fine Arts from York University. She has participated in both group exhibitions and solo exhibitions over the last several years. Amélie was the Centre’s first artist in residence in Cape Breton Highlands National Park in autumn 2017.

Wind / Mountain / Sea will be on display until September 21, 2019.

For more information, contact 902-270-7491 or INFO@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.