Exhibitions – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Exhibitions

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 Holley at 902-270-7491 or HOLLEY@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 Holley at 902-270-7491 or HOLLEY@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 Holley at 902-270-7491 or HOLLEY@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


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.