Invitation for Artists to participate in International Artist Day in Parrsboro Nova Scotia

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Contact - Krista Wells, 902 254 2972
Helen Tyson, 902 728 8364

Sunday October 25th is Picasso's birthday, and fittingly, that date is also International Artist Day, a worldwide day of recognition honoring the role of artists in contributing to life with ideas beauty and truth. Arts related events, exhibitions, performances, sales and get-togethers will be held around the globe to mark this day.
In celebration of International Artist Day, a group of Parrsboro area artists spearheaded by Krista Wells is inviting others to join them in a public exposition and meet the artist day at the historic King Street bandhall, a 126 year old former Presbyterian church. That church, in itself a work of art, is being restored and re-purposed as a community art, music, and wellness center.
Participation is free. Six artists and craftspeople are presently committed and the invitation is out for more to take part in the Parrsboro event.
With the Ship's Company Theatre, the Fundy Geological Museum, summer jazz and theatre workshops acting as focal points, the town of Parrsboro and the nearby villages along the Bay of Fundy, says Wells, is already something of a regional artistic nexus. And when artists get together, often new and interesting projects are born from that contact and interchange of ideas. Hence the invitation is two-part - for artists to take part in the exposition and for non artists to come and meet artists live and direct, and so to learn about artists lives and the challenges they face in creating.
In addition to showing artists' works, a highlight of the day will be a presentation of an animated film by independent filmaker Nina Paley.
The International Artists Day Show opens at 11 am at the bandhall on King Street in Parrsboro and closes at 6 pm.
For information, contact Krista Wells at 902 254 2972 or Helen Tyson at 902 728 8364; more details also online at www.thehall.ca

Organizations: Presbyterian church, Fundy Geological Museum

Geographic location: Parrsboro, King Street, Bay of Fundy

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