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ArtScape returns to Joggins Fossil Institute

The Joggins Fossil Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the second season of ArtScape an artist-in-residence program.  

ArtScape invites visual, literary and performing artists to explore the relationships between the human experience and the natural world at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The residency benefits artists by providing the time, financial support and space to enable them to better focus on their work. In return the local area and centre visitors will have the opportunity to engage with the artists thought studio visits, workshops and other public, outreach programming.
ArtScape is open to visual, literary and performing artists on a revolving basis in a three-year cycle.
For 2018 applications from writers only are being accepted. The residency program is contingent upon funding. Deadline for submissions is Friday July 28, 2017. For program guidelines regarding eligibility, submission of material, the selection process etc. visit or contact Laurie Glenn Norris, Education and Outreach Manager at 902-251-2727 Ext. 224 or
Bella's Cafe will be featuring Susan and Tony Robichaud this evening while Karen Bobby and Ken will be on stage at Duncan's Pub for 2 hours beginning at 4:30 p.m. and then again from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m.
Karen, Bobby and Ken will also be at Duncan's on Tuesday the 18th for two hours beginning at 6 p.m.
Carson Downey is at the Ship's Company Theatre on Monday evening at 8 p.m.
Every show Carson Downey gives impresses his audience with a performance that only a veteran bluesman can bring to the stage.
The pride of North Preston, Carson is a burly guitarist/vocalist along with brother Murray on drums and bassist Bruce Dixon. Carson’s first nationally released and critically acclaimed soul and rock album was "All The Way" it won over a dozen awards across Canada.
For more information go to or call the box office at 1-800-565-7469.
Old Home week continues in Parrsboro with family kite flying with free ice cream for children at Partridge Island at 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be entertainment tonight when The Truckers are on stage, and Saturday music from Andy LeBlanc and band.
Hinchey’s rides will be on the Lions Grounds each night from 6 until 11 p.m., with advance bracelets are available at Ken’s Grocery and Wright’s Pharmasave.
All are invited to join Maggie’s Place and the library for free story times in Amherst parks all summer long.
There will be stories, songs, and games every Monday morning from 10 until 11 a.m. and in the event of rain, Summer Story time will be held at the Amherst library.
This week it will be held at the Lion's Park, please call 902-667-2549 for more information.
Thursday the Four Fathers Memorial Library hosts Under the Sea from 10 a.m. until noon. Those ages primary through grade 6 can dive deep into Canadian oceans and discover the amazing creatures that live beneath the waves.
Call 902-667-2549 to sign up and children under nine must be accompanied by an adult.
In their 10th anniversary year, Sackville's Performers’ Theatre Company is pleased to present their 1st show for the year, Oscar Wilde’s famous play The Importance of Being Earnest. It is on now until Sunday at the Maritime Conference Centre in Sackville.
For tickets or more information call 506-536-1904 or visit their website at
The Pottery Exhibition featuring Suzanne Hughes Phil Hoy continues at the Tidnish Bridge Art Gallery until July 20. Artists also exhibiting at the gallery include: Cathy Thurston, Laurell Hamilton, Diana McIsaac, Margaret Wiles, Charlie Atherton and Melanie Landau.

Andrew MacGregor’s column appears weekly in the Amherst News

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