2001 Art Exhibit Schedule

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Lyghtesome East Schedule (Opened during summer 2001 only)

March 6 - 31
"Small Denials"
New Oil Paintings by
Ken Lywood

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Working both from memory and his immediate surroundings in the woodlands of Inverness, Cape Breton, this low profile, lifetime artist has produced a small but vighorous collection of landscapes, still lifes and portraits all since the start of the new year. Ken Lywood's paintings in oil are characterized by a vital, expressive exercise of color and focal point that reveals his quiet, veteran visual stance

April 5 - 28
"Stone, Paint and Clay"
Work by Joy Laking, Heather Lawson and Krista Wells
Thursday, April 5, 7-9

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Dialogue on Life as a Rural Artist with all three artists, held at The Celtic Room, Maritime Inn, 158 Main St., Antigonish with Opening Reception to follow next door at Lyghtesome Gallery, 166 Main St., Antigonish

May 1 - 31
From Flowers to Fruit
l4th Annual Invitational Group Show

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An annual favorite, the Floral Show features the work of well over a dozen artists from across Nova Scotia - painters, sculptors, printmakers, folk artists, potters, tilemakers and fibre artists - celebrating the coming of spring with variety and enthusiasm. This year, for a lucky 13 change, we have expanded upon the floral theme to include fruit and all that coming to fruition implies. So once again, but with a twist of lemon and lime, this is a show full of hope, colour, light and the promise of life.

June 5-30
Linda Johns
Annual Solo Show of Recent Work- “Equinox”

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Featured are acrylic paintings on paper and canvas and carvings in whalebone, by nationally known artist, writer and naturalist Linda Johns, all produced within the last year. This visionary artist, whose unique life and artwork have been featured on CBC and Discovery Channel documentaries, explores the enduring invisible forces at work within the visible world, integrating archetypal symbolism with her knowledge of and sensitivity to the energies and life-forms of nature. This is Linda Johns' 26th annual solo show held at Lyghtesome.

Visit The Virtual Exhibit

July 4 - 28
Antigonish Area Artists
Annual Group Exhibit

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Held every summer for the past twenty -six years, this exhibit highlights the work of painters, printmakers, and sculptors who live and work in Antigonish and the surrounding area, providing an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to view the remarkable
breadth & diversity of the ever-growing Antigonish artist community.
Including Special Feature: New wire sculpture by well-known Antigonish artist
John Levangie, back hard at it in his Heatherton studio.

August l - September 29
19th Annual Printmakers Exhibit

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Exhibit featuring printmakers associated with the gallery who work in a wide range of mediums, including etching, linocut, lithography, serigraph and wood-engraving. This group exhibit is organized annually to provide a representative glimpse at printmaking in the Maritimes and to give regular gallery artists an opportunity to feature new work or their “best of the year” selection. New work in the show this year includes lithographs by Truro artist Lois Ward.


Paintings by Linda Johns

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Heartwood Bakery & Cafe 6250 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS

In collaboration with Lyghtesome Gallery

October 2 - 31
Alan Syliboy: Recent Work

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One of the Maritimes’ most accomplished Mi’kmaq artists, Alan Syliboy of the Milbrook Reserve works in a variety of mediums to give expression to an ongoing investigation of his native spiritualism and identity. The simplicity of line and colour that characterizes Syliboy’s work gives uncommon clarity and strength to his artistic vision which has received national and international acclaim for many years now. Featured are recent silkscreen prints, mixed media paintings on paper and tile. Powerful and succinct.

November 5 - 30
“Small Wonders”
Intaglio Prints and Oil Paintings
by Kath Kornelsen Rutherford

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Montreal born artist Kath Kornelsen Rutherford works from her studio overlooking Petpeswick Inlet, creating and collecting her images from the surrounding land and sea. Known for her unique use of visual and verbal puns and narrative compositions that are “as strong as steel”, Kornelsen-Rutherford has a hard time keeping up with the demands of ardent collectors throughout the Maritimes and the rest of Canada. Her first solo show at Lyghtesome since l985, this collection of small intaglio prints and oil paintings is a rare and exceptional treat.

December 4 - 31
Festive Christmas Group Show

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An especially varied group show featuring recent artwork, books and videos by gallery artists and one-of-a-kind finds by Nova Scotian artisans. Always some seasonal surprises. May the joy of the season be with you all!


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