Janis Gaudet was not doing seasonal body painting at the farmer's market in Wolfville on Dec. 18. Instead, this young lad wanted a snake painted down his arm. - Wendy Elliott, www.kingscountynews.ca
The Fundy Film Society will present Cas and Dylan on Jan. 5.
This film was Jason Priestly’s directorial debut. It is a Canadian odyssey that starred Richard Dreyfuss.
The screenings, at 4 and 7 p.m., will take place at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. Tickets are $8.
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will present Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, Frederick & Inch for hometown audiences before the production heads off on a four-month tour of the United States and a visit to the Pittsburgh Children’s Festival.
Lionni's collage works are ideally suited for Mermaid’s unique approach to stage adaptation. The three Caldecott Honor books Mermaid has chosen for its tribute are among Lionni’s most beloved works. Their images are strikingly beautiful and the texts are whimsical yet wistful.
The hour-long performance features the innovative puppets and original music that have won international acclaim for Mermaid Theatre.
Avonport resident Jim Morrow, Mermaid’s artistic director, directed the show and served as production designer. Steven Naylor, Mermaid’s artistic consultant for music and sound design, created the evocative soundscape.
Company members include Christine Oakey, stage manager, and performers Kaitlin Morrow and Seann Murray.
The local performance will take place on Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre in Windsor. Suggested age range is two to eight.
Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and children. Tickets are available online at Ticketpro.ca, by phone at 1-888-311-9090, and in person at Windsor Home Hardware and all Ticketpro outlets.
New Year’s Dancing
The retro-pop dance-rock band TripALady will be holding their sixth New Year's Eve dance on Dec. 31. It will be Ariana Nasr's last performance in Nova Scotia for some while - the very next day she departs for India.
The event takes place at the Old Orchard Inn Heritage Barn, just outside Wolfville. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., music kicks off at 9 p.m. and the whole thing wraps up at 1 a.m.
Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 advance, available from the Box of Delights Bookstore or from Aspinall Pottery at the Wolfville Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings.
For more information, call 697-2271.
Learn to Dance
Join Heidi Kalyani, dance leader of ORO! Orkestra, for an eight-week class where she will share some stylish moves to go with some of ORO's grooves. Be ready for the next live music dance party, which is coming soon.
ORO! Orkestra plays the wild and beautiful folk dance music of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey.
Classes will run Mondays from Jan. 6–Feb. 24, 6:30-7:45 p.m., at the Wolfville Curling Club. The cost is $40. To register, email: email@example.com
Exhibition coming up
Mark your Calendars for the 23rd annual Acadia Art Exhibition next month in Wolfville.
The Acadia University Art Gallery's annual non-juried exhibition celebrates the visual creativity of alumni, students, staff, faculty and the community.
Submit work on Jan. 3 or 4 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Opening reception will take place on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. The exhibition will run until Feb. 15, 2014.
On Jan. 3, the dance on film series at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville will feature dance Crystal Pite of the Nederlands Dans Theater.
It will start at 7 p.m.
In the galleries
- Holly Carr has a collection of selected new works inspired by her recent Acadia exhibition on display at Harvest Gallery in Wolfville.
- A show and sale of the original artwork (13 pieces in all) is also up for ‘Step Outside,’ the latest book by Doretta Groenendyk.
- Through the end of the year, Size Matters: the annual big show of small works by gallery artists, is on. Everything in the show $200 or less.
- Heather Alexis Porter and Jen White are the new artists who are showing their work at the Designer Café in Kentville. They call their exhibition When Two Hearts Collide.