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Great summer in Yarmouth for Maud Lewis fans

FIN Outdoor is showing the movie Maudie for free in an outdoor venue on a 30-foot inflatable screen at Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Library on Friday, Aug. 10.
FIN Outdoor is showing the movie Maudie for free in an outdoor venue on a 30-foot inflatable screen at Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Library on Friday, Aug. 10. - Contributed

Exhibit at AGNS Western Branch and outdoor Maudie movie Aug.10

YARMOUTH - Maud Lewis fans have lots to be happy about these hot summer days with a double dip of the famous artist.

There’s an exhibit showcasing examples of Lewis’s playful and colorful images at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch until June 2019.

Jacob LeBlanc, a summer student at the gallery, says the exhibit, which launched in June, is very popular.

“We get a lot of Americans off the boat that have seen the Maudie movie and we had an exhibit of Maud Lewis’s paintings from John Risley’s collection that a lot of people came to view before that,” he said.

Jacob LeBlanc, a summer student at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch says many have been in to see the Maud Lewis exhibit since it opened in June.
Jacob LeBlanc, a summer student at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch says many have been in to see the Maud Lewis exhibit since it opened in June.

There have also been visitors that shared their personal experiences of finding Maud’s work.

“There was a woman from British Columbia that says she had found one of Maud’s painted dustpans, at a yard sale.

“The seller wanted a couple of dollars and the woman told her they should be asking a lot more,” said LeBlanc.

He added that there have also been many people who say they drove by Maud’s house as children and saw her selling things,” he said.

In the world of folk art Maud Lewis is a legendary figure. Her life and accomplishments have been celebrated far and wide in nationally touring exhibitions, publications, and, most recently, on the silver screen in the 2017 cinematic release Maudie.

FIN Outdoor is showing the film for free in an outdoor venue on a 30-foot inflatable screen at Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Library on Friday, Aug. 10.

The film will begin at 8:45 p.m. and will run until 11 p.m. Gates will open at 8:15 p.m. for seating. Those attending FIN Outdoor are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for comfort.

Maud Lewis’ paintings draw from her surroundings and memories from her childhood.
Maud Lewis’ paintings draw from her surroundings and memories from her childhood.

Concessions will be available on site.

AGNS Western branch hours

Mon – Tues:  Closed

Wed – Sun: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

BMO Free Access Thursday Nights

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