Friends of the Tri-County Women’s Centre member Joan Semple with one of the paintings that will hang in the garden during the upcoming tea and sale. BELLE HATFIELD PHOTO
By Belle Hatfield
The Friends of the Tri-County Women’s Centre group is hosting a high tea and garden party on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 2:30 - 4 p.m. at 23 Baker St. in Yarmouth.
The garden party will feature a showing of 14 works by local artist, Anne Cain. Cain is best known for her landscapes, seascapes and still lifes. She works mainly in oil. She studied art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and at Mount Allison University, where she was a student of the late Alex Coleville.
She paints only for her pleasure and so the works depict what has moved her to put paint to canvas.
All of the works on display are for sale and 50 per cent of proceeds will go directly to the women’s centre.
Proceeds from the tea will also go to the women’s centre. The money raised is slated to help fund the re-shingling of the Cumberland Street house from which the centre operates.
Advance tickets are $15, and are available by calling 742-8765.
Later in August the friends group, in association with the Hear! Here! Society, is hosting a Jazz evening with the Morningside Jazz Trio at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. That will take place on Friday, Aug. 30, with a gala reception at 7 p.m. The concert will follow at 8 p.m. Advance tickets, $20, are also available for that fundraising event at the same telephone number.
The women's centre is a not-for-profit group that offers a variety of services. Its aim is to help relieve poverty and barriers in the lives of young girls and women, and assist them in achieving their educational, work, and life goals.