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The Truro Art Society has plenty to offer and is busy preparing for upcoming events. Some executive board members include, from left, Christene Sandeson, Joel Calabrese and Marilyn Whalen.
The Truro Art Society has plenty to offer and is busy preparing for upcoming events. Some executive board members include, from left, Christene Sandeson, Joel Calabrese and Marilyn Whalen.

A new year has begun and for those interested in art the Truro Art Society may provide just what you yearn for.

The Truro Art Society (TAS) is a voluntary not-for-profit organization that has been active in Truro and area for close to half a century. It promotes local interest in the visual arts and artists, providing a means for artists to get to know one another and offering a variety of opportunities for members and the wider community to become familiar with the tremendously talented and versatile artists who contribute to the cultural and economic well-being of our communities.

Members presently serving as TAS executive are president Joel Calabrese, past president Marilyn Whalen, secretary Christene Sandeson and treasurer Matt Taylor.

  

What are the goals of the society?

Each year TAS aims to sponsor a number of exhibitions of original art by both established and emerging artists, offers art education through workshops, artist talks and other special events and provides a forum through which members can meet and encourage others with similar interests. TAS also looks for opportunities to increase awareness of the culturally rich and diverse art forms that exist locally and beyond.

 

Who can join the Truro Art Society?

Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 years who resides in Canada. Membership is not restricted to artists. Members pay an annual membership fee and we offer special rates to students and families. Meetings are held at the Nova Scotia Community College, Truro Campus on Arthur Street. Membership forms can be downloaded from the newly redesigned TAS website: http://truroartsociety.ca

 

What upcoming opportunities may be of interest to the public?

TAS is committed to art awareness around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendation that the Arts work with Indigenous groups with the goal of creating a body of art made in response to these experiences. The NSCC Truro campus had already planned a powwow for Jan. 18, which was open to everyone. Additional experiences are still in the planning stages.

In February, TAS will present “The Sarah Diaries”, a collection of paintings by Anna Horsnell Wade which reflect her experiences on board the Merchant Marine vessel the M/T Sarah Desgagnés. Her artist statement and other information on that project can be found at http://www.annahorsnellwade.ca

           

·    TAS is calling all artists who work with young or older people, educators who work with younger people, and people who work with a multiple of generations to take part in a multi-generational art show this June that will pair artists with youth or seniors. Reflecting a paired-shared visual response to a subject is chosen by you, or in response to each other (the approach is open) and TAS would like your views. If interested email Christene Sandeson at acsandeson@gmail.com

     

For further information on the Truro Art Society, go to the website and subscribe to the TAS mailing list or follow TAS on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/truroartsociety/

 

 

Janice Guinan is a local artist who passionately believes in the importance of visual art. Her About Art column appears each week in Colchester Weekly News.

The Truro Art Society (TAS) is a voluntary not-for-profit organization that has been active in Truro and area for close to half a century. It promotes local interest in the visual arts and artists, providing a means for artists to get to know one another and offering a variety of opportunities for members and the wider community to become familiar with the tremendously talented and versatile artists who contribute to the cultural and economic well-being of our communities.

Members presently serving as TAS executive are president Joel Calabrese, past president Marilyn Whalen, secretary Christene Sandeson and treasurer Matt Taylor.

  

What are the goals of the society?

Each year TAS aims to sponsor a number of exhibitions of original art by both established and emerging artists, offers art education through workshops, artist talks and other special events and provides a forum through which members can meet and encourage others with similar interests. TAS also looks for opportunities to increase awareness of the culturally rich and diverse art forms that exist locally and beyond.

 

Who can join the Truro Art Society?

Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 years who resides in Canada. Membership is not restricted to artists. Members pay an annual membership fee and we offer special rates to students and families. Meetings are held at the Nova Scotia Community College, Truro Campus on Arthur Street. Membership forms can be downloaded from the newly redesigned TAS website: http://truroartsociety.ca

 

What upcoming opportunities may be of interest to the public?

TAS is committed to art awareness around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendation that the Arts work with Indigenous groups with the goal of creating a body of art made in response to these experiences. The NSCC Truro campus had already planned a powwow for Jan. 18, which was open to everyone. Additional experiences are still in the planning stages.

In February, TAS will present “The Sarah Diaries”, a collection of paintings by Anna Horsnell Wade which reflect her experiences on board the Merchant Marine vessel the M/T Sarah Desgagnés. Her artist statement and other information on that project can be found at http://www.annahorsnellwade.ca

           

·    TAS is calling all artists who work with young or older people, educators who work with younger people, and people who work with a multiple of generations to take part in a multi-generational art show this June that will pair artists with youth or seniors. Reflecting a paired-shared visual response to a subject is chosen by you, or in response to each other (the approach is open) and TAS would like your views. If interested email Christene Sandeson at acsandeson@gmail.com

     

For further information on the Truro Art Society, go to the website and subscribe to the TAS mailing list or follow TAS on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/truroartsociety/

 

 

Janice Guinan is a local artist who passionately believes in the importance of visual art. Her About Art column appears each week in Colchester Weekly News.

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