Antigonish: The Peoples Place

The Peoples Place: Antigonish Public Library

This week has been really interesting for me. I stepped outside my comfort zone last night and decided to be social .ahah (ended up with some cool writings/graffiti on a really nice shirt.smh ahah). But besides the point it was really fun:-).

This morning I had a visual arts class at 10:30. Are mission was to searching Antigonish for art. If any university students are reading, your probably thinking, Friday? Yes my friend, friday bright and early. I must say I was not excited for this at all. The softness of my pillow. The warmth of my blanket and the unbelievable dream I was processing at the time, really made this morning 10x harder than what it already was.

On a positive, people say you learn something new everyday, and that is exactly what HAPPEN today. As a class we explored Antigonish Art. We started our experience at the new Antigonish Library, and WOW, I must say it is probably one of the nicest Libraries I’ve ever seen #seriously.ahah The sense of community hits you as soon as you enter the door. The structure on the in AND outside of the building is all well crafted and uniquely build for this library specifically. I highly suggest if you are in the area to check it out, you will be  surprised how nice it is.

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Today I found out that Antigonish absolutely loves art. While searching the streets, I started to notice almost every store had some type of art in its windows or on the inside someplace. I also had a chance to go inside the Antigonish Art Gallery. I’ve only been living in Antigonish for 2 years, and nothing has ever made me want to go into this gallery, but I’m I ever so thankful for this art experience. The work is amazing! Local talent in Antigonish Art is insane.ahah It is so good. I’m going to assume students often walk pass this gallery, maybe not even know it is their, but I highly suggest taking a peek. It is well worth it, trust me.

The overall experience was really fun and inspiring. Everything I saw and talked about today, motivated me to go beyond what others believe I am capable of doing. Art is something that we all have inside of us, whether you believe this or not (its true). Great artist are “great” because they believe more than anyone in the world that what they do is important. The believe that it is relevant to their life and ultimately this is what makes them happy. The town of Antigonish is doing what makes them happy.

                                                                             – BeAwesome

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NSArtist of the Week: @jjsteeves

NS Artist: @jjsteeves

Because I know a lot of you hate reading (or listening to me ramble) I will get right into it. Let me introduce to you…

JJ:-)

JJ Steeves: JJ Steeves (Twitter: jjsteeves) resides from the Halifax area here in Nova Scotia. Her style is ultimately unlimited (if that makes sense). She is able to express her feelings and her thoughts directly through her work.

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Her desire is to create more meaningful art (the world needs this). What I like about JJ: Her stray cats (see websites) idea is genius. You can find them scattered around the Halifax area. Her technique is crazy unique and different. I love her ability to use cats (something she loves!!) as a building block for her career.

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You can find JJ’s work @: http://ladiesgottasers.tumblr.com or http://www.etsy.com/people/StrayKitties

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NS Artist of the Week: @KerryFraser

NS Artist of the Week: @kerryFraser

Kerry Fraser: Miss Kerry Fraser (Twitter: @KerryFraser) is an artist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She started painting when she was around the age of 10. She used her creativity at a young age and continues to do so, whether that is with a brush and some paint or glue and craft materials,  her inspiration remains the same (her mother). Her work features a range of styles and skills. What I like about Kerry: I love the realism in each pictures. Her ability to blend colors and her story (inspirational and inspiring). Me and Kerry are becoming great friends!!! Check her out!!

You can find Kerry’s work @: http://www.inspiredbygladys.blogspot.com/

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Kerry

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NSArtist of the Week2: @artbydaina

NS Artist of the Week: @ArtByDaina

Daina Scarola: Daina Scarola (Twitter: @ArtByDaina) was born in Ontario BUT now lives in Nova Scotia on the Eastern Shore. Daina is a well established artist. Her accomplishments are too long to write about.ahah. Her style is also very unique like the individuals written above. I believe her specialty is vintage art (Oil Painting). All of her pictures give you a soothing feel (you have to see to understand). What I like about Daina:  Her ability to pay close attention to detail and still use vibrant colors that make her picture stand out.

You can find Daina’s work @: http://www.artbydaina.com

Diana

Diana

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NS Artist of the Week: @RobbScottArt

NS Artist: Robb Scott

Robb Scott: RobbScottArt is a sensational pencil artist from Nova Scotia. His work is well established across the globe. He recently was honored as the first Canadian artist EVER to work with Sidney Crosby. His specialty is realistic pencil drawings. Robb has an eye for detail. What I like about Robb:  Robb’s eye for detail is definitely on a different level than most artists. His ability to capture every (literally every) detail is very intriguing.

You can find Robb’s work @: http://theartistscareer.com/

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RobbScott

RobbScott

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NS Artist of the Week: Holly Carr

NS Artist: Holly Carr

Holly Carr: Holly is a very experienced artist from Nova Scotia. Like other artist around the Maritimes, her list of accomplishments are too long to talk about.ahaha What she is able to do with a paint brush is phenomenal (see video below). She has videos on YouTube where she is on stage with a band, and she actually paints while the band is playing (Sounds simple eh? Not so much. (You have to see it to understand).  What I like about Holly: Holly is able to give each and every one of her paintings a different feeling when looking at them. Her ability to mix colors and create art that is appealing to everyone is a few (only a few) of her strongest techniques.

You can find Holly’s work @: www.hollycarr.com

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HollyCarr

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