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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

upcoming exhibitions

curated by Suzanne A. Crowdis

March 28 – April 18, 2008
curator’s talk at 3:00 pm, Tuesday April 8

This exhibition features exciting recent acquisitions such as a suite of Inuit sculpture as well as works by important Canadian artists Françoise Sullivan, Fernand Toupin, Wynona Mulcaster, Angela Grauerholz, Marion Wagschal, Gershon Iskowitz and others.

Please join me on April 8 for a walk through this exhibition. We will meet at 3:00 and discuss the latest acquisitions, the artists, and the elements that go into acquiring works for a permanent collection.

EXHIBITIONS: April to August 2008
Programming Synopsis

The Minas Basin: Elements of Light
Geri Nolan-Hilfiker

April 25 – May 23, 2008

opening reception at 7:00 pm, Friday April 25
artist’s talk May 10, 1:00 pm

Pinhole photography captures the dazzling beauty of Nova Scotia’s Minas Basin in this exhibition. Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Geri Nolan-Hilfiker is a photographer with an eye for experimentation. Geri believes that pinhole photographs express an aura of pure light. Of working with pinhole cameras the artist says, “Without a viewfinder to compose the image one needs to trust what the camera will see on their behalf. Working with a pinhole camera is as close to drawing with light as you can get.”


part of the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board Annual Student Art Show Inspiration
curated by participating students

the reading room (CBU Art Gallery)

April 29 – May 23, 2008
opening reception at 7:00 pm, Tuesday April 29

Cape Breton University Art Gallery is hosting advanced high school students’ art work during the CBVRSB’s Annual Student Art Show. Inspiration-Dedication is the culmination of these students’ artistic studies throughout the year and features their talents as Junior Curators as well. The students look forward to meeting you and sharing their experiences of participating as artists and Junior Curators at the opening reception.

The Collector
Curated by Suzanne A. Crowdis

June 9 – August 22, 2008
opening reception at 7:00 pm, Friday June 9

This exhibition features a very special body of work donated to Cape Breton University Art Gallery by Gallery founder and inaugural president of the university, Dr. D.F. Campbell. A man with a keen eye for detail, a strong sense of beauty, and a knack for building collections by Dr. Campbell has donated over 70 works from his personal collection. This exciting gift features paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture by artists such as Robert Annand, Charles Chisholm, Charles Comfort, John Cook, Sheila Cotton, Christopher Gorey, Susan Paterson, Joseph Purcell, Gerald Roach, Ellison Robertson, Bill Rogers, David Silverberg, and Robert John Young among others.

Please join us to celebrate this important gift and give thanks to the collector, Dr. D.F. Campbell.