Nocturne! For anyone who hasn't yet experienced Halifax's annual night of art, this weekend is your chance to discover magic.
As detailed on the official website, Nocturne is "a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6pm to midnight. The 2012 event will take place Saturday October 13th. The completely free, fifth annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax."
This year for the first time, I'm very excited to be participating in a group exhibit entitled "Happiness" created especially for Nocturne. I join three other very fine artists, Sarah Jane Conklin, Andrea Pottyondy, and Monika Wright, to present a wonderful show of paintings in a variety of styles. See our special "happiness" board as well where you can leave a personal tribute to what brings you happiness. As you travel along Spring Garden Road, just step around the corner on Birmingham Street and watch for our sign (see above).
Also at this location will be two other smaller exhibits, "Faces" and "Visions of Iceland" as well as live music with Katherine Fitch Loza - more reasons to stop in.
Nocturne is designed and planned by volunteers who deserve major credit for creating a truly special event. From live street performances and special one-time installations to music and open galleries, (not to mention dedicated buses and ferry service), the downtown comes alive with people discovering and experiencing visual art in a very lively, festival atmosphere. This is an event all ages can enjoy. Join the party! You'll be glad you did.
Anna Horsnell SCA
Canadian painter of contemporary abstract art