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Group of Seven Painters & The Bedford Connection
Through the permission and generous assistance of the Canadian War Museum, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, NSCAD, and private sources, the Fort Sackville Foundation is thrilled to be showcasing the art of Arthur Lismer at Scott Manor House, 15 Fort Sackville Rd., Bedford. The show will run the week of August 17th to August 30th. Opening at 1:00 pm on August 17th with a talk by Dalhousie Art Gallery Director and Curator Peter Dykhuis. On August 24th at 2:00 pm we welcome Freda Hemeona docent from AGNS whose interactive talk will focus on looking closely at and thus growing in appreciation of Arthur Lismer's art.
Arthur Lismer lived and painted in Bedford from 1916 to 1919. He arrived in Halifax to become principal of the Victoria School of Art and Design (now NSCAD). Lismer dedicated his extracurricular time to teaching art in the community and painting whenever and wherever he could. His works include vibrant images of the Sackville River, iconic seaside locations around our province, and stunning, camouflaged “dazzle ships” in port and in convoy formation on Bedford Basin. Lismer’s output includes portraits, work commissioned for the Dalhousie University centenary in 1918, pen and ink drawings of his family, a self-portrait, and whimsical sketches poking fun at art while at the same time challenging viewers to understand their serious purpose.
The Scott Manor House was built adjacent to Fort Sackville in 1772 as a home for Joseph and Margaret Scott. Today the house is publicly owned and serves as the historic and cultural center for the community of Bedford. Scott Manor House is open throughout the summer season daily from 10 to 4 pm for historic tours.
Stop by our Tea Room after enjoying the art show, open from 2pm – 4pm daily. Cash only.
Contact Information: phone: 902.832.2336 email: email@example.com website: www.scottmanor.ca Instagram: (@scott.manor) Facebook or Twitter: (@ScottManorHouse)
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