I grew up in Duncans Cove, a small coastal community just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. My parents were musicians who had immigrated from Québec to play with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Along with another pair of musicians from the United States, they bought two old houses in what was then a dying fishing out-port, and proceeded to rebuild and re-populate the small community with their children, colleagues and friends. So my childhood was surrounded by an extended family of musicians, actors and artists.
The Dalhousie Art Gallery is pleased to present a special series of documentary film screenings that offer intimate portraits of four notable contemporary Canadian women artists: Shuvinai Ashoona, Wanda Koop, Annie Pootoogook and Colette Urban. The films highlight the work of Marcia Connolly and Katherine Knight, Toronto-based filmmakers who frequently collaborate. Marcia Connolly, who is currently teaching for the Fall term at NSCAD University, will be on hand to introduce the films and answer questions following the screenings. This free series runs November 10, 17, 24 at 8 pm.