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BANNS current events Feb–May are listed. Click below to view

Painting by Justin Augustine
Justin AugustineAfricville and other such blissful memories

February to May 2020 Upcoming Events

Event #1

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Justin AugustineCanadian Landscape

African Heritage Month Event

February 6–29

In This Place
African Nova Scotian Art Showcase

February 22, 1–3pm: Artist Meet and Greet

Lower Level
Zatzman Sportsplex
(formerly Dartmouth Sportsplex)
110 Wyse Rd, Dartmouth NS

An exhibition of artwork and art prints by BANNS members featuring artists Justin Augustine, Letitia Fraser, Angel Gannon, David Woods (painting); Myla Borden, Anja Clyke, Heather Cromwell, Marlene Dorrington, Laurel Francis (quilts)

Curated by David Woods

Framed, plak mounted, and canvas prints of all works in exhibition available for sale

Free Viewings

Mondays to Fridays
5:30am–10:30pm
Saturdays
6am–9pm

Artist Meet-and-Greet

Saturday Feb 22
1–3pm

Event #2

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Justin AugustineAfricville and other such blissful memories

March 20–22

In This Place
African Nova Scotian Art Exhibition

National Black Canadians Summit
4th Floor Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle St, Halifax

Sponsored by The Michaëlle Jean Foundation

An exhibition of African Nova Scotian art from across the province featuring works by Justin Augustine, Beverly Bowden, Chrystal Clements, Pemberton Cyrus, Louise DeLisle, Letitia Fraser, Angel Gannon, Edith MacDonald- Brown, Wendilee Poitras, Lester Sykes, Alex Thuku (painting); Avery Crawley Jonathan Cromwell (woodcarving); Clara Gough (basketry); Julian Covey (ceramic sculpture)

Curated by David Woods

Exhibition viewing open to Summit delegates and guests only

Event #3

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Laurel FrancisMigrating Geese

March 20–22

The Secret Codes: African Nova Scotian Picture and Narrative Quilts

National Black Canadians Summit
5th Floor Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle St, Halifax

Sponsored by The Michaëlle Jean Foundation

An exhibition of African Nova Scotian quilts from across the province featuring works by Myla Borden, Marilyn Brannan, Anja Clyke, Edith Colley, Heather Cromwell, Bolivia Czernon-Fraser, Frances Dorrington, Marlene Dorrington, Laurel Francis, Connie Glasgow-White, Debra Jordan, and Vale Quilters

Curated by David Woods

Exhibition viewing open to Summit delegates and guests only

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Justin AugustineCanadian Landscape

March 20–22

Notes from the Canaan Land
Spoken word performance

National Black Canadians Summit
Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle St, Halifax

Sponsored by The Michaëlle Jean Foundation

Spoken word, drama and storytelling presented by Voices actors and storytellers including:

  • November 6, 1946 (The Arrest of Viola Desmond) performed by Celeste Bernard
  • Notes to Beloved performed by Micha Cromwell
  • Jessie Farmer, Black Loyalist performed by Louise DeLisle
  • I Have a Dream Canada performed by David Woods
  • Vocal accompaniment by Lenora Simmonds
  • Directed by David Woods

Performance viewing open to Summit delegates and guests only

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