Exhibits & Events

FOODIE TUESDAYS at Argyle Fine Art 

If you love ART and FOOD, may we suggest you take yourself and friends (especially those visiting the city) out on a tour with Local Tasting Tours!  The price is just $40.00 plus tax and includes a tasting stop at our the gallery in addition to a number of other delicious spots along the way. 

JULY

Adjectives: Gordon MacDonald

ON NOW! Show Continues until August 12th 

Bringing Art to the Streets of Downtown Halifax with the Barrington Bouquet & Say Something: Rainworks

 The Downtown Halifax Business Commission has a BeautificatIon Grant that is open to anyone to submit a creative idea to beautify the city. Two of our ideas were selected and we're excited to have installed the Barrington Bouquet this week, with the artistic help of The Ikebana Shop. Make sure to see it in person if you can, on the corner of Barrington and Blowers Street only until July 30th!

The Say Something: Rainworks project will begin to be installed in the next few days, so when it rain you'll find the secret messages and art throughout the city on the sidewalks. Join us for a special event later on Saturday, August 12th, 2pm to locate all of the rainworks and meet the artists. Use the hastag #saysomethinghfx if you photograph and post to social media for a chance to WIN a $100 Gift Certificate from the gallery. 

    AUGUST 

The month of August will be a month to remember at Argyle Fine Art with our "Art is Everything Series. Four Thursdays in August between noon and 2:30pm, drop by the gallery for FREE art making, art chatting and more! Expect the unexpected.

 Science and Art

 Thursday, August  3rd, NOON-2:30pm

Meet brewmasters from Tidehouse Brewing; one of our favourite new craft beer breweries. Learn about the science and art of beer making and taste test some samples. We'll also be talking about BEES and have some art inspired by them and the good folks from The Halifax Honey Company here to share their delicious honey infusions that help support local beekeepers in Nova Scotia. Bees are are artists too! And to add a bit of "science" fiction to the day, we'll be joined by a special group of troopers who will be at the gallery, reminding us that film, costuming and storytelling are all forms of art too! 



 Designing Women
 Thursday, August  10th, NOON-2:30pm

Meet three designing women who have made art and creativity part of their lives: Jodie Hansen, Chris Bennett and Melissa Lloyd. Each have made careers in working as graphic designers as their day jobs but they will also speak of how they have found a way to balance the career of design with the more personal pursuits of art making and connecting with others. Jodie Hansen will speak about her illustrations and love of pop culture and puns. Chris Bennett will share her story of how she began her art project called #myhappyplaceproject. Melissa Lloyd will tell us about how her graphic design skills took her all over the world, but she happily makes her home in Nova Scotia now, and will speak about her company Doodle Lovely and latest book, Doodled in Canada and Creative Mind Happy Soul is helping people use creativity to reduce stress in their lives and unearth hidden talents. Each artist will bring their latest creations for purchase as well as engage us in some art making. 

Jodie Hansen is a gallery favourite with her punny cards, stickers and more inspired by pop culture
Chris Bennett is a graphic designer but also paints and hides art Follow her HERE
Melissa Lloyd is such a busy person, but here's one example of a project she  completed with Doodle Lovely
 
Re-Purposing with Purpose  
Thursday, August  17th NOON-2:30pm
One person's garbage is another one's treasure and these four artists you'll meet are masterful at re-purposing everything into art. You'll meet Ed Beals who makes all sorts of things from metal bits and bobs; many of you may remember his ray guns and robots of recent past. We'll also have the "shoe lady", Kim Danio here to talk a bit about the importance of keeping stuff out of the landfills and will share her process with us a bit. William Rudolph will be also be on hand to share a recent project or two that he's working on, re-purposing bike parts to make lamps and art pieces.  And last but not least, we'll have Angela Doak with us, who re-purposes magazines and candy wrappers into collages that have been also made into an exciting book just published by Nimbus Publishing.  We'll have an exciting lunchtime book launch for Angela along with a representative from Nimbus on hand that day for her book "Atlantic Animal ABC". 

Artist Ed Beals happily creating things in his Studio out of found parts from car parts, household objects and more!
Kim Danio posing with some shoes which she will soon make into works of three-dimensional scuptures of animals, vechicles and anything else her imagination tells her to make!
Bill Rudolph is known more in the cycling circles, and volunteers at BIKE AGAIN along with many other community outreach spaces in the city....but he's an artist too! Using bike parts he makes magic...and lamps.
Angela Doak and NIMBUS teamed up to produce this great book filled with collage works! You 'll want to pick up a copy and get it signed. Makes a great gift for children and kids at heart.

 Playful Sculptures
 Thursday, August  24th, NOON-2:30pm

You won't want to miss this special Thursday, since we'll be celebrating sculptures that "come to life" and are playful. Meet marionette maker Darren Moreash and hear about how his obsession with making marionettes for the rich and famous began. You'll also meet Dorothyanne Brown who makes the most personality filled needlefelted sculptures you'll ever meet. Listen to her story of how wool has take over her home and where she finds inspiration. And finally, meet Terry Angus, who is a puppet maker, teacher and public speaker from time to time who has an interesting story to share about his life working for the late great Jim Henson, and helped bring household puppets such as Fozzy Bear and The Fraggles come to life.See some of his most recent creations too!

Darren Moreash posing with one of his many marionettes...this one was a mini one of Weird Al for an exhibit a few years ago. Weird Al visited the gallery and happily approved!
Meet the GMO CHICKS by Dorothyanne Brown - needlefelting with personality!
Terry Angus (right) with Jim Henson just a few 20 years ago or so....FRAGGLE ROCK!

SEPTEMBER

Hiraeth:  Megan LeForte and Caitlin McGuire
 Opening Friday, September 15th, 7pm-9pm


 &

Where I Live: New Works by Craig Baltzer
 Opening Friday, September 15th, 7pm-9pm

 

OCTOBER

NOCTURNE is Saturday, October 14th this year! We'll be featuring a few exhibitions  but the one that has been confirmed thus far is:

Life is a Highway: New paintings by Miyoshi Kondo

NOVEMBER

 New Paintings by Kim Floyd and Andy MacDonald

Opening Reception Friday, November 3rd, 7pm-9pm

DECEMBER

Various artists and Special Events featuring our Gallery Artists