In collaboration with the Nova Scotia Potters Guild, Government House will host an exhibition titled Quaff: To Drink Deeply that has been created by some of Nova Scotia’s finest ceramic artists.
Quaff is a juried exhibition of new work by members of the Nova Scotia Potters Guild. The show’s theme has inspired pieces ranging from complete tea sets to birds in a tree waiting to drink.
“We are very fortunate to have a vibrant and high-caliber arts scene in this province that spans many disciplines,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “This description can also be applied to the high-quality ceramic arts led by the Nova Scotia Potters Guild and Quaff is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the incredible talent that exists in the ceramic arts. We are pleased that Government House is the venue for the exhibition and we hope the public will view the beautiful works.”
The works were selected by a three-person independent jury.
“Quaff is a powerful reminder of the ceramic talent in our province,” said juror Sandra Alfoldy. “Filled with innova¬tive and traditional interpreta¬tions of quaff (to drink deeply) the works in this exhibition range from the utilitarian to the sculptural but each one presents a strong statement on Nova Scotians’ love of clay.”
Quaff will also be the featured art installation during Nocturne: Art at Night, at Government House on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. It is on display at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax from Sep. 20 to Oct. 27. The exhibition hours are:
— Thursday, Sep. 20 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
— Saturday, Sep. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— Tuesday, Sep. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— Thursday, Sep. 27 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
— Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— Sunday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— Thursday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
— Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. as part of Nocturne
— Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (early closure)
— Thursday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
— Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opening hours may change due to other events occurring at Government House. Those wishing to view the exhibition are advised to confirm the hours by visiting http://lt.gov.ns.ca or the Nova Scotia Potters Guild website at https://www.nspotters.com .