Tanya Davis (photo: Mark Maryanovitch)

this town is small this fall

Exhibitions and residencies

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this town is small, an artist run co-operative, presents a number of residencies and exhibitions this fall.

Do Good Residency takes place September 9 to 30 with Tanya Davis as Artist in Residence at Upstreet Craft Brewing, Charlottetown. Tanya Davis is a writer, musician, and performer originally from PEI. She is past Poet Laureate of Halifax, NS and was the 2016 artist in residence with Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine. She has four albums and two books of poetry. Tanya will present an artist talk at Upstreet on September 29 at 2 pm. All are welcome.

For one week each in November, PEI artists Nancy Cole and Will Baker take the Parkman Ave Residency at Copper Bottom Brewing in Montague. Nancy Cole (November 1 to 8) is a visual artist who uses textile as a medium. Her work deals with social themes with a strong narrative base. Will Baker (November 8 to 15) is a multidisciplinary artist who positions play and experimentation as central to his drawing, photography, video and printmaking. Both artists will present a talk at the conclusion of their residency.

In residence at Rock Barra Artist Retreat, Somnia Lucent and Chris McInnis will work on location September 4 to 11, and present an artist talk September 11. Somnia Lucent utilizes interactive technology, video installation, sculpture, and textiles to generate oscillations in both physical and virtual spaces. Chris McInnis is a fibre-based artist using reclaimed materials and natural dyes to create handmade specialty items at the highest quality possible.

this town is small and The Guild present Material Worlds at Kings Playhouse, Georgetown. On view to September 20, it features works by Rilla Marshall, Heather Millar, and Ahmon Katz that explore the relationship between the natural world and the everyday. It is curated by Evan Furness.

To September 30, this town is small and The Guild present exhibitions by Jordan Beaulieu and Damien Worth. Belfast artist, Damien Worth, looks to rural locations, objects, and traditions as subject matter. Rural Alchemy presents a selection of new digital-based work that re-contextualizes documented and found images. Jordan Beaulieu says of Land of Plenty, “This show is a small collection of my recent drawings and bookworks. In my practice I focus on how sequential and visual-verbal art forms can be used (and misused) to create new narrative and poetic structures.”

On view at Receiver Coffee to October 4, MoonLight is a new series of photographs by Will Baker that document the moon in conversation with various objects of nature and artifice. As the photographer moves from place to place, the moon remains reassuringly there; a constant, appearing no matter what strange foreground exists.

small town Market Gallery at the Charlottetown Farmers Market presents Considering Our Counterparts by Deborah Montgomery to September 28. It is one segment of a larger exploration investigating mythology as a form of cultural storytelling. This collection of portraits represent animals that are either sacred to or personified as) various Greek gods, goddesses, or venerable historical figures.

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