Uncommon Common Art 2019 Call for Submissions

Submission Information sessions:

Halifax – September 24, 7:30 to 8:30

VANS Office, 1113 Marginal Road

Wolfville – September 25, 7:30 to 8:30

Irving Centre 32 University Ave.

 

2019 Concept - Wearing the Land

Curated by Bonnie Baker - https://bonniebakerstudio.com

UCA invites artists to develop temporary outdoor installations animated by the theme of Wearing the Land, expressing the idea of reciprocity between the landscape of King’s County, Nova Scotia, and the people who live there.  

People have passed through, lived in, and cultivated this region for millenniums. Our habits of movement wear paths and tracks along the land; sweeps of cultivated fields, flattened forest, shorelines reconstructed and waterways rerouted (or polluted) are the purposeful indications of ourselves on the landscape. We wear the land with the marks of our occupation, whether temporary or permanent, settler or original inhabitant, urbanite or rural dweller, capitalist or worker. 

Taking this notion a step further, you might say that in shaping the land, the land shapes us. How we occupy and move through a landscape impresses itself upon our imaginations, our minds, our identities as well as our bodies. 

In proposing the theme of Wearing the Land, UCA asks artists to consider the relationship between landscape and the people who inhabit it with a broad eye and, to paraphrase Robert MacFarlane, to think of it as the relationship between the landscape and the human heart.

Installation Submission Form

Artist in Residence Form

AWAKE Program Returns to Wolfville School

Acadia-Wolfville Active Kids Exercise

The Town of Wolfville has partnered with Acadia University and Wolfville School to offer this FREE morning exercise program for students in grades Primary to Five.

The program was created last year, and is run by students in the Kinesiology program at Acadia.

The Fall session of this year's AWAKE program will begin on Monday, October 1st, and will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (unless there is no school) for a 10-week period.

Students must register in order to participate.  Click Here to find out how!

Deep Roots is Almost Here!

The Deep Roots Music Festival

September 27 - September 30th, 2018

Tickets Now On Sale!

Ticketpro Atlantic: http://bit.ly/DeepRootsMusic2018

The Deep Roots Music Festival is delighted that Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Jim Cuddy will kick off this year’s 15th edition at University Hall on Thursday, September 27th.

2017 #JunoAward winner William Princewill open for Cuddy, and also give an intimate talk on Friday, September 28th as our Artist@Acadia in the Garden Room, K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Acadia University.

Click Here to read more.

Accessibility Event

Sept 30 - Cittaslow Walk & Corn Boil!

2018 09 30 Cittaslow Cornboil Final

 

View Event on Facebook!

Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Invitation

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125th Anniversary of Incorporation Mural!

In celebration of the Town's 125 Anniversary of incorporation, mural artists have been commissioned to paint a spectacular mural - thanks to Herbin's for providing the canvas!

 

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Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now

Caravan Theatre presents Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now 

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100 years ago, Nova Scotia women fought for the right to vote. They wanted society - its members and its laws - to recognize women’s worth and protect their needs. They wanted to stand up and be counted. Fast forward to our 2018 MeToo moment, and it’s clear, the struggle for women’s equality continues. 

Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now is an arts festival of song, theatre, dance and spoken word celebrating the pioneering spirt of women.  

Fem Fest: Freedom Then and Now features both historical and original contemporary works by performing artists from across Nova Scotia. Together we explore diversity in age, gender expression and culture. 

Join the movement! Raise your fist! Fem Fest is on the way! 

1 weekend, 4 shows, 3 cities. On tour to Wolfville, Halifax and Truro 

Sept. 20 and 21 at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville 

Sept. 22 at Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

Sept. 23 at The Marigold, Truro

All shows 7:30 pm 

Tickets: $20 available at The Box of Delights Bookstore (for Wolfville); Eventbrite.ca (Halifax) and Ticketpro.ca (Truro) 

For more information, visit www.caravantheatre.ca or https://www.facebook.com/events/607283116294088/ 

Be sure to check out the show!

Mona PArsons Play

Acadia University Welcome Week 2018

It’s that time of year again with a new academic year is starting. The Town of Wolfville will once again play host to an increased number of university students from across Canada and beyond who will make Wolfville their home. Some are returning students, part way through their studies, who are accustomed to life in our vibrant community. However, others are new to Wolfville, and this maybe their first time away from home and quite possibly their first time outside their native country. 

With this in mind, the international students will be arriving to move into the Acadia University residence on August 29th, 30th and 31st, 2018.  First time Canadian students will be arriving for move in to campus on September 1st and 2nd, 2018. There will a short road closure on Main Street near the University Avenue intersection on September 1st, at 2:40 pm for about 10 minutes for these students to attend a welcome ceremony on campus. Returning students are scheduled to arrive and move back on September 3rd and 4th. There will be street closures around the Acadia Campus on University Avenue, to accommodate the move in process on September 1st from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on the 3rd   from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the Town residential streets will be extra busy with the off-campus students moving in. There will be a significant increase in activity in Town over these 7 days, with the first day of classes on September 5th, 2018. Please be tolerant of these temporary situations of moving into Wolfville and the Acadia Campus. If you observe an incident that way require a call for assistance, the R.C.M.P can be contacted at (902) 542-3817 or 1-(800)-803-7267, for non-emergency issues and obviously 911, for an emergency that needs immediate attention. Parking issues throughout the week day can be directed to the Compliance Officer at (902) 542-3412.

 

  Blair MacMurtery, Compliance Officer    p 902- 542-3412  |  f 902- 542-5066  |  e This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 200 Dykeland Street, Wolfville, NS B4P 1A1 wolfville.ca

Wolfville 125 Canada Day Photo!

 

Special thanks to photographer Philip Miner, the Wolfville Volunteer Fire Department, Steven Slipp, Jamie Robertson and our event sponsor MacKay Real Estate!

Click on the photo for an expanded view!

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Notice to Residents - Front Street Closed to Through Traffic

The Town of Wolfville wishes to advise the public that Front Street will be closed to through traffic to allow the installation of new services between Central Ave and Elm Ave.

The installation of services is scheduled to begin Monday August 20th at 9:00 am and continue until Thursday August 23rd at 5:00 pm. The public is encouraged to avoid the work area whenever possible to avoid delays, and motorists are encouraged to utilize an alternate route to avoid the work area. While construction is ongoing, the work area will be closed to through traffic during the above noted times from August 20th through to August 23rd except for emergency vehicles, construction and local resident traffic.

The Front Street parking area can be accessed from Elm Ave near the Library and from Front Street near the NSLC during construction

 

Wolfville's After School Programs 2018

Registration for Fall After School Programs for P-5 students (now Monday-Friday!) opens next week!

Click Here for more info.