Art Notes: Khyber Meeting and Show Openings

click to enlarge Hank Bull: Connexion - SMU ART GALLERY
SMU Art Gallery
Hank Bull: Connexion

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HANK BULL & BRUCE BARBER @ SMU ART GALLERY


Curated by Joni Low and Pat Wendt, the Saint Mary's University Art Gallery (923 Robie Street) has a full art-weekend planned for you. You're invited to the following events: on Friday at 7pm, Vancouver-based artist Hank Bull speaks on his sculptural installation that aligns "artwork with communication technologies, costumes and documents," before the official opening at 8pm (free). On Saturday at 3pm (free), artist and NSCAD faculty Bruce Barber will give a talk before Hank and Arthur Bull perform "blues, roots, hokum and storytelling" at The Company House (2202 Gottingen Street) at 7pm (by donation). In our age of technology, this will illuminate.  

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PUBLIC MEETING TO SAVE THE KHYBER BUILDING

Tonight (Thursday) at 7pm at Halifax North Memorial Library (2285 Gottingen Street), the Friends of the Khyber (FoK) will host a public meeting to present "a plan submitted to regional council for a revitalized Khyber Building. Over the past year, FoK and The Khyber Centre for the Arts have worked with respected and knowledgeable arts partners, architects, engineers and real estate specialists to develop a viable plan to save the Khyber Building at 1588 Barrington Street. Regional Council will consider the plan within the coming weeks." Managing friends of the Khyber in attendance: Joel Plaskett, Robin Metcalf and Emily Davidson. 

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HERMES GALLERY: AN ART SHOWDOWN 

On Friday at Hermes Gallery (5682 North Street) at 5:30pm, Halifax artists Ian Funke-McKay and Dave LeRue showdown with an exhibition that features their works in competition. Both "find common ground in fields of colour, sport and tournament-style decoration." On Sunday, they'll share a Team Talk at 2:30pm at the Gallery. Let's get ready to rumble!

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Extremely old Moon photo - SCOTT BLACKBURN
Scott Blackburn
Extremely old Moon photo


KHYBER FUNDRAISER: MOON, GOLDILOCKS & MORE 

On Saturday night at The Khyber (1880 Hollis Street, 10pm, $8), there's a musical fundraiser — fun-raiser! — featuring Halifax's Moon, DJ Goldilocks (Cat Abreu), DJ Fancy Pants (Jess Ross), Horse Heaven (Evan Cardwell) and Nigel Chapman (Nap Eyes). All proceeds will go towards a new SUB-WOOFER for the music and art space because it needs one "like WOAH!" and all of those bands and artists totally fucking rock. It'll help the Khyber keep putting on shows!


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