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A visual arts events guide for July and August

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July

Curved Space - Studio 21 delivers a hearty dose of delicate pottery with a joint showcase by Debra Kuzyk and Ray Mackie, who have been crafting pieces together for three decades. To Jul 14, Studio 21, 5431 Doyle Street

Preserves, Small World and Notes on secrecy - A trio of showcases take over the windows at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, highlighting works by NSCAD students. To Jul 8, Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville Street

What the Ocean Remembers - Six Atlantic Canadian artists share a virtual exhibition that's in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Grenfell Art Gallery and The High Commision of Canada in the United Kingdom. Take in the works without the hefty plane fare by hitting up the online showcase that's live all summer and into the fall. whattheoceanremembers.ca

ITHA: The Livingroom - Ursula Johnson sets up at The Blue Building for her first solo exhibition in Nova Scotia since 2014. The Blue Building, 2482 Maynard Street

We'jitu ta'n wetapeki ELAPSK~TEKEMKEWEY AMALITAQN/FINDING MY ROOTS THROUGH THE ART OF SCULPTURE - The Centre for Craft Nova Scotia's Mary E. Black gallery hosts sculpture artist Gordon Sparks for his first solo exhibition. Be prepared to leave this show in awe. To Jul 17, Mary E. Black Gallery, 1096 Marginal Road

TOIL HERE: Works From Mi'kma'ki - A collaboration between Mayworks and The Khyber that explores rural life, justice and seeks to disrupt preconceived notions of rural art in the Maritimes. To Jul 24, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, 1880 Hollis Street

Mary Chow at Art - 1274 Hollis To Jul 31, 1274 Hollis Street

Itsumani - Glenn Gear brings a combination of collage and animated works to the Ross Creek Arts Centre with this showcase, whose Inuktitut-language title roughly translates to "at the time," hinting at its thematic exploration of the past. To Oct 31, 555 Ross Creek Road, Canning

Peggy's Cove Area Festival of the Arts - If you've ever thought that the red-and-white lighthouse at Peggys Cove was picture-perfect, this fest goes to show you're not alone. Spread over eight days and featuring 30-plus artists, this fest has a plein air painting session which will undoubtedly see fresh twists on the iconic view. If you spot a work you love, check out the online studio tour, where you can peek into the makers' creative process.Jul 10-18, 3581 St.Margarets Bay Road, Hubley

Reverse Wave - The Yarmouth branch of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia comes roaring back to life with this show of 25 works from the Gallery's permanent collection. The selection of prints range in themes, including landscape, topography, geography, geometry, abstraction and the domestic environment. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Yarmouth), 341 Main Street, Yarmouth

Tyranny - A multi-discipline, multi-artist showcase packed with notable names (Emily Falencki, Camille Turner, Chantal Gibson and Mario Doucette, to name a few) arrives at the Halifax branch of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, aiming to confront dominant cultural narratives in its presented works. Opens July 15, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax), 1723 Hollis Street

Decoding Nature Through Sound: Bioacoustics, Soundscapes and The Art of Close Listening - Bats: The most underrated animal? Probably. Learn about the extraordinary sonic powers of these fugly little fliers and how it inspires the art of Kelly Markovich at these two Saturday workshop/lectures. Jul 10, 1pm; Jul 24, 8pm, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, 166 Bedford Highway, msvuart.ca/upcoming-programs to register

Ivan Murphy - The abstract artist makes his Studio 21 debut. Jul 16-Aug 11, Studio 21, 5431 Doyle Street

Piecing quiet - Artist Fuzzy Mall delivers this exhibit. Jul 22-Aug 29, Mary E. Black Gallery, 1096 Marginal Road

Mel Doiron - An installation of ceramics as part of the Centre For Craft Nova Scotia's Local Artist in Residence program. July 22-Aug 29, Mary E. Black Gallery, 1096 Marginal Road

August

Secrets are Reparations for Microaggressions - Sanaa Humayun and Kuina Ligvoet deliver this installation in the Khyber's Window Gallery, comprised of a 70-patch quilt that is carefully made by hand, with a secret sewn into each square. Aug 1-31, Khyber Centre for the Arts, 1880 Hollis Street

Heather Crout at 1274 Hollis Aug 1-31, 1274 Hollis Street

HEAT WAVES group artist talk - The conclusion of the HEAT WAVES artist-in-residence series. Aug 12, 7pm, EYELEVEL Artist Run Centre, 2482 Maynard Street

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