• Anna Leonowens Gallery (map)
  • 1891 Granville Street
  • Halifax, NS, B3J
  • Canada

Friday, October 09, 2015 – 5:00-9:00pm

What does it mean to have been associated with such a culturally and historically significant Canadian institution? That’s the question NSCAD alumni pondered as they made their submissions for I AM NSCAD.

Coordinated by NSCAD alumna Kelly Markovich (MFA 2011), this large, salon-style exhibition includes work by 166 alumni artists and designers. They represent five decades of graduation dates and come from all provinces and territories in Canada and several countries, including the United States, Panama, Hong Kong, England, Belgium and India.

”Organizing this exhibition has been a wonderful and rewarding experience”, says Kelly Markovich, an artist who is currently teaching the Entrepreneurship for the Arts class at NSCAD. “The response to the call has been overwhelmingly successful. I feel fortunate to be a part of the NSCAD alumni community and I am excited to bring together, connect with and reconnect with so many talented alumni who rally behind and support this amazing institution.”

I AM NSCAD will run from September 29 to October 9 at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville St., Halifax. This gallery means a lot to NSCAD alumni—for many, it’s the gallery which hosted their first exhibitions. I AM NSCAD will unveil the gallery’s makeover; renovations have been made possible by the Fountain family donation given to the university in 2014.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays to Fridays, 11 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, 12 noon to 4 pm. Many of the artworks on display are for sale, with proceeds going to the NSCAD Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. To arrange a purchase, please see the gallery staff to make arrangements. All sales will be indicated with a red dot.

Work can be purchased up until October 9th, the closing day of the exhibition. To close the show in grand style, the NSCAD Alumni Association will host a street party and sale of works on Friday, October 9, starting at 5 pm.
— Marilyn Smulders: Director of Communications, Office of University Relations