LANDIT: Live Art Jam
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis Street
Live Art Jam and Free evening entrance to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Live Art Jam is a sublime, surreal, special event celebrating urban art!
Brought to you by Hopscotch and The Circle, the Ondaatje Courtyard at 1723 Hollis Street will be transformed into a bustling, outdoor, exhibition space featuring live hip hop art, music and dance.
Bedford Row in front of the Gallery will be closed to traffic as two full-size boats donated by the Nova Scotia Sea School and Canadian J24 Championship organizer Dale Robertso are rolled into the street to get the urban art treatment by Matthieu Limo, Aaron Li-Hill and Christian Toth. Each will bring their signature style into play to reinvent nautical design. Attendees will also be wowed by live art creation through other multiple installations throughout the Courtyard space.
With the increasing popularity of urban art this form of expression continues to capture the attention of the masses and into popular culture. Urban art makes art accessible to and accepted by a wide demographic which is a positive thing. This event offers a rare opportunity to see and talk with artists from Halifax, Toronto and Paris and witness first-hand, the gritty, spontaneous skill that drives their calculated art.
Local hip hop pioneer DJ Jo-Run on the 1s and 2s will provide the musical backdrop, The Caravan will supply live hip hop music while local professional hip hop dance company, The Woods will kick off their season with a new work. Rounding out the event will be a selection of documentary screenings featuring Hopscotch artists and urban art films.
So make a note in your diary and set a date to experience art in the open air…it’s what the last, hazy days of summer were made for!
Young Patrons Circle Member VIP Section
While the event is free for everyone, Young Patrons’ Circle members will be treated to a special VIP section with seating and complimentary appetizers in the AGNS Lobby. Members are encouraged to bring a guest.
To learn how to get your Circle membership, giving you access to special events while contributing to a legacy of contemporary art in Nova Scotia, visit us at http://agnsyoungpatrons.ca/membership/.
Halifax’s Hopscotch Festival is in its second year of celebrating urban arts and takes to the city’s streets and stages from September 8 – 11, 2011. Read all about it at http://www.hopscotchhalifax.com.