Age of Aquarius

Craft Nova Scotia Members' Exhibition

Artist Biography

The artists selected for this exhibition are Marla Benton, Wilma Butts, Meryl Cook, Philip Doucette, Al Hattie, Karen LeBlanc, Paula MacDonald, Dawn MacNutt, Gordon Marshall, Alexandra McCurdy, Nan Millette, Sari Miniciello, Don Moore, Louise Pentz, Tori Poynton, Karen Robinson, Christopher Shute & Deborah Wheeler. 

Exhibition Statement

When the moon is in the Seventh House 

And Jupiter aligns with Mars 

Then peace will guide the planets 

And love will steer the stars 

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius 

The 5th Dimension ~ Age of Aquarius 

 

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair took place over four days in August 1969.  Over half a million people came to a dairy farm in Bethel, NY to see and hear performances from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, the Who, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane.  With Woodstock celebrating its 50th anniversary, we wanted to celebrate too.  To that end, Craft Nova Scotia challenged our members to create works around the theme of the Age of Aquarius.

 

The 20 works selected by our invited jurors, Donald Bell, Holly Carr, and Andrew Terris, explore a variety of interpretations of the exhibition’s themeHere you’ll find fringed vests, bongs, tie-dye, political statements and more interpreted in clay, glass, metal, wood and textilesAccompanying each work is a brief statement by the artist that briefly explains they were inspired by the Age of Aquarius.

Acknowledgments

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