"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Celebration of Creativity Day in Great Village

Celebration of Creativity Day, Great Village, 18 May 2013 -- the audience!

On Saturday, 18 May 2013, the Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia hosted a “Celebration of Creativity Day” at the Great Village School gymnasium. The day began with workshops for Grades 3-6 and Grades 7-9 with award-winning illustrators and authors Susan Tooke (http://www.susantooke.com/) and Richard Rudnicki (http://www.richardrudnicki.com/). Afternoon festivities included the unveiling a permanent banner for Great Village with artwork done by April Sharpe, a young artist from Great Village, and the launch of “Images of My Village,” a virtual website of art work by 201 young people in Colchester County. (www.imagesofmyvillage.com)

New Banner for Great Village, with the artist April Sharpe

After celebratory cake and ice cream, Colchester County fitness instructor Celeste Chesal got the audience dancing with “Music and Motion.” There was also face painting with Halifax writer and artist Susan Kerslake. Susan Tooke and Richard Rudnicki were in attendance for the whole event and signed copies of their books, which were for sale.
Celebratory Cake, from the Masstown Market. (Photo by Susan Kerslake) 

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