Creators of 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award Finalists discuss “discovering the heart and soul within the work” at public panel September 15

Posted on Aug 18, 2014

Halifax, Nova Scotia  On September 15, 2014 the Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Awards Foundation will host a public panel discussion with the creators of the five works selected as the 2014 Finalists for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. The event will be held in Neptune Theatre’s Scotiabank Studio at 1593 Argyle Street from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

The public will have the opportunity to hear the creators talk about their work. The 2014 Finalists are: ‘I am in need of music,’ the Elizabeth Bishop Centenary legacy recording by Suzie LeBlanc (soprano), Emily Doolittle, Christos Hatzis, Alasdair MacLean, and John Plant (composers); Harmonic Motion, a sculpture/installation by Toshiko H. MacAdam and Charles MacAdam; The Thundermaker, a multi-media installation by Alan Syliboy; Responsio, a music composition by Peter-Anthony Togni; and Refuge, play by Mary Vingoe.

“The theme of our panel discussion is ‘discovering the heart and soul within the work.'” said Susan Letson, Chair of the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation.”This discussion is about going behind the scenes with the creators to discover the inspiration and connections behind their work. Every work of art has a story- this is the artists’ opportunity to share that story with the public.”

The moderator for the discussion is Anthony Black, Artistic Co-Director of 2b theatre company. Mr. Black was part of the creative team that produced the play When it Rains, one of the Finalists for the 2013 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award.

The public is invited to attend the hour long-panel discussion on September 15. Refreshments will be provided.

Established by the Honourable Myra Freeman in 2005, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award recognizes the excellence of a particular work of in dance, media art, literature, music, theatre, visual art and craft, which has made a significant impact in its public presentation, and contributed to the historical development and contemporary practice of the art form. The Award is sponsored by Scotiabank, Arts Nova Scotia, The Craig Foundation, McInnes Cooper, the Centre for Art Tapes, and individual donors.

For more on the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award, visit http://nsmasterworks.ca and follow us on Twitter, @MasterworkAward; and Facebook, Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation.