Pierscape 2011 continues this week with a tour of houses of worship in Whitney Pier including four churches and a recently opened mosque scheduled for Friday, May 13, from 1pm to 3pm. That tour begins at Holy Redeemer Church.
Later that same day, from 6pm to 9pm, at the Whitney Pier Memorial Jr. High School, on Jamieson Street, Rev. Dusanowskyj of the Ukrainian Church will conduct an egg decorating workshop.
Rev. Dusanowskyj will explain the history behind the motif, colours, and symbols of these seasonal artifacts. He will also demonstrate the use of the “kista” (or “bone”), the traditional decorating implement and how to use hot wax as a resist for creating the design. Materials will be provided, so participants can leave their eggs at home.
On Saturday, May 14, artist Onni Nordman will lead a painting workshop from 1pm to 4pm, at the Junior High School.
Nordman is versatile in lecturing on Modern and Contemporary Art and was awarded the Established Artist Recognition Award from the Nova Scotia Arts and Cultural Partnership in 2009.
The workshop is for all levels of participants who are requested to bring their favourite medium and be prepared to see their ideas in a whole new way.
The famous Italian Buffet at St. Nicholas Italian Church Hall on Gatacre Street is the final event in the Pierscape schedule (Saturday, May 14, 6pm) and usually the first to sell out.
A patron of past Buffets, who prefers to remain anonymous, offers the suggestion to anyone fortunate enough to obtain a ticket to think about layering strategies for maximizing plate food holding capacities.
The art exhibition at Whitney Pier Memorial Jr. High School Gym, around which the festival revolves, is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 8pm until Saturday, May 14.
For more info on events and guest artists, visit www.pierscape.ca