Visual Arts of Southwest Nova Scotia
Drop by Th’YARC and discover the artwork on display in our lobby gallery! We feature artists — both amateur and professional — from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and beyond. The artwork will be viewable to art lovers during regular box office hours and to our numerous audience members during performances at night.
Ann Clow’s Paintings
Clow has been painting professionally for almost 40 years, having grown up in Yarmouth but residing in BC, PEI, Halifax, and Dartmouth. She has exhibited her art work at Church Street Gallery in Sligo, Ireland, the Waterfront Gallery in Yarmouth, the Coal Wynd Gallery in Halifax, the Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, and Cordelia’s Artisan Boutique and Off the Batt Pottery in Borden, PEI.
During many summers, Clow had a studio gallery in downtown Main Street in Yarmouth. She has also featured exhibits at the Th’YARC, and she has helped with painting backdrops for performances. She enjoys creating murals for corporate clients and French Acadien groups.
In 2005 Clow was honoured by having her artwork exhibited at Government House in Halifax, NS,
at the request of Myra A. Freeman (former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia). Clow was also awarded a certificate to recognize her contribution to the visual arts community, then again in 2014 Clow was presented with a resolution of The Members of The House Of Assembly, moved by Zach Churchill MLA Yarmouth.
Clow had an exhibit for two months at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives. It featured the artistic talents of her family members dating from the 1920’s to the present entitled “Family Genes”. Clow volunteered for the Autism Arts Program given by The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch and for the March Break Autism Arts Camp. She participated in the “Maud Lewis Maudified House Project and “Painting Doors” to raise funds for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. At the Yarmouth Killam Library she took part in an event which she was giving art demonstrations and discussions.
Clow was the art instructor of the Nova Star Cruise Line that sailed from Yarmouth to Portland, Maine. She travelled throughout Nova Scotia giving “Sip and Paint” classes and offering more traditional evening art classes in Yarmouth. Clow was the artist chosen to create a piece as a fundraiser for “Dreams Take Flight,” which is a national volunteer charitable organization dedicated to providing a trip of a lifetime to special children to Disney World.
Clow feels that in return for the gifts that have been bestowed on her, she should give back ot he community. Therefore, she donates a percentage of her sales to the local food bank. Visit her web site today!