Twenty-seven Nova Scotia artists shared works expressing something about who they are when the "This is Me" art show opened.
The Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) show, which is hosted by the Truro Art Society, is being held at the Truro campus of the Nova Scotia Community College.
"This show includes artists from around a 200 kilometre area," said Janice Guinan, the area representative for Vans and co-president of the Truro Art Society.
"Part of the reason we called the show This is Me is because we wanted it to be something to reflect who the artists are as individuals."
Clowning, a piece created by Taylor Redmond, was made of wood with extra items attached.
"It is a fish with legs," the artist explained. "It was one of a series of fish created for Species Extinct. It was done over a four month period. I painted it yellow and then left it for a while. I would add to it as things came to me."
Truro Mayor Bill Mills, Truro-Bible Hill MLA Lenore Zann and NSCC Truro Principal Kevin Quinlan all expressed their appreciation of the art work and the fact that the show was being held in the community.
Humpbacks make an ideal subject for Jennifer Marlow, who is attracted by the way she can link the tactile with the aesthetic through carving. One of the pieces she included in the show was Feeding Humpbacks, which was created from wood, cotton and copper. Her Thoreau Box is created from wood, metal and glass.
Equine Profugus, by Cristina Sidhu, and At the Watters Edge, by Darlene Watters.
A visitor admires a couple of pieces during the This is Me opening- Equine Profugus, an encaustic work by Cristina Sidhu, and At the Watters Edge, created by Darlene Watters using airbrushing and pencil.
There is often a canine theme to Krista Wells' work, which includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewellery, hand-made books and mosaics. She is currently working on an illustrated journal from a dog's point of view.
Three very different pieces at the show: The Shepherd, an acrylic by Janice Guinan; Morning Light on Cobequid Bay, an acrylic by Judy Arsenault, and Anonymous work with stone and roots, by stone mason and sculptor Heather Lawson