Deck the Halls Art Show & Sale
Visual arts arrive at The Astor in Liverpool with the opening of the Deck the Halls art show and sale on December 10. The show features works by Eleven South Shore artists and is the first exhibit launched since the Region of Queens accepted the The Astor Theatre Society’s proposal to manage the Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre. The Astor Theatre and THACC occupy the former town hall building on Liverpool’s Main Street.
“Since we were awarded management of THACC in September, the Astor Board has completed its vision to integrate programming of the two spaces,” explained Kristopher Snarby, President, Astor Theatre Society.
Opened in 1902, the Astor Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating live performance centre in Nova Scotia, and it remains one of its busiest. In 2019, the Astor has hosted more than 150 events, including live theatre, music and comedy performances, community concerts, movie showings, and the 75th annual Queens County Music Festival. In recent years, two young musical theatre performers have advanced from that Festival to represent Nova Scotia at the National competition.
“Our goal with bringing THACC under the Astor umbrella is to create a vibrant, inclusive centre for the arts, in the heart of Liverpool’s downtown,” said Snarby.
He went on to emphasize that the Astor Theatre Society remains committed to shining a spotlight on talented local performers and creators, as well as bringing interesting artistic experiences to the area.
The Deck the Halls art show takes place in THACC’s main floor and upstairs gallery spaces and features works by Tom Alway, Peter Blais, Marshall Burgess, Matthew Collins, Bev Crouse, Dennis Curran, William Downey, Marilyn Kellough, Marg Millard, Roger Savage and Sharon Wadsworth-Smith. The opening reception for the show is on Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a cash (only) bar is available.
Hours for the show are Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 3 hours prior to all live performances at the Astor until Christmas, and Tuesday to Friday, January 2 to 10, 2020.