Celebrating Local Artists in the Nova Scotia Legislature

Celebrating Local Artists in the Nova Scotia Legislature
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Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize two creative passion projects and the women behind them. Located in the #Hydrostone Market, 14 Bells Fine Art Gallery is named as a tribute to the north-end #Halifax community and specifically to the sound of the bells that local residents hear daily from the hill in nearby Fort Needham Park. Those are bells from churches that were destroyed in the Halifax Explosion. Owned by north-end resident Cheryl Bell, the gallery has provided a space for Nova Scotia contemporary artists to showcase their work, and Bell quickly tells the stories of each of the artists she features and champions. Local artist Donna MacDonald opened a showing of her work at the gallery just last week. Her work captures the natural beauty of the sea and the rugged Maritime coastline. MacDonald has worked with @Northwoodcare , where she is currently a nurse manager for 20 years. She first took up painting as a hobby, then a form of relaxation, and now I think we can all tell how highly she has developed her skill and her art. That show runs until March 6th at the 14 Bells Fine Art Gallery, and I encourage everyone to take a look. @14Bells #nspoli #nsleg

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  • Mar 03, 2020

    I cannot say enough about Cheryl and 14 Bells in the way she supports local artists. I have purchased art there in the past and from the latest show, three of Donna MacDonalds calm waterscapes. You needn’t look farther than Nova Scotia for accomplished and beautiful art. Thanks for showcasing this great gallery.

    — Anne MacKeigan

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