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Call for Nominations to the 2016 Board of Directors

The Cobequid Arts Council is currently seeking candidates for Board Members. This is a non-profit organization whose primary function is running the Marigold Cultural Centre. Our mission is to ensure that our community has consistent access to exceptional cultural recreation, through professional shows, amateur productions, and arts education for all ages.

If you would like to serve, please submit a cover letter and CV to the Marigold, by May 13th, 2016. You may also drop off your application to the Marigold Box Office at 605 Prince St. Truro.

Term begins in June 2016, and is a two-year term.

Expected Commitments:

-         Attend monthly board meetings

-         Actively participate in on board committees; we are a “working board”.

-         Participation on the Board is voluntary and there is no remuneration for service


-         Ability to thoughtfully and productively discuss challenges and opportunities.

-         Knowledge of Accounting practices or prior Board experience or experience with Arts and Culture initiatives in our community are preferred qualities in applicants.

This Month at the MacLellan & Moffatt Financial Gallery


Michelle Thibault and Jen Power

"Maritime Moon"

April, 2016

Maritime Moon's opening is scheduled for Friday, April the 8th.  Come out and enjoy some local talent.

Local artists Michelle Thibault and Jen Power have joined forces to create an art exhibit entitled, "Maritime Moon", an exhibit that will feature at the Marigold Cultural Center in April.  Michelle and Jen met in 2013 as participants in Art Battle. Their paths crossed again in 2014 when both had work featured in THE VENT ART EXPO.  Over the past 2 years, through mutual friends and interests, they have furthered their connection and become friends, eventually leading up to this collaborative effort.

Michelle and Jen are both originally from Truro, and are now raising families in their hometown.  As their personal lives demand more of their time, both think it's more crucial than ever to continue to use painting as a means of creative, nonverbal self expression.  Working primarily in acrylics, their varying work often depicts their shared love for the sea.  And while their artistic styles are different, their passion for art and diversity is shared.

"We celebrate diversity in art and invite the community to enjoy all art forms, and embrace art and culture."

In addition to their shared love of art and expression, another reason Michelle and Jen chose to come together is their collective desire to support local business.  Contributing to their community is important to both Jen and Michelle, and to that end they decided to collaborate on an art show that could lend support to what they view as vital local business – in this case, Enchanted Forest on Inglis Place.  In 2012 Truro resident Andrea Monroe opened a small business on Commercial St. that had grown from its modest beginnings in her own dining room.  That business became known as Enchanted Forest, a business that is passionate about, and devoted to parenthood.  Over the past several years Enchanted Forest has shown its commitment towards creating a hub of nonjudgmental parenting support, workshops, classes, and social events that help connect and empower our local families.  Enchanted Forest is now a focal point on Inglis Place, and is proud to offer a beautiful community space to further these goals.  As it would be hard for them find another Truro business that so encapsulates their vision, Jen and Michelle have chosen to support Enchanted Forest by each preparing a painting for silent auction.  100% of the proceeds from these paintings will be donated to the Enchanted Forest Community Room.  Public donations will also be accepted.  Learn more at www.enchanted-forest.ca

You are invited to view the auction paintings and several other selected works by these ambitious and aspiring local artists at the Marigold Cultural Center during the month of April.  Jen previously exhibited her work at this venue in 2013, while this is the first occasion for Michelle. 

Maritime Moon's opening is scheduled for Friday, April the 8th.  Come out and enjoy some local talent.

For more information on the Marigold Centre Art Gallery, please contact: Lori Holman; Business Development Manager (902) 897-4004 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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