Great Women of NS Portraits Storm The Halifax Club
July 2, 2011

This blog tracks the origin & evolution of Jo Napier’s 2011 Art Exhibit honoring “The Nova Scotia Nine- Great Women of N.S.

The Halifax Club

The Great Women of NS Art Exhibit has moved to that elegant business bastion, The Halifax Club.

Thanks to Jodi Bartlett, the Club’s wonderful General Manager, for the warm welcome.

Crowds were steady and reactions to the portraits were very, very strong at The Public Archives, where the show had its 2-month Summer “”run””. Jodi says the response to the portrait collection, at “”The Club”, is equally strong.

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A Peek Behind the Canvas
March 30, 2011

This blog tracks the origin & evolution of Jo Napier’s June 2011 art exhibit/portrait series honoring “The Nova Scotia Nine- Great Women of N.S.

It turns out there are a million details to think about to organize an art show. So I, wisely, I am sure, have decided to enlist the help of a friend: Colette Robicheau.

She is a long-time friend, and she now runs a company called Organize Anything. Lest you think this is a shameless plug for Colette, well … I guess it is. But she’s amazing, so I feel she fits in with this blog about incredible Nova Scotian women.

I met her years back, when I was a Toronto-based technology columnist for the Ottawa Citizen and a health columnist for The Globe and Mail and had just written a book for HarperCollins – a series of interviews with women who were using technology in interesting ways.

Anyway she and one of her team, Laura – my patient and talented Blog-manager, who is a journalism grad from Carleton University and a NSCC PR alumn – are helping me organize my Public Archives June 2011 show opener.

Go Team!

The Start of the Road
February 19, 2011

This blog tracks the origin & evolution of Jo Napier’s June 2011 art exhibit/portrait series honoring “The Nova Scotia Nine- Great Women of N.S.

Sorry I wandered off a bit there in the last entry. I have never written about that before and was surprised at how strongly I was able to express my feelings about painting.

Anyway, now it’s10 years later and I am focused on my first solo show. The centerpiece of which will be 9 large portrait paintings of women I have encountered who accomplished truly amazing things on Nova Scotia soil. They turned our lives around in so many different ways.

And I want to introduce you to them here. Via this Blog. These women, trust me, are worth investigating. So bear with me and I’ll introduce you to each one as we go along here. Let’s say: one woman, each week. Plus, my ramblings about the show and how it’s developing.

Because I hate to think I’m in this alone.  And I know from those years of writing about technology that a “virtual voice” really does echo. So, here goes, goes….goes……goes…..goes…