Artists

Arts Health Antigonish and the Power of Artists

From its inception, Arts Health Antigonish has encouraged and supported artists by offering them employment in a range of projects in the community. From Thundertales, a program for youth involving storytelling through the arts, to Arts Canopy, a program of arts for those with dementia, offered in communities from New Glasgow to Inverness, artists have been leaders providing a pathway to wellness through creativity. Currently, an arts therapist is in charge of Art Care at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, and a number of artists are involved in delivering programs with Arts Canopy.

ARTISTS

  • Brendan Ahern: Project Sandbox Thundertales III
  • Meaghan Alspaugh: Musical Pathways
  • Amberlee Bolton: Thundertales
  • Margaret and Mandi Boudreau: Photography SMRH
  • Mary Beth Carty: Thundertales III, The Eldertree Project
  • Tom Curry: Music Therapy
  • Denise Davies: Photography SMRH, Film 1784 (Un)Settling Antigonish
  • Stacy Doiron: The Eldertree Project, Thundertales II
  • Corinne Dunphy: AHA! films, Art Care at SMRH
  • Janette Fecteau: Arts Canopy
  • Pat Foote: Arts Canopy
  • Adrienne Gasior: Arts Canopy
  • John Graham-Pole: 1784 (Un)Settling Antigonish, People’s Photo Album
  • Justin Gregg: Arts Canopy, photography SMRH
  • Shelley Long: Art Care at SMRH
  • Jeremy Holmes: Youth music
  • Peter Jowett: Photography SMRH
  • Dorothy Lander: 1784 (Un)Settling Antigonish, People’s Photo Album
  • Heather Leeder – Arts Canopy
  • Keith MacDonald: Musical Pathways
  • Fenn Martin: Thundertales
  • Donald MacLennan: The Eldertree Project
  • Adele McFarlane Wile: Thundertales II
  • Noella Murphy: Art Care SMRH, colouring books, The Eldertree Project, Thundertales
  • Susie Murphy: Spellbound by Nature
  • Mary Partridge: Arts Canopy
  • Rachel Power: Art Care SMRH, Arts Canopy, Musical Pathways
  • Olivia Rossong: Arts Canopy
  • Anne Simpson: The Shoe Project Antigonish, Thundertales, The Eldertree Project, Arts Canopy
  • James Smeaton: Photography SMRH
  • Maureen St. Claire: AHA! Playshop
  • Laura Teasdale: The Shoe Project Antigonish, Improv Arts Canopy
  • Adam Tragakis: Arts Canopy
  • Nancy Turniawan: AHA! Playshops
  • Susan Walsh: Arts Canopy
  • Kim Wempe: Youth Songwriting for Youth, Thundertales III, Musical Pathways, playshops
  • Rebecca Wild: The Eldertree Project