Secord Gallery
Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 1A4
(902) 423-6644

Monday to Thursday 9:30 - 5:30
Friday 9:30 - 7:00
Saturday 10:00 - 5:00
Summer and holiday hours will vary

Louise Pentz is a graduate of NSCAD University, and has also studied at the University of Regina, the Metchosin School of the Arts in B.C., the Instituto da San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and in Phoenix, Arizona. She has traveled throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Japan studying their various ceramic forms and techniques. Her highly regarded work has been exhibited in both public and commercial galleries across Canada and in France, and has led to numerous awards. Examples of her work have been featured in many publications, and form part of many significant public collections. Now, after more than forty years of creating forms with clay, Louise has turned her attention to drawing and marking on paper and canvas. While moving from shaping soft, tactile forms with her hands to making marks on flat surfaces has been a new and sometimes awkward experience, the work that she has been producing shows remarkable depth and a strong sense of implied three-dimensional form. Kay Stanfield is a highly respected Nova Scotian watercolourist, papermaker, and sculptor whose work has been exhibited throughout North America and in Europe. She studied art at both NSCAD University, and Mount Allison University, and she studied papermaking in the USA, Myanmar, and Thailand. Kay is also active as a curator, arts advocate and teacher. Her works can be found in many significant public, corporate, and private collections in Nova Scotia and beyond. Her paintings and paper works are diverse, innovative, and always dynamic. In recent years, encaustic has been her main focus. As Kay puts it, “My papermaking is recycling, a transformation, a making way for new creations. Encaustic – wax and pigments – is a natural matrix for layering the old and new, making a visual memory.”