From the walls of the Ice House Gallery, to the stage inside the theatre, the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre has a great line-up for the coming month.
Until Dec. 15, the gallery is showcasing different mediums of artists from along the North Shore. ‘Open House’ has free admission and features the works of 11 different artists.
On the stage inside the centre, Lenny Gallant, with special guest Dave Gunn, will bring his songs to life on Nov. 24.
Gallant has been recognized by his peers as being one of the country’s best performing songwriters. He’s released 12 albums – 10 in English, two in French – complete with original songs. His works have won Gallant numerous awards and nominations from the JUNOs to the East Coast Music Awards, and Les Priz Eloizes.
Gallant is a recipient of the Order of Canada, and has toured internationally. His songs have been covered by numerous artists, and have appeared in feature films and television shows.
Gallant’s Nov. 24 performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at C.G. Fulton Pharmacy, or online at www.gracejollymore.com.
Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier are back on the stage at The Grace on Dec. 5. Great friends, frequent collaborators, co-writers, and touring partners, the two musicians are releasing their first album together, aptly titled ‘Two.’ The duo has been talking about the album since pretty much the day they met, and the day is finally here.
The album features the two musicians, on two guitars, on four tracks. Gunning said doing so helped inspire the arrangements and performances, forcing them to dig a little deeper. The album features new collaborations between the two writers, new arrangements of antique folk numbers, and some surprising covers.
The Dec. 5 performance also begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at C.G. Fulton Pharmacy, or online at www.gracejollymore.com.
Local talent will be showcased on Dec. 7, with Homegrown Holiday 2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Celebrate local talent at the second annual showcase of what the North Shore has to offer. Songs, readings, skits, variety, and familiar faces.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at C.G. Fulton Pharmacy or online at www.gracejollymore.com. Tickets, if available, will also be available at the door. Admission is free for performers and children under 12.
One of the most popular holiday performances is back on Dec. 12.
Bette MacDonald’s ‘Tis The Season returns, with a performance at 7:30 p.m.
Join MacDonald, Maynard Morrison, Mary Colin Chisholm, Jordan Musycsyn, and Joe Waye, and find out what makes Christmas so funny. Beulah Claxton and Mary Morrison will keep you in stitches.
Tickets for ‘Tis The Season are $45 each and can be purchased at C.G. Fulton Pharmacy or online at www.gracejollymore.com.