Love Notes from the North End: Meet the Artists
NEBA has once again teamed up with four, talented local artists to bring you the 2023 "Love Notes from the North End" - A series of postcards representing the love for our community, that you can pick up for FREE at local North End Halifax businesses to send to someone you love!
"Yesterday & Now: Four Sisters" By Kawama Kasutu
23 year old Zambian born Artist Kawama Kasutu, is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist from Dartmouth NS. The Inspiration in her work often blooms from within her communities, her passions for craftivism, community building and self expression. This piece highlights the beauty of the North End and its yearly shifts, while paying homage to the historical Black connections embedded within the North End.
Check out Kawama's art page here.
"Love and Light" By Rebecca Fernandes
Rebecca Fernandes is an illustrator and art educator based in Halifax. "This piece is inspired by a poem written by my partner about Hydrostone Market –On fair red evenings, with light dimming still, every passing friend has big shoes to fill. Grey and worn stone, built on damaged ground, each one tries to be better this time around. A simple hello, a kind word or two, though so different, we are all the same too".
Check out Rebecca's art page here.
"A Little Land Acknowledgment" By Tayla Fern Paul
Tayla Fern Paul is an Interdisciplinary Mi'kmaw Artist born in Kjipuktuk / Halifax, with connections to Pictou Landing, Sipekne'katik, and Eskasoni communities. As an Urban Artist living on her ancestral homelands also meant living in the North End community of Halifax, her art often focuses on Indigenous Presence and Sovereignty by producing culturally affirming work within urban spaces. Drawn from a well known photograph of Turtle Grove / Tufts Cove, a historic Mi'kmaw settlement where the Sipekne'katik River meets Kjipuktuk "Big Harbour" / Halifax Harbour, where land use was later given to a power plant and military base after the Halifax Explosion, this place and time represents the moment before our displacement from self organization. Contact Tayla at firstname.lastname@example.org
“BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, COLOURFUL PEOPLE” By Gloire Aelfaz Paluku
Gloire Aelfaz Paluku is a life-long visual artist –majoring in painting– who grew up in Kampala, Uganda, and was born in Congo. Gloire Aelfaz enjoys using different kinds of mediums from oils to acrylics, charcoal to pencil, and paper to canvas. They enjoy listening to hip-hop and afro music whenever they are doing their artwork. “The north end is a loving and welcoming community from the beautiful people to a colourful society. I feel at home in the north end.”
Check out Gloire's art page here.
These postcards can be found at various local businesses within the North End of Halifax.
Love Notes Contest
Visit your local, North End business and pick up a Love Note
Scan the QR code displayed with the Love Notes
Input your information, and be entered to WIN a North End prize pack!
Contest is open to legal residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their respective province or territory of residence at the time of entry. Winner(s) will be chosen at random. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. Winning entry will be verified. Winner will be required to pick up their prize from the NEBA office at 216-2099 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and/or Google+ are in no way associated with this contest.