Friday, August 24, 2012

Cool Dog Rescue: Plant Sale Fundraiser This Saturday!

This Saturday at (August 25th) 11:00am  Swoon will be hosting a plant sale fundraiser for Cool Dog Rescue.

Cool Dog Rescue specializes in taking dogs from death row shelters in Quebec City and bringing them to NS for adoption. QC has the highest rate of animal abandonment in all of North America. And of those up to 80% are killed. CDR also works with a lot of rescues in NS and help take in as many local dogs as they can. 

Cool Dog has been donated some flowers/ plants. Daylillies, hostas, coreopsis and more! Please share and come out and support this group! 

Cool Dog Rescue Plant Sale 

Vote For Swoon for the Coast's "Best Of Halifax"!

It is that time of year again for the Coast’s Best of Halifax! Last year, with your help Swoon took Bronze for Best Art Gallery.  We hope that this year with your help we can take the win for Best Gallery, Best Furniture Store and Best Antique Store!

You don't need to live in Halifax to vote and you only need to answer 10 questions. You also have a chance at winning a $1000 shopping spree... who doesn't like to shop!
Get your spouses, family, friends and co-workers to vote too and repost the link on your walls! Voting ends Sept 20th.

I've attached the link to the voting below or you can find it at

Thank you for your continued support!

Brandt Eisner and Everyone at Swoon
Swoon - Best of Halifax!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Opening Aug 4th - Four Art Shows and A Book Launch

We're very excited about the upcoming opening reception at Swoon, for what will be one of the grandest sets of shows yet!  Please join us Saturday, August 4th from 2 - 5pm as we celebrate the openings of our August featured artists:
The four shows that are opening at this time are:

"Open Air" - this is a juried group show of paintings done en plein air (meaning completed outside).  The response to this call for submissions was fantastic and it was difficult to narrow down the selection.   

The show includes 60 pieces by 31 artists: Fabien Barabe, Flora Doehler, Anne Johnston, Annette Henderson, Carol Morrison, Colleen Galloway, Debbie Lamey-Macdonald, Colleen Underwood, Deborah Sweet, Denise Lanterman, Diane Fralich, Evgenia Makogon, Helen Opie, Bob Morouney, Andrea Pottyondy, Sarah Jane Conklin, Geoffrey Grantham, Suzanne Hastings-James, Isao Sanami Morrill, Susan Vitale, Jake Seibert, Judy MacIntosh, Kathryn Reith Blake, Laurel Haslett, Patricia Lindley, Rachael Peters, Robyn Howell, Rosemary Clark Young, Louise Schellenberg, Sandra Schwartz, and Rae Smith.

"Carvings" - recent carved, sculptural pieces by Ralph Pardy

"Gemini and Beyond" - a show of new abstract paintings by Anna Horsnell Wade


"Get Better" - a collaboration by SEVEN which is a collective of artists from rural NS.  This show consists of works in a variety of media inspired by a poem titled "Get Better" by member poet Kelly Marie Redcliffe.

Shows run until September 1st and images on works in the shows will be posted on our website in the week following the opening reception.

During the opening we will also be having the book launch for "What If Michelangelo Was A Telemarketer".  This is a humorous, illustrated, rhyming storybook by Susan Paczek.  Copies of the book will be available at Swoon for $10 each. 

We're also pleased to announce that Edible Matters is now open, to rave reviews, at 1345 Hammonds Plains Road.  Now when we get asked if there's a good coffee place or restaurant nearby, we can finally say yes!