artsScene PEI Holiday Cocktail Hour

artsScene PEI hosted an evening of holiday food & drink, featuring a new collection of artwork by Norma Jean MacLean and a screening of seasonal short films from the National Film Board of Canada.

About the artist: Norma Jean MacLean
New work will feature a series of digital prints that visually process and organize past actions into new forms. The digital deconstruction of an oil painting made as an act of letting go is reconstructed into new defined forms in an attempt to keep it together.

About the films: National Film Board of Canada
From the NFB's database, an excellent online resource for Canadian content, we'll be screening some of our favourite wintery short films throughout the evening to make our spirits bright! Our picks include The Story of Christmas (Evelyn Lambart, 1973), It's Snow (Gayle Thomas, 1974), Christmas Cracker (Jeff Hale, Norman McLaren, Grant Munro & Gerald Potterton, 1963), and a few surprises :)

About the host: artsScene PEI
artsScene PEI is a local chapter of a national program from Business for the Arts. The program aims to make meaningful connections between young professionals and their local arts communities through fun, non-intimidating activities (like this one!)

Thank you to everyone who made it out!