To celebrate our 40th anniversary, Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) will present a lecture by the poet, essayist, author and cultural critic Lewis Hyde. This event will explore questions related to the value and meaning of art in contemporary life as well as alternative ways in which we can measure the importance and value of art, culture and creativity in our society as a whole. Lewis Hyde wrote The Gift, a book that offers a “brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities”. The lecture will take place on March 28, 2017 at 7pm. A reception will be held in advance of the lecture at 6pm. The event is free but attendees must reserve tickets in advance via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-public-life-of-the-imagination-by-lewis-hyde-tickets-32299456544?aff=es2

Location: 
Paul O’ Regan Hall in the Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS.
Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event Contact: 
Carri MacKay Programming Coordinator Visual Arts Nova Scotia vans@visualarts.ns.ca