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Two Planks and a Passion Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-32
  • Fonds
  • 1990 - 2019
Fonds documents the management and theatrical productions of Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company from 1992-2016. Series include Administrative, Education and outreach, and Production records, the latter being divided into subseries reflecting the types of materials generated by theatrical productions, including prompt books, posters and programs, photographs and reviews. A sousfond, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, contains records illustrating the development of the Centre , which was founded by Two Planks' artistic directors, Chris O'Neill and Ken Schwartz.

Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company

Eyelevel Gallery fonds

  • MS-3-35
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2009
Fonds consists of documents created and collected by Eyelevel Gallery that reflect all aspects of the gallery’s management. The fonds includes artist files, slides, administrative files, publicity files (including press releases), correspondence, publications, financial documents, contracts, minutes of board of directors meetings, photographs, fundraising files and membership lists, audio and videocassettes, CDs, DVDs, books, and programmes, catalogues, posters, reviews, guest books, and miscellaneous files regarding exhibitions and events. Some digital records in this collection have been migrated from CD's.

Eyelevel Gallery.

Centre for Art Tapes tape collection

  • MS-3-46
  • Collection
  • 1970-2013
Collection contains over 1,300 video and audio tapes created by members or affiliates of the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The collection includes works created between 1975 and 2012.

Centre for Art Tapes

Letter to the Joseph Howe Festival

Item is a letter to the Joseph Howe Festival from Roger Savage regarding an exhibition of recent work by artists happening at the Eye Level Gallery.

Minutes of the board's meeting from May 28, 1975

Item is minutes from the board's meeting on May 28, 1975 at the Eye Level Gallery. Members present included Roger Savage, K. MacKeeman, John Greer, Hatti Prentiss, D. Purdy, and Joyce Hanson. The main issue discussed the resignation of the Coordinator, therefore the board voted that no board member could fill the coordinator position, which would have its own selection committee.

Minutes of a meeting of the Eye Level Gallery Board of Directors

Item is handwritten set of minutes of the second meeting of the Board of Directors of Eye Level Gallery, held at an unknown location on November 28, 1974. Present members were John Greer, David Haigh, Karl MacKeeman, Julia Schmitt Healy, and Roger Savage. The lack of any non-artists meant the board did not have quorum according to the rules outlined in the minutes of the first meeting. Nevertheless, the board had a full meeting and made a number of decisions, including the approval of a Michael Fernandes show in January 1975. The board also expressed hope that the Nova Scotia Department of Recreation would "help solve" a budget deficit by providing funds. The membership's early interest in the documentation of the gallery's activities are reflected in the board's decision to photograph each show but not provide an honorarium to photographers.

Coordinator's job description

Item is a typed document from Julia Schmitt Healy that outlines the Coordinator's job description after her resigned from the position. The document was written "off the top of my head" by Schmitt and is not organized. The document was pinned on the bullet board at the Eye Level Galley.

Board of directors meeting minutes

Item is a typed minutes of a Board of Directors meeting held on April 24, 1975 at the Eye Level Gallery. Present members were: Mary Kenny, Hatti Prentise, Don Purdy, Ketiher Laws, Roger Savage, John Greer, Karl MacKeeman, Julia Schmitt Healy, and David Haigh. The main topics discussed at the meeting included upcoming exhibitions and resignations of members.

Meeting minutes from the Eyelevel Gallery Board of Directors

Item is a handwritten set of minutes of a meeting the Board of Directors of Eyelevel Gallery held at an unknown location on December 19, 1974. Members present were Joyce Hanson, David Haish, Roger Savage, Hatti Prentiss, Julia Healy and John Greer with an absentee vote. The meeting discussed a Brunswick Street location, the gallery's budget, press release policies, and exhibitions at the Eyelevel Gallery for artists on the gallery's board.

Minutes of a meeting of the Eye Level Gallery Board of Directors

Item is a typed set of minutes from a meeting the Eye Level Gallery Board of Directors held on January 30, 1975. Members present included John Greer, Karl MacKeeman, Hatti Prentiss, Joyce Hanson, Julia Healy and Roger Savage. The meeting was mainly regarding future exhibition work at the gallery space. Michael Fernandes' show was discussed in terms that the artist would account for the $150 advertising and opening fee. Board members should also have the possibility of having an exhibition at the Eye Level when they are a member of the Board. The members voted on seven potential shows to have at the gallery, which included shows by Jeanne Arsenault, Karl McKeeman, Ken Curran, Ron Shuebrook, and Roger Savage. It was decided that a letter was to be sent to Mary Kenny requesting her to fulfil her obligations as a board member, a later decision would be made regarding her resignation.

General meeting announcement

Item is a typed memo by Eye Level Gallery notifying the general members about a meeting held on March 20, 1975 at the gallery's location at 5785 West Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The letter is from Julia Healy, the Co-ordinator for the Board of Directors of the Eye Level Gallery.

Minutes of a board of directors meeting

Item is typed meeting minutes of the Board of Directors at Eye Level Galley which happened on March 27, 1975 at 5785 West Street in Halifax. This meeting had David Haigh, Karl MacKeeman, Don Purdy, Joyce Hanson, Hatti Pretniss, Ketih Laws, Julia Schmitt Healy and John Greer present. During the meeting Michael Fernandes brought up communication issues regarding the lack of input and intentions between the gallery and its members. Other topics of conversation included funding, the roles of the board, becoming non-profit, and membership exhibitions.

Memo the general members of Eye Level Gallery

Item consists of a memo to the general members of Eye Level Gallery about the gallery's recent change "to combine a core group with a membership". The memo also addresses dissatisfaction among the members of the gallery, and that proposals regarding the issues would be welcome to be sent to the gallery's board.

Recommendations to the board of directors

Item is a typed set of recommendations "concerning the reorganization of the structure and status of general membership and Board of Directors of Eye Level Gallery." This document reflects the results of a meeting held on November 27, 1975, when the gallery changed its membership structure to be a core group with a membership, which had affected fees, commitment and the Board of Directors.

Resignation letters from Sue Beaver and Ron Shuebrook

Item is a resignation letter from Sue Beaver from the Co-ordinator position and Ron Shuebrook from the Board of Directors and General Membership at Eye Level Gallery. Sue writes eight reasons for her resignation from the Co-ordinator position on January 15, 1976, which includes a lack of respect, unrealistic attitudes regarding money, lack of firm definitions and policies and practices which she regards as immoral and unethical. Ron writes in his letter from January 21, 1976 that there are many reasons for his resignation, which includes a lack of professionalism, a financial crisis of the gallery which was a result of unprofessional behaviour, and his move to Canning, Nova Scotia which left him feeling disconnected from the gallery.

Also included in the item is a letter to members of the Eye Level Gallery stating an urgent matter has come up and a meeting needed to happen on January 15, 1976 at Eye Level by Michael Fernandes and Sue Beaver. A letter addressed to Sue Beaver from Brenda Wallace, the Visual Arts Officer for the Program of Assistance to Art Galleries and Museums states her acceptance of Beaver's resignation from the Eye Level Gallery.

Report to the members of Eye Level Gallery

Item is a report sent to the members of Eye Level Gallery to make note of and bring awareness to the important issues that were discussed at the last Board of Directors meeting. Sue Beaver resigned from the position of Co-ordinator, which was accepted by the Board. Ron Savage presented on a financial report of the gallery's funds, which was a "discovery that the Gallery is in serious financial difficulties". Michael Fernandes presented a proposal for the structural reorganization of Eye Level Gallery.

Letter to Ron Shuebrook regarding resignation

Item is a letter to Ron Shuebrook from Garry Conway about Shuebrook's resignation from the Eye Level Gallery's Board of Directors. Conway acknowledges the reasons for Shuebrook's resignation, but states that it is the lack of management and administration skills that have lead to the current dismay that the gallery is in.

Karl MacKeeman's resignation letter

Item consists of a letter from Karl MacKeeman stating his resignation from the Eye Level Gallery, as he cannot maintain close contact with the gallery while living outside Nova Scotia.

Minutes from Meetings in Liverpool and Halifax

Item consists of a meeting minutes from a Liverpool meeting on September 24, 1977 and from Halifax October 6, 1977. The two meetings aimed to fill the Director position that Garry Conway left. Items discussed at the meetings included Canada Council funding, members of the gallery and future exhibitions.

Parallel cooperative galleries : [report]

Item consists of a report entitled "Parallel Cooperative Galleries", which was created to assist artists in serving the needs of their artistic community. There are eligibility guidelines for this assistance, an outline for the operating, programming and salary expenses that are eligible to be assisted with, and a guideline for applications for assistance.

Ken Martin : recent works

Item is a handbill or pamphlet for an art exhibition of Ken Martin's recent works at Eye Level Gallery from September 8 to 27th.

1981 list of Directors at Eye Level Gallery

Item consists of a list of Directors for the Eye Level Gallery that was sent to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies. The list includes the names of the members, their occupation and role at Eye Level Gallery.

Meeting minutes from an Eye Level Gallery Board of Directors meeting that occurred on September 27, 1983

Item consists of meeting minutes that had Michael Fernandes, Brian Paul, Cathy MacGillivray, David Craig, Diane Moore, Marina Stewart, John Murchie, Gary Conway, Stephen Horne, Ron Shuebrook, Danica Jojich and John Greer. The meeting discussed upcoming exhibitions, financial statements, a letter by Marina Stewart, the mailing list, and upcoming meetings.

Correspondence to Canada Council

Item consists of a letter to the Program of Assistance to Galleries and Museums of the Canada Council from Marina Stewart correcting an error John Murchie had made in their financial report.

Agenda for Board of Directors meeting, September 9, 1982

Item consists of an agenda for a Board of Directors meeting for the Eye Level Gallery. Topics on the agenda included: Marina Stewart's letter regarding finances, the new director, 1983 programming, financial reports, and review of proposals.

Meeting minutes from January 1983 with a list of 1983 exhibitions

Item consists of minutes from a Board of Eye Level Gallery meeting. The minutes include Ron Shuebrook announcing an open meeting for professional artists in the community, and David Craig reporting on a funding application. The meeting also produced a list of upcoming exhibitions happening in the gallery.

1983/84 overview for the Eye Level Gallery

Item consists of a "sketch" for the upcoming 1983 and 1984 years at the Eye Level Gallery, which lists the various upcoming events and needs for the gallery. The document lists the necessities for the gallery: a secretary/office manager, membership change, and a public relations plan. A floor-plan of the gallery is included. The document includes future plans for program suggestions, lecture series, projected budget, income projection, grants, and special projects.

Notes for Eye Level Gallery Board Meeting

Item consists of a list of points written by John Murchie about issues with the Eye Level Gallery. This documents discusses: the gallery's members, the role of the Board, outreach and collaboration with the local community and the gallery's programming.

Letter to Eye Level Gallery board members

Item consists of a letter addressed to the Eye Level Gallery's board members regarding background information for an upcoming Board Meeting. Issues discussed in this letter are the consolidation of the fall schedule, the allocation of surplus funds and summer renovations.
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