The Globe’s 2020 shop local holiday gift guide: 55 Canadian small businesses you can support this season
Visitors' own Tara Wells and her flowers have been featured in this year's Globe and Mail 2020 Gift Guide ! We're so pleased to be in the ranks with so many great makers—shout out to Maritimes makers Maggie Jayne, Wabanaki Maple, Fellow Earthlings, and Little Brummie! (who we also carry at Visitors––shop her hand-printed tea towels.)
If this year has taught us anything, it’s that home is where the heart is, and supporting small businesses is essential to seeing Canadian communities thrive. For the 2020 edition of our gift guide, Randi Bergman has done just that, compiling province-by-province tips for stylish presents plus inspired picks from our northern territories. They all ensure the power of giving extends beyond your holiday list.
Find Alice and her companions in the Flower Shop. Find out more about Tara Wells and her art practice in a piece written by Christiana Myers: Tara Wells at Visitors.
Sackville-based artist Tara Wells uses recycled materials such as buttons and guitar strings to create one-of-a-kind floral sculptures that will keep it colourful inside, all winter long.
By Christiana Myers
The work of Tara Wells is the stuff of a breezy summer day on the Tantramar Marsh, when the sauntering conversation between friends dips out of playful banter into the deeper, darker stuff—art, the planet, life, and grief.
7 February - 4 April 2020
Hailey Guzik is an emerging Canadian artist working in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, QC. Everything Out of Place is a collection of new artwork by Hailey Guzik opening at Visitors on February 7th, 2020. The exhibition explores social attitudes towards landscapes and the tradition of landscape painting in art.
October 18, 2019 - January 11, 2020
Amy Ash is a Saint John based artist, curator and educator. In a new exhibition spanning four collections of work, Ash invites us to reflect on collective memory. In Bodies of Work, she threads together found imagery with shapes performed by bodies at work. She presents us visual narratives that transform the familiar ways of remembering—photographic evidence and muscle memory—allowing us to create new connections between them.