Celebrating Our Diverse Artistic & Crafting Heritage

On June 6th, 2017, Nova Scotia's nine Regional Public Library systems and the Community Technology Network of Nova Scotia came together at the Truro Public Library to launch 150 Library Makers: Handcrafting Our Future.

Renowned Mi'kmaq artist Leonard Paul was the keynote speaker at the event, which officially began 150 days of celebrating learning, creating and making at public libraries across Nova Scotia. This is a province-wide Canada 150 initiative made possible by a $30,000 grant from the Department of Communities Culture and Heritage (CCH)'s 150 Forward Fund.

"I paint with a pencil and draw with a brush," says Leonard Paul to describe his artistic process. Known internationally for his exquisitely detailed portrayals of nature and its creatures, the Canadian Governor General’s Medal award-winning artist was born in Halifax and resides near Truro. In addition to his sought-after paintings and drawings, Mr. Paul has created cover art and illustrated several acclaimed books, including works for children.

Find more about Leonard Paul by visiting www.leonardpaul.com.