Artists Directory: Conseil scolaire acadien provincial


ArtsSmarts Nova Scotia is currently seeking French speaking artists (and other artists with strong connections to this cultural community) to register with the program.

Increasing ties with the Acadian and francophone community is one of the main goals of the ArtsSmarts Nova Scotia program for 2007-2008. 





Mary Beth Carty (Antigonish) is a writer, folk-singer, multi-instrumentalist, visual-artist, dancer, and educator who transforms traditions into creations. Students learn and write songs, make percussion instruments or books, learn dances, and create a performance!  Mary Beth is bilingual and also offers a program celebrating Acadian folk traditions for core French, immersion, and Acadian schools.

Theatre / Literary


Sophie Bérubé (Wolfville) writer, actress and bilingual teacher shares her passion for fiction and the symbiotic relationship it can have with history and especially the Acadian experience. Students practice spoken and written French language skills in performance pieces they create.

Martine Jacquot (Waterville) 538-3668 is a bilingual (French and English) artist.  She has given many workshops with schools, universities and writers' groups and can relate to most aspects of writing: short story, novel, poetry and journalism. Martine has many tricks to trigger the imagination and the psychology behind discovering oneself and others.

Video / New Media


Dominique Gusset (Duncans Cove) has extensive experience in the film industry and as an instructor for various workshops on animation and film making. She also has an interest in theater, music and new media and is particularly interested in Francophone collaborations.

Denise Robichaud (Church Point) is a bilingual ceramic artist and photographer who also runs her own studio and gallery on the Acadian Shore of Saint Mary's Bay. She has also been involved with area schools; teaching drawing, painting, pottery and photography for the last 6 years for students in grades 3-10.


Visual Arts


Charlotte Reinhold (Hubley) produces and teaches art in her studio in Hubley. She has extensive experience working with public and private schools and speaks 3 languages: French, German and English. Charlotte has also been involved with the Viewfinders Film Festival and youth groups for Services Canada.