Artists Directory: Tri-County




No ArtsSmarts Nova Scotia dance artists registered in this region.



Rochelle K. Pyne (Yarmouth) Integrate the arts into teaching and learning with Rochelle Pyne. Students can demonstrate their knowledge and skill in multiple disciplines of knowledge by incorporating dance, music, theatre and the visual arts into the content material under study by designing musical instruments out of recycled materials, recording original music and producing performances to highlight periods in history. Enhance your lesson plans with an academically challenging, fun, community building ArtsSmarts project.

Kadijah Photiades (Digby), 902-245-2760 is a percussionist/singer/songwriter with 30 years experience in performance and 20 years teaching and facilitating. She has taught long and short drumming, song and dance programs in the schools  with a focus on West African and Middle Eastern rhythms. She also uses the drums to encourage well-being and cooperation.

Theatre / Literary


Linda Coakley (Yarmouth) 742-1945 Linda has over 30 years experience in drama and theatre arts. This dynamic woman has worked extensively in the Yarmouth area on a variety of drama projects with young people. She has also piloted a Theatre Arts course, founded a theatre school and delivered numerous theatre related workshops and presentations.

Louise Delisle (Shelburne) is an African Nova Scotian writer and visual artist.  Her work with Yarmouth Junior High School also incorporated exciting new forms of technology into the student's exploration of the rich African Nova Scotia history of the area.

Video / New Media


No ArtsSmarts Nova Scotia video/new media artists registered in this region.

Visual Arts


Carole Bartz (Yarmouth), 902-761-2668 has been in education for 39 years involved in such areas as: teaching, tutoring, literacy programs, ESL, and working with special needs students. As a professional photographer she is joining her experience in education to her knowledge and medium of the visual art of photography. She encourages her students to break out of the conventional bounds to present a new look expressing their individuality through the fulfilling and exciting means of photography.

Patty Challoner (Yarmouth)
is a painter with extensive experience working with children and youth.  Her mural work can be seen throughout the Yarmouth area and her painted windows are popular during holidays and events.  Patty has worked in local schools as well as offering her own art lessons for children.

Kelly Foxton (Bear River) is an interdisciplinary artist with experience in visual arts, craft, music, literary arts and more. She has also given workshops on First Nations culture and traditions, personal wellness and environmental accountability. My vision of an integrated arts program includes fun, hands on, age appropriate creative activities. - Foxton

François Gaudet (Clare/Digby Co.) is a photo based artist who works with photography and painting. These disciplines can be used together or separately as a means to encourage students to explore issues of identity and place through the art making process.

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.

Esther Saulnier (Yarmouth)
is a visual artist who enjoys working with young children.  Her work encompasses a wide variety of art disciplines and she has extensive experience working with children who face learning challenges.

Alison Stanton (Lockeport) is a potter who imagines a broad range of applications of her skills by fusing the design, manipulation and decoration of ceramics with math, science, language arts, social studies and personal development, geometry, earth sciences and cultural history.

Sharon Trueman (Bear River) uses art to assist teachers in meeting their teaching goals while bringing students to an awareness of how art enriches life and learning. She is familiar with various paint/ drawing techniques and has a background in art therapy and computer animation.