Mary Lou Whitehorne
"Art is the successful communication of a valuable experience." — J. E. H. MacDonald, 1929

Past Events

18 Jul 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 Permanent Installation, Medical Day Unit, Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, NS Category: Other Reception: 18 Jul 2018

Another Chapter Concludes

Today I completed a project begun five months ago, shortly after Lloyd’s death. I wanted to find a way to acknowledge the remarkable compassionate care that Lloyd received from the Haematology Department and the Medical Day Unit at the Victoria General Hospital, during the seven years of his illness. I approached the QEII Foundation with a proposal, which was welcomed.

Today I watched as four of my paintings were installed permanently in the waiting room shared between the Haematology Department and the Medical Day Unit. There was instant, and very positive, feedback from the patients in the waiting room today, as well as nursing staff and QEII Foundation personnel. A small plaque with an artist’s statement was posted with the paintings.

I believe Lloyd would have been pleased. He possessed a generous spirit, and was appreciative of everything that everybody did for him through the course of his illness.

He and I spent a great deal of time in this waiting room. Over the years, we built relationships with many members of the nursing staff, especially in the MDU. Those nurses work exceptionally hard, and have a lot of interesting, valuable, and memorable things to say! They are champions. Their generosity of spirit and depth of compassion are truly remarkable.

It is my hope that this gift of original artworks will enliven the walls of the room. Nature is inspiring and uplifting to me. If these paintings provide some pleasure, or distraction, or a place to rest the eyes while thinking, then my goal has been achieved.
6 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018 In the Wild Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: The Craig Gallery, Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Reception: 6 Jun 2018
Here's your chance to see, experience, and acquire quality original artworks by local Halifax-area artists. Don't miss out!
7 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017 Dartmouth Visual Arts Society - Gallery Show & Sale Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: The Craig Gallery, Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, NS, Canada Reception: 7 Jun 2017
Come see and support what your local talented artists have been doing!
2 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016 My Canada: Landscapes East & West Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: Sackville Public Library 636 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

Solo exhibit of some of my small landscapes from the east and west extremes of Canada, in both watercolour and acrylic.

Library Open Hours:

Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

22 Sep 2016 - 24 Mar 2017 Bits and Pieces Category: Other Price: Free 20% of sales donated to DASC charity Venue: DASC Boardroom Gallery, DASC Industries 59 Dorey Ave, Dartmouth, NS
An exhibit of works by a small group of member artists from Dartmouth Visual Arts Society. Paintings hang in public spaces, boardrooms, and classrooms at DASC (Dartmouth Adult Service Centre). Paintings are swapped out two or three times a year. Visitors, staff, family, clients, and outside business groups use these spaces during week days. Lunch hour is usually available for viewing.