265 Petite Riviere Road, Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia B4V 8W9
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Throughout his career, he has continued to design for the theatre – most recognized for his collaboration with Toronto playwright, George F. Walker. Blais’s theatre designs now form part of the collection at the University of Guelph Canadian Theatre Archive.
In 1982, Blais was commissioned by the Crime Writers of Canada, to create the original design for the Arthur Ellis Book Award – awarded annually to Canadian crime writers of both fiction and non-fiction.
A multi-talented artist, Blais has also enjoyed a long career as an actor since 1969. Most closely associated with the Toronto theatre, he has also appeared at theatres across the country including the Neptune Theatre, National Arts Centre and Theatre Calgary. In 1973, he appeared at the Shaw Festival and played a command performance for the Queen.
Twice nominated for the Dora Award for Best Actor in the Toronto theatre, he was also nominated for a Gemini Award in 1999 for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series. The previous year, he won the Best Actor Award at the Yorkton Film Festival.
In 1978, Blais was a guest instructor at the Nova Scotia College Of Art And Design.
His acrylics on canvas as well as his folk art and one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, can be seen at the MARITIME PAINTED SALTBOX GALLERY in Petite Riviere, Lunenburg Co, Nova Scotia.
The Maritime Painted Saltbox
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