Experiments in Printmaking | Saint John Arts Centre
Sep
18
to Oct 16

Experiments in Printmaking | Saint John Arts Centre

Join artist Nathan Cann for this exciting printmaking workshop! Using a variety of materials such as oil, ink, graphite and watercolour, you will learn new skills and techniques  in exploratory printing. These workshop is perfect for all skill levels, as this school of printing abandons the rules and guidelines of more traditional printing in favour of experimental adventure!

Wednesdays, 7-9PM • September 18 – October 16, 2019 (5 weeks) • Cost: $90 (supplies included)


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Intro to Video and Filmmaking
Oct
1
to Nov 5

Intro to Video and Filmmaking

Coming this Fall: Are you a teen who loves creating videos? Are you a movie addict? Are you think about going to school for film? This course is perfect for you!

Join filmmaker Michael Mohan for an exciting six-week course in filmmaking. With a small maximum class size of only four participants, this is the perfect way to get one-on-one experience in creating films!

This introductory course teaches the basics of cinematic storytelling which will include formal elements, genre, and narrative structure. You will learn to recognize, analyze, describe and enjoy film as an art and entertainment form. By the end of the course, you will develop the skills to create a short film of their own imagining!

NEW DATES AND TIMES: Tuesdays, 7-9pm • October 1 – November 5 (6 weeks) • Cost: $110 • For ages 14+

Equipment to bring:

  • Video recording device (Cell phone is encouraged, iphone 5 or higher)

    1. Appropriate charging cables for phone or video camera

    2. Tripod (if available)

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2nd Creative Connections Conference | UNB
Oct
23
to Oct 26

2nd Creative Connections Conference | UNB

  • Fredericton 3 Bailey Drive Fredericton, NB, E3B Canada (map)
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October 24-26, 2019

UNB Fredericton 3 Bailey Drive

Creativity is leading the wave of innovation and change globally. Opportunities to share knowledge and strategies about the interdisciplinary and problem-solving potential of creativity are now critical in meeting the social, cultural and economic needs of today’s world.

This conference will be interactive and multidimensional; offering a variety of sessions designed to capture the imagination, inspire and engage participants through creative processes and problem solving. Participants will gain a greater understanding of creativity, its impact on our lives and how it can be used to address and solve real-life problems.

The guiding principles of the conference relate to the mission of the Atlantic Centre for Creativity. This interdisciplinary centre brings together disparate groups to explore how collaborative critical and creative engagement can be used to problem-solve, raise important dialogue, strengthen creative economies, and invigorate communities.

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Beaverbrook Gallery anniversary workshops |  The Original Blueprint: Cyanotype workshop
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Beaverbrook Gallery anniversary workshops | The Original Blueprint: Cyanotype workshop

  • 703 Queen Street Fredericton, NB, E3B 1C4 Canada (map)
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60th anniversary workshop: Karen Stentaford: The Original Blueprint: Cyanotype workshop

SEP 21

A special series of creative activities in celebration of the Gallery’s diamond anniversary. All workshops: Ages 16 and up. Maximum of 20 participants. All materials are included in the fee.

To register: Contact the front desk at emailbag@beaverbrookartgallery.org or by calling (506) 458-2028.

Karen Stentaford: The Original Blueprint: Cyanotype workshop
$30 non-members, $25 members

Before digital photography, before Polaroid, before print film, before everything you know about film photography, there was cyanotype – a process dating back to 1842. In this hands-on workshop participants will use the sun’s rays to expose photographs without a camera. Chemistry preparation, coating surfaces, exposing and developing images will be covered. The process is immediate, the images are blue, and the results are magical.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own semi-transparent materials such as black and white negatives, x-rays, collected natural materials such as pressed leaves and flowers, or photocopies of drawings to experiment with. All other materials will be supplied.

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Beaverbrook Gallery Anniversary Workshops | Richard Flynn: Painting with the Blues
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Beaverbrook Gallery Anniversary Workshops | Richard Flynn: Painting with the Blues

  • 703 Queen Street Fredericton, NB, E3B 1C4 Canada (map)
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60th anniversary workshop: Richard Flynn: Painting with the Blues – and a few other colours

SEP 14

A special series of creative activities in celebration of the Gallery’s diamond anniversary. All workshops: Ages 16 and up. Maximum of 20 participants. All materials are included in the fee.

To register: Contact the front desk at emailbag@beaverbrookartgallery.org or by calling (506) 458-2028.

$50 non-members, $40 members
Soft pastel on varied surfaces; live music for inspiration

With inspiration from live music (musicians to be announced) participants will create a work of art in soft pastels on a surface of their choice. 

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60th Anniversary Workshop: Trudy Gallagher | Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

60th Anniversary Workshop: Trudy Gallagher | Beaverbrook Art Gallery

A special series of creative activities in celebration of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s diamond anniversary. All workshops: Ages 16 and up. Maximum of 20 participants. All materials are included in the fee.

To register: Contact the front desk at emailbag@beaverbrookartgallery.org or by calling (506) 458-2028.

Trudy Gallagher: Personalized art t-shirts – anniversary edition
$40 non-members, $30 members

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Sculpting the Torso | Saint John Ate Centre
Aug
26
to Aug 30

Sculpting the Torso | Saint John Ate Centre

SJAC is thrilled to welcome back classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy! This summer, Melissa offers a special week-long torso sculpting course. Combining demos and lots of hands-on sculpting time, students will work through observing a live model.

Students will practice the techniques of modelling a small-scale torso in clay from a live model.
Instruction will include ideas such as:

  • how to set up a model and sculpture effectively

  • techniques of observation

  • finding accurate proportions and body type

  • understanding the underlying anatomical structure

  • looking and understanding the gesture of the torso

  • finding and building specific shapes

  • compositional decision making

  • surface quality, texture, and technique

August 26-30, 2019 (Mon-Fri) • 9:30AM-4:30PM (1 hr break for lunch) • Cost: $400; all supplies included • Space is limited, maximum of 6 participants

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Crit Nights! | Connexion Arc | Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Crit Nights! | Connexion Arc | Charlotte Street Arts Centre

Are you an artist seeking feedback on your work? CRIT NIGHTS are back for the summer! Bring your in-progress or finished work for an informal critical discussion.

They welcome artists at any stage in their career to network with fellow artists, practice delivering constructive criticism to others, and to contextualize their work as a valuable contribution to the community. Although the session will be facilitated from a visual arts perspective, all creative disciplines are welcome to participate.

Please join them at 6:30 pm at Connexion ARC, Charlotte Street Arts Centre room 133.

Upcoming sessions:
June 26
July 24
August 21

RSVP to info@connexionarc.org or 478-4484; capacity may be limited to allow each artist time with the group. Please let them know in advance if you require audio/visual equipment for video, digital, or sound-based works.

Accessibility notes:
The Charlotte Street Arts Centre auditorium is fully accessible via elevator from the new ground floor entrance located on the right side of the building, approaching from Charlotte Street. There is an all-genders, wheelchair accessible washroom on the second floor, and two sets of gendered washrooms, each equipped with a wheelchair accessible stall, located on the first and second floors. Please call (506) 478-4484 or email info@connexionarc.org if you require assistance or have any questions.

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Fundy FRINGE Festival
Aug
19
to Aug 25

Fundy FRINGE Festival

  • 112 Princess Street Saint John, NB, E2L 1K4 Canada (map)
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August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until August 24, 2019

Get in on the Fringe!

Fundy FRINGE Festival – August 19-24

A 20 act line-up of edgy, out of the ordinary performance art and a full host of exciting after-hours activities. Year seven offers a unique blend of local, national and international acts of drama, comedy, music, magic and much more!

Festival passes go on sale August 1.

www.fundyfringefestival.com

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Thirdshift | Third Space
Aug
16
to Aug 17

Thirdshift | Third Space

  • Saint John 17 Canterbury Street Saint John, NB, E2L 2C3 Canada (map)
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THIRD SHIFT is a festival of public contemporary artworks presented by Third Space, a not-for-profit artist-run centre in Saint John, New Brunswick. Established in 2015, THIRD SHIFT aims to offer citizens a unique opportunity to engage with contemporary art and re-imagine their city.

Uptown Saint John, Friday August 16th

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Downtown Fredericton Gallery Hop
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Downtown Fredericton Gallery Hop

Head downtown to the heart of the city to stroll from gallery to gallery to see some of the best established and emerging artists from across New Brunswick!
Don’t miss the live entertainment featured in intimate gallery settings. Free admission

Make a night out of it with a visit to a local patio, FREE entertainment in Officers' square and end the night with a stroll through the Garrison Night Market!

Participating galleries:
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Gallery 78
Gallery on Queen
Connexion Artist-Run Centre
The George Fry Gallery
Charlotte Street Arts Centre
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Imprégnez-vous de l'atmosphère du centre-ville, en circulant de galerie en galerie et découvrez les oeuvres de quelques-uns des meilleurs artistes établis et émergents du Nouveau-Brunswick.

Ne manquez pas les spectacles en direct présentés dans des galeries intimes. Entrée libre

Passez une soirée en visitant une terrace et terminez la soirée par une promenade au marché en soirée de la garnison!

Galeries participantes :
Galerie d'art Beaverbrook
Galerie 78
Gallery on Queen
Connexion ARC
Galerie George Fry
Centre des arts de la rue Charlotte

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Portrait Sculpture | Saint John Arts Centre
Aug
12
to Aug 16

Portrait Sculpture | Saint John Arts Centre

SJAC is thrilled to welcome back classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy! This summer, Melissa offers a special week-long portrait sculpting course. Combining demos and lots of hands-on sculpting time, students will work through observing a live model.

Melissa will help you to make the most of time-tested classical methods in sculpting the human face:
– setting up a portrait in clay
– establishing a consistent perspective
– finding ‘points of truth’
– looking for structure and likeness in a portrait
– how to look for and map out forms
– setting up symmetry in three dimensions

About the Instructor

Melissa Kennedy is a Hampton, NB native; she earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from UNB and NBCCD, and is a graduate of The Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. In her second year she was honoured to receive a prize for ‘best drawing in the sculpture department’ and was the recipient of an assistant teacher scholarship.

She is presently on faculty at the Academy as a principle instructor of drawing in the sculpture program, specializing in pencil, ink and charcoal media. Images shown are examples of Melissa’s work.

August 12 – 16, 2019 (Mon-Fri) • 9:30AM-4:30PM (1 hr break for lunch) • Cost: $400; all supplies included • Space is limited, maximum of 6 participants

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Make Some Mugs (or Bowls!) Saint John Arts Centre
Aug
10
to Aug 17

Make Some Mugs (or Bowls!) Saint John Arts Centre

Everyone loves to enjoy their beverages in handmade mugs (and snacks in handmade bowls!) In this class, students will join Molly Davidson for two Saturdays to make a set of mugs or bowls on the wheel, learn creative handbuilding techniques, and create unique handles for their mugs. Make them tall or wide, ornate or simple. Step into the rhythm of making your own ceramics and see your ideas come to life; the sky is the limit. Class limited to four participants for plenty of personal instruction and time on the wheel.

SUMMER SESSION: Saturdays, August 10 & 17, 2019 • 10am-2:30 pm (30 mins break for lunch) • Cost: $165.00 (all supplies, glazes and firing included)

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Seven Pillars of Painting with Claudia Munro Kerr
Aug
5
to Aug 8

Seven Pillars of Painting with Claudia Munro Kerr

  • 139 Water Street St. Andrews, NB, E5B 1A7 Canada (map)
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August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 8 @ 5:00 pm

$350

Course Description
While keeping an eye on the various disciplines within the theory of plein air painting: value, colour, light, composition, anatomy, perspective and gesture, we will strive to apply paint loosely with speed and vitality, while taking in the ever-changing natural surroundings of St. Andrews.

Experience level preferred
Intermediate

Artist Biography
Claudia Munro Kerr grew up in Scotland and Spain and trained at the City and Guilds of London, the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Arts and the Grand Central Academy. Claudia holds a B.A. Honours Degree in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, England, and lives in New York with her husband and two young children.

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Owens Gallery | From A to Zine
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Owens Gallery | From A to Zine

  • 61 York Street Sackville, NB, E4L 1E1 Canada (map)
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This Sappy Sunday come hang out at the Owens Art Gallery for a fun-filled afternoon of button and zine making. You have full artistic control in this event, giving you the freedom to tell your stories. With just the fold of a crisp white piece of paper, the snip of your scissors, a good pen, and a dab of glue, you can create your own zine! Yes, just paper, scissors, a pen, and glue will allow your zine to come true! Publish your zine on our photocopier and donate a copy to our new Teeny Tiny Zine Library, if you choose.

Oh, wait, we have more! You can also design and create your very own buttons using our handy button press.

Whether it’s a collaborative zine, wearable art in the form of a button, or a button to complement your zine, what you do is up to you!

Bring a friend and build a little DIY time into your SappyFest weekend. Drop-in for half an hour or stay for two.

FREE, no registration required, all materials provided, open to everyone, all ages.

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Becoming | Sunbury Shores
Aug
2
to Aug 24

Becoming | Sunbury Shores

  • 139 Water Street St. Andrews, NB, E5B 1A7 Canada (map)
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AUGUST 2 – 24, 2019
OPENING AUGUST 2, 5-7PM

An exhibit of rug hooked images and paintings by Alexandrya Eaton

A Sunbury Shores Juried Exhibition

Becoming consists of fifteen paintings and fifteen hooked rugs. Originally inspired by my grandmother, and the grief that followed her passing, this series of work is a testament to the powerful force that exists between generations of women. Becoming speaks to both personal and cultural experience.

This exhibition is currently on view at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton from July 10 – October 7, 2018.

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Charlotte Street Arts Centre Gallery Exhibition
Aug
1
5:00 PM17:00

Charlotte Street Arts Centre Gallery Exhibition

  • 732 Charlotte Street Fredericton, NB, E3B 1M5 Canada (map)
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"Absence" by Katrina Slade

The Charlotte Street Arts Centre is proud to announce that we will be hosting our gallery opening THIS THURSDAY August 1st from 5-7pm!!

"Absence" by Katrina Slade will be presented in the Charlotte Glencross Gallery and Artreach will be showcasing work from various camps in the Penny Gallery!

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ART IN FLORENCE: FRA ANGELICO, RADICAL MONKS, AND A BONFIRE OF VANITIES
Jul
31
8:00 PM20:00

ART IN FLORENCE: FRA ANGELICO, RADICAL MONKS, AND A BONFIRE OF VANITIES

  • Charlotte Street Saint John, NB, E2L Canada (map)
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Jones Gallery curator, Sarah Jones, presents the third talk in a summer-long lecture series on Art in Florence. Tonight Sarah shares her favourite place to visit in Florence: the Dominican convent of San Marco. They will discuss the work and impact of two of its most famous inhabitants from the Renaissance period - artist Fra Angelico and radical preacher and friar Girolamo Savonarola. Sarah will look at Fra Angelico’s remarkable fresco cycle inside San Marco. They will then turn to Savonarola’s radical teachings, influence over Florence, and his (fiery) legacy.

Each lecture in the Art in Florence series is a stand-alone talk. No previous attendance or Florence-knowledge necessary!

Art history lectures at Jones Gallery are free and open to the public. Donations to support the ongoing lecture series are gratefully accepted by not required.

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FLOURISH Festival 2020 : Shiftwork Studio 384 Queen St
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

FLOURISH Festival 2020 : Shiftwork Studio 384 Queen St

They are getting ready for FLOURISH Festival 2020!

Join the Flourish crew on Wednesday the 31st of July for their annual open meeting. Everyone is welcome.

They will be discussing
~ Financials & Funding Streams
~ Inclusivity & Diversity
~ Community Engagement
~ Programming Ideas
& more!

They will also be welcoming several new board members to the team! They will have applications for others who are interested in joining at the meeting as well.

If you're interested in being more involved in FLOURISH Festival - or if you just want to know more about them, please come along!

The meeting will be from 6pm-8pm with snacks and drinks provided. It will be hosted in Shiftwork Studio (above Backstreet Records and Bellwether at 384 Queen St). Shiftwork Studio unfortunately is not an accessible space.

Questions? Email at flourishfredericton@gmail.com

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FAA Artists in Residence presents Melanie Buyting & Mary Grant | NBCCD Barracks
Jul
29
12:00 PM12:00

FAA Artists in Residence presents Melanie Buyting & Mary Grant | NBCCD Barracks

Local painter Melanie Buyting and rug hooking artist Mary Grant will work on art projects from July 29 to August 4 as part of the summerresidence series in the Soldiers’ Barracks.

Mary Buyting, who has submitted her work to the Isaac’s Way, Abbey Cafe, and Max Institution Art Auctions, will be creating three paintings on wooden canvases using acrylic and oil paints, and gold, silver, and copper leaf. The multiple mediums will be used to represent the changing of New Brunswick’s seasons.

Mary Grant, who has been practicing her craft for 17 years and who has taught rug hooking courses across the Maritimes since 2012, will be taking suggestions for trees that are native to the Fredericton area and hook them into an Ingraham Family Mat, and paint it with wool-fabric and yarn.

The artist residencies, organized by the Fredericton Arts alliance, encourage visitors to interact with the artists. The studio is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday, and from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday. For further information contact Katie FitzRandolph at 478-8045 orpresident@frederictonartsalliance.ca. Back to top.

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The Colville Gallery
Jul
25
4:30 PM16:30

The Colville Gallery

14 May 2016 - 31 July 2019

A permanent exhibition space devoted to the work of Alex Colville (1920-2013), one of Canada's most celebrated artists and one of Mount Allison University's best known graduates. The Gallery features the installation of the mural Athletes, commissioned by Mount Allison for its new Athletic Centre in 1961. Designed around the theme of the student athlete, the mural was the focal point of the new building; it remained there for over 50 years, until its present installation in the stable and secure environment of Owens Art Gallery. Other artworks by Colville are also on view, including many of the preparatory drawings for Athletes and examples of the artist's serigraphs.

Image: Alex Colville, Athletes, 1961, oil and synthetic resin on board

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Crit Nights! | Connexion Arc: Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

Crit Nights! | Connexion Arc: Charlotte Street Arts Centre

Are you an artist seeking feedback on your work? CRIT NIGHTS are back for the summer! Bring your in-progress or finished work for an informal critical discussion.

Connexion Arc welcomes artists at any stage in their career to network with fellow artists, practice delivering constructive criticism to others, and to contextualize their work as a valuable contribution to the community. Although the session will be facilitated from a visual arts perspective, all creative disciplines are welcome to participate.

Please join them at 6:30 pm at Connexion ARC, Charlotte Street Arts Centre room 133.

Upcoming sessions:
June 26
July 24
August 21

RSVP to info@connexionarc.org or 478-4484; capacity may be limited to allow each artist time with the group. Please let them know in advance if you require audio/visual equipment for video, digital, or sound-based works.

Accessibility notes:
The Charlotte Street Arts Centre auditorium is fully accessible via elevator from the new ground floor entrance located on the right side of the building, approaching from Charlotte Street. There is an all-genders, wheelchair accessible washroom on the second floor, and two sets of gendered washrooms, each equipped with a wheelchair accessible stall, located on the first and second floors. Please call (506) 478-4484 or email info@connexionarc.org if you require assistance or have any questions.

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Bringing Queer History to Light - Pre-Show Discussion | Queer Heritage Initiative: Black Box Theatre 51 Dineen Drive
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Bringing Queer History to Light - Pre-Show Discussion | Queer Heritage Initiative: Black Box Theatre 51 Dineen Drive

FRUIT MACHINE – PRE-SHOW CHAT
‘Bringing Queer History to Light’

Black Box Theatre
51 Dineen Drive
Tuesday July 23 2019
6:30PM – 7:15PM
Door by Goodwill Donation
(Proceeds will be given to a local LGBTQ+ organization.)

NotaBle Acts Festival and the coop invite you to join them for a critical conversation about the importance of researching, documenting and sharing queer history that we hope will frame the presentation of the new work, Fruit Machine. The discussion will feature the voices of Fruit Machine creator and Artistic Director, Alex Rioux, The Queer Heritage Initiative Co-Founders, Dusty Green and Meredith Batt and RCMP purge survivor Diane Doiron and will be moderated by coop Co-Artistic Director Lisa Anne Ross

The conversation is meant to highlight the need to actively archive and document queer history, which was until recently suppressed and hidden, to explore specifically the barbaric practices of the RCMP perpetrated against their LGBTQ+ members from the 50’s to the 90’s and to examine the importance of theatre and other arts forms in bringing these stories to the public eye.

Please join them after the chat for a Pay What You Can performance of the coop’s Fruit Machine that uses physical theatre to unpack the questionable practices of the RCMP that targeted the LGBTQ+ community in the 50’s and 60’s.

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AFN Social and Cultural Events:
Jul
23
to Jul 25

AFN Social and Cultural Events:

July 23-25

St. Mary’s First Nation and the city of Fredericton will have the honour of hosting the 40th Annual General Assembly for the Assembly of First Nations.

This is an exciting opportunity to welcome visiting First Nations Chiefs and community representatives to New Brunswick and celebrate First Nations culture through music, storytelling, dance, art, food, workshops and off-site excursions.

They will have an extensive itinerary of activities planned for AFN attendees and the general public, including an Interactive Cultural Village, an Indigenous Artists Showcase and a Cultural Market. These activities will take place July 20th-25th, 2019.

Continue to check out the AGA page for updates and information about these exciting Social and Cutural Events!

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Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Classics to Romantics | Beaverbrook Art Gallery

In this concert, musicians from the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival present music from the transition of the classical to the romantic periods. Enjoy the music of Beethoven and Crusell, reflecting the period of The Fountain of Indolence. Musicians include: Nadia Francavilla, violin, Mark Kleyn, viola, Emily Kennedy, cello, Richard Hornsby clarinet.

Admission by donation, all are welcome to attend.

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Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00

Downtown Fredericton Gallery Hop

Head downtown to the heart of the city to stroll from gallery to gallery to see some of the best established and emerging artists from across New Brunswick!
Don’t miss the live entertainment featured in intimate gallery settings. Free admission

Make a night out of it with a visit to a local patio, FREE entertainment in Officers' square and end the night with a stroll through the Garrison Night Market!

Participating galleries:
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Gallery 78
Gallery on Queen
Connexion Artist-Run Centre
The George Fry Gallery
Charlotte Street Arts Centre
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Imprégnez-vous de l'atmosphère du centre-ville, en circulant de galerie en galerie et découvrez les oeuvres de quelques-uns des meilleurs artistes établis et émergents du Nouveau-Brunswick.

Ne manquez pas les spectacles en direct présentés dans des galeries intimes. Entrée libre

Passez une soirée en visitant une terrace et terminez la soirée par une promenade au marché en soirée de la garnison!

Galeries participantes :
Galerie d'art Beaverbrook
Galerie 78
Gallery on Queen
Connexion ARC
Galerie George Fry
Centre des arts de la rue Charlotte

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Daily Offerings | Still and Not So Still | Andrew & Laura McCain Public Library
Jul
13
to Aug 3

Daily Offerings | Still and Not So Still | Andrew & Laura McCain Public Library

  • 8 McCain Street Florenceville-Bristol, NB, E7L 3G8 Canada (map)
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Charline Collette

Daily Offerings

Didn’t your mother used to hook? Rug-hooking is deeply set in the memory of most of New Brunswickers but these days adventurous fibre artists are using rug-hooking as a means of expression while remaining true to their roots.

ArtsNB has commented that “Some artists mix different materials and techniques and others like Charline Collette perpetuate the glorious tradition of figurative work.” With large-scale and sculptural pieces in this body of work, Colette uses an abstract approach, exploring the separation between the hooked surface and the images that are placed on them.

“I highlight domesticity and, by extension, society,” she says. “In the last two years, I have been challenging the perception of what rug-hooking is by changing the scale and materials.” Her themes are explored in different forms, whether by digital projection or paint on hooked panels, sculptural forms or dimensionally hooked pieces.

Francine Martin

Still and Not So Still

Francine Martin is from Edmunston NB and is a relative late-comer to the professional art scene. However, since her retirement from teaching in 2015, she has rapidly become recognized for her creative use of an Old Masters style known as chiaroscuro (kee·aa·ruh·skyur·ow) referring to the use of bold contrast between light and dark. Think classic works by artists like Rembrandt, da Vinci and Caravaggio.

Martin admits to a bit of a double personality due to growing up with a twin sister. She says it “defines my personality and is reflected in my work through the use of light and dark… I use the chiaroscuro technique in my still-life and landscape paintings, limiting my colour palette which is mainly greys with a touch of more vibrant colour. In these nuances I find a reflection of my personality that I seek to express.”

In a very short timespan, her work has been shown up and down the St John River Valley from the Banville-Pérusse Gallery in Edmundston to the Acanthus Gallery in Grand Falls and the Handworks Gallery in Saint John. Last year, she was selected for Making Waves, a fine art and craft show on Ministers Island near St Andrews.

This exhibition opens Saturday 13 July 2019 with a reception from 2-4pm; on view through 3 August 2019.

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Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Guided Bug Walk with Professor Stephen Heard and Artist Allison Green

Due to popular demand, we are offering a second Bug Walk on July 11!

Experience an evening of exploration and discovery by attending this insect walk with UNB Prof. Stephen Heard and Textile Artist Allison Green. They will seek out and learn about our amazing local insects as we wander the grounds at the Fredericton Botanic Garden and Odell Park. They will also see a collection of insect specimens, and learn how insects can be used for artistic inspiration.

Please come prepared for a leisurely walk in the gardens and woods, with good footwear, outdoor-friendly clothing, and drinking water. They will meet at 7pm at the Fredericton Botanic Garden Resource Centre, 10 Cameron Ct.

This event is free and open to all, but requires pre-registration as there are limited spaces. Please note that not all of the trails they traverse will be wheelchair accessible, but if you reach out in advance they will make an effort to accommodate.

This event is part of Allison Green’s insect-themed Artist Residency at the Fredericton Botanic Garden. The insects uncovered during this walk and her subsequent time in the Garden will inspire future textile artwork. This event is made possible by the Fredericton Botanic Garden and the City of Fredericton.

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Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Annual General Meeting 2019 | Connexion Arc

Connexion Artist-Run Centre's current members, future members, and community partners are cordially invited to our Annual General Meeting on July 10, 2019 at 6pm, at Connexion's Main Space in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre (room 133).

We will report to our members on the activities of the past year, share objectives for the coming year, and take feedback on future programming. Join us to hear about exciting new developments and upcoming opportunities for members of Connexion ARC, including the launch of a new members' projects initiative! Refreshments will be served.

We will also be taking nominations to the Board of Directors. In order to vote or nominate members at the AGM, you will need to hold a current Connexion ARC membership. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the AGM, or online at http://connexionarc.org/become-a-member/

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