I had the pleasure of starting my morning off by working with a group of grade six and seven students from George Street Middle School today. We talked about the importance of visual literacy, and also learned a bit about Andy Warhol. They are each fantastic artists, check out the cool portraits we worked on... Continue Reading →
Thursday was another snow day for the school kids (not that you would ever guess from looking out the windows of the gallery at the stunning Saint John River!) I've been packing up my things in the studio and looking forward to popping all of those big red balloons tomorrow!
Things here at the gallery are all about the upcoming Alex Janvier exhibition opening on the 17th! There are installers here from the National Gallery of Canada helping with the work, and we are all taking the long route to the washrooms so as not to interrupt the installation process. It's all super exciting, and... Continue Reading →
(*I am writing this a day after the fact, because the Beaverbrook Art Gallery was SO hopping with school tours, talks and folks from the National Gallery of Canada that there just wasn't time to check in with you all at WATCH OUT!) It was an honour to present about the works from Liquids, Creams... Continue Reading →
Saturday at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery! Today we made fabric buttons at the BAG. I made one from a very special piece of fabric, and turned it into a pin for my mum. (Her birthday's next week! <3)
Today's fourth and final Pink Lunchbox talk was postponed until next Tuesday due to ANOTHER snow storm here in Fredericton! * FUN NIGHT FOR THE CULTURE CRAWL thought!
Abby Paige is a playwright, performer, poet and essayist, originally from Vermont and now living in Fredericton. Her solo show, Piecework: When We Were French, was commissioned in 2009 for Champlain Quadricentennial in Burlington, Vermont. After its premiere the show toured throughout New England. Abby presented on the topic of 'Creating More Inclusive Community Spaces' as part... Continue Reading →
Artist Melissa McMichael was the Beaverbrook Art Gallery's Pink Lunch Box Series presenter today. McMichael is a textile artist and this afternoon she did an amazing job of leading those of us gathered, on an amazing mixture of artist talk/mindfulness visualization exercise. She did this make vivid for us, her emotional connections to both... Continue Reading →
Wait. What?! This wasn't the "5cm" that the weather station called for?!! Indigo Poirier was our inaugural speaker yesterday for Pink Lunch Box here at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and they were fantastic. The heavy snow kept the crowd to an intimate size but, it was a real privilege to hear about their... Continue Reading →