Three galleries are joining forces to offer a Gallery “mini Hop” with the backdrop of beautiful autumn foliage.  Gallery on Queen, the CreatedHere Studio and Gallery 78 will be open from 4 – 7 pm on Thursday, October 8, and 6 – 9 pm at CreatedHere and invite you to walk Queen Street with your family and friends for an evening of exquisite visual art, all while respecting COVID distancing requirements. Please bring your community masks.

The Gallery on Queen presents RITUALS showcasing emerging artists Alison Willms and Austin Daigle. Willms an emerging artist from the east coast of Canada, is a graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Mount Allison University. She uses a wide range of media in her practice, including analog photography, printmaking, film, sound, and installation. Willms’ work explores a spectrum of ideas from relationships to ritual. Austin Daigle is an emerging artist, taught metalsmith, experienced part-time bench jeweller, and art preparator/ junior curator for Gallery on Queen fine art. Originally from Alberta, he studied at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and found an affinity in the malleability of sterling and copper, and went on to graduate with honors from the Jewelry and Metal Arts program in 2017.

CreatedHere Studio features SARDINIA the work of award-winning artist Janice Wright Cheney. The sardine fishery, once the lifeblood of many East Coast towns, is now closed due to species collapse. SARDINIA is an immersive installation that conjures the sheer abundance of the past. Using video, audio and sculptural elements, SARDINIA projects thousands of sardines swimming, without end on a vaulted ceiling.

Gallery 78 will feature three new exhibitions. Upstairs, The City of Fredericton’ 2020 Summer Artist in Residence Program held at Odell Park and the Fredericton Botanic Garden will be highlighted in a group exhibition of works.  The exhibit will include works created and inspired by this residency and will range from visual arts, music, fine craft, literature and more. Downstairs at Gallery 78 will feature works for purchase from a Fredericton collector with an “excellent eye” as well as a bounty of flowers in GATHERED BLOOMS a delightful group exhibition by many favourite gallery artists.

We hope to see you out for a wonderful evening!

Gallery 78,
 796 Queen St. (corner of Church and Queen), Created Here Studio, 408 Queen Street and Gallery on Queen, 406 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB