As our familiar landscapes give way to warm yellows, browns, and reds, the exhibitions Gathered Blooms and Fredericton Summer Residencies remember the lush, vibrant colours of summer. Alongside these shows,
A Fredericton Collection honours a collector’s vision and a love of art.
All works are available to view online, and they are on display to view in person until Saturday, October 31, 2020.
Mingle outside with the artists and tour the gallery in limited numbers from 4-7 pm on Thursday, October 8, as part of the Queen Street Mini Gallery Hop in coordination with Gallery on Queen and the CreatedHere Studio.
Face masks are required.
Gathered Blooms
Flowers and gardens have long inspired artists; countless paintings, poems, and music pieces sing the praises of nature’s colourful, beautiful, and perfumed plants.
(While it isn’t winter yet, the following poem by Lucy Maud
Montgomery illustrates that feeling of longing of summer blooms while they nestle in over the colder months.)
Frosty-white and cold it lies
Underneath the fretful skies;
Snowflakes flutter where the red
Banners of the poppies spread,
And the drifts are wide and deep
Where the lilies fell asleep.
But the sunsets o’er it throw
Flame-like splendor, lucent glow,
And the moonshine makes it gleam
Like a wonderland of dream,
And the sharp winds all the day
Pipe and whistle shrilly gay.
Safe beneath the snowdrifts lie
Rainbow buds of by-and-by;
In the long, sweet days of spring
Music of bluebells shall ring,
And its faintly golden cup
Many a primrose will hold up.
Though the winds are keen and chill
Roses’ hearts are beating still,
And the garden tranquilly
Dreams of happy hours to be­
In the summer days of blue
All its dreamings will come true.
-Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Garden in Winter
A Fredericton Collection
A look into a person’s personal collection is an intimate, powerful experience. To witness the works that someone has carefully tended over years, much like a garden, is a special experience; each piece, an investment in itself, was chosen for a specific reason, be it a story behind the work, a shared relationship with the artist, or that inexplicable spark of emotion upon first glance.
It is also quite special to come across older works from artists one is familiar with, and see their progressions.
We are honoured to display the works of one gentleman’s collection, who is a good client and friend of the gallery, and to have them available for purchase once again, so that others may continue to enjoy them.
Fredericton Summer Residencies
This past summer, a group of artists participated in the City of Fredericton’s Summer Residencies at Odell Park and the Fredericton Botanic Garden. Their mediums range from visual arts, to music, textile, fine craft, and literature, and it is glorious to see what they’ve created.
While it was a different residency experience due to COVID-19, these artists were still able to have close, genuine contact with the park’s and garden’s trees, resident flowers and plants, fauna, and the atmosphere of the area.
The featured artists are: Jacqueline Bourque, Renata Britez, Cat Candow, Jasmine Cull, Sasha French, Darcy Hunter, Emily Kennedy, Karen LeBlanc,
Riel Nason, Tracey O’Brien, Sarah Sarty, Caroline Simpson, Ralph Simpson, and Kirsten Stackhouse.
New Work
New to the gallery is a delightful new paper sculpture of a caribou by France Pillière, exquisite coastal landscapes by Matthew Collins, and dreamy cityscapes by R.F.M. McInnis.
Click on the images or individual artist names to see more!
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Upcoming Exhibitions at Gallery 78
November 6 – 28, 2020
WILD & DOMESTIC – Anna Syperek and Michael McEwing
Lee Horus Clark and Yolande Clark
NEW WORK – William Forrestall
Introducing Jared Betts
December 4 – 23, 2020
NUTCRACKER – A Group Exhibition
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$166.67/mo. (plus tax) for 12 months
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Notable Mentions
Congratulations to Kristen Bishop for being chosen to receive the 2020 Nel Oudemans Award, which goes to an emerging artist in the fields of fine craft and design. It continues to be a mark of distinction for New Brunswick artisans. Go Kristen!
Congratulations to Matt Cripps for being selected as a regional winner for the BMO 1st Art! virtual exhibition – read about it here!
The opening for the exhibition, Space, Place, Home, will be on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 5-8 pm at the Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen at the Université de Moncton, with some of the artists and the curators presenting at every hour at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30. Click here for more information! The exhibition is on display until Oct. 18, 2020.