Over the course of this past year, the UNB Art Centre has been mining its collection for its hidden gems and finding a way to bring these works to light without the walls of traditional art gallery spaces. The UNB Art Centre embarked upon Revelations from the UNB Permanent Collection in response to the COVD-19 lockdown and reimagined the exhibit as an online experience.  

The final installment of this project features a series of interviews that shine the spotlight on 7 women artists whose work is part of the UNB Permanent Collection.  In celebration of International Women’s Day, artists Jean Rooney, Jennifer Pazienza, Amy Ash, Nancy King Schofield, Karen Ruet, Ann Manuel and Vita Plume talk about their work, their creative process, and their experience as a woman artist in the 21st century.  

The first interview will be released on Monday, March 8, International Women’s Day, as part of a collective celebration of the achievements of women. Interviews will be released on Wednesdays throughout the month of March until April 14. These interviews can be viewed online at https://www.unb.ca/cel/enrichment/art-centre/events.html

The UNB Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation through a Signature Grant and the Province of New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture for a COVID-19 Special Project Grant.  These grants made it possible to profile over 50 New Brunswick artists in our online and social media gallery spaces, connecting not only with our local community but with the larger global community as well.  

In addition to the International Women’s Day Series, From Harm to Harmony: The Healing Power of Nature and Trees for Life will be on view from March 7- April 18 at the UNB Art Centre in Memorial Hall on the UNB Fredericton campus. The office of the UNB Art Centre is currently closed but the galleries will be open Sundays from noon until 5 pm by appointment at www.unb.ca/cel/artcentre

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