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MOUNTAINS OF WONDER AND TANGLES OF TRUTH: KATHY HOOPER, 

November 3 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

MOUNTAINS OF WONDER AND TANGLES OF TRUTH: KATHY HOOPER, 

A RETROSPECTIVE OPENING AT SAINT JOHN ARTS CENTRE: 

The Saint John Arts Centre is thrilled to celebrate award winning visual artist, Kathy Hooper, with the opening of Mountains of Wonder and Tangles of Truth: Kathy Hooper, a Retrospective, on Friday November 3rd, from 5-7pm. 

Spanning six decades of curiosity and creation, Mountains of Wonder and Tangles of Truth: Kathy Hooper, a Retrospective is the first comprehensive survey of Kathy Hooper’s prolific art career. Curated by Amy Ash, the exhibition fills the main level of the Saint John Arts Centre, across both galleries and foyer. It includes work dating back to the early 1960’s and through to 2023, some pieces gathered from the artist’s studio, others borrowed from private and public collections. On display will be painting, printmaking, carving, ceramic, drawing and book works which reflect the inherent curiosity, creative diversity and range of Hooper’s work , as well as her skill in various media. 

Ash, who received support from The Canada Council for the Arts for her research, stresses the importance of celebrating artists achievements while they are able to collaborate in the process:

“Kathy’s imprint on the New Brunswick arts ecosystem has been revolutionary, and working with her over the past year has been an immense privilege and such a time of learning for me. Being invited into Kathy’s creative world and collaborating with her to bring this exhibition to life is an honour that has taught me more than any secondary research could have. Often, retrospective exhibitions are left until it is too late for this type of collaboration—what a shame it is not to make that opportunity to celebrate artists, so they can share their magic and witness the impact of their work.”  —Amy Ash, Curator

The opening of Mountains of Wonder and Tangles of Truth: Kathy Hooper, a Retrospective will take place at the Saint John Arts Centre, on Friday November 3rd 2023, from 5-7pm. Both the artist, Kathy Hooper, and curator, Amy Ash, will be in attendance. Entrance is free and all are welcome. The exhibition continues at Saint John Arts Centre until December 20th, when it will tour to the Andrew and Laura McCain Gallery in Florenceville-Bristol, as well as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, in 2024.

Contacts:  Amy Ash, curator  /  amyash.art@gmail.com  /  (506) 645-1880
Andrew Kierstead, Executive Director, Saint John Arts Centre  /  director@sjartscentre.ca  /  (506)-633-4870

New Exhibition: Mountains of Wonder and Tangles of Truth: Kathy Hooper, a Retrospective
Artist: Kathy Hooper
Curator: Amy Ash
Venue: Saint John Arts Centre
Open to the public: Friday November 3 — Wed December 20 2023
Opening Reception: Friday November 3 2023, 5-7pm