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The Art of Creation 👶🏾
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The UNB Art Centre showcases The Art of Creation opening May 5 at 5:00 pm. The exhibit displays the results of a series of workshops designed to reflect on the importance of the environment and healthy behaviours before and during pregnancy.
Art is much more than just beautiful paintings of landscapes or important people. It can be a powerful vehicle for change, exploring and interpreting important socio-cultural issues and complementing academic pathways of knowledge. The Art of Creation combines storytelling, shadow puppetry, poetry and playwrighting to explore the role of men and non-birthing support partners in creating a healthy start to life.
A team of professional and semi-professional actors, poets, artists, and directors led a series of art and performance-based workshops with people in the Fredericton area over the past year. These workshops supported an experiential dialogue, tapping into an innate human desire to create as a means to reflect upon the science behind pre-natal health. Through art, participants were able to share thoughts, ideas and viewpoints that can be difficult to express in other ways.
The Art of Creation is a joint project of McMaster University and UNB’s Faculty of Kinesiology. For more information on the full project go here.
The Art of Creation will be on view from May 5- June 16 in the East and West Galleries of the UNB Art Centre. It can also be viewed online here.
The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. The galleries are open 9 am – 4 pm on weekdays and during special events. Admission is free to members of the public.