A (virtual) art visit to Florence and Rome

As we find ourselves again in Orange Phase, we hope these new art history videos are a small bright spot!
Jones Gallery curator and art historian Sarah Jones shares some of her favourite works from the Uffizi collection in Florence, and then takes us to Rome to visit a hidden gem – Caravaggio’s Madonna di Loreto in Sant’Agostino church.

Sarah Jones (BA, MA Art History, Queen’s University) is a visual artist, art historian and curator. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and abroad, and her work is held in the public collections of the University of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Art Bank. Sarah is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, including funding from ArtsNB and Canada Council for the Arts. Sarah and her brother, Caleb Jones, are co-owners of Jones Gallery in Saint John, NB.

See our full collection of art history videos here!

The Jones Gallery Lecture Series is generously supported by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation and by our viewers. If you enjoy our videos and want to help us in our grand mission of creating free, accessible, and understandable art history resources for everyone, please consider contributing to the Lecture Series. Donate here. →

Jones Gallery
1 Charlotte Street
Saint John, NB, E2L 2H3

Music in NB 🎧 Musique au NB: 6 JAN 2021


On January 14,  Ace Piva focuses on the basics of mental health understanding. Many people believe the language of mental health is interchangeable, but it’s not. Together, we will be covering the difference between mental health, wellness and illness, and talk about addiction recovery, stigma, trauma and music. Cette session sera présentée en anglais seulement+++ info >


Send us your new releases for our “On Our Speakers” series! Envoyez-nous vos nouveaux albums, pour notre série “Sur nos haut-parleurs”!
Music·Musique NB 140, rue Botsford Street, suite 30 Moncton, NB  E1C 4X4 


Shivering Songs is excited to announce artists for 2021. Artists include Polaris Music Prize and The JUNO Awards winner Jeremy Dutcher, Fredericton mainstays grand theft bus and The Hypochondriacs, and more. Tickets for Jeremy Dutcher (Jan 22) and Grand Theft Bus (Jan 23) are ON SALE NOW exclusively through The Fredericton Playhouse Box Office. Visit them in-person or call (506) 458-8344 to purchase your bubble tickets. +++ info >


Quatre salles de spectacle coprésentent le spectacle-événement 4 Salles Interconnectées le 16 janvier. Ce concept de spectacle a pris naissance grâce à un partenariat entre le Service à la vie étudiante et socioculturelle de l’Université de Moncton, le Théâtre du Monument-Lefebvre, le Centre des arts et de la culture de Dieppe et le Théâtre Capitol, en collaboration avec Coup de cœur francophone.  +++ info >

New Brunswick Songwriter Circle Ttour

Roots & Soul will be sending their favorite singer songwriters on a tour through New Brunswick.

Jan 14 // saint John // Five & Dime With Brent Mason
Jan 15 // Perth // Oak Tree pub with Aaron Crain
Jan 16 // Fredericton // Grimross Brewing Co. With Josh Bravener of The Hypochondriacs  
Jan 22 // Miramichi // Miramichi Kin Center With Wade Hallihan & special guest Jessii The Artist 
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The next Virtuoso Series Concert is Sticks and Strings, at which percussion and string bass join the Saint John String Quartet in an eclectic concert that mixes things up a bit.
January 22, Fredericton Charlotte Street Arts Centre
January 23, Moncton Community Peace Centre
January 24, Saint John Arts Centre +++ info >


Sound of Pop is pleased to announce they have signed a publishing deal with New Brunswick award winning producer / Livetronic artist Elephant Skeletons.  The deal encompasses his complete catalogue, including his recent albums “Lamp of 3xodus” and “Sleep”. They have also signed a publishing deal with New Brunswick based Pop singer-songwriter Dan Verner.  The deal includes select songs from his debut recording “From the Fold”, along with new music he’s working on with producer Nick Fowler (FWLR). +++ info >


Our new single Mirage has been a work in progress for over a year and we finally have it ready for streaming on all platforms. This song is jam packed with energy, passion, and of course riffs and solos galore. Whether you’re vibing out or partying, Mirage is sure to please. +++ info >


Robert Thomas and the session men will release a new single “Twilight” to worldwide streaming and North American Radio on January 11, 2021. The release has been prepped with an ongoing social media ad campaign and posts by the band that rolled out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook in November and will be further supported by a YouTube “Twilight” Video release, insider studio video release and Live streamed social media performances. +++ info >


Here Comes Trouble is a song she wrote for her 2nd solo CD entitled Listen to Your Heart and was released on January 4, 2021 to radio stations.  Her music is available on Itunes, Google Play, Spotify and CDs available through Distributions Plages/Propagandes. +++ info >

Open Strum helping some wolves    

Open Strum is teaming up with the non-profit “Living with Wolves” this January to help some wolves! Open Strum will be releasing a new song at the end of January, and anyone who gives “Living with Wolves” a donation will receive the song before it’s released. The donations need to be made to the non-profit, Open Strum will not accept any funds. +++ info >

Bridges Releases “Tides”    

Bridges new single “Tides” is out now, on all streaming services. “Tides” encapsulates the essence of melodic house through a palatable section of trance timbres and chords. Bridges manages to create an epic, yet lush and beautiful atmosphere throughout the tracks runtime. +++ info >


JAN 7 // Rock’N’Roll Bingo
JAN 8 // Shrimp Ring with Dumpster Cub & HUMAN BRAINS
JAN 9 // Capital 6
JAN 6 // Roast in Peace 2020! A Comedy Roast @ CSAC
JAN 15 // Marian with Klarka Weinwurm+++ info >


JAN 9 // Rhinestone Cowgirls Queens of Country
JAN 16 // 4 salles !NTERCONNECTÉES!
FEB 4 // Thursday Night for Laughs – Hosted by Marshall Button
FEB 5 // Ron James – Live in Moncton
FEB 6 // Le Festival HubCap présente: Luc LeBlanc et sa bulle d’humour

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23 JAN // Envol Edmundston
18+19 FÉV // Mario Jean
27 FEV // Ballet Atlantique
20 + 21 MAR // Jamais trop tard pour rien faire
29  MAI // Évasion Classique

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The Career Development Program deadline is coming up this MONDAY JANUARY 11. • La prochaine date limite du programme de Développement de carrière s’en vient ce LUNDI LE 11 JANVIER. +++ info >


1er février 2021
· Commercialisation internationale : Volet 2 – Captation de spectacle
· Vitrines musicales : Volet 6 – Captation de spectacle
· Développement des compétences : Volet 1 – Intégration, Volet 2 – Développement, Volet 3 – Incubateur
4 février 2021
· Enveloppe de financement global +++ info >


Envelope Funding for Music Companies: The application window for the Envelope Funding for Music Companies program is open until January 28, 2021, 5:00 pm EST. The program returns to its original design of a revenue and investment model, with some modifications in acknowledgment of the continued impact of COVID-19 on the music industry. Applicants are advised to review the program guidelines, and in particular, note the updated applicant eligibility points.+++ info >


The UNB Art Centre presents its first exhibition of 2021 online with Cut.Paste.Resist.Redux which opens January 3-31, 2021 at https://www.unb.ca/cel/enrichment/art-centre/online-exhibits/index.html.

This exhibition reconfigures works sent in for a pop-up exhibition called Cut/Paste/Resist, co-created by UNB’s 2020 Writer-in-Residence R.M. Vaughan and Dr. Ken Moffatt, the Jack Layton Chair in Social Work at Ryerson University.  This exhibition was presented at UNB’s Student Union Building February 10-12 just before the COVID-19 pandemic forced a total shut down of the UNB campus.

According to R.M. Vaughan “In times of protest and social upheaval (and social rejuvenation) artists and activists turn to collage to make a point.” The call for submissions specifically stated that the project was open to everyone— artists and non-artists alike, using collage as a democratic medium “because collage is a fun accessible way to make art.”

As part of this tribute, The UNB Art Centre in collaboration with Dr. Ken Moffatt has invited friends of R.M. Vaughan to select a passage from one of his many works of poetry, prose and criticism.  These readings will be released on social media throughout the month of January as a way to honour R.M. Vaughan’s memory and to mark the tremendous loss to the cultural community of this gifted Canadian artist.

The UNB Art Centre is currently closed for renovations. Please follow our exhibits and programs on-line at  http://www.unb.ca/cel/enrichment/art-centre/index.html 

Follow us on  social media at  /UNBArtCentre @UNBArtCentre  https://www.instagram.com/unb.art.centre/

Création Danse 2020

Moncton, December 17th, 2020 – The cameras rolled and the dancers danced! The virtual show Création Danse 2020 was captured on Sunday, December 13th in the Bernard-LeBlanc Theatre at the Aberdeen Cultural Center. We are proud of the result; it is a show worth seeing!

The general public will have the chance to see the show this weekend, either Saturday December 19th at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday December 20th at 3:00 p.m., in the comfort of their living room. This is the perfect opportunity to gather your family on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and immerse yourself in the artistic world of dance. This weekend, forget Netflix, Création Danse will be on your screens showcasing your young local talents!

Tickets for the presentations are on sale online on the Compagnie DansEncorps website at https://www.ciedansencorps.com/creation-danse . Family tickets and individual tickets are available as well as an option including a financial contribution to the DansEncorps Company for the realization of this event.

Thank you for your support and enjoy the show!

One toy per thousand

Concept art project

One toy per thousand

Nicole Haché, artist

One Toy Per Thousand is a concept art project. A priori, a simple idea. A ball Christmas “Made in China”, toilet paper “Made in Canada”, New Brunswick and a title inspired by the lyrics of the songPetit Papa Noël . This project took form in order to immortalize the year 2020 while stimulating reflection on social behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The ball, coming from China, makes a link with the city of Wuhan where the disease was detected for the first time in November 2019. Here, a reflection is necessary in front of the massive importation of goods, which arrive from this country per thousand. 

At the start of the pandemic, the behavior towards the purchase of toilet paper and the feeling of security that goes with it provokes questions. The transparency of the ball acts as a reference to an object that can be broken in an emergency (“In case of emergency”), often associated with red. 

A Christmas ball with a message and a nod to the scarcity of toilet paper in March 2020.The balls will be on sale at Librairie Pélagie in Caraquet and Shippagan as well as at Café-Boutique Aloha in Lamèque on Monday. Since it’s the year 2020, $ 20 (+ HST) each. They are signed and numbered.
I can’t wait to see who will be interested in this item ….
You can follow the progress of the project on the artist’s professional page in the album A toy per thousand
Facebook: Nicole Haché, artistNicole Haché, artist


Nicole HACHÉ, artist 

Caraquet NB Canada 




Facebook: Nicole Haché, artist 

Art en Boîte 2021

(English follows)

Cette année, Art en Boite se déroulera un peu différemment. Pour nous assurer que nous restons tous en sécurité, nous ne tiendrons pas notre soirée habituelle. Les billets seront en vente sur notre site web (www.atelierimago.com/aeb2021) ou par téléphone ou courriel avec transfert électronique à partir du 15 décembre.
 Les détenteurs de billets pourront venir chercher leurs boîtes à une heure prédéterminée les 13 et 14 février au Centre Culturel Aberdeen ou se faire livrer leur boîte directement à leur porte. Les gens de la région de Moncton, Dieppe et Riverview pourront choisir la livraison à domicile moyennant des frais de 5$. L’expédition par la poste au coût de 20$ est disponible pour le reste du Canada. Ces options apparaîtront lorsque vous passez votre commande.
 Comme nous n’aurons pas notre «Trading Post» habituel, nous aurons une nouvelle façon d’assurer que vous avez la chance d’obtenir votre œuvre préférée: du 5 au 12 février, deux (2) exemplaires de chaque tirage de 2021 seront disponibles sur notre site web à un prix «Achetez-le maintenant» de 125$. Visionnez les oeuvres ici : Oeuvres 2021 dès le 5 février.
 N’oubliez pas qu’Art en Boite est un événement de collecte de fonds pour l’Atelier d’estampe Imago, votre centre d’artiste autogéré local depuis 1986.
 Contactez Christine au (506) 388.1431 ou direction@atelierimago.com pour plus d’informations.
 Certaines oeuvres des éditions passées de Art en Boîte sont maintenant en vente jusqu’au 15 janvier.

Suivez ce lien pour découvrir les oeuvres: Vente de Noël
On February 14 offer the perfect gift: Art. This year, Art en Boite will be a little different. To make sure we all stay safe, we will not be having our annual get together. Tickets are available on our website (www.atelierimago.com/aeb2021) or by phone or email with e-transfer starting December 15th. 
 Ticket holders will be able to come pick up their boxes at a predetermined time on February 13th and 14th  at the Aberdeen Centre, or have their box delivered directly to their door. 
 Like last year, we are offering postage anywhere in Canada for an extra 20$. We will also be offering at-home delivery for residents of Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview at a 5$ fee. These options are available at checkout.
 We will not have our usual “Trading Post,” so we will have a new way to make sure you can get your favourite artwork: from February 5th to the 12th, two (2) copies of each 2021 print will be available on our website at a “Buy it now” price of 125$. View the works here; Artworks 2021 starting February 5th.
 Don’t forget that Art en Boite is a fundraising event for Imago, your local non-profit artist-run printmaking studio since 1986. 
 Contact Christine at (506) 388.1431 or direction@atelierimago.com for more information. 
Christmas print sale!
 A few prints from past editions of Art en Boîte are available for sale until January 15th. 

Follow this link to view the prints: Print Sale!

Bulletin Sans Quoi : Décembre / December

13 & 16 – 140 rue Botsford – Centre culturel Aberdeen – Moncton NB – E1C 4X5
506 854 5381
• Relâche hivernale
• Appel aux artistes
• ExpositionsHIGHLIGHTS 
• Winter break
• Call for artists
• ExhibitsRelâche hivernale ️️️ Winter Break 
L’équipe de la Galerie Sans Nom sera en congé du 19 décembre au 11 janvier inclusivement! Nous vous souhaitons de joyeuses fêtes!
 ☃️The GSN team will be taking time off from December 19 to January 11 inclusively.
Wishing you happy holidays and a happy new year!
Appel aux artistes / Call for artists
Le comité organisateur de la Nuit des idées à Moncton invite les membres de la communauté artistique à soumettre leurs propositions pour la programmation 2021.
Date de tombée: 31 décembre 2020
⤷ Tous les détails ici!

The organizing committee of the 2021 “Night of Ideas” in Moncton invites members of the arts community to submit their proposals for part of the event’s programming.
Last day to submit: December 31st 2020
⤷ Click here for all the details!

Jusqu’au au 19 février 2021
Up until February 19, 2021Caitlin Wilson
Finding Trees

Salle Sans SousJD Cool
au Mur des Membres / Members’ Wall
Nous reconnaissons l’appui du Conseil des arts du Canada, du Département du Tourisme, Patrimoine et Culture de la province du Nouveau-Brunswick, de Patrimoine canadien, de la Ville de Moncton ainsi que de nos membres. Merci!

La Galerie Sans Nom (GSN) reconnaît que la terre sur laquelle elle est située est le territoire traditionnel non cédé des peuples Wolastoqiyik et Mi’gmaq.We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture of the Province of New Brunswick, Canadian Heritage, the City of Moncton, and of our members. Thank you!

Galerie Sans Nom (GSN) acknowledges that the land on which it is located is the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples.Copyright © 2020 Galerie Sans Nom, All rights reserved.
Vous recevez ce courriel soit parce que vous êtes membre de la GSN ou parce que vous avez demandé de recevoir nos informations.

Our mailing address is:
Galerie Sans Nom140, rue Botsfordlocal 13 & 16Moncton, NB E1C 4X5Canada

Music in NB 🎄 Musique au NB: 2 DEC 2020


The MNB Office will be closed from December 21 to January 4. See you in the New Year! Le bureau MNB sera fermé du 21 décembre au 4 janvier. On se revoit l’année prochaine!

Nice Playlist // Liste Sage: tinyurl.com/MNBNice
Naughty Playlist // Liste Espiègle :


We are reaching out to see the level interest for a training workshop on sexual harassment & assault prevention in a bar or event setting. The training is called Project Soundcheck and is offered by Sexual Violence NB. //  Nous vous contactons pour voir le niveau d’intérêt à participer à un atelier sur la prévention du harcèlement et des agressions sexuelles dans les événements. La formation offerte en anglais s’appelle Project Soundcheck et est présentée par Violence sexuelle NB. +++ info >

Deck The Dancehalls

Deck the dancehalls is a virtual event hosted by M3D14, Featuring multiple talents from NB such as:
LazerMortis, Circuit Witch, Matt Comeau, Judie Acquin, and much more, along with digital artists drawing streams! Hosted on twitch.tv/M3D14 at 6PM EST on December 18th 2020. +++ info >

Un party de Noël qui rock avec Julie Aubé

Ça, c’est Noël” signale un retour pour l’artiste acadienne Julie Aubé, qui lance son premier single depuis  l’album “Joie de vivre” (2017). Ce single, qui dégoutte de grelots et lait de poule, offre un “party dans la cuisine” au travers de vos écouteurs. Julie Aubé raconte dans ses mots les p’tites choses qui rendent Noël précieux. L’artiste nous fait pleinement plonger dans la nostalgie des années 90. +++ info >


Quatre salles de spectacle du Sud-Est du Nouveau-Brunswick coprésentent le spectacle-événement 4 Salles Interconnectées le samedi, 16 janvier prochain à 19 h 30. Ce concept de spectacle a pris naissance grâce à un partenariat entre le Service à la vie étudiante et socioculturelle de l’Université de Moncton, le Théâtre du Monument-Lefebvre, le Centre des arts et de la culture de Dieppe et le Théâtre Capitol, en collaboration avec Coup de cœur francophone.  +++ info >

New Lazermortis Single  

Lazermortis is releasing another single for upcoming Sol Invictus! The song is called Waves At Sunset and will be available on streaming platforms everywhere. It’s a laid back synthwave track best suited to cruising along a Miami Beach.  +++ info >

SNB plans for “Winter Delights”  

Symphony New Brunswick is preparing to perform concerts December 16, 18 and 19 if at all possible. If necessary, concerts will be pushed into January, with any tickets already purchased valid for any new date. Winter Delights promises to be a real delight for anyone that loves music, with special members of the NB orchestral community featured in this eclectic offering. +++ info >

Join the 732 CREW  

Give the gift of the arts with a CSAC membership! The “732 CREW” will receive:

  • advance ticketing links
  • 10% discount on community rentals (limited) 
  • cute lil membership card
  • and the thrill you get by supporting The Charlotte Street Arts Centre!!

By being a member of CSAC, you are welcome to join our AGM in June and get updates on our newsletters!!  +++ info >

JTK’s Lies  

Fredericton’s Rap artist JTK just released a new single, ‘Lies’, off his sophomore album, The Poetic Judge. The album is available for purchase and streaming wherever you get your music.  +++ info >

Mike Trask under a Yellow Sky  

From Grid City Magazine: “Yellow Sky, [Mike Trask’s] second single of 2020, continues down this path. The song begins with a dark groove that lands somewhere between stoner-funk and pure psych-rock, with Trask pushing his voice and range to the peak with a challenge that seems to sum up his entire creative vision in one short phrase – You change your world, I’ll change mine. A big blue sun in a yellow sky. What more needs to be said? The accompanying video created by Amanda Fox takes it over the top.”  +++ info >

Go, Homeboy’s New Video

Hip hop artist Go, Homeboy just released a video for The Tale of the Mixtape, a video for the title track to their upcoming album. Known to many on the Canadian east and west coast music scenes as Matt Walls, from Fredericton, N.B., Go, Homeboy! combines warm, down-tempo beats, with a unique style of clever, tongue-in-cheek, yet heartfelt lyricism, to create his own brand of wordplay based Hip Hop. +++ infos >

Pallmer to release new single

Fredericton chamber-pop duo Pallmer is releasing a video & new single “Quiet Clapping” on December 4th.  The video was filmed  back in August in a quiet lush corner of Fredericton where they routinely walk their pup; the video was art directed and filmed by visual artist Erin Goodine.  +++ info >

The Stratified is ‘Lost in the Light’

Fredericton band The Stratified is thrilled to announce the release of Lost in the Light. The 8-song album is now available via all major music streaming services. The band feels great about this self-produced effort and find themselves exploring new territory on Lost in the Light, delving into everything from rootsy ballads and lush instrumental harmonies to crushing Crazy Horse- inspired garage rock; all the while staying true to their Maritime origins. +++ info >

Troiselle enregistre un classique de Noël

Depuis plusieurs années, Troiselle, ce trio vocal formé d’Isabelle Bujold, Monique Poirier et Nadine Hébert, se promet de faire l’enregistrement d’une chanson de Noël qu’elles aiment tout particulièrement. Troiselle s’est offert en cadeau le plaisir d’entrer en studio pour faire l’enregistrement d’une chanson de Noël, « Marie, savais-tu? », et encore mieux, la chanson a été enregistrée en deux versions, une en français et une en anglais « Mary did you know? ». +++ info >

Robbie Tucker’s Holiday Album

It seems Canadian musician Robbie Tucker is becoming nostalgic. Tucker just released a new Christmas album aptly titled Peppermints. Tucker, who grew up loving music was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005. His music, heavily influenced by Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, and Paul McCartney proved to be his lifeline in the 2013 documentary Musically Medicated which focused on his music and struggles with medication during the first years following his diagnosis. +++ info >

Jim MacFarlane’s New Album

Jim MacFarlane from Quispamsis, NB has released his debut CD called “In the Maritimes” featuring 14 original songs. Recorded locally with New Brunswick musicians, the songs speak of Jim’s love of fishing, music, golf, trains & the joy of growing up & living in the Maritimes. +++ info >

Sandra Le Couteur reprend ‘Noël à Jérusalem’

Sandra Le Couteur, l’une des plus belles voix de l’Acadie, propose une version toute personnelle de Noël à Jérusalem, une chanson popularisée à la fin des années 60 par Enrico Macias. Accompagnée par Joël Robichaud au piano, Justin Doucet au violon, Nicolas Basque à la guitare et aux cymbales et Julien Breau à la contrebasse, la demoiselle du traversier est plus émouvante et expressive que jamais sur cette pièce qui invite au recueillement. +++ info >

Knitting for Animals

Open Strum is teaming up with the non-profit Comfort for Critters this December to help some pets! Comfort for Critters does amazing work by providing handmade blankets to pets living in animal shelters. In December, anyone who gives them a donation will receive Open Strum’s “Lion’s Drum” and an unreleased song as a gift. The donations need to be made directly to the non-profit, Open Strum will not accept any funds. More info: comfortforcritters.org

Saint John String Quartet

From their sixth recording Canadian Hits: Unplugged, the Saint John String Quartet takes us on a visual journey through Stan Rogers iconic “Northwest Passage”. Through the depths of a lush forest canopy to the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Fundy, video director Lauchlan Ough highlights the beauty of New Brunswick, Canada perfectly while SJSQ effortlessly serenades us with one of Canada’s best-known folk songs. +++ info >

Winter is coming

Winter is here and so is the new Denzel Subban release.
Hockey Player Money features longtime collaborators Arthur Comeau & Michael Saulnier

PK Subban smile
Evander Kane phone
If you dont know…google it +++ info >

J.E.A. Crake Art Critics at Large

J.E.A. Crake Art Critics at LargeThe Owens Art Gallery is pleased to announce a new student mentorship project—the J.E.A. Crake Art Critics at Large program. This professional development initiative is designed to give aspiring student writers the opportunity to work with an experienced art critic under circumstances similar to those of professional, independent art critics. Students work independently and as part of an editorial team developing content for an online art magazine that will be launched on Convocation Weekend (May 2021). During this internship, students will work under the supervision of Emily Falvey, Director/Curator of the Owens Art Gallery. Their work will be professionally edited and copyedited and they will receive feedback and mentorship in the fundamentals of art writing. They will also have the opportunity to discuss professional art criticism with several practicing art critics.
The J.E.A. Crake Art Critics at Large for 2020-2021 are Shivanya AlbasJordan ArsenaultLaika (Pollock) Dadoun, and Noah Lubendo.
Shivanya Albas is a second-year Bachelor of the Fine Arts student at Mount Allison University, with minors in Art History and Sociology. She was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley where, with the assistance and inspiration of committed helpers and family, she developed a burning desire to contribute something of value. Albas has risen to a position of leadership, citizenship, artistic and academic achievement in her community. She is a member of several groups across campus, including the Indigenous Student Support Group (ISSG), and is part of the Bennett House Executive as a Residence Assistant. Through the visual arts and courageous, inclusive storytelling, she is committed to creating a voice for those on the margins seeking the light. Her motto is, “If you’re destined to be a little odd, you might as well defy the odds.” 
Jordan Arsenault is currently a student at Mount Allison University who hopes to find work in the environmental field. He recently moved to Sackville from just outside Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2018, he was a volunteer with Katimavik in Winnipeg and Nanaimo. The following year, he was selected to attend the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York with UNA-Canada, as well as the Prime Minister’s Youth Summit in Ottawa. While he isn’t entirely sure where he is headed in life, he knows there will be many amazing adventures along the way!
Laika (Pollock) Dadoun is a third-year student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Mount Allison, with a minor in Museum and Curatorial Studies. Her career aspirations shifted to arts and culture management in 2017, after volunteering as a curatorial assistant at Canada’s Penitentiary Museum, where she also worked subsequently as an attendant. This will be Dadoun’s second occasion working with the Owens, as she served previously as the J.E.A. Crake ArtsWork Accessibility Intern in 2019. Her academic and studio achievements include the Laura Sophia Wood Prize, which she received consecutively in 2019 and 2020. 
Noah Lubendo is an emerging writer based in Vancouver, Canada, and a student at Mount Allison University, where he majors in Political Science and minors in Sociology. As a poet and essayist, Lubendo is concerned with cultural hybridity, post-colonial thought, and Blackness as it relates to his Congolese heritage. His writing is influenced primarily by Ta-nehisi Coates, Jericho Brown, and Kendrick Lamar, and he hopes to publish a full-length manuscript soon. Although still improving his craft, Lubendo recently won the regional IPAC Student Thought and Leadership Award and was selected for publication by Vancouver Poetry House.
The J.E.A. Crake Art Critics at Large program was made possible with the generous support of the J.E.A. Crake Foundation and Mount Allison University. J.E.A. Crake ArtsWork Internships are intended to provide Mount Allison University students with opportunities for experiential learning and to enable them to explore career options in the Arts.
We would like to acknowledge, honour, and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians—from all four directions—of the land on which we live. It is upon the unceded, ancestral lands of the L’nuk (Mi’kmaq) that the Owens Art Gallery is located. While this area is known as Sackville, New Brunswick, it is part of Siknikt, a district of the greater territory of Mi’kma’ki. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship,” which the Mi’kmaq Wolastoqiyik, and Peskotomuhkati first signed with the British Crown in 1725.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical spaces of the Owens Art Gallery and Colville House are currently closed to the public. To find out more about our online, onscreen, and off-site programs, please visit mta.ca/owens and umbrellaprojects.ca.


Experience Christmas at Spicer Merrifield Gallery.

One of the most wonderful things about the holidays is all the beauty. From the Christmas tree, decorated windows to the incredible works of art that are created with gifting in mind. To receive something that is handcrafted, painted or made by a professional artist, just feels good. So go ahead, we have lots of options for you to support our artist community, local business and the community at large. We are offering free delivery in Saint John, curb-side pick up, concierge service and shipping options. We have an updated webpage with many options to view and pick from. We have a virtual gallery for our small works show “Little Gems”. Almost like being there, just incase you can’t make it in person. As this is our first year in the beautiful newly renovated space, we are excited to show you all the talent and beauty we can fit in our gallery. Happy shopping and keep safe.