Joignez-nous ce vendredi 20 août dans le parc du Sommet pour rencontrer l’artiste Gabrielle Bélanger de 12h à 13h30.
Gabrielle Bélanger est en résidence à l’Atelier d’estampe Imago depuis le 9 août. Emportez votre lunch et venez à sa rencontre au parc des arts du Sommet devant le Centre culturel Aberdeen demain après-midi (vendredi 20 août) de 12h à 13h30. Elle sera présente avec La Carriole Bis, son atelier de sérigraphie mobile pour faire une démonstration de sérigraphie. Elle prendra parole à 12h15 pour discuter de ses projets en cours et présenté son travail effectuer lors de sa résidence. Les gens auront aussi la chance d’imprimé à leur tour. Ouverts à tous!
Join us this Friday, August 20 in Sommet Park to meet artist Gabrielle Bélanger
Gabrielle Bélanger has been in residence at Imago since August 9. Bring your lunch and come meet her at the Sommet Park in front of the Aberdeen Cultural Center tomorrow afternoon (Friday, August 20) from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. She will be presenting her current work at 12:15 pm and will also have La Carriole Bis, her mobile screen printing set up, so visitors can try printing. Open to all!
Spotlight: The Andrew and Laura Mccain Art Gallery
The Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery, located in Florenceville-Bristol, NB, was established in 1984 and was the dream of the late Billie McCain. The mission at the ALMAG is to increase art access, awareness, and appreciation in our community. In 2020 the River Art Centre & Studios was donated to the Gallery from McCain Foods and offers various creative spaces accessible to all.
The River Art Centre has an active and full line up of summer, fall, and winter programming available on the McCain Art Gallery website.
Their summer exhibitions include:
“Vanitas: sur la mer / Vanitas by the Sea”, paintings by Barbara Safran de Niverville.
“Isolated / / Together”, a collection of artful masks designed and created by 14 artists from around the province in partnership with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the Atlantic Ballet being shown in the West Gallery.
“Currents: Deanna Musgrave and Amy Ash” opens on August 28 from 2pm – 4pm and will run until October 2, 2021.
Their fall exhibitions will be a retrospective of the flower paintings of Irene Tompkins, and “The Last Great Painting Of The 20th Century by Al Smith” opening October 9, 2021, in the West Gallery.
Finally, the year wouldn’t be complete without their well loved “Small Works” exhibition that opens November 20, 2021.
Admission to the Gallery is free.
The McCain Art Gallery has many events planned throughout the Fall of 2021.
What is fall in Canada without a fall fair? Drive up to Florenceville-Bristol for the annual Buttermilk Creek Fall Festival, a festival of arts and crafts which will be held this year at the Multiplex in Centreville. This festival is the opportunity to find beautifully crafted local art works and to support local artists.
pARTicipate Arts & Nature Festival, happening on the first weekend of October when the colours are at their height, will once again be offering a series of workshops designed for all levels of curiosity and experience. With an outstanding line up of artist-instructors including Renata Britez, James Buxton, Stephen Hutchings, Cat Candow, Chris Tompkins, Jennifer Stead, Mary Grant, and Trudy Gallagher, there will be something for everyone. Workshop spaces are limited so register early. Details are available on the Mccain Art Gallery website or visit their Facebook for up to date information.
You may also call the Mccain Art Gallery at 392-6769 and they will be happy to help.
The McCain Art Gallery has been working on completing a number of creative projects, some that have spanned the length of the Pandemic.
The McCain Art Gallery is looking forward to the publication of a collection of critical writing about the 2019 exhibition “Gardens, Beasts and Warriors: Anna Torma, Istvan and David Zsako”. This group exhibition of the art of three artists from one family became the catalyst for all manner of creative responses from writers Sue Sinclair, Brigitte Rivers, Amy Ash, Celine Gorham, Christiana Myers, Kara AU and Kristy Bell. This collection will contribute to the conversation surrounding their art to be released in September.
The ALMAG in partnership with the Town of Florenceville-Bristol has an active Public Art Programme that never stops. In 2020 two new commissions were installed along Main Street and in September 2022, a sculpture by NB artist Colin Smith, titled Local Nature will be unveiled beside the River Art Centre.
Soon to be installed beside the Boardwalk overlooking the Saint John River in the heart of Florenceville-Bristol, opposite the Gallery, will also be an audio recording of a poem by George Peabody called “Atlantis”. Written many years ago, this poetic tribute to the river will be audible to anyone with a device.
18 August 2021, Fredericton, NB – The Board of Directors of the Fredericton Playhouse is pleased to name Don Bossé as the 2021 recipient of the Playhouse Honours.
Don is an engaged, active musician with an impressive record of service in New Brunswick. For over 35 years he taught music in public schools, beginning at the elementary school level, and eventually reinvigorating the music program as head of the Fine Arts Department at Fredericton High School over a period of 2 decades. He currently lectures in the Faculty of Fine Arts and the School of Education at St. Thomas University, and has been the founder and director of the St. Thomas University Jazz Ensemble for the past 26 years.
Established in 2008, the Playhouse Honours recognizes an individual’s involvement in the performing arts in Fredericton, fostering a deeper appreciation of the value that people can bring to community life through their work in music, theatre, dance, spoken-word and multidisciplinary performing arts.
“Music has a way of connecting us with one another and with ourselves. Don Bossé’s accomplishments exemplify this connectivity – inspiring students as a teacher or helping connect us as listeners through his artistry,” said Murray Jamer, President of the Fredericton Playhouse board.
In 2015 Bossé was presented with the Lieutenant-Governor’s New Brunswick Youth Orchestra Award, followed by the 2016 MusiCounts Canada’s Teacher of the Year award, and was honoured as a VIP at the 2016 Juno Awards in Calgary. He currently serves on the Fredericton Arts Alliance Board, and is on the Board of Governors, the Academic Senate, and the Alumni Association at St. Thomas University.
In consultation with the Office of First Nations Education, Bossé has recently completed a Grade 9 to 12 Indigenous Music Resource guide and is currently working on a Middle School Indigenous Music guide. He is an active musician with several jazz groups in the region, while continuing to work as a clinician, adjudicator, conductor, and lecturer, promoting jazz music and championing methods in early childhood development as well as secondary and post-secondary music education.
Generously presented by Atlantic Mediaworks, the Playhouse Honours recipients are featured on a permanent display in the west gallery of the Fredericton Playhouse.
Fredericton Playhouse Inc. is a charitable non-profit organization that manages a 709-seat live performance venue in downtown Fredericton. It provides facilities and services to local, regional, national and international clients to stage live performance events for the benefit of the greater Fredericton region. It provides these services on behalf of the City of Fredericton, who is responsible for the Playhouse as a community asset.
THIRD SHIFT is a free, all-ages annual festival of public contemporary artworks in Saint John, New Brunswick. From August 19th through 22nd, THIRD SHIFT will turn Uptown Saint John into an outdoor contemporary art gallery for four days! You can look forward to visiting over 20 temporary public art installations scattered around the Uptown area as well as a series of small in-person and online art presentations and artist talks.
HOST is a borderless project. Part art exhibition and part walking simulator game, it exists entirely online. With animated walls, interactive navigation, and hyperlinked portals, HOST brings together works by eleven contemporary artists who offer glimmers of reciprocity by caring for the places where mutual understanding, appreciation, and hope take root amid the tangle of contemporary issues.
Featuring artwork by: rudi aker, Anna Binta Diallo, Séamus Gallagher, Maggie Higgins, Emily Kennedy, Caroline Monnet, respectfulchild, Lou Sheppard, Rachel M Thornton, Winnie Truong, and KC Wilcox. Curated by Amy Ash. Follow @host_project_ on Instagram
Shorelines: Climate Concern & Creativity is a collaborative project that promotes an ongoing dialogue between environmental action and artistic practice in New Brunswick. The publication was conceived and realized by two non-profit organizations, the community-based environmental organization, ACAP Saint John, and Third Space Gallery, Saint John’s artist-run centre for contemporary art.
Shorelines focuses geographically on the Saint John area and communities that extend along the Bay of Fundy, including Grand Manan Island and Sackville. Contributors include Patrick Allaby, Amy Ash, Jack Bishop, Bailey Brogan, Katie Buckley, Nathan Cann, Chris Donovan, Sara Griffin, Hailey Guzik, Sarah Jones, Jericho Knopp, Jamylynn McDonald, Christiana Myers, Ben Peterson, Bethany Reinhart, Graeme Stewart-Robertson, Kate Wallace, Laura Watson, and KC Wilcox.
Mary Garoutte is a professional visual artist based in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Born in Mesa, Arizona, Mary has spent most of her artistic career travelling between the US and Canada. She holds her degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA 2004) and is an arts instructor, mentor and active facilitator in art education though the public and private sphere. She has exhibited throughout Canada and internationally, notably at the University of Ulsan in Ulsan, South Korea.
Primarily an oil painter in the Alla Prima tradition, Garoutte attempts to explore vignettes of dreams and regressed memory, framed within the surreal and the mundane. Most of her visual chronicles are extracted from her own dreams; some random and others interconnected to form a psychological and deeply personal narrative framed within a modest surrealist approach to painting. Garoutte’s aim is to create a visual dialogue between her works to serve as an inquiry of the subconscious and the human psyche, as well as explore environments of human isolation where humankind ends and nature begins. Focusing on the elements of personal and societal fears and aspirations, Garoutte creates pieces that are cryptic, and a somewhat autobiographical self-portrait through symbolism, interior spaces, and the use of the interplay of light and darkness.
Garoutte’s work is inspired by 20th century painters as Alex Colville and Edward Hopper, as well as modern and contemporary photography and film – drawing from the work of filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Gregory Crewdson, Evelyn Lambart and the dreamlike, surrealist imagery of the 1960’s art films of Sergei Parajanov.
Copyright Visual Arts / Droits d’auteur arts visuels (COVA-DAAV) are pleased to present Image Bank, a new digital licensing tool for Canadian visual art. This new technology showcases artwork by some of Copyright Visual Arts’ 1200 affiliated artists. It allows galleries, publishers, and other companies to search for Canadian artists and to easily get quotes for licensed use of their artwork. Image Bank also provides several types of licenses directly and quickly online.
Positive Impact “The Image Bank simultaneously promotes our Canadian artists while making copyright licensing quick and simple!” – Marcia Lea, Executive Director of COVA-DAAV
“We are proud to announce the official launch of the platform, and we hope you will enjoy its clever and user-friendly design. The Image Bank offers new technological and practical possibilities to presenters and artists.” – Hélène Pappathomas, Copyright Agent, Copyright Visual Arts (COVA-DAAV)
Availability of the Image Bank This product is one of the first online copyright licensing websites in Canada, and it has been designed by Ottawa software company, QuickSilk, for COVA-DAAV. The Image Bank is now available at: www.cova-daav.ca.
COVA-DAAV would like to thank the Government of Canada, RAAV, and CARFAC for their assistance in the development of this important digital tool.
About Copyright Visual Arts COVA-DAAV is a not-for-profit copyright management society providing Author’s Rights administration for professional Canadian and Québécois visual and media artists. It provides Users with a comprehensive access to the artworks and professional services of its members.
Copyright Visual Arts responds to a shifting art economy in the digital age by providing effective tools to enable visual and media artists to achieve sustainable careers.
Copyright Visual Arts facilitates broad access to the finest works by Canadian and Québecois artists through simple and effective online or person-to-person licensing.
THE 16TH ADFDA IS GETTING READY! A QUEBEC DANCE COMPANY IN THE SPOTLIGHT!
(Moncton, NB August 9th, 2021) – atlantic dance FESTIVAL is in THREE DAYS! Save the dates and come participate in the festival from August 12th to 22nd, 2021!
ZEUGMA DANSE joins us
adFda is proud to welcome ZEUGMA DANSE, a Quebec-based dance company to its 16th edition! For the occasion, we invite you to attend the CUBE show on Saturday, August 14th at 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm for free on Downing Street in Moncton, NB. Cap – Pelé will also be hosting the company on Sunday, August 15th at 1:00 pm at the Arena parking lot. Be part of the party!
About ZEUGMA DANSE
ZEUGMA DANSE, active since 2001, has developed its signature style by drawing inspiration from Quebecois jigging and fusing it with percussive dance and contemporary movement, creating an explosive vocabulary and a unique choreographic identity.
The CUBE Show
CUBE is a performance that allows the audience to experience the rhythm and to take part in a unique event during which four performers and percussionists compose a performance by adapting to the space that surrounds them and to the spectators who inhabit it, moving from a free and exploded space to a constraining structure. This progressive compression of space will influence the performers’ gestural vocabulary as much as the emotional charge conveyed.
With more than 180 performances in three years on three continents, Cube has been presented day and night, indoors and outdoors. Come and take part in this exclusive event!
See you on Saturday, August 14th and Sunday, August 15th for ZEUGMA DANSE’s Cube show!
Satellite Théâtre, is offering you two (2) tickets to our production of Pépins, un parcours de petites détresses, presented at Festival Acadie Rock, in collaboration with la Galerie Sans Nom and Verger Belliveau Orchard.
Summer is made for sitting on a terrace, having a drink and admiring nature. As New-Brunswick deconfines, it’s time for us to gather together once again while surrounded by luscious vegetation. It’s time for us to chat again.
On August 18, 19 and 20th 2021, creation company Satellite Theatre presents Pepins, un parcours de petites detresses, at the Verger Belliveau Orchard in the magnificent Memramcook valley. On site: a bar, a DJ and of course, theatre. As the sun sets and your beverage is down to its last sip, a guide will accompany you through the rows of apple trees, in what evokes an outdoor art gallery, lit by thousands of delicate lamps.
Both a celebration of nature and a sharing of the inevitable grief caused by isolation, Pepinsis a roving performance that takes the audience into the heart of the modest, commonplace concerns associated with a pandemic. Somewhere between the gala apples and the honey crisps, the show invites us to explore an array of surprising installations: the intimate spaces of five women struck by a collective desire to reconnect with something that transcends them.
The set design, signed Anne-Marie Sirois in collaboration with la galerie Sans Nom, will transport audiences to a heterotopic space where vast nature and homely intimacy make one. Objects-as-clues, playful sculptures and interdisciplinary installations frame an askew universe and invites onlookers to fill the gaps with their own pandemic baggage.
Shows are August 18, 19, 20th (21, 22, 23rd respectively in case of rain). Two departure times are possible, either 8:15 PM or 9:15pm.
Thank you for responding at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your date and time preferences before Tuesday, August 3rd, to ensure availability at one of the following shows:
●Wednesday, August 18th at 8:15 PM or 9:15pm. (postponed to August 21st in case of rain) ●Thursday, August 19th at 8:15 PM or 9:15pm. (postponed to August 22nd in case of rain) ●Friday, August 20h at 8:15 PM or 9:15pm. (postponed to August 23rd in case of rain)
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton NB When: Friday October 15 to Sunday October 17 Music: Rutter Requiem (selections) Bob Chilcott Aesop’s Fables (selections) Robin Bayley Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above Andrew Balfour Ambe
Clinician: Dr. Kiera Galway, Mount Allison University Accompanist: Thomas Gonder, Christ Church Cathdral
Every year for almost 40 years, singers from New Brunswick, around the Maritimes and beyond, have gathered for the New Brunswick Choral Federation’s Choral Fest to rehearse and perform a significant work of choral music under one of Canada’s leading conductors.
Choral Fest 2020, like choral events everywhere, was cancelled due to necessary public health restrictions. Now, thanks to vaccinations and increasing knowledge of how to prevent transmission, the performing arts are coming back to life.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to limit us, but Choral Fest 2021 will celebrate the music that we can make together.
Singers are asked to pre-register by email or online form, available on our web site. Spaces are limited. A certain number of spaces are reserved for tenor and bass voices.
We are not asking for payment at this time. We will invite registrants to confirm their attendance with payment beginning September, deadline Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
Choral Fest 2021 will follow all public health guidelines, and will incorporate additional expert recommendations specific to choral events. Registrants’ health and safety will be our priority.
The New Brunswick Choral Federation expects registrants to be vaccinated according to the recommendations of New Brunswick’s public health officials.
Dates and details subject to change as we continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. We are planning for restrictions of a Yellow phase of recovery. Choral Fest 2021 would not proceed under a more restrictive phase of recovery.
Choral Fest 2021 is supported by the Fredericton Community Foundation, by the City of Fredericton,and by the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, Province of New Brunswick.
ADFDA UNVEILS ITS 2021 PROGRAM ! TICKETS ARE OFFICIALLY ON SALE !
(Moncton, NB – August 3rd, 2021) – The DansEncorps Productions team has unveiled on their website the program for the 16th edition of the atlantic dance FESTIVAL danse atlantique to be held August 12th-22nd, 2021 in Moncton, NB. This year’s program includes indoor and outdoor performances, film screenings, walkabout performances and workshops. Artists are gearing up and tickets are now on sale in our website.
Artists from elsewhere
This year, we are pleased to welcome artists of different origins for our shows. Starting with the Emergence contemporaine show, which will feature Ariane Famelart, Chantal Baudouin, Julien Derrradj, and performer Simone Gauthier. These artists come respectively from Quebec, Acadia, and France. Come and discover the new generation of professional dancers who are touring Canada!
More than just performances, the Festival is an opportunity for artists to deliver a message through their works. In the choreography Femme fatale 2.0, Ariane Famelart wants to show the paradoxes of a woman who tries to be strong but falls, DIE FORELLE by Julien Derradj questions the symbolism of dreams by wanting to give a meaning to his existence, Réalité deshumanisante by Constance Gadan talks about a character torn and trapped in time by the strings of a stressful society. Come and discover their world through their work!
See you in Moncton, NB, from August 12th to 22nd, 2021 for the 16th edition of atlantic dance FESTIVAL!
Présenté du 15 juillet au 10 août 2021 à la galerie de l’Atelier d’estampe Imago, premier étage, Centre culturel Aberdeen, 140 rue Botsford, Moncton.
Vernissage le jeudi 5 août 2021 de 17h à 19h.
« S’entourer d’herbes médicinales » est une série de sérigraphies imprimée à la main par l’artiste Carole Deveau lors de sa résidence de membre à l’Atelier Imago en avril 2021. Pendant sa résidence, Deveau voulait surmonter le défi d’imprimer en grand format. Avec un motif qu’elle avait dessiné pour une oeuvre d’art en boîte, elle a retravaillé l’image pour qu’elle devienne un morceau “casse-tête” d’environ 10”x12”, qui fut ensuite divisée en cyan, magenta, jaune et noir. Avec ces 4 morceaux, elle imprima section par section les œuvres présentées au mur, imprimant finalement l’œuvre qui mesure environ 4’5”x13’2.5” (oui, 13 pieds)!
Originaire de Moncton, NB, Deveau détient un baccalauréat avec distinction en arts visuels (2000) de l’Université de Moncton. Elle a participé à plusieurs expositions solos et de groupes, travaillant surtout en relief et en sérigraphie à l’atelier d’estampe Imago.
Elle a toujours aimé incorporer le public dans le processus de création en leur offrant la possibilité d’interagir avec ses œuvres. Dernièrement, elle concentre ses recherches sur des manières d’utiliser ses œuvres pour aider les gens.
Les questions ou les demandes des médias peuvent être envoyées directement à l’artiste à l’adresse email@example.com.
Phase verte :Le port de masque lors du vernissage et toute visite au Centre culturel Aberdeen n’est plus obligatoires à partir du 1er août 2021. Si vous êtes plus confortable avec votre masque, vous êtes bienvenus de le porter.
Pour accéder nos espaces, il existe trois (3) entrées doubles : l’une donnant sur la rue Botsford qui offre une espace d’entrée mesurant 80 pouces en largeur X 78 pouces en hauteur; une autre donnant sur la rue Alma, qui offre une espace d’entrée mesurant 80 pouces en largeur X 78 pouces en hauteur; et une dernière donnant dans le Parc du Sommet (devant le Centre Aberdeen), qui offre deux espaces d’entrée mesurant 34,5 pouces X 78 pouces en hauteur chacune. Par contre, une partition installée entre les deux portes peut être enlevée pour laisser un espace de 72 pouces en largeur.
À l’entrée du côté de la rue Alma, il existe une zone d’embarquement et le bâtiment est muni d’une rampe d’accès. De ce même côté de l’édifice, il y a une (1) espace de stationnement pour personnes à mobilité réduite. Les deux autres entrées sont accessibles par des escaliers équipés de balustrades. Seul le point d’entrée du côté de la rue Alma est doté d’un bouton qui automatise l’ouverture des portes.
Il existe trois (3) salles de toilettes privées et non genrées au même étage. Deux (2) d’entre elles sont situées à droite de l’entrée du restaurant Les Brumes du Coude, dans un corridor plutôt étroit avec un petit rebord au plancher (1 pouce). La troisième – accessible aux fauteuils roulants – est située dans une alcôve située à la droite du bureau de la Galerie Sans Nom, à gauche de la porte du bureau de DansEncorps.
Presented from July 15th to August 10th, 2021 on Imago’s gallery wall, first floor, Aberdeen Cultural Centre, 140 Botsford Street, Moncton.
Join us for a reception on Thursday, August 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
“S’entourer d’herbes médicinales” is a series of hand-printed screen prints by artist Carole Deveau during a member-residency at Atelier Imago in April 2021. During her residency, Deveau wanted to overcome the challenge of printing in large format. With a design she had drawn for Art en Boîte, she reworked the image into a “puzzle” piece of approximately 10″x12″, which was then divided into cyan, magenta, yellow and black. With these 4 pieces, she printed section by section the works presented on the wall, finally printing the work that measures approximately 4’5″ x 13’2.5″ (yes, 13 feet)!
Originally from Moncton, NB, Deveau holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with distinction (2000) from the Université de Moncton. She has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, working mostly in relief and screen printing at Imago.
She has always enjoyed incorporating the public into the creative process by offering them the opportunity to interact with her work. Lately, she has been focusing her research on ways to use her work to help people.
To access our spaces, there are three (3) double entrances: one on Botsford Street, which offers an entrance space measuring 80 inches wide X 78 inches high; another on Alma Street, which offers an entrance space measuring 80 inches wide X 78 inches high; and the last one on Summit Park (in front of the Aberdeen Centre), which offers two entrance spaces measuring 34.5 inches X 78 inches high each. However, a partition installed between the two doors can be removed to leave a space of 72 inches in width.
At the Alma Street entrance, there is a loading zone and the building is equipped with an access ramp. On this same side of the building, there is one (1) parking space for persons with reduced mobility. The other two entrances are accessible by stairs with railings. Only the entrance on the Alma Street side is equipped with a button that automates the opening of the doors.
There are three (3) private, non-gendered washrooms on the same floor. Two (2) of these are located to the right of the entrance to Les Brumes du Coude restaurant, in a rather narrow corridor with a small (1 inch) floor ledge. The third – wheelchair accessible – is located in an alcove to the right of the Galerie Sans Nom office, to the left of the DansEncorps office door.