Loretta Gould: Prayers for Our Lost Children

The Owens Art Gallery and the Indigenous Affairs Coordinator of Mount Allison University are thrilled to unveil Prayers for Our Lost Children (2021), a moving new work by prominent Mi’kmaq artist Loretta Gould. This work was commissioned in 2021 as the shameful story of Canada’s Residential School System continued to unfold. The painting serves as a poignant reminder of what Canada has stolen from Indigenous peoples and the ways in which this harm endures. At the same time, it underlines the vital continuity of Mi’kmaq art, culture, and spiritual practices, and the important role that women and children have played in maintaining this permanence. The painting, which is currently installed outside the office of the Indigenous Affairs Coordinator, is part of a series of public artworks commissioned by the Indigenous Affairs Coordinator and the Owens Art Gallery since 2019, including two works by Mi’kmaq artist, Pauline Young: She Lights the Way (2019), a stained-glass memorial to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and Wabanaki/People of the Dawn (2020), a flag design representing the Mi’kmaq territory of Mi’kma’ki as a living relationship between land and sea.
Loretta Gould is a Mi’kmaq quilter and painter who loves bright, beautiful colours. A self-taught artist, she grew up in Waycobah First Nation where she later raised five children with her husband Elliot Gould. She began making a living through her art quilts but, when her sewing machine broke in 2013, she decided to try her hand at painting. She’s been painting ever since. Loretta’s dream is to share her art with the world. For her, art is a way to get her spiritual feelings on canvas. Please visit the artist’s website: www.mikmaq-artist.com/collections

Artist talk (noon) and reception (5-7 pm) / SEPT 29

Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen proposes two public activities on Wednesday, September 29 2021, as part of the Give Me Shelter exhibition presenting the works of 13 emerging artists of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
ARTIST TALK (in French): Wednesday, September 29 at noon, room 001-B of the Fine Arts Building
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An artist-talk by Mimi Stockalnd will be presented (in French) in the Salle Neil-Michaud, room 001-B of the Fine Arts Building (Beaux-arts) on the Université de Moncton campus. Mimi Stockland is a St. John’s-based visual artist whose work spans textiles, sculpture, printmaking and installation. She obtained a BFA from Concordia University in 2009and graduated from the Centre des Textiles Contemporains de Montréal (CTCM) in 2015, after which she established a home and studio practice in Newfoundland. Her work ranges through topics like food, internet humour, cartoons, fashion, camping, tourism, textiles, and contemporary life with a surrealist and absurdist eye.
RECEPTION: Wednesday, September 29, 5–7 PM, at Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen
A reception celebrating the exhibition will be held as of 5 PM, with Pan Wendt, exhibition curator, and Mimi Stockland, artist, in attendance. The exhibition presents work that “can inform us as we face an uncertain reality that demands imaginative and constructive energy” and will run until October 3, 2021. Give Me Shelter is organised and circulated by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and RBC. For more information: https://www.umoncton.ca/umcm-ga/chercherrefuge
Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen of the Université de Moncton is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture of New-Brunswick and the City of Moncton.
* Please note that proof of complete vaccination is required and that social distancing and wearing a mask are still in effect on campus.

Make Something Sunday To Go

Activities for Families Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sackville

Make Something Sunday To Go returns with a new kit for September. Make Something Sunday To Go kits include everything you need for art activities inspired by works in our permanent collection. Each activity is accompanied by a short video that gives you an up-close look at an artwork and ideas for something to make in response to it.

26 September
Gordon Smith and Colour Combinations

In his print, Special Green, 1967, Gordon Smith explores line and colour. If you look closely, you will see places where colours overlap and new colours are created. Using washi tape, play with the movement of lines and discover new colours as lines cross and layer. Design a set of postcards to send to family and friends.

Kit pick-ups from 20-26 September

Dive into your kit as soon as you get home, wait for Sunday, or save it for a rainy day—it’s up to you! When you have something to share, tag us at #OwensArtGallery and #MakeSomethingSunday and show us what you’ve made. Search these tags to see what others have made and watch our Instagram stories for highlights.

Make Something Sunday To Go introduces new materials and ways of working through informal, hands-on activities for kids 12 and under and their adults. Our kits are offered free of charge. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sackville.

Make Something Sunday To Go kits will be available for pick-up from the Owens front desk on a first-come-first-served basis during regular open hours. Community masks are required to enter the gallery.

pARTicipate Arts and Nature Festival October 1 -3

October 1-3
To register, call the Gallery,
Don’t hesitate! Many are full!
See website for details.

Victorian Style Crazy Quilting
with Cat Candow
October 1-2 $60

Jewellery Workshop
with Trudy Gallagher
October 2 $35

Beginner Rughooking
with Mary Grant
October 1 $35

Intermediate Rughooking
with Mary Grant
October 2 $50

Waiting List Only
Carving with James Buxton
Eco Print a Silk Scarf  with Renata Britez
Huge Charcoal Drawing with Stephen Hutchings
Sip and Paint with Jennifer Stead

pARTicipate with Music 
October 2
at Second Wind Music Centre

To register, call 425-4999
or email 

Introduction to Ukulele 
with Peter McLaughlin

Concert/Sing a Long
with Peter and Friends
Gallery Hours

Tuesday by appointment
Wednesday 10:30 am – 5 pm
Thursday 12 – 8 pm
Friday 10:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10:30 am – 5 pm

Annual Society of Canadian Artist’s Elected Members’ Exhibition

On display at Gallery 78 until Saturday, October 2, is the Annual Society of Canadian Artist’s Elected Members’ Exhibition. Member artists from across the country have competed and been juried to participate in this national exhibition. Experience the art of thirty-six artists from across Canada, five of whom won awards totaling $7,000, including the prestigious Mary Pratt Crystal Award.

About the Society of Canadian Artists – The SCA is a national, non-profit artists’ organization dedicated to expanding the visibility and stature of the visual arts. SCA has representation in all the visual arts media.

Gallery 78,
 796 Queen St. (corner of Church and Queen), Fredericton, NB

Open: Tues to Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-3pm, or visit virtually at: www.gallery78.com

Music in NB 🌠 Musique au NB

Featured Country Artist: LAURIE LEBLANC
Meet Laurie LeBlanc, Music-Musique NB’s featured artist for September as part of the Canadian Country Artist Discovery program- a collaboration between provincial MIAs highlighting country artists across Canada. 🇨🇦

FB: Laurie LeBlanc Page officielle
Website: https://laurieleblanc.com/en/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/laurieleblancartiste/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Laurie_LeB
Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/spotifylaurie

Festival (506)PART 1 | LIFT OFF – OCT 21-23
Reach for the Stars: The Prix MNB Awards
In space, everyone can hear you sing: In-Person Showcases in Fredericton + Miramichi + Moncton

CONFERENCE (506): Artists are from Mars, Delegates are from Venus +++ info >

Visez les étoiles: Les Prix MNB Awards
On a chanté sur la Lune: Vitrines en personne À Fredericton + Miramichi + Moncton

CONFÉRENCE (506) : Les artistes viennent de Mars, les délégué.es viennent de Vénus +++ info >

ROLLING: Live Performance | Professional Development + Business Travel | Showcase

SANS DATE: Activités scéniques | Développement professionnel + démarchage | Vitrine

mid-musicnb.org // dim-musicnb.org

Kylie Fox releases video for Horny and Bored
Kylie Fox has collaborated with filmmaker Jillian Acreman on her latest video project release. Horny and Bored, a B-side track off Fox’s latest album Green, speaks to the pandemic’s fourth wave frustration, and the longing for physical closeness.  +++ info >

United By Song
Across New Brunswick, United Way is putting your contributions to work where they have the greatest impact. Together, we are creating lasting change right here in our local community. To demonstrate this incredible impact, we’re inviting you to an Atlantic-wide, one time only, virtual event called United by Song. The event is open to all residents of Atlantic Canada. It is best suited for those aged 16 and up, due to mature content. 
Attendance is FREE, however online registration required: unitedbysongatlantic.eventbrite.ca

Submissions for FEST FORWARD 2021 NOW OPEN
FEST FORWARD (OCT 1-3) is a professional development weekend/festival open to all emerging music acts of all ages & genres.  Selected participants must be available to participate throughout the entirety of the festival. 

Deadline to apply is Friday September 17th.  +++ info >

Sackville Festival of Early Music
September 17-19, 2021: his year’s festival will feature inspiring performances curated especially for our 17th season. Listen how I dance: Music to be seen and a dance to be heard (Friday, Sept. 17), London-based and international touring ensemble Stile Antico (Saturday, Sept. 18), and some of the finest early art music performers in eastern Canada Concerto delle donne (Sunday, Sept. 19). +++ info >

Jason Anderson releases new song
Fredericton indie folk singer-songwriter Jason Anderson has released Canyonlands, a 5-song collection of beautiful, meditative indie folk. Anderson, who has collaborated as a guitarist with artists such as Mount Eerie and Strand of Oaks, is excited about his new solo release. +++ info >

Sourire – Deuxième extrait du EP, II, de Phil Athanase
L’Artiste pop-rock Acadien Phil Athanase lance un nouvel extrait intitulé Sourire en marge de son nouveau mini album (EP) II. L’album est disponible dès maintenant sur les plates-formes numériques, comme Bandcamp, Apple Music et Spotify. +++ info >

IZABELLE announced that her newest single CHASING STORMS is out. The song is available on all music platforms for all to enjoy. “Chasing storms” provides a glimpse into what fans can start to expect from the artist, authenticity.  
From powerful melodies and vocals to very personal lyrics, IZABELLE reclaims her inner-strength in the epic search for self discovery. +++ info

Six Gun Smoke’s debut album
Six Gun Smoke’s self titled debut album previously only available in digital format is now available in physical form (CD).
For ordering information visit the Six Gun Smoke facebook page.

*Local delivery available in Moncton and Miramichi areas. 

New Single “Look at Me Now”
Andrew Moore has returned with his first release in five years, Look at Me Now is a snappy, smooth, summertime groove that will get you out of your seat. After spending years in Asia performing with multi-award winning and platinum record selling artists such as Dimash Kudaibergenov (America’s Got Talent), Kris Wu and Jolin Tsai, Andrew has returned to Canada to release his next single, Look at Me Now. +++ info >

New Single “Anything”
Another classic NB folk song from Mike Bravener and Bluebird with a fresh spin will be released on Friday September 17th on all digital platforms. “Anything” is a fun uptempo tune written sometime in the late 1800’s by Alec Norrad. You can hear the song  and story on Saturday September 11th on CBC Weekend Morning show with Bill Roach. +++ info >

RT and the Sessionmen Update
With Jacksonville drawing over 5000 Spotify streams and 19,000 YouTube  streams in just 8 weeks, RT and the sessionmen are ready to drop their next Single – an up tempo look at global warming called “Hot in Here” – stay  tuned…Sept 13, 2021 +++ info >

Entre ce que j’dis… de Maggie Savoie
Maggie Savoie, revient en force avec un nouvel album, Appalaches. Le premier extrait « Entre ce que j’dis… » apporte l’auditeur sur la route de l’autodérision. La marge est souvent grande entre ce que l’on veut et ce que l’on peut ou ce que l’on dit et ce que l’on fait. Ce thème universel est exploré par l’artiste, dans une ambiance pas mal « chill » où le jeu de guitare unique de Maggie Savoie est bien présent en toute simplicité. +++ info >

Battle of the Arts NB – Igniting Black Youth Voice through the arts
Join Our Series of Virtual arts showcase and conversations with black youth in the arts. Live streaming starts This September through November (Saturdays), 2021, all on BOTA – NB Youtube channel. At BOTA, we amplify, mentor, promote, elevate, empower, all through leadership and the arts. Don’t miss out on any of these series. +++ info >

Call for East Coast artists by Mark Howard
Legendary music producer Mark Howard (Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Barenaked Ladies, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, The Tragically Hip, K.D. Lang, Bob Dylan etc.) has recently moved to Cape Breton, N.S. where he is looking to record local/regional songwriters/recording artists. His most recent production is the “Barenaked Ladies” July 16, 2021 album release called “Detour de Force.”
Mr. Howard is accepting submissions through a local NB partner A/R Group International for an “acoustic style” album recording of up to 10 songs. +++ info >

Nouvel album d’Andy Creeggan
Le 24 septembre 2021, Andy Creeggan lancera un album de 13 pistes de pop d’inspiration jazz et classique, proche des musiques du Moyen-Orient et de la samba, une musique moderne et expérimentale. L’album paraît chez Le Grenier musique, un label de disques basé à Moncton. Andy Creeggan propose « Andiwork IV », un album sans barrière linguistique puisqu’il est instrumental. Près de 12 ans se sont écoulés depuis le dernier projet solo de cet artiste établi à Moncton et connu d’abord comme membre fondateur du groupe Barenaked Ladies. +++ info >

SSI Soundstage    
Sound Specialists Inc.(SSI) is looking to partner with bands to provide an avenue for bands to play together in a safe and social distance manner. Full audio, video and lighting production is provided to stream live. For more information or booking availability please contact us on all our social media, click the “Book Today” button on our website or email soundstage@ssiaudio.com +++ info >

The Charlotte Street Arts Centre sustains, promotes and develops the arts by providing access to an essential hub of professional resources, facilities and dynamic programming within the New Brunswick community.

For an up-to-date schedule: +++ info >

📍 Prévente pour les membres à compter du mercredi 8 septembre à 10:00 (en personne, au téléphone et en ligne)
📍 Devenez MEMBRE dès maintenant (tinyurl.com/membre-member)
📍 Vente pour le grand public dès le vendredi 10 septembre à 10:00 +++ info >

The Cap, home for live music in Fredericton, now includes an on-site nano-brewery, daytime record retail and beer to go, all accompanied by plenty of seating on sunny or shaded patios! +++ info >

Le Centre des arts de la scène du Grand Moncton / Greater Moncton Performing Arts Centre

Pour la liste complète des spectacles reporté et/ou annulés CLIQUEZ ICI. // CLICK HERE for the up to date list of rescheduled and cancelled performances.

Le Centre des arts d’Edmundston, situé dans une ancienne église au cœur du centre-ville, est un espace dédié à la création et à la diffusion des arts. Le Centre offre une programmation artistique variée, de qualité, par l’entremise de spectacles, d’ateliers de création et de formation et d’expositions. Véritable carrefour de créativité, c’est ici que les artistes et le public se rencontrent pour explorer diverses formes d’art. Il est un espace de découverte où la créativité bouillonne. +++ info >

Le Centre culturel de Caraquet offre gratuitement des locaux insonorisés pour les artistes et enseignant(e)s en musique et chant. 125 pieds carrés par local, un piano droit dans chaque local et autres instruments de musique disponibles sur demande. Pour réservations: 506.726.5001 +++ info >

CATAPULT Arts Accelerator
ArtsLink NB’s CATAPULT Arts Accelerator gives New Brunswick artists the tools to be prolific & build sustainable careers. Business skills training, career development, workshops, and mentorship – all in one program. 

East Coast Music Awards + Showcases
Submissions for Awards and Showcasing at the 2022 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 4 – 8, 2022, are open and closes October 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM. All 2022 Manuals for submissions are available now for review and preparation at ecma.awardstage.com.

Closing the Gap: Impact & Representation of Indigenous, Black & People of Colour
The Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) and its partners have launched a national research study entitled, Closing the Gap: Impact and Representation of Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour (IBPOC) Live Music Workers in Canada. The study is designed to quantify the impact and representation of the live music community in Canada, and examine the challenges and barriers that impede IBPOC participation within the industry. +++ info >

NEWS FROM FACTOREmergency Support Fund for Canada’s Live Music Sector
The majority of companies and organizations targeted by this program are not regular beneficiaries of the Canada Music Fund (CMF); emergency funding for these types of companies and organizations is a recognition of the essential nature of the live music sector in achieving the objectives of the program.The deadline to apply is September 2, 2021, at 5:00pm ET.  +++ info >

Les demandeurs des catégories suivantes sont visés par le Fonds d’urgence pour le secteur canadien de la musique devant public : 
Agents de spectacles
Artistes auto-producteurs
Entrepreneurs de services
Festivals de musique
Gérants d’artistes
Producteurs et Diffuseurs de spectacles (promoteurs)
Salles de diffusion +++ info >

No Ducks: Emerging Art Critics at the Owens Art Gallery

The Owens Art Gallery is pleased to launch No Ducks: Emerging Art Critics at the Owens Art Gallery, a new online venue for art criticism and essays written by Mount Allison University students. Featuring the writings of Shivanya AlbasLaika Dadounand Noah Lubendothe current issue covers a wide range of topics, including contemporary art and film, decolonization, Black and Jewish identity, cultural appropriation, Indigenous art, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Conceived in the early days of the pandemic, this exciting new publishing venture emerges from the J.E.A. Crake Art Critics-at-Large Program, a student mentorship project 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. Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, a small group of students developed content for No Ducks under the supervision of Emily Falvey, Director/Curator of the Owens Art Gallery. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the J.E.A. Crake Foundation and Mount Allison University for making the J.E.A. Crake Art Critics-at-LargeProgram possible. Funding for this project came from the J.E.A. Crake ArtsWork Internships program, which is intended to provide Mount Allison University students with opportunities for experiential learning and to enable them to explore career options in the Arts.

Galerie Sans Nom 2021-2022 Program Launch

September 14  GSN Information Session is Zoom – 7pm

September 14-21 – White Box Welcomes Dan Xu in residence

October 8 – November 5 – Exhibitions
Lucas Morneau / Lucia Choulakian / Van Pham

November 12 – ACADIE UNDERGROUND # 25

November 16-30 – White Box Welcomes Amy Ash in residence

November 19 – December 18 – Exhibitions
Danielle Boudreau / Kieran Delaney

December 1st – Annual General Meeting

December 22 – January 10 – Winter Break

January 4 – 11 – Intervals – Jalianne Li + Collectif HAT

January 18 – February 1st – White Box welcomes Julie Forgues

February 11 – March 11 – Exhibitions
Emily Critch / Aleya Michaud / Marie-Michelle Haché

April 15 – 29 – Exhibition – Hors d’oeuvre # 6

April 29 – Annual fundraising activity OUT WORKS # 6

May 3-17 – White Box Welcomes Jennifer Bélanger in residence

June 6-12 – RE: FLUX 17 Experimental music and sound art festival

August 1 – 31 – Retrospective: Les Hay Babies – The first 10 years

Ongoing programming – Intervals / ARTERIAL Podcast / Afterimages

And the David Adams Richards Award goes to..

Congratulations to writer Zev Bagel who recently won the David Adams Richards Award for his unpublished novel “Solitary”. The award will be formally given at Wordsfall by the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick at their award ceremony in Sussex, NB on October 22.

As part of the Shediac ‘Hom’Art’ Festival   Zev will be reading some poems and stories between 3 and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday 18/19 Sept at Rotary Park (by the Big Lobster on Main Street) in Shediac.
 Zev Bagel is the pen-name for Warren Redman.
He is author of seventeen books of non-fiction and two published novels, as well as poetry and short stories. He is past president of the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick. He lives in Shediac, New Brunswick. Zev’s work is also included in the upcoming publication of “2020” from Black Dog & One-Eyed Press

Want more info?  
See… https://www.shediachomart.com  and  https://www.facebook.com/zevbagel/

Hear  ZEV BAGEL  on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 between 3:00 and 5:00 pm at Rotary Park
(by the Big Lobster on Main Street) in Shediac.

I’m Buying an NB Book!

Saturday, September 18, 2021, is I’m Buying an NB Book! day. Bookstores, publishers, and literary organizations across New Brunswick have teamed up to launch this initiative which aims to highlight New Brunswick authors and increase sales of their books in local bookstores.

With literature as with food, buying local has a positive impact on the vitality and growth of our community. We invite readers and the literary sector to participate in I’m Buying an NB Book! day in their own way.

All initiatives put forward by individuals or by organizations to promote or to participate in this day are welcomed.

Here are a few ways to participate:

📖 Customize the I’m Buying an NB Book! poster (can be printed here: https://bit.ly/3BHjccj) by adding the address or website of a local bookstore or publisher and place the poster in a public setting (bookstore, library, market, theatre, cultural centre, restaurant, café, community centre, university, college, etc.).

 Use the digital poster, tagline, and hashtags (#September18 #myNBbooks #IReadLocal) to promote I’m buying an NB book! day on social media (downloadable digital posters here: https://bit.ly/3BHjccj).

 Share your New Brunswick book suggestions on social media.

 Encourage your friends to participate in I’m Buying an NB Book! day.

 Share a picture or a list of your new books on social media to show how you participated in I’m Buying an NB Book! day.
To stay up to date, join our Facebook event!