Courses Continue into September and Beyond at Sunbury Shores

So many fantastic workshops at Sunbury Shores! Everything from painting with egg tempura to creating stained glass! Not to mention a wide variety of workshops for children as well.

See the full list of adult workshops here.

For example, a golden opportunity for you to take a ‘Watercolour Workshop’ with Grant Fuller from September 19th to 23rd.

Grant took four years of college at the Vancouver School of Art, and went to Toronto in 1965 to begin a career in advertising. He started as a layout artist and soon was promoted to Art Director and later to Advertising Manager for Sears Fashion. He worked with the top photographers and artists in New York, Montreal and Chicago. In 2006 the Fullers moved to Comox, B.C. where Grant continues to teach, paint and travel to teach workshops at the request of various art groups. Grant is the author of two books published by North Light, ‘Watercolor A to Z” and “Start Sketching and Drawing Now”. Grant’s paintings have won jurors awards and have been featured in magazines, hard cover art books and newspapers at local and international levels. His subjects range from buildings and boats to figures and portraits.

NB Film Co-op Weekly E-News

Check out the NBFC Weekly E-News for today on the below news link on the NBFC website, and remember to click on all the links for the e-news (US, ARTS, BUZZ) at the top where there is an arrow on the right side of the page, and as well there are links at the bottom of each page to click on to take you to the next page or back, and forth.
In this issue:Member updates (Zombies take over Kingston NB, & more …), upcoming screenings & arts events & artsy people of note in the different cities in the province, highlights in the indie and commercial film community in NB and beyond & buzz worthy news and sightings of filmy people, festival & grant deadlines, casting opportunities, it’s never ending!Celebrating the NBFC (37 years proud).

BMG’S Exciting Fall Exhibition Series

Buckland Merrifield Gallery’s fall exhibits: 



A great new painting series from one of the most exciting young artists New Brunswick has seen in recent years. Elizabeth Grant received her fine art degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in 2006. This was followed by a successful 5 year period in Berlin, then another degree from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Be sure to come by to see these powerfil new paintings in August, and wish Elizabeth well as she prepares to take on New York in the fall.

Elizabeth Grant, How to Keep a Secret


Gisele Theriault, an artist and mindfulness practitioner, creates beautiful jewelry with beautiful messages. Her work is imbued with inherent meaning and purpose. Be sure to attend our reception on August 19 to view the latest work from this fine artist.



Three times selected for the International Sculpture Symposium in Saint John, Jim will on the waterfront this August creating another large sculptural work for public placement. However, be sure to come by our gallery to see smaller works from this fine artist.

Jim Boyd, The Village

See full exhibits from September – November here!

Bringing New Brunswick to Latin America

Bringing New Brunswick to Latin America

On Tuesday July 26, the Saint John String Quartet will embark on their first Latin American tour. For 27 days they will travel from Ecuador to Chile, from Argentina to Columbia performing in beautiful venues like Casa de la Musica de Quito, Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano, Musica de Neuquen and Teatro Mitre. The Quartet will be joined by New Brunswick composer and pianist, Martin Kutnowski, professor of music at St. Thomas University. Together, they will be performing six of his works including his newest composition Saudade for Piano Quintet. In addition to 14 concerts, they will be giving masterclasses to music students and will have the opportunity to collaborate with three orchestras.

“We are very excited to share in the many cultures we will encounter, and are equally as excited and proud to be bringing Canadian compositions with us to showcase our Atlantic Canadian heritage,” says Quartet Cellist Sonja Adams. “From compositions which portray a musical version of our history and the landscape of our home in New Brunswick, to the vibrant, regional visual art that we feature on many of our album covers and posters, we strive to create a truly unique Canadian experience.” Violinists David Adams and Danielle Sametz, violist Christopher Buckley round out the Quartet members.

The Quartet maintains an active schedule of more than 125 concerts each year in addition to their work as the core members of the provincial symphony orchestra SYMPHONY NEW BRUNSWICK and musicians-in- residence at the UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK in Saint  John. Marking 29 years together, the group released their fifth album – Montage – in October 2014. The Saint John String Quartet focuses on performing and recording works that are new, innovative or under appreciated in the classical music world and their latest recording achieves it all.

The Saint John String Quartet is as likely to be co-starring with Canadian pop favorites like bluesman Matt Anderson and The Rankin Family or opening for international superstar Meat Loaf as it is to be performing the masterworks of Haydn or Beethoven. It’s this flexibility that makes them popular on stages in Europe, China, Hong Kong, Japan and the USA as well as home.

The Quartet looks forward to its Latin American performances and would like to thank the Government of New Brunswick, Canada Council for the Arts and our corporate and private friends who all play a part in promoting these new cultural opportunities and exchanges.

Be sure to follow their adventure!

facebook.com/Saint-John- String-Quartet



Contact: David Adams  506 647 2424  dave.id.adams@gmail.com

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Workshops with Sculpture Saint John

Workshops – Sculpture Saint John:


6 August – 31 August, 10am-12pm

Helen Stanley presents this workshop designed to encourage creativity and help children tap into their imagination to produce a work of art that is inspired by sculpture. Although each class will vary, children will use clay to explore the three-dimensional world of sculpture. Works will be taken home to air dry. Six Sessions: Aug 6, 10, 17, 20, 24, 31, 2016. Each Session: 2 hours, 10am–12pm. $20 per session, all supplies included. Maximum 8 students


6 August – 31 August, 1-3pm

If you love to build things or would like to learn more about how to turn an idea into a sculpture, this is for you! Under the guidance of instructor Helen Stanley, students will use clay and other materials to explore the three-dimensional world of sculpture. Works will be taken home to air dry. Six Sessions: Aug 6, 10, 17, 20, 24, 31, 2016. Each Session: 2 hours, 1-3pm. $20 per session, all supplies included. Maximum 8 students.


5 August – 21 August, 9am-5pm

Have you always wanted to work with clay? Well, here is your opportunity! You’ll learn the handbuilding techniques of pinching, coiling, and slabwork. The creative possibilities are endless, so you can design pieces that interest you. Come and fall in love with clay! All works will be kiln-fired once completed and participants will be notified when they are ready for pickup at the Saint John Arts Centre. Four Sessions: August 5, 7, 19, 21, 2016, 9am-5pm with a one- hour break for lunch. Cost: $80, all materials included. Maximum 8 students per class.


13 August – 11 September, 9am-5pm

This workshop with Ingrid Van Den Hurk offers some theory of sculpture and an examination of different sculpting techniques. The objective of the workshop is to complete your own stone sculpture from concept to final presentation in an easy step-by- step process! Students will be taught to develop a feel for the stone and how to use a rasp, file, handsaw, and sandpaper. Class size is limited to eight participants so that each student benefits from personal instruction from Ingrid. 6 Sessions: Aug. 13, 14, 27, 28; Sept. 10, 11, 2016. 9am – 5pm with a 1 hour break for lunch. Cost: $90



8 July – 2 September

Visit Saint John Arts Centre’s free public art galleries Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm. Featured artists are: Susan Lapides (photography); Phil Savage (woodcarvings and fine wood furnishings); Melanie Siegel (fiber works); and Emily McCumber (weaving), recipient of this year’s Professional Visual Artists Fund Award! The City Gallery, a program of the City of Saint John Cultural Affairs Office, hosts muther/dawter; duo Mary and Suttie Mae Fleet.

For updates see their Facebook Page.

New Brunswick Summer Music Festival Announces “Beethoven’s Wig”

New Brunswick Summer Music Festival Announces  Beethoven’s Wig

Who? NB Summer Music Festival presents the Grammy nominated act Beethoven’s Wig featuring musicians Richard Perlmunter.

What? 4x GRAMMY Nominated musical act Beethoven’s Wig breathes new life into classical music by singing witty and very funny lyrics set to masterpieces by Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and more! It stars Richard Perlmutter, who not only wrote the words to the group’s songs and is the lead singer, but also accompanies himself on piano, guitar and mandolin.

When? August 11th, 2016 @ 2:30pm

Where? Fredericton Public Library

Why? Beethoven’s Wig has been praised as one of the best introductions to classical music for children. And adults love it too! The appeal of Beethoven’s Wig is truly multi-generational as its wonderful mix of education, entertainment and comedy are as timeless as the music of Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart itself.

Media Contact: Meaghan Underhill

Telephone 506-458-7836

New Brunswick

Summer Music Festival

9 Bailey Drive, Room 22

Fredericton, NB Canada E3B 5A3

Wild Walks & Talks introduce you to the Nature Side of Sunbury Shores

Wild Walks & Talks introduce you to the Nature Side of Sunbury Shores

We have an excellent Walk Though our Maritime Forest last Wednesday – with a major thank-you to Val Gueguin & Anna Fitzgerald! If you missed that or if you want to collect the Sunbury Wild Walks ‘set’, don’t miss these upcoming walks & talks… No need to register! Just come on down and give a donation as you feel appropriate to keep our wonderful hosts walking and talking!

Saturday July 23rd – 9 am at the beach stairs at Pagan Point (in front of the campground) meet up with Mr Jamie Steel . He will help you see the low tide landscape of the Bay of Fundy with a whole new appreciation. Open a periwinkle with your own secret code and much, much, more!

Wednesday July 27th – 6 pm. Come and learn about the hand-on reality of working with sea-turtles from Courtenay Pierce. When she is not helping whale-watchers on the Jolly Breeze, she is researching and helping sea-turtles… What is not to like or learn from right here at Sunbury Shores!

Last, but not at all least, again here at Sunbury Shores, Madeleine Huntjens will give us a presentation on Sacred Water Walks and what this means to us visiting, living and learning from our native predecessors in this area. Her talk will begin at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you all on the Beach or at the Centre!!!

Sounds of beautiful music: Opera Workshop Benefit and Celebration of Music

Sounds of beautiful music: Opera Workshop Benefit and Celebration of Music
Vocal Techniques students arrive on Thursday, July 21 and will be performing at the United Church’s Celebration of Music on July 24.
Opera Workshop participants arrive on July 25 and will be performing at the Opera Workshop Benefit in Kingsbrae Garden on July 31. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear these talented emerging artists!
St. Andrews Arts Council website.