The Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery – Currents exhibit opening, Buttermilk Creek and Fall Workshops

Deanna Musgrave and Amy Ash

August 28 – October 2

Artists’ Opening August 28, 2-4 pm

The artists will talk about their work at 2:30 pm.

This is a chance to meet artist Deanna Musgrave,
creator of”Mirror” in the Library at CNHS.

Vendor registration form

Personalized Art T Shirt

Trudy Gallagher

September 18, 10am – 5pm

Create your own personal art wear.
Subtractive art is when you remove the colour to create a design and that’s what you will be doing in this workshop while working with bleach gel and paint brushes.

To register, call the Gallery, 392-6769.


October 1-3

See website for details.
To register, call the Gallery, 392-6769.
Eco Print a Silk Scarf with Renata Britez

with James Buxton

Victorian Style Crazy Quilting
with Cat Candow

Jewellery Workshop
with Trudy Gallagher

Beginner Rughooking
with Mary Grant

Intermediate Rughooking
with Mary Grant

Huge Charcoal Drawing
with Stephen Hutchings

Sip and Paint
with Jennifer Stead

Label Design
with Chris Tompkins

pARTicipate with Music 
October 2
at Second Wind Music Centre

See website for details.
To register, call (506) 425-4999 or
email secondwindmusiccentre@gmail.com
Introduction to Ukulele
with Peter McLaughlin
Concert/Sing a Long
with Peter and Friends

Thread Painting Workshop

Kathy Tidswell

October 23, 9:30am – 4pm

Learn the basics of free motion
embroidery or thread painting
using your regular
zigzag sewing machine.

Cost $50 plus supplies

To register, call the Gallery, 392-6769.

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

Matt Mays added to Harvest 2021, Bettye LaVette withdraws

Canadian indie rock singer-songwriter Matt Mays of Dartmouth has been added to the Friday Blues Tent performances as part of this year’s Harvest Music Festival. Mays and his band take the 6pm slot opened up due to the withdrawal of American soul legend, Bettye LaVette, from the festival this week.

“Matt Mays has been one of this country’s most popular contemporary artists over the past decade” said Brent Staeben, Harvest Music Programmer. “He’s been an absolute fan favourite of Harvest audiences and that’s because he puts on a helluva show every time he steps on stage. We’re very pleased to add another iconic Atlantic Canada artist with an impressive national profile to this year’s line up.”

Mays fills in a slot in the Friday schedule vacated by LaVette who had to withdraw due to challenges meeting the Federal Government’s COVID requirements for entering Canada. “Bettye and her team were challenged to meet all of the requirements imposed by the Government of Canada for Americans to enter Canada given their very busy schedule before the festival and decided it was best to postpone to next year,” said Staeben. “We immediately accepted Bettye’s offer to re-book her and her band for 2022. We completely understand her situation and wish her and her bandmates continued safe and good health”.

Mays and his full band will take to the Blues tent stage Friday September 17th at 6pm. Tickets are $39.50 plus fees and HST and will be available on Thursday August 26th at 11AM on the Ticketpro Website. Like the LaVette show, the Ultimate Pass gains the holder access to the Matt Mays show.

For those holding Bettye LaVette tickets, refunds are available upon request up until Friday September 10th or they can be redeemed for the Matt Mays show which is now in the same time slot as the original scheduled LaVette show.

“I am sorry to report that we have chosen to drop out of this year’s Harvest Festival in Canada. We were very much looking forward to the show. However, due to the entry regulations that were set in place by the Canadian Government, we have decided it would be best to reschedule our appearance until next year. We hope to see you then. Stay safe everybody!” – Bettye LaVette

For more information, please contact:
Jeff Richardson
General Manager, Harvest Music Festival

Fall 2021 Workshops & Courses | Jones Gallery


From the Venus de Milo to Guernica, this course explores significant art objects and examines the work of artists who influenced the course of Western art history. Course lectures consider major art historical periods and styles, beginning with ancient Greece and Rome and concluding with the myriad of art movements that emerged in the early twentieth century.



Sarah Jones leads an interactive full-day course on painting in oil with palette knives, scrapers, and other things with hard edges. You will learn about preparing a surface and work area for knife painting, techniques and approaches, how to use oil paint and painting mediums, and caring for your tools.



This course explore ways of understanding and interpreting art objects and exhibitions, equipping participants with ways of seeing and finding meaning in works of art and encouraging a confident and curious approach to the art world. Course sessions examine broad art historical movements and themes as well as contemporary art considerations, how the art market functions, ways to visit museums and galleries without being overwhelmed, and how to begin or grow your own art collection.

This course is designed to be accessible to non-artists and people who may be new to visiting galleries or museums, or for those who want to develop approaches to looking at art or have questions about participating in art events. In other words, no previous art-knowledge necessary! This course is offered in a small-group setting, and questions from participants are warmly encouraged!


All Fall 2021 education programming will take place at our new gallery location, 122 Prince William Street (read more about the move on our homepage.)

All classes will follow Covid-19 health guidelines at the time of offering. We will also conduct enhanced cleaning and sanitation before and after each session. Mask wearing while moving about the gallery or while closely interacting with others will be encouraged. We will work to provide ample physical spacing between participants or participant groups.

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

Artist in Residence: Gabrielle Bélanger

(English Follows)

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!

La présentation sera en français seulement.

Merci à ArtsNB pour le support financier.

Les questions ou les demandes des médias peuvent être envoyées à direction@atelierimago.com.

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! 

The presentation will be in French only.

Thanks to ArtsNB for the financial support. 

Questions or media requests can be sent to direction@atelierimago.com.

Spotlight: The Andrew and Laura Mccain Art Gallery

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.

To keep up to date with the Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery and the River Art Centre visit their website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter


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.


Photos available upon request.

Media contact: Meghan Callaghan, Marketing and Communications Director, The Fredericton Playhouse, 506.459.6210 | meghan.callaghan@theplayhouse.ca

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 Space Gallery Member News


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.

Check out the Festival Guide!
Click ‘going’ on our Facebook event!

HOST: A Virtual Contemporary Art Project

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

View Host Here

Get your copy of Shorelines at these shops!

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.

Read More Here

Member Spotlight: Mary Garoutte

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.

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Copyright Visual Arts Announces Launch of The Image Bank: Online Licensing Tool

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.

For more information :
In Ottawa: Marcia Lea, Executive Director, Copyright Visual Arts

In Montreal: Hélène Pappathomas, Copyright Agent, Copyright Visual Arts, 514-866-7101

For more information on the Image Bank:  www.cova-daav.ca

atlantic dance FESTIVAL danse atlantique – 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! 


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!


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! 

For more information :Vanessa ChiassonCoordinator(506) 855-0998adfestivalda@gmail.com

An invitation to PÉPINS by Satellite Théâtre

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 info@satellitetheatre.ca 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)

For further information: www.satellitetheatre.ca