Writing and painting projects will be created during the final week of the Artists in
Residence program in the Garrison District Aug. 28 – Sept. 3.
Established author Mark Jarman and Fredericton High School student Megan Murphy
will work on two separate creative projects in Casemate #11 at the Soldiers’ Barracks.
Jarman, whose novel “Salvage King Ya!” is on Amazon’s list of 50 Essential Canadian
Books and is number one on their list of Best Hockey Fiction, will be writing about
Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula and the Shanghai River in China, and how the two bodies of
water compare and contrast. He will also do a public reading of the piece.
Murphy, who was cast as Belle in Theatre New Brunswick’s recent production of Beauty
and the Beast, will be working on a large painting depicting Fredericton as an
underwater ruin, symbolizing the catastrophe that the recent flooding brought. She will
also paint bustling sea life and a shining sun, which will symbolize the life that comes
from loss in light of Fredericton’s sense of community during such difficult times.
The artist residencies, organized by the Fredericton Arts Alliance, encourage visitors to
interact with the artists. The studio is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday
and noon – 5 p.m. Sunday.
More info at the Fredericton Arts Alliance website here!