This week at the Gallery – May 6 – 12

Beaverbrook Art GalleryMay 3, 20190 Comments

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Curator Crunch: Designed to comfortably fit in your lunch break, these short presentations on artistic treasures are open to everyone. See what these artworks say, and how they connect us with the world – how’s that for “food for thought”?

May 8: 12:15- 12:50 pm, Philip Iverson: About Face! Philip Iverson's massive Face from 1991 is as powerful and engrossing as it is mysterious. Is it painting? Sculpture? Installation? Or a bit of all three? Learn about this complex and colourful work at this month’s Curator Crunch.


Guest Presentation: Sue and Jim Waddington

May 9: 7:00 pm. In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. Sue and Jim Waddington have been on a quest to locate the places that inspired Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, especially those only reachable on foot or by canoe. In this talk, they will compare photographs of some of the painting sites they have found with the corresponding artwork, discuss how they find the sites, and what they have learned about the artists. 


Thursday night art class: Thursday, 7:00- 9:00 pm. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. Cost is free for members, $15 per session for non-members; materials are included. Please register by calling 458-2028.

May 9: Nikita Smith will lead participants in creative explorations of the Canadian wilderness with inspiration from the art on display. Participants will experiment with different materials, moods, and colors in hopes of cultivating their interest in a subject that has inspired Canadian artists for generations. May instructor: Nikita Smith


Art for Tots: Fridays from 10:00- 10:45 am - Children ages 2-5 and their parents participate in fun art games, hands-on activities, and storytelling. Cost is free for members, $10 per session for non-members; materials are included. Please register by calling 458-2028.

May 10: Texture paintings


Musical Presentation: Ludmila Knezkova-Hussey

May 11: 3:00 pm. From Paint to the Piano. Dr. Ludmila Knezkova-Hussey, musician in residence at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (May 7- 10), will play a musical tribute to pianist Margaret Ann Ireland. Through Dr. Knezkova-Hussey's original piano composition, as well as photo presentation, she explores her friendship with the New Brunswick pianist, and brings the portrait by Miller Brittain alive through the music. 


pARTage: This free program brings artists and guests together in French-language conversations about art and creativity. Presentations may include everything from lectures and readings to musical and dance performances, and more!

May 12: Émilie Grace Lavoie: Interlaced Parallels 


Don’t forget! Buy your tickets this week for a special performance by the Bel Canto Singers of Fredericton on May 13th at 7:00 pm. Luminous will highlight affinities and connections between the musical and visual works, between artists and composers, and between musical elements and painting techniques. For fans of either art form, it’s sure to be an evening not to miss. Tickets available here


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