Éloizes 2014: Finalists In The Visual Arts
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is pleased to partner with the Acadian Association of Professional Artists of New Brunswick (AAAPNB) to showcase Éloizes 2014: Finalists in the Visual Arts.
From April 30 to May 4, 2014, Fredericton will move to the beat of the Éloizes, a major event in New Brunswick celebrating the arts in Acadie. Since 2007, along with presentation of the evening awards gala, this event has showcased the award finalists and their work in the host community.
This year’s program encourages the community to discover and appreciate the talents of many Acadian artists through workshops, performances, discussions, and other events. Through these stimulating art activities, the public will have a special opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their creative work.
This year the three nominees for the prestigious Éloize Award for Artist of the Year are Marie Hélène Allain (Retrospective Exhibition - Le caractère sacré de la pierre / The Numinosity of Stone), Luc A. Charrette (Exhibition - Portraitures: peintures 2011-2012), and Jocelyn Jean (Exhibition - La pointe de l'iceberg), all of whom have been featured in recent exhibitions organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and have work represented in the Gallery’s permanent collection. Also featured in this exhibition is the work of Marie-Line Leblanc (Exhibitions - Oeuvres 2011-2013), who has been nominated for the Quebec Artist Award.
The official opening of the Éloizes and the opening of the exhibition is Wednesday, April 30 at 6 pm.