Family Art Day

Next Family Art Day: March 25, 2018

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery will be open to visitors of all ages from 12 pm to 5 pm with FREE admission and programs!

Free Tours of the Gallery’s exhibitions:

1 pm: English
2 pm: French
4 pm: English
(Please meet in the Orientation Gallery)

Free Workshops and activities:

12 noon to 5:00 at the pavilion entrance:
Art cart activities - Landscapes in Oil Pastels on paper and Paper Banners

12 noon to 5:00 in the Oppenheimer Gallery:
Circle Drawings in colored pencils on paper inspired by Alex Janvier’s artwork.

1:30 – 3:00: Weaving on small looms with Kimberly Bent in the RBC Learning Centre.
Drop-in, as space permits.

See a multi-harness loom in action and get some hands on experience by using small tapestry looms and trying your hand at the table loom.

Kim Bent, owner and artist at “Bent Threads,” is a weaver and spinner in Fredericton, NB. Her enthusiasm for the textile arts goes back to early childhood. She enjoys working in different techniques but weaving remains her first love. She is an active member of the Fibre Arts Network (FAN) in Fredericton and a juried member of CraftNB. She shows and sells her creations through Craft NB’s annual festivals in Fredericton and Saint John and with other FAN members in Fredericton. Kim loves to teach beginners about weaving.

1:30 – 3:00: Family art workshop: Journaling the Atlantic Landscape with Peggy Holt in the Education Centre.
Create mixed media works using graphite, charcoal, acrylics and collage inspired by Atlantic artists. Registration required.

3:30 – 5:00: Art activity in the RBC Learning Centre
Details to be announced. Drop-in, as space permits.

Free musical performances:

2:00 – 2:45: Frantically Atlantic in the Marion McCain Atlantic Gallery
Michelle Daigle and Don Rigley create connections with works of art and celebrate Atlantic Canada through storytelling, poetry, songs, and instrumental music.

FRANTICALLY ATLANTIC (Don Rigley and Michelle Daigle) is a musical duo based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Their full list of instruments includes fiddle (violin), hammered dulcimer, Irish bouzouki, bodhran (Irish drum), tin whistles, guitar, spoons and Shruti box, with the occasional accordion and banjo.

3:00 – 3:45 in the Elizabeth A. Currie Gallery on the Green: Musical performance by Tutta Musica’s Lydia Mainville
Lydia Mainville is a cellist, singer-songwriter and fiddler's daughter from Darling's Island, NB.

At once an innovator and traditionalist, she creates experimental folk music steeped in classical and celtic roots. Her delicate melodies float over looped soundscapes that ebb and flow like the tide. In her hands, the cello sings with ever-changing voices: the call of seabirds, a distant train whistle, gentle rain. Lydia's expressive sounds echo in concert halls, farmer's markets, and living rooms across Canada.

Lydia is a Sistema NB Teaching Artist in the Moncton Centre. and a member of Tutta Musica.

Presented in partnership with Tutta Musica and the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra.