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Harrison McCain Pavilion Grand Opening Schedule of Events

August 29, 2022

Join us on September 10th for an afternoon of exciting events at the gallery!

12:00 – 12:30 PM: Muskrat Singers, Elder blessing with Maggie Paul, performance by Oromocto First Nation dancers

12:00 – 3:00 PM: BBQ on Queen Street (by donation). The Queen Street Creamery Ice Cream Truck will also be selling their delicious ice cream

12:30 – 1:00 PM: Fredericton High School Band, directed by Greg Webber 

1:00 – 1:30 PM: Opening speeches and ribbon cutting

1:30 & 2:30 PM: Frantically Atlantic performances in the Courtyard

2:00 – 2:30 PM: Multicultural performance in the Contemporary Gallery

2:00 – 4:00 PM: Meet the artists: James Wilson, Deanna Musgrave, Donald Stuart

2:00 & 4:00 PM: Guided tours in English

2:00 – 5:00: Art Activities in the Art Education Centre with the following artists:

  • Jennifer Pazienza and Paul Edouard Bourque: Exploring the Handmade – mixed media on paper
  • I-Chun Jenkins: The art of creative textile weaving
  • Brittany Schuler: Painting New Brunswick Trees – watercolours
  • Natasha LeBlond: Art Buttons!
  • Danielle Hogan: Culture looks like us / La culture nous ressemble – Clay installation
  • Nicole Haché: Laisse ta trace/Leave your mark – Collaborative Installation
  • Caitlin Wilson (Atelier d’estampe Imago Inc): Printmaking on paper
  • Alisa Arsenault: Rug Hooking

2:00 – 5:00: Artist in Residence Studio: Natasha Sacobie demonstrates quillwork

3:00 PM: Guided tour in French

3:00 PM: Dance Performance by Mi’kmaw and Ojibwe artist Kyana Kingbird in the McCain Gallery

Dusk: Light show by Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy

Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day


Wabanaki Modern: The Artistic Legacy of the 1960s “Micmac Indian Craftsmen” was made possible thanks to support from TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment and Canada Council for the Arts.

Donald Stuart: Homage is sponsored by CI Investments.

James Wilson: Social Studies is supported by Commercial Properties Ltd.

The Opening Festivities of the Harrison McCain Pavilion has been made possible with support from The Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Bird Construction Group, RBC, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, Costco, Covered Bridge Potato Chips, the City of Fredericton, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of New Brunswick- Tourism, Heritage and Culture.