2019 Salmon Run

Artists from all over New Brunswick responded to Discover Saint John’s call for submissions to paint or adorn composite salmon sculptures displayed in prominent locations around Saint John. The 2019 call for submissions received responses from over 30 artists with 40+ submissions. Casts of Atlantic salmon were created by New Brunswick artist John Morgan to create an urban kaleidoscope of salmon sculptures standing more than six feet tall when mounted. And did you know – this year is the International Year of the Salmon!

The 2019 participating artists are:

  • Amy Ash from Hampton, NB
  • Corinne Monique Long from Saint John, NB
  • Deanna Musgrave from Saint John, NB (returning artist from 2017)
  • Fabiola Martinez Rodriguez from Quispamsis, NB (returning artist from 2018)
  • Geordan Moore from Saint John, NB (returning artist from 2017)
  • Holly McKay from Grand-Bay Westfield, NB (returning artist from 2017, 2018)
  • Jack and Jean Hudson from Rexton, NB (returning artists from 2017, 2018)
  • Kelley Joyce- Floyd from Quispamsis, NB (returning artist from 2018)
  • Matt Shields from Saint John, NB
  • Steve Chanyi from Quispamsis, NB
  • Tammy Capstick from Bloomfield, NB (returning artist from 2018)

To see more information about 2019 Salmon Run visit Discover Saint John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpture Saint John – Witness The Sculptures Being Created

Once again, we are so lucky to have these artistic and extremely impressive pieces being created before our very eyes, right in our backyard.

The artists and apprentices began their creations from scratch on August 9th and will continue to work and refine them until September 22nd. It is such a privilege to witness these pieces in the making, as well as interact with the artists on a daily basis. Stop by and receive a free private tour.  Then perhaps, cross the street to Gahan House for a glass of the signature ‘Hoppy Stone Fruit Pale Ale.’ With each drink, $1 is donated to Sculpure SJ – so, bottom’s up!

WHO

Meet all of the international artists, including our locals – Jim Boyd and Phil Savage HERE

Jim Boyd at work:

 

Phil Savage at work:

 

 

WHERE

The site is open 10am-6pm every day and artists are there every day with the exception of Mondays.  The public is welcome to stop in as often as possible to watch the progress.  Entrance is off the Port Saint John parking lot, next to Theodore the Tugboat – it’s super easy to find!  There are also workshops on-site on August 26th, September 8th, and September 9th.  Call 633.4870 for more details or to sign up.

WHEN

Right now, until September 22nd

Here are some photos of the event at this point in time…

Executive Director of Uptown Saint John Inc., Nancy Tissington chats with Executive Director of Sculpture Saint John, Diana Alexander:

SCULPTURE DEMO DAYS:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 – WOOD
Artist Justin Sappier

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 – BRONZE
Artists Darren Byers and Fred Harrison

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 – WOOD
Artist Darren Byers

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 – FIBRES
Artist Ralph Simpson

 

Find out more about Sculpture Saint John:

Online:  sculpturesaintjohn.com

Facebook:  @Sculpture.sj

Twitter:  @sculpturesj

Instagram: @sculpturesaintjohn

Phone:  506.643.8358

Watch this captivating, short video describing the mandate of Sculpture Saint John and information regarding the Capital Campaign.

 

 

Suzanne Hill: Singular

Until 16 April 2017: Suzanne Hill: Singular exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum.
Produced by the New Brunswick Museum, the exhibition includes mixed media works and installations. Through the artwork, Hill presents a thought-provoking interpretation of the singularity of the life of human beings. At the same time, the exhibition is complemented by responses from contemporary literature and dance, highlighting the interconnectivity of cultural forms, in art and everyday life. Five installations, like the fingers on a single hand, express Suzanne Hill’s exploration of the idea of existing apart from others. “We are all islands” is the premise around which Suzanne Hill centres her most recent body of work, Singular. Rather than focus on the interconnection of all humanity, Hill proposes that each of us is defined as being clearly separate, the cumulative result of uniquely personal experiences as well as our particular actions and the decisions that we alone make. Thus while we may live in social situations and may interact, to lesser or great degrees with others, ultimately, we remain as parallel singularities delineated by the borders of our own perception and will.

Nurses Association of New Brunswick – 1916-2016 – One Hundred Years of Progress

Ongoing: Nurses Association of New Brunswick – 1916-2016 – One Hundred Years of Progress exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum.
The Nurses Association of New Brunswick marks its centennial this year. Discover the impact the Association has had on the profession in New Brunswick through this exhibition. Artifacts and photographs spanning one hundred years portray change and development in the nursing field, and the personal stories of those who worked in it.

For more information visit the New Brunswick Museum WEBSITE!

The Franklin Exploration Pop-Up Exhibit

On-going: Franklin Museum Network Pop-Up Exhibit – The Franklin Exploration at the New Brunswick Museum.
Led by Parks Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Franklin Exploration Pop-up Exhibit highlights the story of the expedition as well as the discovery of HMS Erebus. This three year national project will share the story of the Franklin Expedition and its discovery through displays, video and public programmes.
The Franklin Expedition has fascinated generations of Canadians. Last seen entering Baffin Bay in August 1845, the disappearance of the Franklin Expedition’s two ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror remains one of Canada’s greatest mysteries 170 years later.

For more information visit the New Brunswick Museum WEBSITE!

 

Always Loved, Never Forgotten: Death and Mourning in Acadia

Until January 8, 2017: Always Loved, Never Forgotten: Death and Mourning in Acadia exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum.

This exhibition was produced by Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton. Curated by Deborah Robichaud, the exhibition traces the evolution of popular traditions and religious practices surrounding death in Acadia mid 19th-20th century.

For more information visit the New Brunswick Museum WEBSITE!

Third Shift a Huge Success

This past Friday, the streets of Uptown filled with crowds as visitors flocked to tour local galleries and experience the phenomenon of Third Shift. The “art after dark” event, organized by Third Space Gallery, was a hit for the second year in a row. Here are a few photos!

Photo: Allie Ruigrok
Tinity Galleries showcased a new collection
Photo: Allie Ruigrok
Sarah Jones presented a new collection: Uptown/Sundown
Photo: Allie Ruigrok
Buckland Merrifield Gallery
Photo: Allie Ruigrok
A Third Shift artist with her installation
Photo: Allie Ruigrok
Canterbury Street filled with gallery-goers
Photo: Allie Ruigrok
Grannan Lane
Photo: Allie Ruigrok
Acre Architects’ Third Shift art installation “Papel Picado” on Germain Street

NB MUSEUM EXPLORER DAYS ARE EVERY DAY IN JULY AND AUGUST!

2 July – 31 August: NBM Explorer Days are EVERY DAY in July and August! Regular admission. These family adventures are for the young and young at heart. Join the NBM for a full day of themed activities including art instruction, experiments, face painting, eco-friendly educational crafting, games, and gallery talks and discovery programmes. Face painting noon-1pm daily. A day pass at the NBM ensures you can plan your day to capture all of the excitement. Extreme Summer Fun. (Bilingual)

July 2 -9:00 amAugust 31 -5:00 pm

http://www.nbm-mnb.ca

THE FRANKLIN EXPLORATION – POP-UP EXHIBIT AT THE NB MUSEUM

On-going: Franklin Museum Network Pop-Up Exhibit – The Franklin Exploration at the New Brunswick Museum.
Led by Parks Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Franklin Exploration Pop-up Exhibit highlights the story of the expedition as well as the discovery of HMS Erebus. This three year national project will share the story of the Franklin Expedition and its discovery through displays, video and public programmes.
The Franklin Expedition has fascinated generations of Canadians. Last seen entering Baffin Bay in August 1845, the disappearance of the Franklin Expedition’s two ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror remains one of Canada’s greatest mysteries 170 years later.

June 30 -9:00 amOctober 30 -5:00 pm

NURSES ASSOCIATION OF NEW BRUNSWICK – 1916-2016 – ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF PROGRESS – EXHIBITION AT THE NB MUSEUM

Ongoing: Nurses Association of New Brunswick – 1916-2016 – One Hundred Years of Progress exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum.
The Nurses Association of New Brunswick marks its centennial this year. Discover the impact the Association has had on the profession in New Brunswick through this exhibition. Artifacts and photographs spanning one hundred years portray change and development in the nursing field, and the personal stories of those who worked in it.

June 30 -9:00 amOctober 30 -5:00 pm

http://www.nbm-mnb.ca