Uptown Holiday Wish Book 2018

The magic of Christmas is here with our very first Uptown Holiday Wish Book!

So, grab yourself a nice hot cocoa, maybe some shortbread cookies and a warm fluffy blanket to snuggle in while you check out the goodies being offered by our uptown shoppes and boutiques.  Remember, this is only a teaser – the stores have much more in stock which you can see in person or click on the photos to be linked to the store websites and facebook pages.  Enjoy this bit of nostalgia presented by Uptown Saint John, and see you shopping uptown soon!  #LoveLifeUptown

Weekend Events, October 26-28

Friday, October 26

French Toddlers

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Market Square Tenant Pumpkin Carving Contest

11:00 am – 9:00 pm @ Market Square

Chop Chop Dining Week

11:00 am – 10:00 pm @ Various Restaurants Uptown

Seafood City Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ the Saint John City Market

French Conversation Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Scrabble Friday’s

1:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uncork Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm@ Various Uptown Locations

Discover Uptown Saint John Walking Tour

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm @ the New Brunswick Museum

Haunted Hospital

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Saint John High School

Sankara presents International Street Food Pop-Up Restaurant

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Five and Dime

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Circus of Horror (for adults)

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ 24 Coburg St

Retro Film – The Evil Dead (1981)

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

SJTC Studio Series: Billy Bishop Goes To War

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Theatre Company

Port City Five plays Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Sanctuary Theatre

The Ashley Hundred, Burgundy Drive, Internal Night 

9:00 pm @ Taco Pica Restaurant

Halloween with JELLY

9:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Pub Down Under

TGIF Party with Del

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

Alter Ego

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub Main Stage

The Town Heroes + David in the Dark at Peppers Pub

11:00 pm @ Peppers Pub

Friday Night Live with bailebail

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Market Square Boardwalk

 

Saturday, October 27

Halloween ComicFest 2018

9:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

Paw Patrol Live

10:00 am @ Harbour Station

Spooky Saturdays at the NBM

10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ New Brunswick Museum

Preschool Story time

10:30 am – 11:00 am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Market Square Tenant Pumpkin Carving Contest

11:00 am – 9:00 pm @ Market Square

Chop Chop Dining Week

11:00 am – 10:00 pm @ Various Restaurants Uptown

Seafood City Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ the Saint John City Market

Circus of Horror (for kids)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ 24 Coburg St

Paw Patrol Live

2:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Newcomers’ Saturday Social (Practicing English)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Chess at the Library 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Ebook/Tech/Computer Help

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uncork Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ Various Uptown locations

Perfectly Royal Dress Up Party

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uptown Saint John Brew Pubs Tour

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm @ the Saint John City Market

Live at the Matinee Open Mic

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s

Tyson Ardo – Live Painting at Taste of Egypt

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taste of Egypt

Sankara presents International Street Food Pop-Up Restaurant

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Five and Dime

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Circus of Horror (for adults)

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ 24 Coburg St

Caribjam Steel Vibes

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taco Pica Restaurant

SJTC Studio Series: Billy Bishop Goes To War

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Theatre Company

The Cornerstone Halloween Bash

8:00 pm – 12:00 am @ 42 Leinster Street

Local FM’s Sextuplets: A FunDrive launch show

9:00 pm – 1:00 am @ Taco Pica Restaurant

Ghost Town Getdown 2.0

9:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Kent Theatre

DJ Randinger 

9:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Five and Dime

Boos & Booze

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub

Halloween Dance Party w/ DJ Willis

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

Alter Ego

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub Main Stage

Live Music

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

Rock it with Del “Live on Stage” Dance Party 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callahan’s Pub

The Royal North + Long Range Hustle at Peppers Pub

10:30 pm @ Peppers Pub

 

Sunday, October 28

Market Square Tenant Pumpkin Carving Contest

11:00 am – 9:00 pm @ Market Square

Chop Chop Dining Week

11:00 am – 10:00 pm @ Various Restaurants Uptown

Beer-unch

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ Big Tide Brewing Co.

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Charlottetown Islanders 

2:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Symphony New Brunswick: Virtuoso Series

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm @ Saint John Arts Centre

Sunday Movie Matinee

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Coding Club 

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Bourbon & Food Pairing

6:30 pm – 8:15 pm @ Hopscotch Whiskey Bar

Create over Cocktails – “Hocus Pocus”

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Pigs: Canada’s Pink Floyd – Outside/In Canadian Tour 2018

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Delbert & Friends Live

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Pub Down Under

Welcome Uptown to Sweet! Boutique

Perhaps you have noticed, the corner of Charlotte and King Square South is looking very sweet!  That beautiful corner in the Admiral Beatty Building is now home to Sweet! Boutique, and we are thrilled to welcome this fabulous gift shop.  This is the second location for Sweet! Boutique, the first being in Rothesay.  Wendy and her staff invite you to stop in and shop the several ladies clothing lines…tops and sweaters, winter coats and jackets, and capes..boots, handbags and hats scarves and gloves.  Below are a few photos, but you must stop in to fully appreciate the wonderful clothing and giftware available, just in time for holiday shopping!

Welcome to uptown, Sweet! Boutique!

Owner, Wendy Gallant

Find Sweet! Boutique at King’s Square South
Facebook: @SweetBoutiqueNB

 

Weekend Events, October 19-21

Friday, October 19

Uncork Saint John – Early Edition!

10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

French Toddlers

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Seafood City Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ the Saint John City Market

French Conversation Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Scrabble Friday’s

1:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uncork Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm@ Various Uptown Locations

Discover Uptown Saint John Walking Tour

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm @ the New Brunswick Museum

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Waterstreet Dinner Theatre presents Wife Goes On

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm @Waterstreet Dinner Theatre

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John featuring Rank and Vile

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

TGIF Party with Del

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

PINEO & LOEB – Pub Down Under Ft. Bardic Beatz

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Pub Down Under

Donair Supply

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub Main Stage

The Backstays, Sheik + guests at Peppers Pub

11:30 pm @ Peppers Pub

Friday Night Live with bailebail

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Market Square Boardwalk

 

Saturday, October 20

Spooky Saturdays at the NBM

10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ New Brunswick Museum

Fundy Comic Arts Society Meeting

10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uncork Saint John – Early Edition!

10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

Preschool Story time

10:30 am – 11:00 am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Saturday Sketchers

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Austin Eatman on the Boardwalk Stage

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm @ Market Square Boardwalk

Uncork Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ Various Uptown locations

Ebook/Tech/Computer Help

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Newcomers’ Saturday Social (Practicing English)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Chess at the Library 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Kids Crafternoon

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Seafood City Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ the Saint John City Market

Uptown Saint John Brew Pubs Tour

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm @ the Saint John City Market

Live at the Matinee Open Mic

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (Pink in the Rink)

7:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Fifth Annual Saint John Jewish Film Festival

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

Hypnotist Jason Cyrus Live

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John featuring Rank and Vile

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Live @ The BMO Music Series: Tin Pan Darlings

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Theatre Company

Howl-ween Spooktacular!

10:00 pm – 12:00 am @ Foundations

Donair Supply

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub Main Stage

The Wrap Up x Hip Hop Show x Dance Party

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

Live Music

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

Rock it with Del “Live on Stage” Dance Party 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callahan’s Pub

The Backstays, Sheik + guests at Peppers Pub

11:30 pm @ Peppers Pub

 

Sunday, October 21

Beer-unch

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ Big Tide Brewing Co.

Sunday Movie Matinee

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Author Visit – Carol Bruneau

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Star Wars Reads Day

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Saint John sea Dogs vs Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 

3:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Create over Cocktails – “Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls”

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Fifth Annual Saint John Jewish Film Festival

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

The Comic Strippers

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Delbert & Friends Live

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Pub Down Under

Congrats To Our Very Own OBA Winners!

The Saint John Region Chamber recently hosted their annual Outstanding Business Awards event recognizing those in our community who have made remarkable business strides.  Uptown Saint John Inc, the Business Improvement Association for uptown Saint John, is super proud to congratulate three of our very own members for winning in their categories.

Taste of Egypt – Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

Congratulations Paula and Ehab Radwan, Taste of Egypt

 

Historica Developments – Development Award

Congratulations, Keith Brideau and all of your Historica Developments team!

 

Acadia Broadcasting (CHSJ and The Wave) – Big Heart Award

Congratulations to all of the Big Hearts at Acadia Broadcasting!

 

Thank you to The Saint John Region Chamber for recognizing the businesses and people who are helping move our city forward.  Congratulations to all of the recipients!

#LoveLifeUptown

Weekend Events, October 12-14

Friday, October 12

Uncork Saint John – Early Edition!

10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

Seafood City Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ the Saint John City Market

Scrabble Friday’s

1:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uncork Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm@ Various Uptown Locations

Discover Uptown Saint John Walking Tour

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm @ the New Brunswick Museum

Celebrate UNB Oktoberfest Style 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Market Square Atrium

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Halifax Mooseheads

7:00 pm @ Harbour Station

SJTC Studio Series: Glengarry Glen Ross

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Theatre Company

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John featuring Patrick Coppolino

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

TGIF Party with Del

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

Satori

10:30 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub Main Stage

Kylie Fox & Sadie

11:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ Peppers Pub

Friday Night Live with bailebail

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Market Square Boardwalk

 

Saturday, October 13

Spooky Saturdays at the NBM

10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ New Brunswick Museum

Uncork Saint John – Early Edition!

10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

Preschool Story time

10:30 am – 11:00 am @ Saint John Free Public Library in Market Square

Uncork Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ Various Uptown locations

Seafood City Tour

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm @ the Saint John City Market

E-Clinic Drop-In

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Chess at Your Library

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Create over Mocktails – “Coco Calavera”

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

Meet an Architect at NBM

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ New Brunswick Museum

Uptown Saint John Brew Pubs Tour

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm @ the Saint John City Market

Live at the Matinee Open Mic

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Pegasus

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taco Pica

Lion Bear Fox

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Jerry Seinfeld Live

7:30 pm @ Harbour Station

SJTC Studio Series: Glengarry Glen Ross

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Theatre Company

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John featuring Patrick Coppolino

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Satori

10:30 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub Main Stage

Live Music

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

Rock it with Del “Live on Stage” Dance Party 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callahan’s Pub

The Sound Investments 

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Peppers Pub

 

Sunday, October 14

Brunch & Brew (Pumpkin Ale)

11:00 am @ Big Tide Brewing Co.

Movies for Mature Viewers

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uptown Saint John Brew Pubs Tour

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm @ the Saint John City Market

SJFPL Code Club

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Delbert & Friends Live

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Pub Down Under

Weekend Events, October 5-7

Friday, October 5

Uncork Saint John – Early Edition!

10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

Scrabble Friday’s

1:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Seafood City Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm@ the Saint John City Market

Discover Uptown Saint John Walking Tour

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm @ the New Brunswick Museum

Gallery Hop

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

Public Galleries: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Imperial Theatre @ 24 King Square South
  • Library Millennium Artplace @ 1 Market Square
  • New Brunswick Museum @ 1 Market Square
  • Saint John Arts Centre @ 20 Peel Plaza
  • Saint John Art Club @ 3rd Floor, Brunswick Square (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

Commercial Galleries: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Buckland Merrifield Gallery @ 36 Canterbury Street
  • Cobalt Gallery @ 111 Prince William Street
  • Handworks Gallery @ 12 King Street
  • Jones Gallery + Studio @ 73 Duke Street
  • Trinity Galleries @ 128 Germain Street

Creative Collab Vol 4 – WTF is that?

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ The Canterbury Lounge

Gallery Hop Night at Taste of Egypt

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taste of Egypt

Union Street Art Collective Pop Up Show

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ 162 Union Street

Connected by Fabiola Martinez Show Opening

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Handworks Gallery

SMOKE – featuring work by Judy Blake and Special Guests

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Buckland Merrifield Gallery

Golden Dog Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Gerry’s Firewood Sale – Art Sale & Show

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Five & Dime

Friday Night Entertainment at Grannan’s Seafood

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

SJTC Studio Series: Glengarry Glen Ross

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Theatre Company

Tomáš Kubínek – Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible

7:30 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John featuring Andrew Evans

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

No Jokes Barred Deluxe feat. Brittany Campbell

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub Upper Bar Area

Strange Grooves Turns 1!

10:00 pm – 1:00 am @ Five & Dime

TGIF Party with Del

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

Karaoke & Game Night

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Foundations

Ginbombs / Internal Night at Peppers Pub

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Pepper’s Pub

Shaydid

10:30 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub Main Stage

Friday Night Live with bailebail

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Market Square Boardwalk

 

Saturday, October 6

Saturdays at the NBM

10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ New Brunswick Museum

Uncork Saint John – Early Edition!

10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

Saturday Sketchers

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Preschool Story time

10:30 am – 11:00 am @ Saint John Free Public Library in Market Square

Ostomy Walk 2018

11:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Market Square 

Creative Collab Vol 4 – WTF is that?

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ The Canterbury Lounge

Uncork Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm @ various Uptown locations

Seafood City Tour

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm @ the Saint John City Market

Uptown Saint John Brew Pubs Tour

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm @ the Saint John City Market

Live at the Matinee Open Mic

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s

Golden Dog Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Dinner Theatre – ‘Wife Goes On’

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Waterstreet Dinner Theatre

Brett Kissel

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

SJTC Studio Series: Glengarry Glen Ross

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Theatre Company

Yuk Yuk’s Saint John featuring Andrew Evans

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Shaydid

10:30 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub Main Stage

The Hypochondriacs // The Galpines

10:30 pm – 2:00 pm @ Pepper’s Pub

Live Music

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

Rock it with Del “Live on Stage” Dance Party 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callahan’s Pub

 

Sunday, October 7

Queen Square Farmer’s Market – Last QSFM of the season!

9:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Queen’s Square

Beer-unch!

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ Big Tide Brewing Co.

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Blainville-Boisbriand Armada

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Harbour Station

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s

 

Uptown Mug #82 . Kyla Chung

Perhaps you have noticed Kyla practicing her talent and creating beautiful paintings just inside the window of Trinity Galleries at 128 Germain Street.  There, in the warm sunlight or cozy and safe from the weather outside, Kyla looks comfortable and at ease composing the most impressive paintings.  Many of her pieces will touch those who love uptown as they are depictions of the very buildings and streetscapes that no doubt inspire her from where she sits. Kyla Chung is the Artist in Residence at Trinity Galleries and we are fortunate to have her in our city and right under our nose, blessing us with her talents daily.  Kyla is fairly new to uptown, but she is loving it and we certainly love her being here.

Kyle will be having a show on November 2nd at the Saint John Arts Centre, until December 21st, an opportunity she earned along with a Saint John Arts Centre Grant last May. This show is about her ‘study’ paintings for her next big project.  (She is studying how to paint cityscapes, Saint John buildings, streets, and the mood of Saint John – quite interesting and very rich subject matter indeed.)  Kyla will be creating a current Saint John scene combined with destroyed heritage buildings which undoubtably will be emotional, moving and beautiful.

Meanwhile, please stop by to see Kyla at the Trinity Galleries in Germain Street. There is also a cute little dog, Henry.

Let’s get to know Kyla..

Where were you born/Where are you from?

I was born in South Korea, Seoul. I moved to Canada, New Brunswick in 2007 with my family. So it’s been about 11 years now.

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?

It has been only about 10 months. My family lives in Quispamsis and I didn’t have much chance to go uptown when I was in high school. Even for about 6 months after I graduated and got back from OCAD University in Toronto, I had absolutely no idea how artistic this city is. Thankfully, Mike Wennberg who is a friend of my parents, and who is on the Board of Directors of ArtsLinkNB, told me about everything about Uptown Saint John and helped me to get in touch with many art people in this town.

Name one or two people who you look to for inspiration?

Francis Bacon, the Artist. When I was a second-year student at OCAD University, I had a chance to go to see Francis Bacon exhibition at AGO. As soon as I saw his artwork, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, I fell in love with his use of colour, figures, themes, scale, and everything. My artworks have been hugely influenced and changed from that point of the time. Every time I experience a slump, I search for his artworks.

And it is hard to say as an inspiration, though, Beth, the owner of the Trinity Galleries. I want to have my own gallery someday in the future and I am learning a lot from her. I like how she makes decisions without any hesitation. See how she created this ‘Artist in Residence’ job and hiring me who just got graduated from an art school!

Any pets?

I can see my future as a crazy cat lady. Unfortunately, I’ve never had a pet in my life. I will get cats once I have my own safe house with enough money to take care of my cats that I’ve already named.

What is your worst habit?

I need to sleep a lot. If I feel tired, I can sleep all day, literally like 24 hours. But I want to be a morning person.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?

I don’t really have an Insider Tip, yet. However, I’ve been stoking the Heartbreak Boutique store on my way to work every day. Never had a chance to go in because they close earlier than our gallery. I love their unique style. Oh, and when sunset, the view from the law court/ Saint John Arts Centre is amazing. I tried to depict that beautiful colour in one of my paintings.

 

Find Kyla at work right inside the front window of Trinity Galleries on the corner of Germain and Princess St,  Tuesday-Saturday, until December.

Online:  kylachung.com

Trinity Galleries Link:  trinitygalleries.com

Instagram:  @kylachung