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.

 

 

The Canterbury Tales (or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus)

InterAction’s Theatre Department presents this re-imagining of Geoffrey Chaucer attempt to write his infamous Canterbury Tales. Featuring our Middle School and High School Acting classes, the performance is a high energy feast with nods to Monty Python and classic British Pantos.

Tickets available beginning April 9th at InterAction School of Performing Arts

The Canterbury Tales (or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus)

InterAction’s Theatre Department presents this re-imagining of Geoffrey Chaucer attempt to write his infamous Canterbury Tales. Featuring our Middle School and High School Acting classes, the performance is a high energy feast with nods to Monty Python and classic British Pantos.

Tickets available beginning April 9th at InterAction School of Performing Arts

The Canterbury Tales (or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus)

InterAction’s Theatre Department presents this re-imagining of Geoffrey Chaucer attempt to write his infamous Canterbury Tales. Featuring our Middle School and High School Acting classes, the performance is a high energy feast with nods to Monty Python and classic British Pantos.

Tickets available beginning April 9th at InterAction School of Performing Arts

Exhibition of Paintings by Octavio Ribeiro

Art Exhibit – ITEC

OCTAVIO RIBEIRO

    “The  Studio”

April 5th to June 15th

This is the second exhibition by Octavio Ribeiro at the Imperial  Theatre since his successful show in 2006.

Octavio Ribeiro  studied Fine Arts and Education at the West of England  College of Art in Bristol,England,and Art History at Carleton University in Ottawa. He has experience of different media but prefers to work in oils and watercolour. His subjects are usually figure and floral studies, interiors, cityscapes,and still life.

He has exhibited in group shows at the Royal West of England Academy, in Bristol, England, at the Ring Gallery, the Trinity Gallery, the Citadel Gallery, the Handworks Gallery, and the Arts Centre all in Saint John and at Gallery 78 in Fredericton.

Octavio Ribeiro’s paintings can be found in collections in Europe, the United States, and Canada, including two paintings in the collection of the late Reuben Cohen who was said to have had the best collection in Atlantic Canada.

Pricing and purchase details for Octavio’s work can be accessed at our Box Office.

Uptown Events This Weekend! (August 18th-20th)

Featured Events:

Saint John Festival of Sail
All Weekend @ Port Saint John
*With events happening at various Uptown locations*

Sips Ahoy
All Weekend @ Various Uptown Bars & Restaurants


Friday, August 18th:

Gallery Hop
4pm @ Various Uptown Galleries

Live on the Steamers Patio
5pm @ Steamers Lobster Company

Cajun Roots
5pm @ Market Square Boardwalk

THIRD SHIFT
7pm @ Germain, Grannan & Canterbury

Haunted Saint John Tour
8pm @ Imperial Theatre

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub

Kurtis Eugene + Blue Lobelia + Guests
10pm @ Peppers Pub


Saturday, August 19th:

UK Sensation Ethan Ash
11am @ Saint John City Market

Courtyard Concerts in King’s Square, Featuring PenaltyBox
12pm @ King’s Square

Dance Party Saturday Night
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub

She Roars + Adam Washburn
10pm @ Peppers Pub


Sunday, August 20th:

Queen Square Farmers Market
9am @ Queen Square
* With performances by the Simonds Lions Caledonian Pipe Band and the Forever Highland Dance group*

Sax On The Boardwalk
12pm @ Market Square Boardwalk

Drive In Classics
8pm @ Market Square Boardwalk

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