All posts by Alex Cook

Canada 150: Artist Deanna Musgrave Unveils New Mural In Saint John

Deanna Musgrave’s artwork should be familiar to many people in Saint John. Her massive 56′ x 10′ painting ‘Cloud’ hangs in the Hans W. Klohn  Commons at the University of New Brunswick Saint John Campus. It’s hard to miss.

Still working on an equally impressive scale, and in an even more high traffic area, Musgrave’s latest work, ‘Nest’ fills the available surfaces of Saint John’s pedway system outside of Markey Square. Continue reading Canada 150: Artist Deanna Musgrave Unveils New Mural In Saint John

Wharf Rats: PEI Web Series Secures Over $200k In Funding

Prince Edward Island web series ‘Wharf Rats’ is proving to be extremely popular, despite the fact that it technically doesn’t exist yet. With a handful of clips and a growing audience of over 8000 followers the series have managed to hook two major sources of funding. It’s not all that surprising considering the talent they’re working with and the name they’ve made for themselves. Continue reading Wharf Rats: PEI Web Series Secures Over $200k In Funding

Folly Fest: A Guide To Parenting And Festivals

We get asked one question more than any other, “Can I bring my kids to this festival?” Specifically to Folly Fest. We get it. You’re not dead yet, you’re just trying to retain something vaguely reminiscent of your former social lives in this post-apocalyptic world you call ‘parenthood’.

The answer is yes. Absolutely. But maybe it’s best you know what you’re getting into first. Continue reading Folly Fest: A Guide To Parenting And Festivals

Market Square Celebrates Canada 150 With A New Sculpture From Phil Savage

From time to time I like to revisit the work of one of my favourite artists, and now thanks to Market Square thousands of people will be able to do that daily. Phil Savage, a sculptor from Kingston, New Brunswick is having a multi-piece work permanently installed in Saint John’s Market Square Atrium today in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Continue reading Market Square Celebrates Canada 150 With A New Sculpture From Phil Savage