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
Glenn Priestley is a Fredericton, New Brunswick artist whose drawings, pastels and oil paintings can elevate aspects of daily life, even the mundane, to classical opulence. The intuitive play he creates is a confluence in the interacting figures, everyday places, and a rediscovery of forgotten kitsch treasures. It’s a balance that can only be struck by an artist who has achieved a mastery of skill in the language of painting, colour and form. Continue reading The Unnoticed Batman, Suburban Pearls and Divine Muppet Dolls: The Art of Glenn Priestley
Welcome to this year’s East Coast Christmas gift guide. Not only have we put together a stellar list of potential gifts for you to peruse, we’ve taken our gift guide to the next level! This week we’ll be releasing a six part series for you to mull over with suggestions for Atlantic Canadian gifts for all ages! Continue reading Christmas Gift Guides 2016: Art Lovers
Get them while they’re young. After all, it’s worked for the likes of tobacco, sugar, and politics. Why not art? Continue reading How A Fondness For Drink Taught Me To Love Paul Mathieson
Art is a lot like religion. It’s an expression of our perception of the world around us. Some is very deliberate, with a strong sense of tradition, finding comfort in long-established rules. Some is created in opposition to those rules, and some, like wild shamans, are happy to find a basis in their own unique experiences. What becomes apparent when you spend time talking with artists, is that, whichever the case, that perception, and the expression of it, is vivid, sacred, and compulsory. So when asking Deanna Musgrave about her artistic process, it wasn’t surprising when she began working out my astrological profile. Continue reading Deanna Musgrave: Expressing The Ephemeral, The Intangible, The Invisible