Since 2014, Festival Inspire has been delivering colour to the streets of Riverview, Dieppe and Moncton in an annual week-long event. This year’s festival brought a total of 13 new murals to these streets and continued toward Festival Inspire’s goal to turn Greater Moncton into a visual wonderland for all to enjoy.
While every mural and art piece created at Festival Inspire this year demonstrated outstanding talent, we chose some of our favourite murals to highlight for those who may have missed out on the action. Continue reading Our Favourite Murals From Festival Inspire 2017
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
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
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
The arts and culture limelight doesn’t always given divvied up evenly. Often the most attention goes to whoever makes the most noise, and between artists and musicians, the musicians are guaranteed to win. While they’re out performing, selling copies of their albums, and generally getting themselves in front of crowd most nights of the week, artists will quietly toil away in their studios working towards what is likely a showing six months down the road at a single gallery. So as the end of the year lists have been rolling out, showcasing all the top songs to come out that year, we thought we might shed a little extra light on the artists by producing our own list of the best art created by East coast artists this year, as suggested by the people who know best: other East coast artists. Continue reading Peer Review: The Best Art Of 2016