Earlier this year, ten fibreglass salmon sculptures were created through a public art initiative coordinated by Discover Saint John and the Province of New Brunswick. Standing at six feet tall, the salmon sculptures would be painted by local artists and placed around Saint John’s uptown as an “urban kaleidoscope.” One of the ten salmon pieces went missing this week. Continue reading The Case Of The Missing Salmon: Artwork Stolen From Uptown Saint John
As an occasional lecturer at Mount Allison University, co-founder of SappyFest and a devoted father and artist, Jon Claytor is a regular feature of Sackville, New Brunswick. His work ranges from watercolours and traditional paintings to filmmaking and all fits into a uniquely Claytor narrative. His most recent project, ‘Take My Breath Away,’ is a collection of watercolours, bringing in characters from Sackville in a unique book; it’s a hybrid of visual ethnography, philosophy, music and humour. At the core of it is a family album exploring the intricate nature of love. So why does the artist appear throughout the book wearing a bear suit? Continue reading The Artist In The Bear Suit: The Watercolours of Jon Claytor
Discover Saint John and the Province of New Brunswick Fund Public Art Initiative in partnership with the Province of New Brunswick have announced ‘Salmon Run’, a project that is creating art, supporting artists and raising funds for the InterAction School of Performing Arts in Saint John. Continue reading DiscoverSJ: ‘Salmon Run’ Fundraiser For InterAction School Of Performing Arts
Artists paint objects, people or places of beauty in an effort to conserve life’s precious and ephemeral moments. The reality is that all of it comes to an ending at some point. Conserving their longevity is of the utmost importance, especially in the case of our natural New Brunswick landscapes, which define our sense of place in the province. Artist Michael McEwing embarked on a journey in 2013 to conserve nature by visiting all of the thirty-six Nature Trust of New Brunswick Preserves and complete a landscape painting of each location. Four years later, the exhibition of this work opened at the New Brunswick Museum. Continue reading Multidimensional Landscapes Call For Conservation – The Paintings of Michael McEwing
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