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
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
Back in my day, the term ‘skateboarder’ was synonymous with ‘hooligan’. They were portrayed as ruffians, and law-breakers, and the bullies in every afterschool special. For every Marty McFly (who even then was a rather ambivalent agent of karma) there were ten Griff Tannens. But a couple of decades (and three awesome movies) later, skaters have shed that stigma. When one of their own passed away last year, they and the community came together to honor him with a memorial skate park. Continue reading 70 Things You Can Do With A Skateboard