Happy New Year from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery!
Bonne Année de la Galerie d’art Beaverbrook!
Friday January 1, 2010 – 12 Noon – 2PM
2nd Annual New Year’s Levee
Come visit the Gallery, ring in the New Year, greet old friends and meet new ones. Refreshments will be served.
So Many Look and So Few See (2009)
Size: 20” x 30” Medium: Lithograph – 5-Colour (Edition of 50)
Master printer: Jacques Arseneault
Price: $1,000 unframed.
This limited edition lithograph is a commemorative print by internationally recognized Canadian artist, Tom Forrestall, ONS, CM, and has been created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. The print is titled, So Many Look and So Few See, a reference to Lord Beaverbrook and his vision in establishing a world-class gallery for New Brunswick and Canada in Fredericton. The artist worked directly for Lord Beaverbrook when the Gallery opening in 1959 and he remembers the effect that this personal contact had on him as an artist. Tom remembers Beaverbrook’s bushy eyebrows, hair on his face and the impression of his eyes as are now expressed in the lithograph.
For many years Forrestall has had affiliations with ‘eyes’ in his drawings, sketches and paintings and the ‘eyes’ are normally many times life-size. While the artist has had affiliations with other objects such as arrows, balls and spears, the “eye” has always been a consistent motif. As Tom says in reference to the current lithograph and Lord Beaverbrook, “So many look and so few see”, Tom is expressing the passion that Lord Beaverbrook had for New Brunswick and Canada and his gift of the Gallery and its contents to the people of the Province.”
Bernard Riordon, O.C.
October 12, 2009
For purchase information, please contact Sarah Dick at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery 506-458-2021 email@example.com
Holiday Season Hours 2009
On December 24 and December 31, 2009 the Gallery open hours are 9AM to 3PM – Closed December 25
On January 1, 2010 – New Year’s Levee open 12 Noon- 2 PM only – everyone welcome
All other days it is hours as usual:
Monday: 9AM- 5:30PM
Tuesday: 9AM- 5:30PM
Wednesday: 9AM- 5:30PM
Thursday: 9AM- 9PM (“pay as you wish” from 5:30 PM- 9PM)
Friday: 9AM- 5:30PM
Saturday: 9AM- 5:30PM
Sundays & Holidays: 12 Noon- 5:30PM
From now through January 1, 2010 – there is a 15% discount on all 50th anniversary products in shop inventory – members’ discount still applies. Perfect for holidays gifts and stocking stuffers!!!
We also carry a great selection of art* created by Atlantic Canadian Artists including:
- Special 50th Anniversary Commemorative Limited Edition Print by Tom Forrestall – So Many Look and So Few See, 2009 – 5-colour lithograph – edition of 50 /$1,000 unframed
- Richard Flynn Reproduction Prints – Richard has captured the precise moment of our 50th anniversary on September 16, 2009 and now you can bring it home! $100 unframed
- *These commemorative prints are not included in the 15% off sale
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery has always been known for its great art, and the exhibition opening receptions have always been accompanied by great food. Many people attending these events over the years have asked, “Can I get the recipe for this, it’s delicious?”
Well, now all secrets are out! The publication of Openings, Recipes for Art: 50 Years of Special Events at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery by home economist, educator and veteran Gallery volunteer Marg Routledge celebrates the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s 50th anniversary. Now everyone can enjoy the beverages, breads, dips and patés, cheeses, desserts, and more so carefully prepared by the Gallery’s Special Events Committee over the years.
As well as all the time-tested recipes, Ms. Routledge has included charming histories on entertaining at the Gallery, such as the Lord Beaverbrook approved menu for the 1959 black tie dinner which celebrated its opening. Also included are parties in the 1980s, the formation of the special events committee and the latest fundraising venture, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”
Judith Budovitch, C.M., past chairwoman and current board member of the Gallery’s Board of Governors stated, “How fortunate the Beaverbrook Art Gallery has been to have Marg Routledge, a well-known New Brunswick cookbook author, on its Board of Governors at the time of its 50th anniversary. With this beautifully compiled cookbook, Marg has given the Gallery a 50th anniversary gift of its culinary past.”
Ms. Routledge says of her decision to write the book, “Cooking is not just about food preparation – it is an art of working with fresh ingredients, discovering one’s own creativity and style and the joy of sharing the culinary masterpiece with friends. The pleasure received from working with dedicated volunteers on the Special Events Committees at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery inspired me to use the gifts of time and talents to develop a recipe book which celebrates 50 years of social gatherings at the Gallery. ”
Funds from the sale of Openings, Recipes for Art will be used for programming at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
September 16, 2009 – January 4, 2010
Impressionism was a nineteenth-century art movement that began as a loose association of several Paris-based artists who chose to paint outdoors (en plein air), recording the transient conditions of light, colour and atmosphere, as well as their individual sensations before nature. Although initially confronted by public attitudes of shock and rejection, today Impressionism is possibly the most popular and beloved of all painting styles, and viewed as one of the most significant and revolutionary of art move-ments. No history of modern art could be written without reference to its groundbreaking impact on the development of the visual arts and on the way we have come to perceive the world.
Several years ago, the National Gallery of Canada toured a selection of its exquisite collection of paintings by some of the leading artists associated with the Impressionist movement. These works, which have rarely been viewed outside of their home in Ottawa, were enjoyed by thousands of people in several provinces of the country. Unfortunately, however, this national blockbuster was not seen in the province of New Brunswick.
Although not an exact replication of the original touring exhibition, the National Gallery has generously consented to loan ten of its important Impressionist masterworks for presentation at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 2009 in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is the only venue in Canada that will host this prestigious grouping of paintings by such iconic artists as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Paul Gauguin, and Paul Cezanne. And, as a complement to this outstanding exhibition, we are proud to present several additional Impressionist masterworks from both the European and Canadian collections of our very own Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
Curator: Terry Graff
This year give the children in your life the gift of art. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s annual Children’s Winter Art Camps offer unlimited opportunities to be imaginative, creative, and adventurous with art. Instructed by artist Kimberly Herron the winter art camps are held on December 28, 29 and 30 with classes in drawing, painting and clay sculpture inspired by the works of art on exhibition.
The winter art camps are for ages 5 to 12 and are held from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM each day.
Fees are $30 per day for members and $35 per day for non members.
To register for the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s Children’s Winter Art Camps contact the Gallery front desk at (506) 458-2028 or firstname.lastname@example.org