The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is proud to present an Artist Talk with Greg Klassen, this year’s featured artist in our annual Studio Watch: Emerging Artist Series, this Thursday, April 22, at 7pm. Admission is free to the general public.

This exhibition comprises twenty elaborately constructed photographic portraits by emerging New Brunswick artist Greg Klassen. These panoramic images, which he refers to as the “Who?” series, derive from collaboration with various artist subjects to extend contemporary ideas and meanings of portraiture. Several digital images stitched together with the software program Photoshop present more than one view of a subject in a landscape or environmental setting, suggesting a multi-dimensional narrative of personal identity. Beyond typical representation of physiographic likeness, Klassen’s playful portraits ask the viewer to consider a wide range of psychological, sociological, and anthropological information about the people portrayed, including the idea of duality in human personality.

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Saturday Morning Workshops for Children

SCULPTURE MANIA!


Instructed by Kimberley Herron
April 17 – June 5, 2010
10am – noon
Children ages 6-12
$50 for members,  $60 for non members
Materials Included

Get creative with a wide variety of materials, such as clay, soap, plasticine,  plaster, wire, cardboard and found objects.  Play with shape and form and create  sculptures and garden ornaments inspired by  art  works in our sculpture garden. Spaces are limited, so call 506-458-2028 to reserve your spot!

‘We have a wonderful building’

Gallery Renovations underway to improve several areas

By STEPHEN LLEWELLYN / llewellyn.stephen@dailygleaner.com

Tuesday April 6th, 2010

Multi-million dollar renovations to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery are on time and on budget, says gallery curator and deputy director Terry Graff.

“It is a very exciting time for the Beaverbrook Art Gallery,” he said. “Construction crews have been working around the clock.”

Graff said the gallery has just finished its 50th anniversary and now it’s looking ahead to the next half century and the renovations are an important part of that.

“The board and staff have recognized that the physical building itself needs some upgrading and development,” he said.

The federal government is providing $1.5 million from its Canada Cultural Spaces Fund and another $1.87 million from ACOA.

The work started last fall and the mild winter helped, he said.

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