Drinks with Dali – April 21 / Un verre avec Dali – le 21 avril

Drinks With Dali

April 21st 5-7pm

Learn more about what your Gallery has to offer!

20% off new memberships and membership renewals!

Free tours of visiting exhibitions and the Gallery’s collection of world-class art

Free Spanish-inspired appetizers courtesy of the Garrison District Ale House

Live music by Ryan LeBlanc, progressive solo instrumentalist and ECMA winner for World Recording of the Year (2009)

Un Verre Avec Dali

le 21 avril de 17 à 19h

Profitez d’une belle occasion pour en apprendre plus sur votre Galerie!

Entrée libre

20% de rabais sur les nouvelles adhésions et les renouvellements!

Visites sans frais des expositions en tournée et de la collection merveilleuse de la Galerie

Hors d’oeuvres à l’espagnole gracieusement offerts par la Garrison District Ale House

Musique en direct par Ryan LeBlanc, instrumentaliste solo progressif et récipiendaire du Prix de la musique de la côte est (ECMA) pour le meilleur enregistrement de l’année (2009) dans la catégorie de musique du monde

Drinks With Dali Poster - April 21, 2011

Artistica Summer Art Camps 2011 / Programmes artistiques d’ete 2011

artistica Summer Art Camps are back for 2011, and registration is now open!

Programs for kids ages 5 – 12 who like adventures in art!
At the Gallery’s  week-long art camps, kids will:
  • learn about famous artists and exhibitions
  • explore new techniques and media
  • create their own masterpieces
All materials provided! Your week-long adventure includes art-making, gallery visits, lunch time outings  to see the Calithumpians and games on the Green.
Camps are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Prices:
5 day camp $140 non-members  / $125 members
4 day camp $115 non-members  / $100 members
See our website for up-to-date weekly program information, including age ranges, language, program details and media:
Please note that refunds are possible only with a 48-hour cancellation.

To register:

Call 458-2028
Fax 459 – 7450
Drop by or mail application forms to:
PO Box 605, 703  Queen Street
Fredericton NB, E3B 5A6

Les camps d’été pour les enfants sont de retour pour 2011!

Programmes pour les enfants de 5 à 12 ans qui aiment les aventures artistiques!
Pendant les camps artistiques d’une semaine à la Galerie, les enfants :
  • découvriront des artistes et des expositions de renom
  • exploreront de nouvelles techniques
  • créeront leurs propres chefs d’œuvre

Tous matériaux fournis! Votre aventure d’une semaine comprend de la création artistique, des visites de la Galerie, des sorties à midi pour visiter Science East, voir les Calithumpians et jouer sur le Green

Les camps vont de 8h30 à 16h30.

Prix:

programmes de 5 jours: $140 non-membres  / $125 membres
programmes de 4 jours: $115 non-membres  / $100 membres

Veuillez consulter notre site web pour les informations courantes, y inclus les ages, langue du camp, média, et détails de programmes:
Veuillez noter que les rembousements de frais sont possible qu’au moins 48 heures avant le début du programme.

Pour enregistrer:

Appelez le 458-2028
Envoyer votre formulaire par télécopieur au 459 – 7450
Apportez ou envoyez vos formulaires:
PO Box 605, 703  Queen Street
Fredericton NB, E3B 5A6

Turning bricks into books

Published Saturday April 9th, 2011, The Telegraph-Journal

By Tom Smart

Is the library one of our last truly public spaces? The exhibition ‘Logotopia: The Library in Architecture, Art and the Imagination,’ opening Sunday, April 17, at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, traces the history of the library to show it indeed is, along with why and how it can be preserved.

The Saint John Arts Centre is a local example of the Carnegie Library model. Photo: Kate Brydon, The Telegraph-Journal

The Morgan Library and Museum sits with great authority and presence on New York City’s Madison Avenue. Its origins as a private home and library of the early-20th-century financier, Pierpont Morgan are still evident, even though a modern addition of glass and aluminum encases what was once a yard between two mansions. It has a welcoming face – encouraging pedestrians to find in its galleries and rooms a comfortable public space to enjoy books and art – but it still shows its first incarnation as a home.

Entering, it becomes apparent that a private library is being shared with you. It’s your responsibility to take in the experience fully and deeply, and to enjoy the elixir of new knowledge and experiences given to you by the books and art. This is a library and an art gallery, as well as another sort of place – a creation made from words and pictures.

Yet, for many today, the existence of books, book publishing and perhaps even the very activity of reading are under threat. Sascha Hastings, curator of Logotopia: The Library in Architecture, Art and the Imagination, argues against the idea that the modern library is an outmoded form.

Hastings’ thoughtful and erudite exhibition, organized by Cambridge Galleries – Design at Riverside, opens Sunday, April 17, at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. In the exhibition catalogue, she writes that the library is one of the last truly public spaces in modern society.

The exhibition traces the origins and development of the library, and examines the quiet and private pleasures of a personal collection of books. By doing so, Hastings describes how the institution has proven agile and malleable enough to adapt to every circumstance thrown its way.

The brilliance of Logotopia is in the way Hastings reminds us we must have an iconography, comprising alphabets and visual signs, that expresses the imagination. She emphasizes this need in several thoughtful essays by guest writers, and in the works of art included in the exhibition.

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner! / Devine qui vient dîner!

Media Release – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner! – Saturday April 30, 2011

Fredericton, New Brunswick, April 6, 2011 — Fredericton’s hottest dinner parties are back! Now in its 7th year, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner! has some of the city’s finest cooks preparing special meals on April 30, and opening their homes to guests who bought tickets for this important Gallery fund-raising event.

The evening begins with a wonderful champagne reception and an exciting silent and live auction that guarantees a special memento for everyone that attends.  After the reception, guests learn their dinner destinations, and leave for a great meal at one of the host homes. The Gallery sorts out who will eat where, balancing things like food and pet allergies to create interesting groupings of dinner guests.

In support of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s programs in 2011, Investors Group is returning as the Presenting Sponsor.  “It’s a great opportunity meet people and make new friends in a dinner party setting,” said Committee Chair Nadia Khoury. “You may not know who is coming to dinner, but you do know they support the Gallery and what it provides to the community.”

“I was a newcomer to Fredericton when I went the first time,” said Ian Wilson of Investors Group. “It gave me a chance to get involved in the community in an intimate way and to see the kind of strengths that Fredericton has to build upon. I’m delighted to be participating now as a representative of the sponsor. It’s things like this that make Fredericton special.”

This is a once a year opportunity to dine with new friends in an intimate setting in some of Fredericton’s most welcoming host homes. Tickets for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner! are going fast and priced at  $125, $50 of which is tax deductible. Tickets are available at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s front desk. Contact (506) 458-2028 or e-mail mmcdonald@beaverbrookartgallery.org

**The Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel will be offering rooms on Saturday, April 30 at $99.00 for the night.

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The Language of Dress / Le langage de l’habillement

Continuing through to 11 September, 2011

The Language of Dress

In figurative art, the representation of clothing has the power to speak and convey a multitude of meanings, serving as a valuable historical
record by providing information about the social customs and ideals of a particular time and culture, as well as about the personalities of
individual subjects. Playing a significant role in defining identity, the language of dress offers special insight into a subject’s particular
circumstances and situation, revealing clues about his or her occupation, social status and strivings, abilities and attributes, and opinions and tastes.

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