Help us celebrate this year’s Strathbutler recipient, Herzl Kashetsky!

Strathbutler Award presentation

September 9 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us in celebrating artist Herzl Kashetsky’s reception of the Strathbutler Award, and in launching our catalogue of his sketchbooks!

Présentation du prix Strathbutler

le 9 septembre – 19h00 à 21h00

Soyez invité(e)s à une soirée à l’honneur de Herzl Kashetsky (et aussi le lancement du catalogue de l’exposition de ses croquis)!

Beaverbrook Art Gallery at the Dooryard Arts Festival Marketplace!

Stop by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery booth at the Dooryard Arts Festival Marketplace this Saturday! Gallery staff will be available from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm to showcase what your provincial art gallery is doing in the community and throughout the province. Learn how the Beaverbrook Art Gallery enriches life through art.  The Gallery will also be offering a special 20 percent off new and renewal memberships during  Marketplace hours on Saturday. We look forward to meeting you!

Samedi prochain, venez visiter la kiosque de la Galerie d’art Beaverbrook à la place du marché du festival Dooryard Arts! Des employés de la Galerie vous accueilleront de 9 h à 15 h et se feront un plaisir de vous présenter les activités de votre galerie provinciale. Vous pourrez apprendre plus long sur la contribution de la Galerie à la communauté et à la province et ses efforts en vue d’enrichir la vie par l’art. Une réduction spéciale de 20 pour cent s’appliquera aux nouvelles adhésions et aux renouvellements lors du marché du festival. Nous avons hâte de vous voir!


Two Gallery exhibitions featured in Telegraph-Journal article

Two lives are on exhibit this summer at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery,” writes Nancy Bauer in a recent article in the Telegraph-Journal. “If you want your kids to know what art is all about, take them to these exhibits.

She’s writing about exhibitions featuring the sketchbooks or Herzl Kashetsy and the works of Catherine Hale, both of which run until September 11, 2011.

Click here to read Bauer’s article, and follow these links for exhibition descriptions:

Glitter and Gloom: The Sketchbooks of Herzl Kashetsky (click here for French)

Catherine Hale: Between the Spirit and the Dust (click here for French)

An 84-year-old artist gets her first show –

“An 84-year-old artist gets her first show” – a fantastic article in Macleans Magazine about Fredericton artist Catherine Hale and her show at the BAG “Between the Spirit and the Dust.”

Click the link below to read the article:

An 84-year-old artist gets her first show – Arts, Fine arts –


Exhibition Description:

Catherine Hale: Between the Spirit and the Dust
June 30, 2011 – September 11, 2011

Catherine Hale’s assemblages and textile works are characterized by a dark, sublime beauty, and may be considered a form of gothic art that wouldn’t seem out of place amongst the imagery and cultural proclivities of a contemporary Goth sub-culture. This exhibition constitutes a survey of her longstanding penchant for the aesthetics and culture of death. This is not to say that she presents supernatural, horror-laden, or morbid tableaux, but rather, a visual poetry of formal elegance and unaccounted secrets that stimulates consciousness of the significant, ever-present fact of death and its complex meaning in our daily lives. Constructed of ready-made, found objects and materials, these works pose a critical challenge to a contemporary society that increasingly reinforces denial and avoidance of one of the most essential existential facts of human existence, the inevitability of the dying of the light. For Hale, the subject of death is central to the very necessity of art. Through her work, she proposes an open universally human conversation between life and death, or as the early American poet Emily Dickinson (1830–86) has described: “a dialogue between the spirit and the dust.”

Solemn altar forms and shrines, black veils, and casket-like structures transport us to a symbolic funerary realm, to a meditation on potent themes of metaphysics and mortality. The faded ruins of history, the Victorian cult of mourning, and the secrets of the grave are intimated through careful juxtaposition of discarded objects and antique lace and clothing from a bygone era, residual belongings of the dead rescued from oblivion. Forgotten, displaced relics, ghosts of what used to be, or spiritual presences from the past summoned into present time, are transformed through the artist’s alchemical, constructivist process to provide a psychic link between unconscious memory and the material culture of death, between the intangible, a field of experience that cannot be known in a direct sense, and visible reality.

Curator: Terry Graff
Organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of New Brunswick, the City of Fredericton, BMO Nesbitt Burns, and various friends, family, and associates of the artist.