Media Release / Communiqué de presse : A Day With(out) Art – Beaverbrook Art Gallery Observes World AIDS Day / Une journée sans art – La Galerie d’art Beaverbrook souligne la Journée mondiale du sida


The Gallery’s Dalí masterwork Santiago El Grande will be shrouded at 3pm today, November 30th.

Media Release

The Partnership of New Brunswick Community Based HIV/AIDS Organizations’ Report on HIV in Canada and New Brunswick with Closing Remarks by its Honorary Patron, the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, the Honourable Graydon Nicholas

Fredericton, New Brunswick, December 1st 2011 — December 1st marks the 30th anniversary of A Day With(out) Art, an international response to the impact of HIV/AIDS in the arts and cultural communities. Each year the Gallery marks this occasion by shrouding a major piece of artwork. Continue reading

Winter art camps 2012 / Camps artistiques d’hiver 2012

Winter art camps 2012

January 3 to January  6
Ages 6-12

Daily art  camps  8:30 – 4:30

Explore drawing, painting, clay sculpture and collage  in our studio and  discover the gallery’s exhibitions in a child-friendly way!

$25/day for members
$35/day non-members

Maximum enrollment:  16 per day

Call or visit us today to register!

Camps artistiques d’hiver 2012

Du 3 janvier au 6 janvier
Camps du jour de 8 h30 à 16 h30

 

Pour les enfants de 6 à 12 ans

Explorations et expériences du dessin, de la peinture, de la sculpture en argile et du collage dans notre atelier éducatif, et visites des expositions de la Galerie… toutes adaptées aux besoins et aux intérêts des enfants et certaines de plaire!

25 $/jour pour les membres
35 $/jour pour les non-membres

No d’inscriptions maximal :  16 par jour

Appelez-nous ou visitez la galerie pour vous inscrire!

Today’s editorial in the Gleaner

Our Beaverbrook Art Gallery sits dignified on the banks of the St. John River.

She’s a bit over 50 now, still elegant, but a little weary and still recovering after a fight that threatened her life.

For most of her years, she has been an unobtrusive fixture in our downtown – we know she’s there and we appreciate her presence.

And when she was threatened by British forces a few year ago, we quickly came to her rescue, both financially and morally. But we don’t visit as often as we should.

Thanks for the support and vote of confidence! Read the rest of the Daily Gleaner’s editorial here.

And tell us, dear readers and followers: When was the last time you stopped in? If you’re from away, or have had guests from away, how far have you (or they) come to visit? We’d love to hear your stories!

And remember: we’re open 9:00-5:30 Tuesday – Sat., open late on Thursdays until 9:00 PM, and open from 12:00-5:30 on Sunday. We’re also open on Mondays, 9:00-5:30, after Lord Beaverbrook Day and until early October. That’s plenty of opportunity to stop in and say hello — to your provincial art gallery, to the staff, or to your favourite work — and enjoy the variety of programs, exhibitions, and events we’ve been developing and running!

Part 3 of Heather McLaughlin’s series on the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

“We’re on a mission to turn everybody on and engage people with the wonder, the magic and the educational value of the visual arts.”

– Terry Graff

Click here to read part three of the series. If you’ve missed them, previous articles can be found here (part one) and here (part two).

Public funding key to gallery’s future

While it’s tough to make comparisons with other art galleries because they differ in size, many drawing on larger population bases, it’s clear from data collected by collected by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery that leading Canadian art institutions draw substantially more money from the public purse than does the Beaverbrook.

Heather McLaughlin, reporter

If you’re interested in learning more about this, click here to read the rest of Heather McLaughlin’s article, the second in a three-part series about the Gallery’s future.

Gallery plots life without foundation support

“I think the gallery is tremendously valuable to the city . We have one of the greatest galleries in Canada sitting in our community,” he said. “It’s one of the attractions that people will come specifically to Fredericton to see.”

-Fredericton’s tourism manager Dave Seabrook

Read more about the Gallery’s plans for the future in the first in a three-part series by Heather McLaughlin here

Prince and Princess Day featured in today’s Daily Gleaner!

“It’s meant to celebrate our exhibition of Royal Portraits as well as Children’s Rights Awareness Week,” said Mihailescu, the art educator and manager of public programs at the gallery.

“It’s an opportunity to dress up and celebrate art and celebrate themselves.”

– Adda Mihailescu

In case you weren’t already excited about Prince and Princess Day, check out this wonderful coverage in today’s Daily Gleaner! We previously posted about Prince and Princess Day; you can see that information here.

Tickets are still available — to purchase them, call our Front Desk at 458-2028 or just stop in!

The Brunswickan on Kim Vose Jones

“When I’m looking for material, I’ll go to Canadian Tire. The way things are stacked and the order, and the pipes coming out is a beautiful installation in itself.”

Click here for the Brunswickan’s article by Haley Ryan, or click here for the exhibition description on Kim Vose Jones’ A Farewell to Flesh. The exhibition runs until January 8.

Drinks with Dalí – Nov. 17 / Un verre avec Dalí – 17 nov.

Drinks With Dali

Thursday, November 17th  5-7pm

Learn more about what your Gallery has to offer!

  • Free admission
  • 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
  • Nick Mazerolle, frontman for the 7-piece Fredericton reggae/rock band Weak Size Fish, decided to take his music in a slightly different direction. He recently created his newest musical identity, Pirate Soul, focusing on maintaining a feel good, groovy sound that everyone can enjoy.
  • Cash bar featuring Picaroons beer!

 

Drinks with Dali poster - Nov. 17 / Affiche pour Un verre avec Dali - 17 nov.

Un Verre Avec Dali

le jeudi 17 novembre 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
  • Nick Mazerolle, leader des 7 membres du groupe reggae/rock Weak Size Fish, a choisi de s’orienter dans un autre sens. Incarné dans sa nouvelle identité Pirate Soul, il crée des musiques chaleureuses et « groovy » qui font du bien à tout le monde.
  • Bar payant avec bière Picroons en vedette

Daily Gleaner covers young art at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Children’s art, viewed in a gallery setting will empower artists young and old to create, to discuss, to play, and to think. I hope we can all draw inspiration and joy from the fresh, daring art created by New Brunswick’s youngest artists[.]

– Adda Mihailescu

Click here to read the article, or click here to read the exhibition description on our web site.

My World: Art By New Brunswick’s Youngest Artists runs until January 8th at the Gallery, with tour dates beyond to be announced. A 16-month calendar showcasing all the works from the show is available in our gift shop now!