Dan Steeves & Kevin Morse

The Space Between: A Creative Collaboration between Kevin Morse and Dan Steeves Opening Recital and Reception: Friday, November 3, 2017. The Saint John Arts Centre is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition and music of The Space Between, a creative collaboration between composer Kevin Morse and visual artist Dan Steeves. The Space Between is an interdisciplinary project that includes a series of intaglio …

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Intermediate Portrait Drawing

“For the artist, drawing is discovery. And that is not just a slick phrase it is quite literally true.” (Artist and writer John Berger, 2013.) Join Dr. Mark Gilbert for a detailed exploration of portraiture – this course will challenge participants to apply methods of drawing from observation that seek to maintain a sense of curiosity, analysis and responsiveness to …

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Remembering Greg Klassen

All of us here at SJAC were saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Greg Klassen. We are very grateful for the outstanding art he shared with us and especially the chance to enjoy his company. We send our deepest condolences to his loving family. We invite you to visit Greg’s website to experience his artwork: www.two-ravens-studio.ca Biography Greg Klassen was born just outside …

Colour Monotype

Artist and printmaker Maria Doering will give you a glimpse into the endless experimental possibilities of colour Monotype printmaking. Students will manipulate non-toxic Akua Printmaking ink on a Plexiglas plate combining it with found materials and mark-making through the use of various materials including cotton swabs, toothpicks, brushes and pencils. You will then learn how to create imagery by layering multiple …

B&W Monotype

Artist and printmaker Maria Doering will give you a glimpse into the endless experimental possibilities of Monotype printmaking. Students will manipulate non-toxic Akua Printmaking ink on a Plexiglas plate combining it with found materials and mark-making through the use of various materials including cotton swabs, toothpicks, brushes and pencils. You are welcome to bring flat found materials like fabric scraps, yarn, …

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Classical Figure Drawing

SJAC is thrilled to offer this special week-long life drawing course with classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy. Combining lecture and hands-on drawing time, students will work from an easel observing a live nude model. From Melissa: “Train in classical methods to to help develop observation skills  and understand the figure, in order to achieve higher accuracy in drawing. Learn how to …

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Summer Classics Series 2017

Saint John Arts Centre and the Saint John Early Music Festival are proud to present this series of lunchtime classical concerts, Wednesdays in July & August at 12:15pm. All are welcome, admission is by freewill offering. Special thanks go to our sponsors: Emera New Brunswick, the Community Foundation, and Province of New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture. This summer’s featured …

SJAC’s Annual Report

As a regional facility serving Greater Saint John, SJAC presents reports to the Regional Facilities Commission annually. Please enjoy browsing our mid-year report to the Commission covering 2016 and 2017 to date; it details much of the activity here at SJAC in the categories of Workshops, Events, Rentals, and Exhibitions. SJAC Report May 2017

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Rughookers’ Canada 150 project

Our very own resident fibre arts guild, the Carnegie Rughookers, were featured on CBC Morning Live! Their amazing Canada 150 project is on display right now in the rotunda, be sure to visit and see this incredible piece of art in person. Special thanks go to CBC producer Meg Banks and to our invaluable co-op intern, Alexandra Garin Nichol for …

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SJAC Newsletter

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