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Drawing Basics

Join Amy Ash for a fun and informative overview of Drawing Basics! This class is ideal for beginners who’ve always wanted to try drawing or intermediate students who are eager to hone their skills. It is designed to develop your hand and eye in traditional skills and ideas that have occupied artists throughout history. Each week will cover exercises in …

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Handbuilt Pottery

Have you always wanted to work with clay?  Well here’s your opportunity!  Join Karen Knight from “Soul Impressions Handbuilt Claywork” in a four week session of handbuilding. In a fun and relaxing environment, you’ll learn the handbuilding techniques of pinching, coiling and slabwork.  The creative possibilities are endless.  Design pieces that interest you.  Come and fall in love with clay! Two …

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Welcome, Maggie!

All of us here at SJAC are thrilled to welcome Maggie Higgins to our full-time staff! She’s been a member of the SJAC family in many roles for over a decade, and will now bring her expertise and enthusiasm to the new role of Education and Outreach Coordinator. Maggie will also be taking on some administrative duties from our business …

Joanna Pottle

exposed Artist Statement I see pottery as a journey. I am constantly learning about life and my place in it through the tactile expression of clay. Being close to the Bay of Fundy and the St. John River is my main source of inspiration. Life can be hectic and I enjoy the serenity of the outdoors. I hope my work portrays that …

J. Gordon Anderson

Where I Live Artist’s Statement Familiarity can blind us to the beauty around us. After decades living in one area it is easy to take for granted; even in a place like Saint John with an abundance of interesting geography and architecture. I become much more aware when I pick up a camera and go for a walk. I can …

Bruce Gray

Origins Artist’s Statement This show will challenge your perception and definition of “imperfections”. Are imperfections rare or common, negative or positive, to be covered up or embraced and embellished? I find natural objects like trees, stone and people grow richer with age. They have more bumps and scars which, to me, makes them more interesting and precious. I have also …

Cynthia DeCoste

Landscape Interactions Artist’s Statement I love playing with colour and shapes, I love experimenting with perspectives and horizon lines. For me the fun of creating a painting is “playing” with the landscape. I paint the landscape as I see it, the sky, the ground and the water are constantly moving and always changing, forever interacting and playing with each other. …

Mark Gilbert – Sept. 2018

Seeing the Patient Artist’s Statement As an artist and researcher, I have always aspired to create artworks that authentically illuminate the relationships we all rely on in our lives as patients and caregivers. Portraiture as an art form and qualitative methodology embraces association rather than separation. It is through the interaction between artist and sitter that access is sought and …