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Sewing: Christmas Stocking

Sewing with Margo: Christmas Stocking Christmas is coming – deck the halls with your own Christmas stockings! In three weeks, Margo will lead you through each step in creating a unique and festive stocking. Come and make one or one for each member of your family! (Participants can opt to complete a project of their choice as well.) Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm …

Ned Bear Mask: Permanent Display

In the spirt of acknowledgement of and reconciliation with the First Nations people of the land where we present our programming and exhibitions, the Saint John Arts Centre has dedicated a new permanent public installation featuring a stunning mask by renowned artist Ned Bear. The mask is considered a fine early example of Mr. Bear’s work; it is presented with …

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Drawing for Youth 12 and up

Want to learn more about and how to draw in your favourite style? Join instructor Stephanie McHugh for this new workshop designed for youth ages 12+! In the course, we will cover topics like animation history, great animated movies, different techniques, and learning how to hone your style. The course will consist of one-on-one instruction and time to develop your …

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Port Saint John Residency Announcement!

N.B. Artist Sarah Sackville selected for first ever Port Saint John Residency at Saint John Arts Centre Sussex-based painter Sarah Sackville, a self-described lover of cultural landscapes, has been selected for the first ever Port Saint John artist residency. Earlier this year, Port Saint John and SJAC announced a landmark sponsorship of a signature gallery space here at the Saint …

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Book Launch Saturday, Oct. 31st!

SJAC is excited to host the launch of James Wilson’s new book, ‘Social Studies’ – join us on Saturday, October 31 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM! Goose Lane Editions in partnership with the Saint John Arts Centre invites you to meet the artist as you explore a selection of James Wilson’s stunning studio portraits. Copies of this long-awaited volume will …

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SJAC is more grateful than ever for our generous supporters as we face new realities due to COVID-19. Like all not-for-profit community organizations, SJAC has new, unprecedented financial challenges, but we understand that our entire community is dealing with those same challenges. Folks have been reaching out to ask how they can help, when perhaps they aren’t in a position …

NBCCD instructors: I Am Making Art

“I am Making Art” refers to a video created in 1971 by the American conceptual artist John Baldessari. With John’s passing earlier this year, we have framed our studio show for 2020 around the premise that he will be remembered for his assertion that the making of art is subjective, and is defined by the artist. Our students at NBCCD …

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World of Keyboards: 2020-21 Season

SJAC is proud to partner with the Saint John Early Music Festival as they present a returning favourite series, World of Keyboards! All welcome, admission is by freewill offering. Join harpsichordist and pianist Tim Blackmore as he explores the world of Baroque and Classical keyboard instruments, their makers, and the composers and performers who created the music written for them. …

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Early Music Festival: Christmas Concertos

SJAC is delighted once again to play host to the Early Music Festival as they present a holiday concert! ‘Christmas Concertos’ • Sunday, December 6, 2pm  Featuring: The Carleton Chamber Players: Tim Blackmore, organ; Danielle Sametz & Danielle Girard, violins; Stephen Mott, viola; & Daniel Britt, cello Program: Works by Corelli, Handel, Manfredini, J.S. Bach, Vivaldi & Corrette Please Note: …

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Portfolio Development Class of 2021

For the 15th straight year, the Saint John Arts Centre is offering an 18-week Portfolio Development Program. This program is designed for students who are dedicated to the pursuit and study of visual art, and is aided by the generous support of the James Venner Russell Foundation. Our scholars have now been chosen for the Class of 2021! Congratulations to …