Gallery 78’s annual free Family Art Exploration hands-on activities during FROSTival 2018 included creating pottery out of clay with Matt Cripps, who is studying ceramics at NBCCD and making decorative art cards for Valentine’s Day with Nikki Thériault. Thank you so much Matt and Nikki and to NBCCD for the use of the pottery wheel!
We are delighted to once again welcome the work of Anna Torma, RCA and Istvan Zsako to Gallery 78. Award winning artists whose work is defined by thoughtful narratives, exquisite use of material, craftsmanship, excitement and joy. Anna's work has been profiled in numerous publications including Border Crossings, Selvedge and Walrus magazines, as well as The Globe and Mail and National Post. She is the recipient of many accolades including the prestigious Lieutenant-General’s Award for High Achievement in Visual Arts in New Brunwick. Istvan has also received many awards, including the Hungarian Art Council Award (1985), the Scholarship of Rome (1987), and the Biennial Prize at the 8th Hungarian Drawing Biennial (1996).
Both artists have exhibited their work internationally and are represented in important public collections. They live and create in Baie Verte, NB
France Pillière's latest two paper sculptures express her concerns about the suffering humans create by anthropomorphizing animals, especially great apes. The title comes from Henry Beston's, "The Outermost House: a year of life on the great beach of Cape Cod.". Written in 1928, it is the best description of the animal world that the artist has yet read. Here is the reference:
"For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethen, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth." Henry Beston
Congratulations to Isabelle Lafargue! Swiss magazine "Flash" featured Isabelle and her work in November 2017, to view please click here...
Congratulations to David McKay on receiving a Senators 150 Anniversary Medal
Shown is David's son, Neill McKay, Sen. David Adams Richards, David McKay, RCA and his wife Sharon Tracy
The medals commemorates 150 years since Canada's Senate sat for the first time and honours those who have improved their region of Canada.
Each Senator chose 12 deserving recipients to receive the medals.
Recipients include Former Lieutenant-Governor Hon. Graydon Nicholas, artist David McKay, brakeman and conductor Jack Carleton, poet and former Fiddlehead editor Bob Gibbs, writer Wayne Curtis, Paralympian Danielle Dorris, songwriter and novelist Herb Curtis, Professor Brian Carty (deceased), novelist, editor and columnist, Nancy Bauer, sculptor and teacher Jim Boyd, veteran Marion Arsenault and writer Ray Fraser.
Ann Balch's painting "Jean at Eighty-Five"
winner of 2017 Sloan Award at Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour international juried exhibition in Toronto and now available at Gallery 78
Réjean Roy's most recent exhibition LIFE'S SEASONS may be viewed by clicking on the image above.
We have copies of the Spring/Summer 2017 Arabella - Canadian Art, Architecture and Design magazine available to purchase at the gallery. Featuring “Exuberant Roses” by Alexandrya Eaton on the cover and a number of wonderful Canadian artists including the work of Jessie Babin.
Click on the image for a peak at Jessie's feature -
As part of the