Category: Featured Artists

Millinery Textures in Felt-Making

Wednesday November 16, 2022

Written by Trish Hirschkorn (Trish Raine Hats) FEATURED ARTIST SERIES – TRISH HIRSCHKORN In 2022 I had the good fortune to take a year off from my day job as an occupational therapist and was successfully awarded an artsnb Creation Grant.  I am a felt-maker milliner (hat maker) who wanted to take advantage of this

Written by Robin LeBlanc FEATURED ARTIST SERIES – ROBIN LEBLANC AND LA FAMILLE LEBLANC My name is Robin LeBlanc and I have been a musician since the age when my mother left me at the sisters’ convent in Bathurst to study piano at Université de Moncton. In other words, I did 7 years of classical


Wednesday August 10, 2022

Written by Mel Beaulieu FEATURED ARTIST SERIES – MEL BEAULIEU Peat bog in Kouchibouguac National Park. Photo: courtesy of the artist. Over the summer months, I’ve had the joy of working on a beaded wetland landscape inspired by photos I took while at the peat bog in Kouchibouguac National Park. This landscape is a project

Written by Ty Giffin FEATURED ARTIST SERIES ̶  TY GIFFIN I received artsnb creation funding for my short film Cicerone (at that point titled Ride Along) back in March of 2020, so our production was delayed a few times due to COVID-19. In that downtime, I also received the Short Film Venture award from the NB

Written by Hilary Ladd FEATURED ARTIST SERIES ̶  HILARY LADD Saint John performing artist Hilary Ladd is a multi-faceted musician, actor, writer, and teacher, who has been appearing on stages for the past 29 years. She has received professional development grants from artsnb and more recently, a Category B Creation grant to support her show

An interview with Mariah Sockabasin Featured Artist Series – Mariah Sockabasin It was with great enthusiasm that Audrée, artsnb Communications Officer, had the opportunity to sit down (virtually!) with Mariah Sockabasin on a snowy February morning. Electric blue lipstick on, Mariah had bright news to share from her time in French Guiana. Mariah, nice to

28 days of pure magic

Monday January 10, 2022

Written by Anne Stillwell FEATURED ARTIST SERIES  ̶  ANNE STILLWELL How do you summarize 28 days of pure magic? From May 19th to June 16th of Spring 2021 I experienced the Kingsbrae International Residency of the Arts (KIRA) in Saint Andrews New Brunswick. The pandemic hijacked our original arrival but even with an extra year

Written by Heather McCaig FEATURED ARTIST SERIES – HEATHER MCCAIG Flameworking uses a specialized propane and oxygen fuelled torch to melt borosilicate glass, a type of glass that contains boron trioxide, making it an extremely heat resistant and a durable product. Used as a material for scientific glassblowing this glass can be found in your

A transformational year

Tuesday August 17, 2021

An interview with Katrina Slade Featured Artist Series – Katrina Slade Katrina Slade is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and practices in Fredericton, NB. Like many artists, the pandemic has deeply influenced her arts practice. Over the last year and a half, she has navigated the uncertainties of the pandemic to discover the unlimited potential

Written by Patrick Allaby FEATURED ARTIST SERIES – PATRICK ALLABY I received two Career Development grants to pursue an MFA at the University of Waterloo. During my degree, I was interested in developing comic works that are meant to be performed. One thing that interested me about performing comics is the way in which a