Category: Featured Artists

Blooming in Chigago

Wednesday May 15, 2024

Written by Jared Betts I was invited to present my work in a two-person exhibition at Epiphany Center for the Arts in Chicago in September 2023. The exhibition, titled “Situations of Liminality and Transformation”, featured new work by myself and Chicago-based artist Sheri Rush. Chicago: The view from my Airbnb room. I received a Career

Written by Tracey Richard At this time in the spring of 2023, with the help of an artsnb grant, I was lucky enough to take part in the Cinémathèque Québécoise’s animated film residency in Montreal. I was invited to spend five inspiring weeks in Montreal, surrounded by exceptional filmmakers and industry professionals. Photo on the

Imagined Dance Becomes a Reality

Monday March 18, 2024

Written by Georgia Rondos In 2016, I received funding for the modern dance work, Moveable Walls. It was another of the annual summer shows Rondos Dance Theatre has produced, as a project-based dance company, of which I am Choreographer and Artistic Director. The annual performances showcase a new creation, as well as remounted choreography, and

Pitch Assembling

Wednesday February 14, 2024

Written by Jay Isaac Installation view of Pitch Assembling at Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, September 2023. My recent exhibition Pitch Assembling at Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto was the culmination of research conducted through an artsnb Creation grant, Category A, received in January 2023. The project explored how my Lebanese heritage has influenced

Written by Lee McLean I remember my first timid application for an artsnb Creation Grant in 2020. I carefully followed the directions, agonizing over the project description and my selected images. While participating in New Brunswick College Craft & Design’s Advanced Studio Practice Program, I had a series concept about ageing that I wanted to

written by Jean-Michel Cliche Rehearsal photo captured at the Fredericton Playhouse during Hyperloop’s 2022 interMISSION residency. Actors left to right: Adrian Saliendra, Alex Rioux. Photo: courtesy of the artist. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic when digital performance was all the rage, myself and Technical Director Trent Logan, teamed up to create Hyperloop Theatre

artsnb Featured Artists Series – Written by Sylvie Pilotte Studio view. Photo: Courtesy of the artist. Spring 2019! I can still see myself there, devoting myself fully to my creative project entitled Jamais rassasiés! (never satisfied!), set up in a rented studio in Dalhousie, thanks to an artsnb grant from the Creation program. I remember

An Arctic Circle Residency aboard the Antigua

Thursday September 14, 2023

artsnb Featured Artist Series – Written by Julie Forgues In 2016, backed by an artsnb grant, I had the opportunity to participate in the Arctic Circle Residency Summer Solstice Program on board the tall ship Antigua that sailed for 16 days through the waters of the archipelago of Svalbard. Being in the Arctic while conducting

Bridging cultures with Ji Hyang Ryu

Thursday June 8, 2023

artsnb Featured Artist Series – an interview with Ji Hyang Ryu Ji Hyang Ryu is a self-taught painter living and practicing in Riverview NB. Having immigrated to Canada from South Korea, her work infuses both Canadian and Korean cultures in style and technique. Ji is an emerging artist who has recently made the shift to

The Many Forms of Storytelling

Thursday May 11, 2023

Written by Gretchen Kelbaugh Gert Harding. Photo: Courtesy of the artist. My mom’s favourite aunt, Gert Harding (1889-1977), from Welsford, NB, spent six exciting years as a member of the militant suffragettes of Great Britain. Ever since I read Auntie Gert’s memoirs, I’ve been driven to spread her story: as a biography, an award-winning screenplay