- UNB Art Centre Virtual Exhibition: “Attending the Apocalypse”
The UNB Art Centre presents its newest exhibition online. Attending the Apocalypse by Jennifer Lee Wiebe and Janice Wright Cheney is eerily prophetic as we face-down the Covid-19 pandemic. We will be launching the catalogue in a virtual space rather than an actual space. The link will be provided on our Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter, Friday, April 3 at 5:00 pm.
In Attending the Apocalypse Jennifer Lee Wiebe and Janice Wright Cheney provide a commentary on contemporary society by exploring the idea of networks— both digital and biological. Social media, like mycelia, has a broad network and an organic reach.
In Scratchcards for the Apocalypse, Jennifer Lee Wiebe explores language and our understanding of content in a series of canvasses painted with tweets made by Donald Trump since 2015. In Elysium, Janice Wright Cheney explores the symbolic power of mushrooms and the potential for mycelia to reshape our society.
- COVID-19 update:
- The province announced two new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 70. Nine people have since recovered from the virus.
- The province is working on a pandemic operational plan with both health authorities; we should learn more from that in the coming days.
- Premier Blaine Higgs expects to municipalities to follow the province’s lead and close local parks not owned by the provincial government to flatten the curve of COVID-19.
- We should hear more from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development about what public school students can expect about classes.
- New Brunswick’s carbon tax took effect today, bringing our maximum price of regular unleaded gas to 71.5 cents per litre.
- Song: Munchies by The Brood
- Interview: The Steady Swagger (2016)
- Song: Exile in Suburbia by The Brood