- Since it’s International Women’s Month, I’m celebrating this week with interviews I’ve had the pleasure of having with outstanding women. Today, it’s a 2017 interview with UNB professor Elizabeth Effinger about Queer Research Day, as well as my 2019 interview with Ysabelle Vautour, whose work will be seen at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in the Penny Gallery, a show which opens on Friday at 4pm. See more of Ysabelle’s work at her website, Creating Access.
- Reminder: City now accepting Unsung Hero Community Awards nominations for 2021!
These awards are meant to acknowledge those individuals who go above and beyond to help build and shape their community and who help bolster the work of social groups and organizations that offer recreational, cultural, or charitable services to the community.If you know of someone who is deserving of either of such an award, please nominate them by filling out the online form. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:00 am. For more information about the awards, please visit www.fredericton.ca/unsunghero or contact Recreation, Culture and Community Development at 506-292-6174 or adam [dot] grant [at] fredericton [dot] ca.
- New Brunswick Public Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 and one new recovery yesterday afternoon.
- A New Brunswick review board declined to give new privileges to a man found not criminally responsible for the deaths of four Frederictonians in 2018.
- Six people are homeless after a fire damaged a bungalow with four apartments on the Acadian Peninsula.
- Fuel prices are up once again this week after the Energy and Utilities Board reset prices last night.
- New Brunswickers looking forward to springtime weather will get a bit of a treat over the next couple of days.
- The River Watch Program will provide New Brunswickers with information on the status of rivers, potential ice jams and other flood issues.
- And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada has been warned of manufacturing problems plaguing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo – 7pm, The Wilser’s Room
- [SOLD OUT] Motherhood – The Cap, two shows (7pm, 9:30pm)
- GIN & Jazz w/ BRIDGE – Southside Shake, 7pm.
- Mike Bravener, The Tipsy Muse Cafe (7pm)
- Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre 2021 Peace and Friendship Treaties DaysThe MWC’s sixth annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days Symposium will take place from March 16-18, 2021. See the UNB event listing for more details.The theme of MWC’s sixth annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days Symposium, “Reinvigorating Peace and Friendship Treaties: Remedies and Responses to Systemic Racism in the Criminal Justice System,” took shape from a plea for answers from the family of Rodney Levi.
- THEATRE: Butler’s Marsh by Robert Chafe, Open Space Theatre, April 9-11. There are only 20 seats per show so reserve quickly! The seats will ensure physical distancing and you will have access to hand sanitizer.
- STEP 1: Email butlermarsh [at] gmail [dot] com
- STEP 2: Title the email ‘Ticket Reservation’ and include the following info:
- Which night you would like to reserve tickets for;
- How many tickets you will need;
- The names of your party and indicate if you will all be sitting in one group.
- STEP 3: You will receive payment details and then confirmation of payment.
- NB Film Co-op Online Intro Workshops –
next: A Brief Intro to Making Short Films; March 14, 2021 – 11:00am to 12:00pm
- Spring into Spring with a UNB Leisure Learning Online
- UNB Conservatory’s Online Winter Workshops –
- Performance Anxiety – Thursdays at 7pm, from March 11 – April 1
- NB Film Co-op Online Intro Workshops –
- Galleries & Exhibitions:
- Wanted: New Artists for the Isaac’s Way Spring Art Auction: The next art auction starts soon and funds raised will give local kids-in-need the gift of theatre classes. Would you like to participate? We are looking for seasoned artists as well as artists who are just getting started. Want to display a piece of your art in our busy restaurant? We accept wood carvings, photography, jewellery, stained glass, paintings, sculptures, wall hangings, recycled art, découpage, pillows, quilts and more. Artists donate 50-100% of the highest bid. For more information contact: art [at] isaacsway [dot] ca.
- Gallery 78: Eclectic, a fun mix of styles, colours, and textures. The show is a tasteful curation of artworks that one might not immediately go together.
- Charlotte Street Arts Centre: Kaitlin Hoyt // Dian Davis // Ysabelle Vautour
Opening Friday, March 12?4:00 – 5:00pm
- UNB Art Centre:
The office of the UNB Art Centre is currently closed but the galleries will be open Sundays from noon until 5 pm by appointment. Please follow our exhibits and programs on-line and sign up for viewing.
- Trees for Life is a meditation on the old growth trees of the Acadian Forest featuring “portraits” of 10 varieties including Balsam Fir, Red Maple, White Ash, Black Spruce, Red Oak to name a few.
- From Harm to Harmony: The Healing Power of Nature is a collaborative project that drew participants from across the province, from varying backgrounds and disciplines united in a desire to inspire change through art. Together and individually, through a variety of media and techniques including embroidery, papier maché, photography, painting, rug hooking, video production, felting, and weaving, members offer varying perspectives on the natural world and the challenges facing society today.
- Revelations: Women in the Permanent Collection features a series of interviews that shine the spotlight on 7 women artists whose work is part of the UNB Permanent Collection. In celebration of International Women’s Day, artists Jean Rooney, Jennifer Pazienza, Amy Ash, Nancy King Schofield, Karen Ruet, Ann Manuel and Vita Plume talk about their work, their creative process and their experience as a woman artist in the 21st century. The first interview with Jean Rooney is available now on their website.
- NBCCD: RE/Collection: Virtual Fashion Exhibition
Thursday, March 11?4:00 – 5:00pm
The 2021 Fashion Studio exhibition is an eclectic culturally and historically referenced mix of pieces that were created in 2020 for a Fashion Event wiped out by the pandemic. This includes brand new lines, alumni work, and pieces created for the annual Fabricville Fashion Challenge plus work created by the 2021 grads for this spring. You’ll see a complete conceptual historically-informed fashion line created by a graduate, alumni work that is simultaneously tailored but contains Rococo-inspired details: ruffles, applique, and beading, Indigenous haute couture, and entries for the annual Fashion Challenge.