Cultural news

Aboriginal Crafts & Culture Month: June in Fredericton

Posted on January 8, 2016 by Claire Shiplett

Brad Woodside, Mayor of ‪the City of Fredericton‬, will be proclaiming June as “Aboriginal Crafts & Culture Month” in #Fredericton! This declaration will be made at the Opening Reception of ‪#‎SharingStories‬ at the Bibliothèque publique de Fredericton Public Library at 7pm on June 2nd. We encourage other organizations and individuals to develop programming for the month of June 2016 in support of this initiative! ‪#‎AboriginalCraftsCultureMonth‬

There is still one month to submit work to #SharingStories, if you’re an artist or craftsperson of Aboriginal descent from the Atlantic Region. The call can be found HERE or at www.nbcraftscouncil.ca/exhibitions. We’ll be talking about this exhibition on ‪#‎CBC‬ Information Morning ‪#‎Moncton‬ at 8:15am on Monday, January 11th.

Commemorative Painting Call

Posted on January 7, 2016 by Claire Shiplett

The Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) is thrilled to celebrate its centennial in 2016. This milestone year recognizes nursing as a profession, supporting continuing excellence in nursing practice standards for the delivery of care to the public and NANB’s contribution to nurses shaping nursing for healthy New Brunswickers. As part of the year’s celebrations, the NANB would like to commission a unique commemorative painting that captures an interpretation of the essence of caring while portraying a proud and evolving history. The painting may be in oil, acrylic or watercolor. They are respectfully calling interested New Brunswick artists to provide a description of the proposed concept, as well as samples of previous work to create an NANB Centennial- Nursing: 100 years of Caring painting to mark this occasion. The selected artist would receive $5,000. Interested artists must submit their proposal by February 5, 2016. Completed artwork would be required no later than September 30, 2016. The artist with description and painting will be unveiled at the Association’s special reception in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting. Questions and or submissions can be sent to jwhitehead@nanb.nb.ca

Fibre Arts Network Christmas Craft Sale & Demo Day

Posted on December 9, 2015 by Claire Shiplett

Complete your Christmas shopping at the Fibre Arts Network – FAN Christmas Craft & Demo Day being held at the Train Station on York Street in Downtown Fredericton. You’ll find a wide variety of woven scarves, shawls, blankets and more, including felted and handspun wares. There will also be a number of fibre demonstrations taking place – learn how yarn is spun and fabric is woven and felted.