Calendar

Aug
10
Thu
FAA’s Summer Artists Residencies – Art in the Box at Officers’ Square @ Officers’ Square
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm

FAA’s Summer Artists Residencies continue with Karen LeBlanc and Vanshika Khaitan until Aug 13

It’s all weaving and painting at the Fredericton Arts Alliance’s Art in the Box until August 13!

Karen LeBlanc is a master weaver, and, at 14, Vanshika Khaitan is the youngest artist ever to have a Fredericton Arts Alliance residency. Khaitan is an active student at Fredericton High School with a strong interest in art. She has won several art competitions and has sold work through Isaac’s Way. She is hoping to work on a big canvas capturing emotions about Canadian 150 including landmarks, bright colour and a sense of celebration. LeBlanc has 40 years’ experience as a fibre artist, and has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. She plans on weaving samples of historical textiles and small tapestry images, and possibly working on a three-dimensional woven sculpture.

On August 14, weaver Kim Bent will return for a second residency, joined by clay artist Yolande Clark.

Bent has been working on a design based on the Canada 150 tulip, which she began in an earlier residency in mid-July. Clark’s interest in ceramics goes back to a first pottery class at age 3. She is now an established ceramist with work in galleries in New Brunswick, Ontario and Japan. She plans to work with the potter’s wheel as well as making coil pots. She will have two wheels available so visitors can try their hand at making a clay vessel or sculpture using traditional or contemporary methods. Her residency will also reflect the history of pottery in Canada from First Nations ceramics onward.

Art in the Box will be open daily from 10am to 5pm, and artists may stay open on evenings when there are special events in Officers’ Square.

Aug
28
Mon
STOP SPRAYING N.B. Coalition presentation at RURAL COMMUNITY OF UPPER MIRAMICHI ( RCUM ) meeting @ RURAL COMMUNITY OF UPPER MIRAMICHI ( RCUM )
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

RURAL COMMUNITY OF UPPER MIRAMICHI ( RCUM )

6094 Rte 8., Boiestown

At their monthly meeting on Monday, August 28, @ 7 pm will hear a presentation on GLYPHOSATE SPRAYING from the STOP SPRAYING N.B.  (SSNB )Coalition.   The presentation will be heard 15 minutes before the beginning of the meeting.

These meetings are Public, so, if you are concerned about the destruction of our health, our wildlife and our forests by this spraying, this is an opportunity to have your voice heard.

More info:

Local…369-1995

SSNB..info@stopsprayingnb.ca or www.stopsprayingnb.ca or Facebook Page “Stop Spraying in NB” or call hotline (506)442-1846

Sep
28
Thu
Faculty Book Launch – “Apron Strings” by Professor Jan Wong @ Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall, STU
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Faculty Book Launch – “Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy, and China” by Professor Jan Wong

DATE:   28/9/17

TIME:   7:30 PM

LOCATION:   Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall

Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking in France, Italy, and China, she asked her 22-year-old son, Sam, to join her. While he wasn’t keen on spending excessive time with his mom, he dreamed of becoming a chef. Ultimately, it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

On their journey, Jan and Sam live and cook with locals, seeing first-hand how globalization is changing food, families, and cultures.  A memoir about family, an exploration of the globalization of food cultures, and a meditation on the complicated relationships between mothers and sons, Apron Strings is complex, unpredictable, and unexpectedly hilarious.

Jan Wong is the author of five non-fiction bestsellers,including Out of the Blue and Red China Blues, named one of Time magazine’s top ten non-fiction books of 1996. (Twenty years later, the book is still in print.) She has won numerous journalism awards and is now a professor of journalism at St. Thomas University. A third-generation Canadian, Jan is the eldest daughter of a prominent Montreal restaurateur.

Josephine L. Savarese 

Associate Professor 

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice 

St. Thomas University 

Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada E3B 5G3 

savarese@stu.ca

Oct
27
Fri
Afro Fest in Fredericton – Second Annual /Deuxieme Festival Africain @ Fredericton Inn Hotel
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 7:00 am

The New Brunswick African Association (NBAA) invites you, your families and friends for A two days Festival.

Bringing all NB residents together to celebrate the Rich traditions of Mama Africa, through dance, history, food, workshops, arts and cultures.

Oct 27 – Oct 28 · Fredericton Inn Hotel