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UNB Art Centre Newsletter - March 2023

Author: UNB Art Centre

Posted on Feb 15, 2023

Category: Leisure Learning , UNB Art Centre , Design Works Camps

Bring on the spring!

Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal, and awakening. Trees are blossoming and flowers are starting to sprout through the ground. It is a time for new beginnings, and what better way is there to greet spring than by fostering your creativity?

Leisure Learning

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How to Edit Dialogue in Fiction | March 18

Attention fiction writers! Learn the secrets to great dialogue and how to make your fiction come alive with this one-day online course. Register before March 4 & save 15%!

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Relaxation & Meditation through Art | March 25

No drawing experience necessary. With spring in the air, feelings of renewal and a desire for relaxation abound. Treat yourself to this online course where you can let your mind wander and bring you insights as you enjoy lines and colors. Register by March 11 & save 15%!

Youth courses

This March, check out these fantastic art classes for youth (ages 13 to 17).

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Screen Printing | March 16 to April 13

Discover the steps involved in creating your own one-of-a-kind screen print in this fun in-person workshop.

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YouTube Masterclass | March 18 to April 15

Make your own YouTube video at the UNB computer lab. Explore everything from how to plan and shoot, to how to edit and publish videos. What are you waiting for?

Design Works

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March Break Camps

Space is still available! Make friends and be creative this March Break. Choose from four awesome camps:

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Summer camps

Registration is now open! Have fun, be creative, and make new friends at the UNB Design Works Summer Camps.

There's everything from cooking camps to camps in photography, video-making, and game design, as well as art camps, theatre, and even camps for want-to-be Harry Potters. With over 50 camps to choose from, there is something for everyone.

All camp instructors are talented professionals in their fields, they receive first-aid training and have vulnerable sector clearance. See you this summer!

Explore summer camps

We are looking for Design Works Summer Camp Staff. LEARN MORE.

Join us at the UNB Art Centre

Black History Month

Black History Month

The UNB Art Centre celebrates Black History Month with the exhibit, Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers. This exhibit, on view in the West Gallery until March 17, features portrait panels of people who have played an important role in shaping contemporary New Brunswick.

In the East Gallery, We Were Here: A Portrait of New Brunswick's Black Community: 1850-1960 is on view until March 17. This exhibit tells the story of the everyday lives of Black New Brunswickers and features photographs and documents from the Provincial Archives as well as from the private collection of Jennifer Dow, a Black historian and genealogist.

Black History Month Film Series

Don't miss the last film of the Black History Month Film Series, Dope is Death (2020) on March 2. This film tells the story of how Tupac Shakur's stepfather Dr. Mutulu Shakur, along with fellow Black Panthers and the Young Lords, combined community health with radical politics to create the first acupuncture detoxification program in the U.S.

The film series is presented in partnership with the New Brunswick Black Artists Alliance (NBBAA) and will be shown in the auditorium of Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. Films will be followed by a reception and discussion.

World Water Day (March 22)

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Each year the UNB Art Centre marks World Water Day with a special exhibit to bring awareness to this most precious resource. This year, the East and West Galleries showcase the work of artists in the community in an exhibit entitled REFLECTIONS.

Artists submitted work in a variety of media, including video, sculpture, painting, printmaking and photography. The exhibit opens March 24 at 5 p.m. and runs until April 28, 2023. All visitors are welcome.

The UNB Art Centre (506-453-4623) is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. The galleries are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and during special events. Admission is free to members of the public.

All UNB Art Centre exhibitions can also be viewed in our online galleries.

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