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UNB Art Centre Newsletter - June 2023

Author: UNB Art Centre

Posted on May 24, 2023

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

Summer starts soon!

Join us at Design Works Camp this summer. Camps are filling up fast, but there's still space for YOU!

The fun begins June 26 and runs until Sept. 1, for kids ages 6 to 12. Choose from awesome cooking, photography, dance and game design camps. Be creative in specialty art camps like Fantasy World, Under the Sea, Stars Wars...and many more. There's so much to choose from!

All staff have first aid/CPR training and criminal record checks. Design Works staff are mature, experienced, and exceptional at their crafts.

Learn more and register. See you this summer!


Come say hello to us at the Garrison Night Market

Visit our booth every Thursday at the Garrison Night Market (4:30 pm to 9 pm). Enjoy awesome new activities each week and meet our camp staff, plus enter a ballot for a chance to win a free camp or Leisure Learning workshop.


Leisure Learning

What's on your summer to-do list? How about an outdoor painting class or learning another language? Enjoy the summer and the joys of learning something new.

Ukrainian Culture, Language and More!

Introducing an exciting new course — Ukrainian Culture, Language and More! Discover the basics and common phrases of this beautiful Slavic language and immerse yourself in the rich Ukrainian culture in this dynamic online course — Mondays, June 12 to July 3.

Anatomy Drawing

For something completely different, try Anatomy & Figure Drawing for Beginners, Wednesday evenings, June 14 to July 19. Gain an understanding of anatomy, the structure that lies below the skin and appreciate the human form. What a great way to spend a summer evening.

Acadians Outside Acadie

Be an armchair explorer or a beach towel learner with the online course, Acadians Outside Acadie, Thursday evenings, June 8 to 29. Practice your French while learning about the Acadian language, history and stories of Acadians around the world.


Summer Tip: Enjoy online courses from anywhere—even your beach towel.

New youth course

Book Illustrations

Bring your ideas to life with illustration! In our new youth course, Book Illustrations for Beginners, you will create a poetic storyline that will blossom into a completed visual project. This in-person course, designed for ages 13 to 17, will run Monday afternoons, July 10 to 31.

UNB Art Centre

Art of Creation

You are invited to view the exhibition Art of Creation on display at the UNB Art Centre until June 16, 2023. This exhibit showcases a joint project by McMaster University and UNB's Faculty of Kinesiology that takes an arts-based approach to public education to promote a greater understanding of the importance of healthy choices before and during pregnancy. Art is a powerful tool that can inspire individuals and empower change. It can also communicate complex concepts, foster understanding, and elicit an emotional response in ways that traditional teaching methods rarely do.

Focus on the UNB Collection: Tropos

The UNB Permanent Collection is made up of 2,300 artworks acquired through donation, bequest, commission and purchase. These works have become a welcome part of daily life at UNB and can be seen in the libraries, green spaces, hallways and lounges across the Fredericton and Saint John campuses.


Deanna Musgrave
Tropos (detail), 2015
Acrylic on canvas
72 inches x 36 feet

If you happen to be on the UNB campus, then take a look at this incredible artwork by Deanna Musgrave on display on the 3rd floor of the Kinesiology building in Fredericton. Tropos was originally conceived as a multi-media installation, designed to explore the viewer's experience, as part of the artist's research for the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies degree. This large painting references the water cycle and the troposphere in order to draw attention to the current global concerns about the environment. Musgrave's impressive painting focuses on colour, motion and visualized sound and integrates optical effects and luminous sequences to create a fluctuating, ebbing and flowing experience. First exhibited at the UNB Art Centre, it was part of the 80th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences held at the University of New Brunswick in 2011.

Deanna Musgrave graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B. in 2005. Later, she earned her Bachelor of Education (2008) and a Diploma in University Teaching (2009) from the University of New Brunswick. In 2019, she received her Master of Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of New Brunswick. She maintains an active studio practice and lives in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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.

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