Have you been to the UNB Art Centre (otherwise known as Memorial Hall) to view the Grand National exhibition yet? It is WELL worth a visit. Visits are limited to Sunday afternoons, noon - 5pm, thanks to Covid, and must be pre-booked. This is easily done online at www.unb.ca/cel/artcentre . Bookings are taken for groups of four so get three friends together and book an appointment! (Of course you can book a time slot to attend by yourself as well.) Twenty minutes is hardly enough time to really take it all in, so plan to visit more than once. (If you are coming from out of town, you could book several appointments in a row, each under a different name of someone in your group.)
You will be sorry if you don't see this amazing exhibition of quilts and fibre art pieces. There is much variety and so much talent, skill and creativity! It always amazes me how a theme can be interpreted in so many different ways. You will, no doubt, want a catalogue so that you can read the artist statement for each piece. Catalogues are $10.00 each and are available from Kathy Tidswell. You can contact Kathy at email@example.com or 363-3560. (Sadly they are not available at the Art Centre.)
The exhibit is made up of 48 pieces of fibre art works by 43 Canadian artists. How nice it is to see three from New Brunswick - our own Lee McLean of New Maryland, Juliet Nowlan of Quispamsis, and Charline Collette of Campbellton. Congrats to all the artists on an inspiring exhibition.
This exhibit runs at the UNB Art Centre until June 27.