A Celebration of Art and Music

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UNB Arts Centre host an artist’s talk by Deanna Musgrave with musical accompaniment by Andrew Reed Miller.

The UNB Arts Centre celebrates the University of New Brunswick’s acquisition of Tropos by Saint John artist Deanna Musgrave with a special afternoon reception on September 22 at 2:00 p.m.  This event will take place in the 3rd floor link between the Currie Center and the new Kinesiogy building on the UNB Fredericton campus. 

The event will feature an artist talk by Deanna Musgrave and the presentation of Tropos (2009/19), a musical pieced composed by Andrew Reed Miller with musicians Nadia Francavilla (violin), Robin Streb (viola), Andrew Reed Miller (contrabass) and Joël Cormier (percussion).  Opening remarks will be given by UNB’s President Emeritus John McLaughlin.

Tropos references the water cycle and the troposphere in order to draw attention to the current global concerns about the environment. The painting was originally shown at the UNB Art Centre during the 80th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences held at the University of New Brunswick in 2011. Originally conceived as a multi-media installation, it was designed as an exploration of the viewer’s experience as part of Musgrave’s Master of Interdisciplinary Studies research. 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. 

This event will be accompanied by a short reception.  Admission is free to members of the public.


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