New works by Guy Vézina and others on display at Gallery 78

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A solo exhibition by Guy Vézina leads the latest series of exhibitions on display now at Gallery 78.

… And the Moment Was Sublime I Guy Vézina
Matt Carter 

For nearly 20 years now, Montreal-born artist Guy Vézina has made his home in Fredericton. A trained occupational therapist, Vézina and his wife moved to the Atlantic Provinces in 1986 eventually settling in Fredericton ten years later. His work as an artist began with pencil drawings, later transitioning to pastels, and eventually oils. From his studio in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre where he works regularly across a variety of mediums, Vézina has become one of the city’s prominent visual artists exploring the natural world and the human figure with equal fascination and wonder. 

Vézina’s latest exhibition, Offering, showcases several vibrant landscapes and waterways in saturated evening colour. 

“Painting is partly one of my ways of learning, of journaling, of sharing, and my form of praise,” says Vézina. “I seek a balance between controlled and loose marks, thus allowing unconscious elements to spring forth in my paintings. I love works of art where the texture and application of the media is revealed while being integral to the imagery as a whole. For me, Art is the expression of the human soul, its language.”

Offering opens today at Gallery 78 along with an exhibition of new work by gallery mainstays Joanne Hunt, Victoria Moon Joyce, Monica Macdonald, Susan Paterson, Barbara Safran de Niverville, and Monika Wright.

There will be an opening public reception this evening from 5-7 p.m. All the work featured in these exhibitions along with a many others can be viewed in-person or online at 

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