Next Up at Gallery 78

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Gallery 78 opens two new exhibits on February 21. See work by Barbara Safran de Niverville plus the nine-artist group exhibit, The Nine Muses. 

Lady’s Slippers by Barbara Safran de Niverville.

Opening on Friday, February 21, at Gallery 78 are two alluring exhibitions celebrating the unique vision of female artists. The Nine Muses is a group exhibition, comprising of new works by Jessie Babin, Lori Doody, Alexandrya Eaton, Danielle Hogan, Victoria Moon Joyce, Marilyn McAvoy, Sonya Mahnic, Susan Paterson, and Cathy Ross, with the title inspired by the venerable number 9 in mythologies around the world. Sottobosco: The Forest Floor by Barbara Safran de Niverville explores the fragile ecosystem of undisturbed Atlantic Canadian forest floors in a striking style of colour against black, accentuating plants such as Lady’s Slippers, ferns, and lichen.

About Barbara Safran de Niverville

Barbara Safran de Niverville’s mixed media drawings and low relief works explore the tension between beauty, natural forces and ecological discourse, a domain between wilderness and civilization. Born in New York City, Barbara has made her home in the Moncton, NB area since 1979. Known primarily as a landscape painter, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Distinction from Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB in 1977. In 2014, Barbara completed her Master of Fine Arts degree at the Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Boston), Cambridge, MA. Honors include the Alumni Award for the most progress during the MFA program and the Sheila Hugh MacKay Master of Fine Arts Scholarship. In July 2015, Barbara participated in the SÍM artists’ residency in Reykjavik, Iceland, where she researched the interaction between glacial water and geothermal activity.

Les œuvres en médias mixtes et les bas-reliefs par Barbara Safran de Niverville explorent la tension entre la beauté, les forces naturelles et le discours écologique, un domaine entre l’étendue sauvage et la civilisation. Née à la ville de New York, Barbara demeure à la région de Moncton, NB depuis 1979. Reconnue comme peintre du paysage, elle a reçu son Baccalauréat en arts visuels avec distinction de Mount Allison University en 1977. En 2014, Barbara a complété sa Maîtrise en arts visuels à Lesley University College of Art and Design (auparavant Art Institute of Boston), Cambridge, MA. Les honneurs incluent le Prix des Anciens Étudiants pour le plus de progrès durant le programme de maîtrise et la Bourse Sheila Hugh MacKay pour la maîtrise en arts visuels. Durant le mois de juillet 2015, Barbara a participé à la résidence d’artistes SÍM à Reykjavik, Islande où elle a recherché l’interaction entre l’eau glaciale et l’activité géothermique.

These exhibitions will be on display until Sunday, March 22. Learn more at

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