This Week in Fredericton (August 10-16)

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Lots on the go this week with events from both the Living Roots Music Festival and the NB Summer Music Festival, plus live theatre, new work at Gallery 78 and more. 

Jamie Comeau & The Crooked Teeth are one of many musical acts performing as part of the 2020 Living Roots Music Festival, happening this week in Fredericton.

Wednesday

NB Summer Music Festival Live Stream: Peter Allen (piano) & Richard Hornsby (clarinet). 7:30 p.m. Viewing Information.

Capital 6 on The Cap patio. Fredericton’s premier soul/funk ensemble Capital 6 take to The Cap patio for a special outdoor performance this Wednesday night beginning at 7 p.m. Ticket info.  

Thursday

NB Summer Music Festival Performance Video: Saint John String Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Viewing Information.

The Fifth Wall: A Social Distancing Project (Theatre). Herbert the Cow Productions, in partnership with Nasty Shadows Theatre Co. proudly present The Fifth Wall, featuring new work by five NB-based playwrights: Jilly Hanson, Jason McIntyre, Corenski Nowlan, Alex Rioux and Scott Shannon. Space is limited to 50 audience members per night, so RSVP is recommended at nastyshadows@gmail.com. Performances will take place nightly at 6:30 p.m. in the Vanier Hall Parking Lot at St. Thomas University. Suggested donation $5.

Living Roots Music Festival presents Shaun Ferguson and Pallmer. Enjoy performances by Shaun Ferguson and Pallmer on The Cap patio beginning at 7 p.m. Full festival details, events and ticket info.

Friday

NB Summer Music Festival Live Stream: Peter Allen (piano) & Nadia Francavilla (violin). Viewing Information.

The Fifth Wall: A Social Distancing Project (Theatre). Herbert the Cow Productions, in partnership with Nasty Shadows Theatre Co. proudly present The Fifth Wall, featuring new work by five NB-based playwrights: Jilly Hanson, Jason McIntyre, Corenski Nowlan, Alex Rioux and Scott Shannon. Space is limited to 50 audience members per night, so RSVP is recommended at nastyshadows@gmail.com. Performances will take place nightly at 6:30 p.m. in the Vanier Hall Parking Lot at St. Thomas University. Suggested donation $5.

Living Roots Music Festival presents Ewan Dobson and Not Now Madame. Enjoy performances by Ewan Dobson and Not Now Madame at the Tipsy Muse Café beginning at 7 p.m. Full festival details, events and ticket info.

Living Roots Music Festival presents Jamie Comeau & The Crooked Teeth and Rick Sparkles and the Enablers. Catch Jamie Comeau & The Crooked Teeth and Rick Sparkles and the Enablers live on The Cap patio beginning at 8 p.m. Full festival details, events and ticket info.

Theresa Malenfant & Scott Medford at Tribute Bar & Lounge (Klub Khrome). Get your fix of Maritime blues with Theresa Malenfant and Scott Medford. 7 p.m. Contact Theriaultdeb@gmail.com to reserve your tickets.

Gallery Opening at Gallery 78 – Art From The Atlantic Bubble and Amber Leger. Art from the Atlantic Bubble features landscapes and scenes from all seasons specifically within the Atlantic Canadian provinces. Amber Leger shows recent work from this spring and summer, focusing on soft moments of figures and still life objects, bathed in gentle, glowing sunlight. These exhibitions open on Friday, August 14 from 4-7 pm and you are invited to come by to mingle outside and tour the gallery in limited numbers. Face masks are required, and handmade masks will be available to buy.

Saturday

NB Summer Music Festival Composite Digital Video Recordings: Highlights from past festivals since 2009 including Robert Uchida (violin), Soo Bae (cello) and others. Viewing Information.

The Fifth Wall: A Social Distancing Project (Theatre). Herbert the Cow Productions, in partnership with Nasty Shadows Theatre Co. proudly present The Fifth Wall, featuring new work by five NB-based playwrights: Jilly Hanson, Jason McIntyre, Corenski Nowlan, Alex Rioux and Scott Shannon. Space is limited to 50 audience members per night, so RSVP is recommended at nastyshadows@gmail.com. Performances will take place nightly at 6:30 p.m. in the Vanier Hall Parking Lot at St. Thomas University. Suggested donation $5.

Living Roots Music Festival presents Wicked Vices, Colourful Language and Atlas. (SOLD OUT). An afternoon show! Catch Wicked Vices, Colourful Language and Atlas on The Cap patio beginning at 3 p.m. Full festival details, events and ticket info.

Living Roots Music Festival presents Kristen Martell and Christian Howse. Kristen Martell and Christian Howse will perform at the Tipsy Muse Café beginning at 7 p.m. Full festival details, events and ticket info.

Living Roots Music Festival presents The Walking Contradictions. Live music returns to Grimross Brewing Co. with The Walking Contradictions, beginning at 8 p.m. Full festival details, events and ticket info.

Branch Out Productions’ Summer Market at 800 St. Mary’s Street. Support a few local vendors and the local theatre community at the same time! 10-1 p.m.

Washer Toss Tournament at Radisson Kingswood.  New Maritime Beer Co is helping to host a Washer Toss Tournament on the Radisson’s spacious, scenic patio area! 12-6 p.m. Reserve your spot today by contacting gm@radissonkingswoodhotel.com.

Sunday

Living Roots Music Festival presents Roots & Soul Showcase. Enjoy mid-day performances by Michelle Morrison, Neil B. Morash, Richie Young and the Montgomery Street Band beginning at 11 a.m. on The Cap patio. Full festival details, events and ticket info.

Drive-In Screening at Delta Fredericton. This Sunday, enjoy digital stories created by youth and young filmmakers. 9 p.m.

Ongoing:

Fredericton Summer Artist in Residence Program. Odell Park and the Fredericton Botanic Garden are venues for artists in residence creating new works and demonstrating their techniques. The public is invited to interact with the artists to learn about their work, while maintaining appropriate distancing guidelines. Visitors to Odell Park and the Fredericton Botanic Garden will see a range of traditional and innovative artistic practices including fibre and textile arts, photography, weaving, writing, music, movement, painting, as well as digital painting. Artists may choose to set up wherever they fancy and can be identified by the artist in residence lawn sign.

This week’s artists are Emily Kennedy (Odell Park) and Sarah Sarty (Fredericton Botanic Gardens).

FAA Artist in Residence – Craig Schneider. Craig Schneider is a ceramic artist who will be using clay sculpture to explore the themes of emotion, alientation, and belonging in the COVID-19 world. This year’s FAA residencies are taking place digitally via social media. Learn how to follow Craig’s work this week by visiting frederictonartsalliance.ca

Gallery on Queen Community Support Initiative. The Gallery on Queen Community Support Initiative is a campaign designed to give back to our local community. We are calling on you, the public, and friends of Gallery on Queen. Selected artwork from our artists will be sold with 100% of the funds raised being given to Black Lives Matter Fredericton and Gignoo Transition House. All proceeds will be split 50/50 to these two organizations. Learn more.

Gallery on Queen presents a Roger Simon Exhibition. In collaboration with the family of Roger Simon, Gallery On Queen is honoured to present an exhibition of works by the late artist. The work will be displayed at the gallery and available for viewing, while following Covid-19 safety protocols, and will also be available for viewing online.

Roger Simon was a Mi’kmaq artist from Big Cove Reserve. He studied at the George Brown College in Toronto, and continued at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton. His work combined traditional and contemporary ideas where he painted the faces of people from Big Cove and other reserves that impressed him. His ideas stemmed from Mi’kmaq legends and stories from the Elders, and he interpreted ideas from his culture in new ways. His inspiration came from the beauty of his people.

Simon’s painting style was unique and his paintings are greatly appreciated by both the First Nations’ and non-aboriginal communities. In 1995, one of his paintings, “The First Car on the Rez” (oil on paper, 1993), was selected by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s Fine Art program for a permanent exhibition of First Nations’ art for the Canadian Embassy in Moscow, Russia.

Weathergrams for Good: Temporary Public Art Installation in Phoenix Square to Inspire Kindness. A temporary public art installation, Weathergrams for Good, will be on display until mid-fall. The installation, by Fredericton artist Katrina Slade, involves hundreds of colourful strips of paper featuring loving-kindness mantras. The project was inspired by a special family friend who taught her about Weathergrams and gave her a Lloyd J Reynolds book on the tradition.

Reynolds developed the Weathergram, short poems written in italic script on a strip of a brown grocery bag, as a way for students to make beautiful things simply and share their calligraphy with others. The western world approach is based on the Japanese Tanzaku, where people write their wishes on colourful paper strips that are then tied on trees during the Tanabata Festival.

Rather than short poems, Slade’s take on the tradition includes bilingual loving-kindness mantras displayed in calligraphy on eye- catching colourful paper. She commissioned Haley Bungay, a local hand-lettering artist, to write out each phrase. The calligraphy was digitized and turned into a stamp, which allowed Slade to produce high-volume Weathergrams. The artist’s website, www.weathergramsforgood.com, includes links to resources about kindness meditation and instructions for creating personal Weathergrams from paper bags or other durable paper sources.

Fredericton al Fresco Now in Operation. A partnership between the City of Fredericton, Downtown Fredericton and Business Fredericton North Inc. and part of the #SupportFredLocal initiative, Fredericton al Fresco launched on June 4. In support of local artists, the City will offer cultural initiatives as part of the Fredericton al Fresco effort, including low-key musical performances by local musicians beginning next week. A local art installation in Phoenix Square mid-June will also add a sense of Fredericton’s cultural flair to the dining area. More information, including how COVID-19 physical distancing measures will be carried out during Fredericton al fresco can be found HERE.

Pigment of Your Imagination: Virtual Exhibition of Second Year NBCCD Photography Students. The photography department of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design would like to invite you to view the online virtual exhibition Pigment of Your Imagination, featuring the work of second year photography students Blake Baxter, Kayla Dormer, Gabrielle Gionet, Korry Hill, and Katherine Murray. View this Exhibition.

This Week in Fredericton is created in part with notes from the Fredericton Arts Alliance‘s weekly newsletter as well as Music Runs Through It‘s weekly Fredericton music update. We encourage you to visit both these valuable community resources for more detailed information on these and other events happening This Week in Fredericton. 

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