Three City Galleries Partner for Mini Gallery Hop

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See what’s on at Gallery on Queen, CreatedHere Studio and Gallery 78 this Thursday during the Queen Street Mini Gallery Hop, 4-7 p.m.

Three galleries are joining forces to offer a gallery mini-hop above the backdrop of Fredericton’s beautiful autumn foliage.  Gallery on Queen, the CreatedHere Studio and Gallery 78 will be open from 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, (6 – 9 p.m. at CreatedHere) and invite you to walk Queen Street with your family and friends for an evening of exquisite visual art, all while respecting COVID distancing requirements. Please wear your masks.

Gallery on Queen (406 Queen Street)

Gallery on Queen presents RITUAL, an exhibition that showcases the work of Marie Fox and emerging artists Alison Willms and Austin Daigle.

Marie Fox is a figurative oil painter whose work combines traditional western techniques and iconography with ancestral mythologies and mysticism to create a contemporary narrative. Her current project, ‘Celestial Bodies’, was awarded a Creation Grant by artsnb and will debut as a solo exhibition in 2020 at Gallery on Queen. ‘Celestial Bodies’ will feature iconic Maritime landscapes and celestial skyscapes populated with figures that embody the earthly, the celestial, and the otherworldly.

Alison Willms is an emerging artist from the east coast of Canada, who uses a wide range of media in her practice, including analog photography, printmaking, film, sound, and installation. Willms’ work explores a spectrum of ideas from relationships to ritual.

Austin Daigle is an emerging artist, he studied at the NBCCD and found an affinity in the malleability of sterling and copper, and went on to graduate with honors from the Jewelry and Metal Arts program in 2017.

CreatedHere Studio (408 Queen Street)

CreatedHere Studio features SARDINIA the work of award-winning artist Janice Wright Cheney. The sardine fishery, once the lifeblood of many East Coast towns, is now closed due to species collapse. SARDINIA is an immersive installation that conjures the sheer abundance of the past. Using video, audio and sculptural elements, SARDINIA projects thousands of sardines swimming, without end on a vaulted ceiling.

Gallery 78 (796 Queen Street)

Gallery 78 will feature three new exhibitions. Upstairs, The City of Fredericton’ 2020 Summer Artist in Residence Program held at Odell Park and the Fredericton Botanic Garden will be highlighted in a group exhibition of works.  The exhibit will include works created and inspired by this residency and will range from visual arts, music, fine craft, literature and more. Downstairs at Gallery 78 will feature works for purchase from a Fredericton collector with an “excellent eye” as well as a bounty of flowers in Gathered Blooms, a delightful group exhibition by many favourite gallery artists.

Downtown Gallery Mini-Hop | Thursday October 8 | 4-9 p.m. | View Event 

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