Transcendence at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

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A special musical performance and artist guided experience takes place August 18 at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. 

Photo: Drew Gilbert

Last month the Beaverbrook Art Gallery opened Transcendence, a massive custom-designed mural by artist Deanna Musgrave. Inspired by both the Gallery’s famous Dali masterpiece Santiago El Grande, and apocalyptic themes, Transcendence occupies an entire wall inside the Elizabeth Currie Gallery on the Green.

To celebrate this exhibiting work, the Gallery will host a special evening of music composed by Andrew Reed Miller and featuring singer Sally Dibblee. This music will accompany Musgrave’s guided activation of her artwork which will include calm and guided listening about the painting, and music. A casual discussion about the work will take place after the performance. 

Tickets are by donation. Details below.

About the Artist

Deanna Musgrave is best known for her large-scale public artwork such as, “Cloud” (2015) and “Tropos” (2019) which are both over 40’ wide and part of the collection of the University of New Brunswick. Early on in her career, she was selected by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 2007 for the Studio Watch Award which aimed at introducing promising new artists to the public and later included in “Off the Grid: Abstract Art in New Brunswick” at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 2014. Her work has been enthusiastically reviewed by the New Brunswick media, and she has won numerous grants and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, New Brunswick Arts Board, Mount Allison University and the University of New Brunswick. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University (2005) and a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of New Brunswick (2019). 

Outside of her art-making, she assists clients through hypnotherapy, energy work and intuitive guidance. She is based out of Menagoesg (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada).

Transcendence: Musical Performance and Guided Art Appreciation | August 18 | 7-7:45 p.m. | View Event 

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