Gallery 78 Hosts Anniversary Exhibition

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Gallery 78 celebrates the work of Herzl and Joseph Kashetsky with an exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of their ’72 show at the UNB Art Centre.

Herzl Kashetsky • woodcut/gravure sur bois, Custom Framed

Fifty years ago in the spring of 1972, just out of university with a BFA, Herzl Kashetsky had his first professional exhibition at the UNB Art Centre, and his only two-man show with his older brother Joseph who died two years later at thirty-three.

At the time of the exhibition, both Kashetsky brothers were living in Fredericton. Joseph was the co-owner and director of the Cassel Galleries and Herzl was working at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. 

Joseph studied art under Ted Campbell and Fred Ross at the Saint John Vocational School. Prior to this ‘72 exhibit, his work had been displayed at various Atlantic art galleries including the New Brunswick Museum, Memorial University in St. John’s and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. 

Herzl was a recent graduate of Sir George Williams University in Montreal. 

This 50th Anniversary Exhibition celebrates five decades since the Kashetsky brothers presented their exhibition in Fredericton. In this new exhibition, Gallery 78 invites us to celebrate the life and poetic works of Joseph Kashetsky, and recent high realist and calligraphic paintings as well as artwork from 50 years ago by Herzl Kashetsky.

50th Anniversary Exhibition – Joseph & Herzl Kashetsky is on display now until the end of the month. 

We will also be open Thursday, September 8, from 5-7 p.m.

For more information and to view the works on display, visit www.gallery78.com or stop by the Gallery at 796 Queen Street. 

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