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Artist in Residence Program: Odell Park & Botanic Garden

Odell Park/Botanic Garden
350 Rockwood Avenue
Fredericton, NB

The City of Fredericton’s Artist in Residence at Odell Park and the Fredericton Botanic Garden begins, bringing creative opportunities to the community during July and August.

From Monday to Friday, meet an artist and experience hands-on activities, demos, talks, and creativity surrounded by the nature of a 175-hectare old-growth forest.

All activities are FREE! Daily schedules can be found below as well as at the Odell Park Lodge.

Melissa Kennedy (July 22 – August 2): Odell Park Lodge. Join Melissa in drop-in workshops during your lunch break to sketch the essence of Odell Park from 11 am to 2 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. You can also find Melissa from 2 pm to 5 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, in and around the Odell Park Lodge during her open studio hours. See her sketches of the surrounding forest become the subject of larger and more complex works such as sculptures and prints.

Marla Lesage (August 6 – 16): Odell Park Lodge. Explore the art of storytelling and illustrations with Marla during her open studio hours from 1 pm to 5 pm, Tuesdays and Thursday. You can also participate in a drop-in watercolour painting workshop on Friday, August 9, from 12:30 to 2 pm. Bring your families to a comic-making workshop on Friday, August 16, from 12:30 to 2 pm (register for comic-making workshops at by August 14).

Timothy Jones and Justin Sappier (August 19 – 30): Odell Park Lodge. Find Tim and Justin on-location in the park and in the Odell Park Lodge every weekday from 9 am to 5 pm. As traditional wood carvers, this duo draws from their Norse and Peskotomuhkati-Wolastoqey cultures to tell stories and to educate their audiences through their art. You can explore their wood carving techniques of paddles and tree spirits, and see how the nature of Odell Park shapes their work.

Kathleen Bunin (August 19 – 30): Fredericton Botanic Garden Resource Centre. Explore the art of eco-printing or botanical printing with Kathleen at the Fredericton Botanic Garden. From 2 pm until 5 pm on every weekday, find Kathleen in and around the garden collecting plants and giving demonstrations on her techniques.

Jul 31 - Aug 30, 2019