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Beaverbrook Art Gallery
703 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery offers FREE admission and programs to visitors of all ages on the last Sunday of each month from 12 pm to 5 pm!

Guided tours:
1:00 pm English
2:00 pm French
3:00 pm English
(please meet in the Orientation gallery)

Free Activities:

12:00- 5:00 pm (Marion McCain Atlantic Gallery)
Art Cart: Poster designs with stencils inspired by Lea Learning

12:00- 2:00 pm (Bruno Bobak Artist in Residence Studio)
Storytime and book art with Loralie Boyle from the Fredericton Public Library 

Join Loralie for storytime and create art inspired by the talented illustrators who visualize the written word. Discover our upcoming art series to be offered at the library starting in January!

12:30- 1:30 pm (RBC Learning Centre)
Awards and presentations for the Writing on the Walls exhibition, on display in the Sobey Youth Art Space. Zach Hapeman, Nancy Bauer, and Wendy McLeod MacKnight invite families to celebrate the creative writing of Devon Middle School’s Grade 6 classes.

The Writing on the Walls program is a partnership between the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Fredericton’s literary festival, Word Feast. The goal of the program is to support the development of student literacy skills through creative writing and an increased exposure to fine art. 144 Grade 6 students wrote about 10 selected works of art in the collection! See their prose and poetry here and view the original artwork throughout the gallery.

1:00- 4:00 pm (Education Room)
Build a city! 

The Science East team combines science and technology with art to inspire you to be the architect of your dream city. Check out the paintings of cityscapes in the lower gallery!

2:00- 5:00 pm (RBC Learning Centre)
Paper Collage Puppets with Laura Bird

Use paper cutouts, magazines, glue and pins to create your own masterpieces inspired by the Gallery's collection of masterworks and the popular children's book The Frame-Up written by Wendy McLeod MacKnight,

Laura-Beth Bird is a theatre artist based in Fredericton, New Brunswick with 4+ years of production experience, set building, and visual arts experience. Laura-Beth has taught youth in classrooms across New Brunswick through the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s Outreach Program initiatives. A graduate of St. Thomas University, Laura-Beth studied Dramatics and Theatre Production. She is a mixed media artist, focusing on production for children's entertainment.

2:00- 3:30 pm (International Wing)
Visit author Wendy McLeod MacKnight for conversations and readings from The Frame-Up and her new short story A Beaverbrook Holiday!

3:00- 4:00 pm (Orientation Gallery)
Branding: The art of the Poster with Walter Learning and Ilkay Silk 

Mr. Learning is a director, an actor, and a playwright who has worked throughout North America and in Australia for more than half a century. He served as artistic director of Theatre New Brunswick from 1968 to 1978 and again from 1995 to 1999. In the years between, he served as head of the theatre section of the Canada Council in Ottawa, and as artistic director of both BC’s Vancouver Playhouse and PEI’s Confederation Centre of the Arts—home of the Charlottetown Festival. 

Ilkay Silk, CM, is a director, educator, actor and playwright. She was the Director of Drama at STU for 36 years and helped establish the Black Box Theatre there where she directed over one hundred productions. She is presently Chair of the TNB Foundation.
This year TNB is celebrating 50th Anniversary. She will have been associated with TNB in various capacities for 48 of those years.

3:30- 4:00 pm (Elizabeth A. Currie Gallery on the Green)
Christmas on the Slide - Festive music for the holiday season 

Join trombonist Jim Tranquilla and his mother Gloria Tranquilla on piano for a delightful program which includes some of their holiday favourites.

Dec 9, 2018
12:00PM - 5:00PM