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Moncton125 exhibit features municipal collection


April 17, 2015

MONCTON – The City of Moncton is pleased to present the Moncton125 exhibit at the City Hall gallery (655 Main St.), from April 7 to May 4, 2015 (including special Saturday openings on April 18 and 25, and May 2, from 10 am to 2 pm). Curated by Charles Flewelling and Paul Edouard Bourque, members of the Moncton Gallery Committee, the selected artwork features many local artists, as well as significant pieces from the municipal collection.

“The City of Moncton’s fine arts collection is one of the largest in the country, for a municipality of our size,” explains Roxanne Richard, Moncton’s Cultural Development Officer. “In honour of our community’s 125th anniversary, it was fitting to showcase some of our best works. We’re also pleased to invite the public to the special vernissage on Thursday, April 23 (noon), as part of the Moncton125 Festival launch ceremonies, to meet some of the artists.”

About the artists

The Moncton125 exhibit includes 25 wall pieces and 3 floor pieces, created by the following artists:

  • Glenn Adams - La route McGerrigle - 1975
  • Ann Balch - Horse Clothes
  • Jean Berthélémé - Strange Theatre - 2011
  • Bruno Bobak - Autumn - 1980c
  • Paul Edouard Bourque – Garde-robe - 1995
  • Miller Brittain - Two figures on a Red Background
  • Mather Brown - Portrait of a Lady - 1785
  • Herménégilde Chiasson – Ben, j’comprends pas - 1974
  • Alex Colville - Study for Target and Pistol Man - 1979
  • Guy Duguay - Untitled
  • Alexandrya Eaton - In the studio - 1994
  • Charles Flewelling – Wild Iris - 1986
  • Tom Forrestall – The Beach in Winter - 1976
  • Yvon Gallant – Police Intervention - 2013
  • Georges Goguen – Neila - 1998
  • Jeannie Hancock – Youth Orchestra - 1990
  • Lawren P. Harris – Suspended Verticals - 1969
  • Léo LeBlanc - Rue Main - 1976
  • Wenda Lyons – The Rocker
  • Brian J. MacKinnon - Taiwanese Wemarks- 1982
  • John S. Malone - Three on a line - 1995
  • Raymond Martin – Untitled - 1987
  • Christopher Pratt – Wall Facing West -1980
  • Jean-Paul Riopelle - Untitled
  • Claude Roussel - Joseph Salter (Maquette)
  • Roméo Savoie – Untitled – 1994
  • David Silverberg – Starling - 1980
  • Anne-Marie Sirois - L’enlèvement de Jésus par les anges - 1995
  • Unknown - Intercolonial RR Station - 1906

About the exhibit

Some 125 years ago, Moncton was on the verge of a rebirth of sorts. Having been declared a City in 1855, the community lost this status with the downfall of the shipbuilding industry on the banks of the Petitcodiac River. However, the arrival of the CNR shops brought economic prosperity to the geographical centre of the Maritimes and, on April 23rd, 1890, Moncton once again became a city, and adopted the motto Resurgo, a latin term meaning “to rise again”.

The city has since prospered economically and culturally. This exhibit, curated from the municipal Fine Arts Collection to celebrate Moncton125, serves to pay homage to many talented artists from our region and beyond. The works selected tell the story of visual arts in Moncton by featuring many of its most noted artists and those who influenced them.

About the Moncton Fine Arts Collection

Founded in 1985, the City of Moncton’s art collection is composed primarily of artworks that have been donated to the City of Moncton from various artists, arts patrons, and corporations. The collection boasts more than 700 pieces, including drawings, watercolors, photographs, sculptures, prints and paintings. Many of the artists whose works are included in the collection have been acclaimed on the local, regional, national and international visual arts scenes. The artworks are prominently displayed in various municipal buildings.

About the Moncton125 Festival

To recognize the City’s 125th anniversary of incorporation, a community-based festival will take place from Thursday, April 23, to Sunday, April 26. A wide-range of events are planned and nearly all activities are free, in exchange for a donation in support of Food Depot Alimentaire. Full program details are available online at moncton.ca. 

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Information:

Roxanne Richard
Cultural Development Officer
City of Moncton
506-877-7775 / Roxanne.richard@moncton.ca