Category Archives: Arts

New play about weathering COVID-19 premieres in Sackville marking pandemic’s 3rd anniversary

On the third anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tantramar residents are being invited to a free performance of Charlie Rhindress’s new play, We’re  Still Here: Tales from 2020 and Beyond. The premiere is happening at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, … Continue reading

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King Tut ‘reborn’ in Sackville 100 years after discovery of his tomb

Working 12 to 14 hour days over a three-week period this spring, Sackville sculptor Christian Corbet reconstructed the face of King Tutankhamun, the Egyptian pharaoh who lived, reigned and died more than 3,000 years ago. “I have always been fascinated by … Continue reading

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Struts & Owens galleries call for more municipal investment in arts & culture

The directors of Sackville’s Struts and Owens art galleries are calling on the new Town of Tantramar to increase funding for arts and culture groups in 2023. During a joint presentation to Sackville Town Council last week, Paul Henderson and … Continue reading

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Premier’s Task Force calls for improving status & economic security of New Brunswick artists

Writers and artists in Sackville are welcoming newly-released recommendations for improving the economic security and professional status of New Brunswick’s creators. After seven years of work, the Premier’s Task Force on the Status of the Artist issued a comprehensive report … Continue reading

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‘The artist and the prince’: Sackville sculptor remembers Prince Philip

Middle Sackville artist Christian Corbet says he woke up this morning to about 200 messages from members of the Canadian military as well as friends and distant relations including a couple of Winston Churchill’s grandchildren. The messages were about the death … Continue reading

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Marilyn Lerch launches fifth book of poems aiming to ‘tell the tale of our time’

Sackville poet Marilyn Lerch fought back tears Sunday as she addressed almost 100 people at the Owens Art Gallery during the launch of her fifth book, That We Have Lived At All: Poems of Love, Witness and Gratitude. “Coming here was … Continue reading

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‘Out into the world’: New book explores life & photography of Thaddeus Holownia

Well wishers packed Sackville’s Thunder and Lightning pub on December 5 to attend the launch of the new book Lightfield about the life and photography of Thaddeus Holownia. Holownia, who recently retired from teaching in the Mount Allison University Fine Arts … Continue reading

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