Category Archives: Arts

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

Posted in Arts, Town of Sackville | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Arts, Town of Sackville | Tagged , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Arts | Tagged | Leave a comment

‘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

Posted in Arts, Interesting people | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Arts, Environment, Interesting people, Town of Sackville | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

‘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

Posted in Arts, Mount Allison University | Tagged , | 4 Comments