Mount Allison’s Owens Art Gallery welcomes Oh, Canada

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National art exhibition opens with a NB gallery crawl, June 26

Widow by Janice Wright Cheney, an eight-foot bear sculpture made of wool and mixed media will be on display at Mount Allison University’s Owens Art Gallery as part of the Oh, Canada exhibition opening June 26. PHOTO SUBMITTED

SACKVILLE, N.B. – Mount Allison University’s Owens Art Gallery is pleased to welcome Oh, Canada, the landmark exhibition of Canadian art by Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). The exhibition opens in Sackville and Moncton on Thursday, June 26.

The Owens will host the exhibit, in partnership the Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen at Université de Moncton, Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton, N.B.), and the Confederation Centre for the Arts in Charlottetown, P.E.I. The exhibition includes more than 100 works from 61 Canadian artists and collectives.

“We are thrilled to host part of the Oh, Canada exhibition,” says Gemey Kelly, director and curator of Mount Allison’s Owens Art Gallery. “This unique exhibition has given us the opportunity to collaborate with some of our partner galleries in the region to bring this expansive overview of Canadian art to our communities.”

Many New Brunswick artists are among those featured including Mount Allison graduate Janice Wright Cheney, whose work will be on display at her alma mater. Other artists who will have their work on exhibit at the Owens include: Gisele Amantea; Bill Burns; Cedar Tavern Singers; Michel de Broin; Mario Doucette; Michael Fernandes; Hadley + Maxwell; David Harper; Wanda Koop; Diane Landry; Micah Lexier; Luanne Martineau; Kim Morgan; Clint Neufeld; Annie Pootoogook; Ned Pratt; and John Will.

The exhibition includes many unique works at the Owens including Widow by Janice Wright Cheney, an eight-foot bear sculpture made of wool and mixed media, and Michel de Broin’s Tortoise, an outdoor sculpture made from wooden picnic tables, located in the University Quad.

The exhibition runs from June 26-Sept. 21 in the New Brunswick galleries and opens in the Confederation Centre on June 28. The June 26 opening begins at 7 p.m. with shuttle service will be provided between the Owens and Moncton-area galleries. Artists will be present at each of the galleries.

Oh, Canada is organized by MASS MoCA. The exhibition is curated by Denise Markonish.

For more information on Oh, Canada visit www.mta.ca/owens and www.ohcanadaeast.com.

Organizations: Confederation Centre, Mount Allison University, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art MASS MoCA Université de Moncton University Quad

Geographic location: Canada, New Brunswick, Moncton SACKVILLE Charlottetown

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