Monday, July 2, 2018

Early Morning in St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Early this morning in St. Andrews, NB

I am so honoured and excited to be taking part in the Kingsbrae International Residency for the Arts in  St. Andrews, NB. For the month of July, I will be one of five artists living on the grounds of the incredible Kingsbrae Gardens and working out of a studio there, inspired by everything this breathtaking area has to offer.

Life is good.

Early morning yesterday in Maine

Yesterday, after a scenic mountain journey from Quebec through Maine, we arrived in Sr. Andrews to find the town hopping with Canada Day celebrations. These guys do it up right and the waterfront was packed with smiling faces decked out in red and white.

Last night we stayed at the Huntsman Marine Institute, which gave us a perfect view of the Canada Day fireworks display. As we waited for them to begin, we saw a family of deer cross the Algonquin golf course with young fawns playing tag, barely visible in the evening light.

Just before the moon disappeared this morning, St. Andrews, NB.

This morning, I was far too excited to sleep though the dawn chorus and snuck outside to witness my first maritime sunrise.

Tomorrow is the first day of the residency and I can't wait. More to come!


PS - I have to thank all of the wonderful volunteers at the Blyth Festival Art Gallery one more time for making the opening night of Every Fibre of My Being such a success.

The people I spoke to were very kind and truly engaged in the arts. Carl and Kelly Stevenson provided excellent curation and emotional support for the opening. Thanks guys!

Making Waves at the Blyth Festival Art Gallery

And a special thanks to Rob and Cora Tetu for whipping up a delicious last minute dinner when we had to evacuate the planned restaurant due to a fire scare. Truly an adventurous evening and one I will never forget. Thanks to everyone involved!