Nature of ART of Nature
The Nature Trust has formed a unique collaboration with the College of Craft and Design, the University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick Museum and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Their goal is to explore the idea of Nature of ART of Nature. Students from the College and UNB have been invited out to several of the Nature Trust’s scenic preserves to gain inspiration to produce a piece surrounding the theme of “Nature of ART of Nature”. Using the experiences and emotions inspired from the Nature Trust preserves, the young artists will be challenged to explore hidden landscapes, complete visual research and use art not simply as decoration, but as a tool to discover the less obvious and to connect with other disciplines.
The Nature of ART of Nature project aspires to bring two communities together to learn from each other; artists understanding nature in a new way, and naturalists re-discovering nature from the perspective of artists. The resulting collection of art work will be assembled by late Fall 2012 and will include a diverse range of media by students of various disciplines.
The Nature Trust believes that the general public, from the young to the young-at-heart, will be moved and inspired by the natural beauty of New Brunswick as demonstrated in this collection. As such, the Nature of ART of Nature collection will be on display for the public at the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John in December 2012. Then again at the UNB Art Centre in Fredericton, NB by April 2013. More exhibitions throughout the province are also being planned. Be sure to experience the Nature of ART of Nature for yourself.
Stay tuned for the catalog.
Thank you to the donors who have generously contributed to this project:
NBCCD Student Union, Picaroons Traditional Ales, NB Environmental Trust Fund, Ms. Jessie Davies through Earth Day Canada Hometown Heroes Award, New Brunswick Museum, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Goose Lane Editions