30 November 2010

Clyde A. Wray New Artist in Residence at the New Brunswick Museum


Artist in Residence Clyde WrayThe New Brunswick Museum is pleased to present poet, playwright and director, Clyde A. Wray as Artist in Residence from November 2010 to March 2011.  Visit Clyde A. Wray at the New Brunswick Museum on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 1pm-3pm.

As Artist in Residence at the New Brunswick Museum, Clyde may be found in any number of exhibitions, interacting with museum visitors, to hear their comments on the collection and drawing from that as inspiration to create.  In Mr. Wray’s own words “I’ll be inspired by… who knows what!  I’m inspired by living!”

Clyde A. Wray will also create opportunities for visitors to engage with him at the NBM and learn about his work, its inspiration, and his creative process.

New Brunswick Museum CEO Jane Fullerton commented, “Through this residency, the NBM expects to attract new audiences, engage visitors with exhibition content in deeper ways, and offer more opportunities to have fun!  As well, middle and high school classes are welcome to book ahead for creative writing exercises offered by Clyde A. Wray, using NBM galleries as inspiration.  The Museum appreciates the financial support for this project from Arts NB.”

Clyde A. Wray is first and foremost a poet.  This is attested to by his success in winning CBC’s POETRY FACE-OFF in 2008 in which Clyde represented New Brunswick.  Mr. Wray is the author of four books of poetry, his latest work, published by Dreamcatcher Publishing, is titled Bridges We Can Walk Across.

Mr. Wray is a well seasoned traveler and has performed in such places as Denmark, Sweden and Germany.  He moved to the Maritimes from Los Angeles.  Today, Clyde and his life partner Kelli call Saint John home and have two daughters Astrid Emmerald and Shasta Mia, and another child on the way.

The winter months will come alive for poetry lovers at the New Brunswick Museum as Mr. Wray uses the inspiration of the NBM to create new work. Be sure to drop in to meet Clyde A. Wray at the NBM Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 1pm-3pm.

For further information:

Caitlin Griffiths
Communications and Marketing
New Brunswick Museum
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