25 March 2008

Something for Everyone This Weekend at the New Brunswick Museum

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come enjoy a unique array of events at the New Brunswick Museum on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30!

Our weekend line-up of activities includes performance art by Luc A. Charette; a wildlife writing and art contest celebration; and a dynamic presentation by Robert Mersereau, author of the book The Top 100 Canadian Albums.

On Saturday, March 29 join us for Explorer Saturday. It's a day full of family fun with themed activities including art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, educational craft production, cooking, and more. Drop by between 10 am and 5 pm. These activities are free with regular Museum admission.

At 2 pm the same day, New Brunswick contemporary artist Luc A. Charette will present a performance art piece entitled High Tide Device. His performance is in conjunction with his exhibition Dénominateur/Denominator 12.01.08, at the Museum until April 27. This retrospective of Charette's work presents installations, which incorporate photographs, video, sound and industrial materials to explore popular culture and the impact of technology. All are welcome and admission is free to both the performance art and exhibition.

On Sunday, March 30, you are invited to a Robert Bateman Writing and Art Contest Party from 1:30 to 2:30 pm . Join us to offer congratulations to a 2007 art winner from Saint John , Erica Gautreau, age 9. Learn how you can enter this national contest and “Get To Know” your wild neighbours. All are welcome and admission to the party is free.

At 3:00 pm the same day, enjoy a lively presentation by Robert Mersereau as he explores the definition of Canadian culture through music. Music in Canada is a celebration of all things Canadian with reference to Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and more. Mersereau's recently published book, The Top 100 Canadian Albums, will be available for purchase and signing. All are welcome and admission to the presentation is free.

Come join in the interesting events and celebrations this weekend. There is always something to explore, discover and enjoy at the New Brunswick Museum.

For further information:

Rose Poirier

Program Manager

(506) 643-2339