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Current Issue: SUMMER 2017





The Salon Hanging

The Salon Hanging

A floor to ceiling feast for the eyes. Visitors will see over 100 works of art, many from the Owens original collection first acquired in the 1880s. The collection includes eighteenth and nineteenth century European paintings, many still found in their original gilded frames, and full-scale plaster copies of classical Greek sculptures. Originally this collection was used to teach Mount Allison Fine Arts students through copying these early pieces. The exhibition is designed and installed by the Owens’ preparator Roxie Ibbitson.

The Fine Arts Graduating Students Exhibition

Our annual exhibition of work by graduates of the BFA program at Mount Allison University. Coordinated by Adriana Kuiper.

The Space Between

The Space Between

Opening Recital and Reception: Friday 24 March 2017 at 7:30 pm, Brunton Auditorium

The Owens Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition and musical premiere of The Space Between, a creative collaboration between composer Kevin Morse and visual artist Dan Steeves.

The Space Between is an interdisciplinary project that includes a series of intaglio prints, a composition for string quartet, and a spatialized audio installation. Morse’s new composition for string quartet will be premiered by the Tesla Quartet on Friday, March 24, followed by the opening of the exhibition and a reception at the Owens Art Gallery. This event is free and will begin at 7:30 pm at Brunton Auditorium.

Dan Steeves is a visual artist who works primarily as an Intaglio printmaker. Steeves is the Printmaking Technician and a Lecturer in the Mount Allison University Department of Fine Arts. He has been the recipient of a number of significant awards, including the New Brunswick Strathbutler Award for Excellence in the Arts and the 2014 Open Studio National Printmaking Award. Steeves holds a BFA from Mount Allison University.

Kevin Morse teaches in the Department of Music at Mount Allison University, where he held a Marjorie Young Bell Faculty Fellowship from 2013 to 2015. His recent compositions include a chamber opera, music for piano and voice, and an orchestral work premiered by the Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra. He holds a PhD from the University of Western Ontario.

The Tesla Quartet is the Bell String Quartet-in-Residence at Mount Allison University for the 2016-2017 Music Anniversary year. Formed at The Juilliard School in 2008, the quartet recently took Second Prize as well as the Haydn Prize and Canadian Commission Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition.

The exhibition will remain at the Owens until May 21 and will move to the Saint John Arts Centre in October. A guidebook including Steeves’ images, excerpts of Morse’s score, and essays by Anne Koval and Gary Tucker will be available at the Owens Art Gallery in May 2017.

The Colville Gallery

The Colville Gallery

A permanent exhibition space devoted to the work of Alex Colville (1920-2013), one of Canada’s most celebrated artists and one of Mount Allison University’s best known graduates. The Gallery features the installation of the mural Athletes, commissioned by Mount Allison for its new Athletic Centre in 1961. Designed around the theme of the student athlete, the mural was the focal point of the new building; it remained there for over 50 years, until its present installation in the stable and secure environment of Owens Art Gallery. Other artworks by Colville are also on view, including many of the preparatory drawings for Athletes and examples of the artist’s serigraphs.

Alex Colville, Athletes, oil and synthetic resin on board, 1961.