Wood Point Art Projects Presents Its Inaugural Event
The Ark: Art Installations at Wood Point, New Brunswick
July 27 – August 11, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 27, 4-9 pm.
An Evening of Music and Poetry: Wednesday, July 31, 7 pm.
Open each day from noon until 5 pm.
This event is free, open to the public, and partially accessible.
Featuring new and recent work by
Shary Boyle, Bucky Buckler, Jon Claytor, Patrick Cruz, Marco D’Andrea, Will Gill, Shamus Griffith, John Haney, Lacey Decker Hawthorne, Keagan Hawthorne, Amy Siegel & Paul Henderson, Thaddeus Holownia, Carey Jernigan, Svava Thordis Juliusson, Rosemary Kilbourn, Paul D. MacIntyre, Andrew Maize, Kevin Michael Murphy, Graeme Patterson, Mark Prier, Lauren Regier, Ambera Wellmann
Wood Point Art Projects is located on a rural property in southeastern New Brunswick, on the upper reaches of the Bay of Fundy. The property consists of forests, fields, ponds, streams, ocean shore, and a headland (the eponymous Wood Point). It is the home of visual artist John Haney and poet Amanda Jernigan. Despite the property’s size and wildness, it’s just a seven minute drive southwest of Sackville, New Brunswick, a small yet mighty cultural centre.
In the summer of 2019, Wood Point Art Projects will host its inaugural event, The Ark. Using the idea of arks, broadly and poetically defined, as a point of departure, twenty-two local, national, and international artists have contributed new and recent works that include sculpture, installation, painting, photography, print, and performance. For two weeks spanning the heart of the summer, their works will be on display, with Wood Point’s forests, fields, shore, and out-buildings providing compelling alternatives to the traditional art-gallery context. The property’s natural beauty and its front-row seat on intensifying weather make it an appropriate milieu for art that speaks to our increasingly complex and afflicted world.
Wood Point is a place where landscape, history, and weather collide. We hope that this intimate and free art presentation will both heighten the audience’s awareness of this landscape and add vitality to Sackville’s already vigorous contemporary art scene.