Free admission

Saturday, January 20th from 1pm-4pm: Join artist and art educator Michael McEwing at the NBM for insights about his exhibition, Conservation on Canvas. Learn how the project began nearly four years ago when he approached the Nature Trust of New Brunswick with an idea: interpreting the beauty of the Nature Trust’s preserves on canvas. The project’s goal is to raise awareness of natural diversity across New Brunswick and to celebrate the habitat conservation that ensures the protection of these landscapes for future generations.

Hear from Dr. Donald McAlpine, Head and Research Curator of Zoology, NBM Department of Natural Science, as he talks about the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) BiotaNB programme, going into its 10th of a 20 year program. Also, the Nature Trust of New Brunswick will talk about the picture of land conservation in the province, and volunteer opportunities for stewardship.

From 2pm-4pm: The Artist and Art Educator’s Perspective. In this presentation, Michael McEwing will inspire you with details about his paintings that record unique ecosystems and intriguing landscapes from around the province. The exhibition, a partnership between the Nature Trust of New Brunswick and the NBM, showcases nature preserves from Grand Manan and Blacks Harbour in the lower Bay of Fundy, to Shea Lake in the North. Take the opportunity to see these landscapes through the eyes of a painter. (In English)

The exhibition continues at the NBM until January 28th, 2018 and will then travel to four other galleries across New Brunswick throughout 2018 in Florenceville, Saint Andrews, Grand Manan, and Fredericton.  It will be accompanied by engaging art-in-nature workshops to help visitors appreciate the natural wonders of our beautifully diverse province.

Financial support for this project has also been graciously provided by TD, McCain Foods, Stewart McKelvey, and Alcool NB Liquor.