À vol de corneille / As the Crow Flies
September 9, 2019 - September 20, 2019

Part of The Living is Easy: a series of projects by Struts & Faucet members.

As the Crow Flies, a mixed media group exhibition presented by six southeast New Brunswick artists, blurs the lines between artistic disciplines and cultures, to form a cohesive whole. It explores the lore and legends surrounding the genus corvidae  (which in addition to crows includes ravens and magpies) and considers their behavior, intelligence, and apparent interest in human affairs.

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Jon Sasaki
September 22, 2019 - October 26, 2019

Jon Sasaki is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice brings performance, video, object and installation into a framework where expectation and outcome never align, generating a simultaneous sense of pathos and levity. His work employs reason-based approaches reminiscent of conceptual art while investigating romantic subjects; in this juxtaposition, Sasaki creates humorous, self-exhaustive systems caught in cycles of trial and error.

His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Ottawa Art Gallery, (Ottawa, ON); the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, (Lethbridge, AB); the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as a 2015 performance project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Sasaki has participated in recent group exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, (Seoul, South Korea,) Prince Takamado Gallery, Canadian Embassy in Japan, (Tokyo); Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, (Tokyo, Japan); and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto, ON). He has completed recent public art commissions for Sheridan College, (Oakville, ON) and the City of Barrie Ontario, and along with collaborator Jennifer Davis was the recipient of a 2017 Concepts award from the Ontario Association of Architects. His video work has screened at the MCA (Sydney, Australia); Brick + Mortar Film Festival, (Greenfield, MA) and the Images Festival (Toronto, ON). He was the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize (Dufftown, Scotland.) Sasaki holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB) and is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto.

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ADHOCWORKSHOP – Did you hear something?
September 24, 2019: 6pm

Ad Hoc Workshop is a series of informal/casual workshop-like events designed to introduce local artists, students and the generally curious to new equipment and production possibilities at Faucet Media Arts Centre.

Call for Crafters | Heart & Pocket Revue
Deadline September 30, 2019, 5:00 PM AST

Calling all artists, crafters, and makers of things: apply to show & sell your getables, multiples, and goods at the Heart & Pocket Revue crafters market on Saturday, November 23, in Sackville, NB!

ADHOCWORKSHOP: Video Editing
October 2019, Tuesdays 6pm

Ad Hoc Workshop is a series of informal/casual workshop-like events designed to introduce local artists, students and the generally curious to new equipment and production possibilities at Faucet Media Arts Centre.

The Living is Easy
May 6, 2019 - October 4, 2019

A series of projects by Struts & Faucet Members: Alana Morouney, Emma Delaney, Miranda Bellamy, John Murchie, John Haney & Jon Claytor, Shake-n-Make, Izzy Francolini, Lacey Hawthorne, Rebecca Blankert, Mario LeBlanc, Bliss Behar & Meg Edwards, Indu Varma, Todd Fraser, Rena Thomas, and Lucy Koshan.

Artist Talk: Jon Sasaki
October 16, 2019, 7:00 PM

Part of The Visiting Artist Program presented by the Fine Arts Department at Mount Allison University, the Owens Art Gallery, and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre.

Interactive VR Demo with Graeme Patterson
October 26, 2019: 12pm - 4pm

This demonstration will explore the potential of virtual reality within a media art context and explain what is technically needed to create interactive VR content.  Participants will interact with several projects and view a demonstration of the technical components used to create them.  This includes the HTC Vive (room scale tracking VR), Unreal Engine 4(VR creation software), Leap Motion (hand tracking), integration with Arduino projects, video and audio integration, and the online VR community (tutorials, plugins, projects).  

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Annual Holiday Members Show & Sale
December 13, 2019 – December 20, 2019

Members of Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre submit works to the Annual Holiday Members Show & Sale each December. Join us at the opening reception, Friday December 13 at 7:00pm, to view works from artists near and far. There will be a holiday card-making activity for kids, music and festive goodies. All are welcome.

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Time Share Mentorship Program: Screening and Talk with Dani and Sheilah ReStack
January 11, 2020, 7:00 PM

Time Share is a mentorship program initiated by Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre. Each year, a Mentor film/video artist is invited to Sackville to share their work in a screening and artist talk. Afterward, a call for Mentees is published. The selected Mentee has access to all of the equipment and resources at the centre to work on an new film or video project with guidance from Mentor in bi-weekly digital conference meetings over six months. The finished film or video project is then presented in Sackville and in the home city of the invited Mentor. We are very pleased to announce that Dani and Sheilah ReStack will be the Time Share Mentors in 2020.

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Cynthia Naggar
March 30, 2020 – May 1, 2020

Cynthia Naggar refines herself in digital art. Always pushing boundaries of her art, she innovates into public interactivity using video, sound and biofeedback. She has this desire to make visible the invisible in us. A minimalist work that illustrates a very primitive relationship between man and machine, but that somewhat questions the public about their presence in space and in the time that they occupy.

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Amy Siegel
May 4, 2020 - June 5, 2020

As an artist, educator, and documentarian, I am driven to foster work that 

combines and confounds notions of activism, art production and audience experience. 

Benjamin Evans
June 8, 2020 - July 10, 2020

Benjamin Evans is an artist and writer currently based in the French Alps. He has zero formal training in data visualization, computer programming, MATLab, signal processing or sleep science in general. Originally from the Canadian province of Newfoundland, he has also spent seven years living in New York City where he directed the non-profit gallery NURTUREart and was active in the Brooklyn arts scene. He has exhibited previous bodies of work professionally in both Canadian and New York venues. While living in Paris, Evans opened the itinerant gallery project Projective City, which exhibited the work of emerging artists in Paris, New York and virtual spaces in between. He holds five degrees, including a PhD in philosophy and an MFA in mixed media, and has taught at several institutions, including the Alberta College of the Arts, The Parsons School of Design in New York and Parsons Paris. Having completed his PhD, he has recently returned to making art full time.

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Dominique Pétrin
August 4, 2020 – September 5, 2020

Dominique Pétrin is a visual artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. She has been working primarily with silkscreen printing for over 20 years. A former member of the petrochemical rock band Les Georges Leningrad from 2000-2007, she also collaborated with renowned artists such as Sophie Calle, Pil and Galia Kollectiv (London) and choreographers Antonija Livingstone (Berlin), Stephen Thompson (Paris) and Jennifer Lacey (Paris) in Culture, Administration & Trembling performance. She collaborated with the artist Banksy for The Walled Off Hotel in Palestine. She was nominated for the Louis Comtois Award in 2017, and longlisted for the Sobey Award in 2014. Her work has been exhibited at the Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec, at the MAC and across Canada, France, the United States, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

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Thea Jones
September 28, 2020 - October 31, 2020

I am an interdisciplinary artist. My practice fluctuates between where I am and the trajectory from where I have come, continually hauling and sorting through the baggage as I go. Video, mending, installation and small iterations of performance have been used to observe the folly or fallacy of everyday living. I attempt to make work in a place that either exacerbates a task, proclaims to solve problems with miniature sized solutions or stimulates the obvious with volume.

– Thea Jones

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