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Jan 28, 2017

New Brunswick Art Bank acquisitions exhibition (2017)

The Moncton Times and Transcript
Entertainment, Saturday, January 28, 2017, p. E4

New Brunswick Art Bank acquisitions exhibition on until Feb. 6
Margaret Patricia Eaton

Every two years, the New Brunswick Art Bank presents a touring exhibition of its recent purchases. It opened at the Dieppe Arts & Culture Centre on Jan. 12 and will remain until Feb. 6, after which it moves on to Fredericton, Florenceville, Edmundston, St. Andrew’s, Saint John and Campbellton, wrapping up in October in Miramichi.

When the tour ends the 18 acquired works will become part of the permanent collection of the Province of New Brunswick, which was established in 1968 to celebrate and promote outstanding contemporary art. As such, they’ll be displayed in government offices, boardrooms and public spaces in provincial government buildings. Some of the works may also be included in the VanGo Program, a series of exhibitions which tours public schools throughout the province.

This biannual exhibition is one I enjoying as it provides an opportunity to see the work of artists from across the province. More than half of the artists represented ­ 11 of 18 ­ are from southeast New Brunswick, suggesting there is something special going on in the art scene in our region. Out of the five selection collection members only one is from Moncton, Jean­Dénis Boudreau.

The evening presented an opportunity for me to get caught up with some of the artists I’ve profiled in the past, including Dominik Robichaud, who’s completing her degree in art therapy and will be mounting a major exhibition at the Dieppe Arts & Culture Centre on Feb. 11. It was also an opportunity to meet other local artists that I knew of, but hadn’t met. As a result I was able to speak briefly with internationally acclaimed fibre artist Anna Torma and the multidisciplinary team of Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas, who told me about a recent journey to Kenya where they were invited to read poetry. I’m hoping that within the next few months I’ll have an opportunity to get to know them better and feature them here.

The Artists
Marjolaine Bourgeois, Moncton, fibre arts, printmaking;
Marsha Clark, Fredericton, paint and mixed media on Mylar;
Daniel H. Dugas, Moncton, literary arts, media arts, digital technology;
Alexandrya Eaton, Sackville, painting;
Paul Griffin, Sackville, sculpture/photography;
Denis Lanteigne, Caraquet, installations, photography;
André LaPointe, Moncton, sculpture/ land art, photography;
Valerie LeBlanc, Moncton, visual, film and digital arts;
Mario LeBlanc, Moncton, sculpture; Mathieu Léger, Moncton, photography, video and installation work; Ann Manuel, Fredericton/St. Andrew’s, multidisciplinary;
Paul Mathieson, Saint John, painting;
Shane Perley­Dutcher, Nekootkook (Tobique) First Nation, weaving, wood carving, silver work; Dominik Robichaud, Moncton, painting;
Neil Rough, New Brunswick born, Toronto­based, photography;
Karen Stentaford, Sackville, photography;
Anna Torma, Baie Verte, fibre arts;
Jennifer Lee Weibe, Fredericton, painter.

The Selection Committee

Ned Bear, Fredericton. During his 35­year career as an Aboriginal artist, Bear has focused on contemporary interpretations of traditional spiritual beliefs as expressed through masks and sculptures. He is a graduate of the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, NSCADU and UNB. He is also the recipient of a 2006 fellowship from the Smithsonian Institute.

Jean­Denis Boudreau, Moncton. After studying animation before graduating with a visual arts degree from l’Université de Moncton, Boudreau was the Atlantic region finalist for the 2007 Sobey Art Award and has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions.

Élisabeth Marier, Caraquet. Marier holds a degree in graphic arts, worked for over 20 years in glassmaking in Montreal at Éspace Verre and is a founding member of Caraquet’s Constellation bleu, an artist­run centre.

Michael McEwing, Carlton County. McEwing holds fine arts, multimedia and education degrees and is co­founder of the River Valley Arts Alliance and Woodstock’s annual DoorYard Arts Festival.

Jean Rooney, Fredericton. Rooney achieved a Master of Arts in Ireland, has exhibited internationally and in addition to her studio practice is an instructor at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design.

Margaret Patricia Eaton A freelance writer, photographer and poet, Margaret’s weekly column focuses on artists, galleries and art issues in southeast New Brunswick.

Sep 7, 2016

Kistrech Poetry Festival (2016)

We have been (Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas) invited to participate in the Kistrech Poetry Festival 2016 in Kissi, Kenya, October 3 – 8, 2016. We will also present a paper entitled Flow: Big Waters at Kisii University. We would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts and the New Brunswick Arts Board for their assistance.

Kistrech Poetry Festival
Welcome to the 4th edition of Kistrech Poetry Festival in Kenya. This year’s event is seen to be unique since it will run alongside Kisii University Cultural Week. The venue, being at the University ground, will accord visiting poets an opportunity to interact and share with University student-poets, upcoming writers and lecturers.

The Word is Not Alone. It is Part of the Whole
3rd to 8th October 2016


Jun 27, 2016

BILLIE Magazine (2016)

We are very happy to have contributed to the issue. The layout is beautiful!
The article is “reproduced with permission, billie spring 2016 issue”.

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Beaverbrook Art Gallery launches second issue of BILLIE: Undercurrents in Atlantic Canadian Visual Culture

Fredericton, NB, June 1, 2016 — The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is pleased to announce the second issue of BILLIE: Undercurrents in Atlantic Canadian Visual Culture. This issue will be available at the Gallery shop, and at outlets around the region and across Canada through Magazines Canada.

In its second issue, BILLIE explores Inside/outside as its theme. A cross-section of writers cover a wide range of artists’ work in relation to Atlantic Canada’s place in the rest of the world, and the world’s place in the development of the visual arts of the region. It is a meditation on comparisons, influences, exchanges and relationships between the local and the global in Atlantic visual arts.


BILLIE: Undercurrents in Atlantic Canadian Visual Culture was launched in Fall 2015, in conjunction with the re-launch of the Marion McCain Exhibition of Contemporary Atlantic Art. Taking its name from the late Marion McCain, whose lifelong nickname was “Billie,” the journal explores what is below the surface of contemporary art in Atlantic Canada and the diverse and complex narratives flowing from the region’s particular histories, peoples and landscape.

Subscription and purchase information:

For more information on how to purchase a copy or subscription, please contact the Beaverbrook Art Gallery by phone at (506) 458-0974 or by emailing



La Galerie d’art Beaverbrook lance le deuxième numéro de sa revue « BILLIE : Undercurrents in Atlant

Fredericton, N. B., le 1er juin 2016 – La Galerie d’art Beaverbrook est fière d’annoncer le lancement du deuxième numéro de sa revue « BILLIE : Undercurrents in Atlantic Canadian Visual Culture ». Ce numéro sera en magasin à la boutique de la Galerie et chez divers marchands de la région et à travers le Canada par l’entremise de Magazines Canada.

Dans ce deuxième numéro, BILLIE explore le double thème de l’intérieur et de l’extérieur. Divers auteurs abordent les œuvres d’un grand éventail d’artistes et, de ce fait, situent la région atlantique canadienne sur la scène mondiale tout en discutant de la place du reste du monde dans les arts visuels de la région. Il s’agit d’une réflexion sur les comparaisons, les influences, les échanges et les liens entre ce qui est local et ce qui est mondial dans les arts visuels de l’Atlantique.

À propos de BILLIE :

« BILLIE: Undercurrents in Atlantic Canadian Visual Culture » a été lancée en automne 2015, en parallèle au renouvellement de l’Exposition Marion McCain d’art contemporain de la région atlantique. La revue BILLIE, ainsi nommé d’après le surnom de la regrettée Marion McCain, explore ce qui gît sous la surface de l’art contemporain de la région atlantique ainsi que les récits divers et complexes qui émergent des histoires, des peuples et des paysages particuliers de cette région.

Souscriptions et achat:

Pour plus d’informations sur comment acheter un exemplaire ou une souscription, veuillez svp. contacter la Galerie d’art Beaverbrook, par téléphone au (506) 458-0974, ou par courriel à

Mar 13, 2016

FLOW – daily features (2016)

Prompted by a 2014 tour through a missile launch site in the Everglades National Park, a woman reflects on the time when the Russian/Cuban/American nuclear standoff threatened to end life as we know it.

Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

A mystery begins to form when a researcher finds uprooted plants on a Loop Road bridge. Tension mounts when a second car stops in that remote location.

Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

There is one road that leads from the Everglades National Park entrance to Flamingo. There are no streets lights and at night, it is very dark.

Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

The deer pen was built in July 1934. There are a few photographs depicting the area but little information exists on why it was built. Although it is located in the forest near a well-known trail, it is difficult to find.

Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

Searching for a landmark in an overgrown setting, a woman is overcome by the atmosphere rising from the landscape.

Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

Some people say that during the Cuban Missile Crisis, there were surveillance bunkers built along the Old Ingraham Road. Others deny the existence of such structures.

Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

An abandoned mango forest is slipping back into the natural world. In July, the mango season is coming to an end and most of the fruit has fallen to the ground. Armed against the night with flashlights, two men set out into the rows of trees to find Burmese pythons

Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

Nocturnal Desertion
Animals hiding in a deserted mango grove wait hopelessly for vindication.

Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

Chekika the Zone
This area of the Everglades National Park has been closed since 2013. The gates are chained shut and the Rangers’ houses are boarded up. Chekika is a zone, the ruins of dreams.

Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

Marion’s Car
Single lane and almost deserted, the Loop Road runs through the Big Cypress National Preserve. A sprinkling of people live there, mostly down narrow laneways that twist back into the trees. It has a reputation for being moonshine country.

Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

The End of the World
July 8, 1905. The Bay is calm. The shore is a thin line of land, the sky faint blue, white. From Oyster Key, Flamingo appears to be a distant mirage.

Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

Mar 2, 2016

FLOW – Launch (2016)

FLOW: BIG WATERS by Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas – Soundmap launch today.

12 soundworks inspired by geographic locations within the Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve and surrounding regions of South Florida and featuring the voices of Rebecca Rideout and Mark McPhee are available for listening.


Feb 25, 2016

FLOW: BIG WATERS soundworks (2016)

Storytelling through audio – These 12 soundworks, featuring the voices of Rebecca Rideout and Mark McPhee, were inspired by geographic locations within the Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve and surrounding regions of South Florida. Points of departure include evidence of human passage and its effect on the river of grass, tales of man versus nature and nature versus exotic. Conversations with local inhabitants, historical research and onsite recording have contributed to the atmosphere of these works.

LAUNCH IS ON MARCH 1st 2016 @ 1pm EST.


Sep 24, 2015

Notes de terrain – São Paulo (2015)


J’ai eu l’occasion de me rendre à São Paulo en compagnie de Valerie LeBlanc où nous présentions au festival FILE 2015 une vidéo issue de notre projet FLOW : BIG WATERS. Ce voyage a été une occasion de rencontres et de réflexion. Voici deux événements, deux moments qui m’ont marqué.

L’heure de Brasilia : nous ne sommes pas seuls
L’heure de l’Atlantique donne souvent l’impression d’être isolé du monde. Sur la carte des fuseaux horaires de l’Amérique du Nord, les provinces maritimes semblent être à l’écart, et ce même si plusieurs îles des Caraïbes font partie de cette zone. Cette isolation n’est pas néfaste en soi, elle a contribué à définir le caractère unique des habitants de la région. Comme on le dit : There are good times, there are bad times and there are the Maritimes.

Lorsque je suis arrivé à São Paulo, je me suis vite rendu compte qu’il n’y avait pas de décalage horaire. Au Brésil, l’heure de l’Atlantique porte un autre nom, c’est l’heure de Brasilia. Tout à coup, je sentais l’énergie humaine de toute la ville battre à l’unisson avec les Maritimes. Nous n’étions plus seuls. Nous nous levions à la même heure, nous mangions en même temps, l’heure de pointe était la même dans les deux zones. Nous et la métropole de l’Amérique latine.

Il faudrait toutefois préciser que notre cohabitation n’est pas une condition permanente : nous vivons dans la même zone du mois de mars au mois d’octobre. Lorsque l’heure de l’Atlantique bascule de l’heure d’été à l’heure d’hiver et que l’heure de Brasilia fait la même chose, mais inversement, notre synchronisme euphorique, cesse. Mais rien n’est perdu, comme l’état de l’Amazonas n’observe pas l’heure d’été nous pouvons continuer de rêver en nous rattachant cette fois à Manaus et au temps immuable de l’heure de l’Amazone.

Réalité virtuelle vs réalité actuelle : nous sommes seuls
São Paulo est une grande ville. Une ville Big Bang qui s’étend de tout côté. Le soleil plombe sur l’avenue Paulista, l’air est rempli d’odeur subtile. La musique émane d’un peu partout. Une motocyclette passe, un homme appuyé contre une balustrade écoute une partie de football sur son petit transistor. Il sourit. Les ondes radio nous enveloppent.

São Paulo, la ville sans publicité, est recouverte de graffitis, d’alphabets inconnus, de jets d’encre explosifs. Il n’y a pas de Ralph Lauren, pas d’images de BMW, seulement une succession de tags mystérieux. Une tête verte aux yeux argentés nous regarde.

Les musées et les galeries d’art semblent être bondés en permanence. Les files d’attente s’étirent comme des rubans d’ADN. L’exposition FILE 2015 ne fait pas exception. Le public est au rendez-vous. L’œuvre qu’on retrouve sur la couverture du catalogue porte le nom de SWING, une installation immersive où les spectateurs sont invités à utiliser une balançoire pour découvrir un monde nouveau. L’opératrice, une bénévole, invite les spectateurs à s’asseoir en s’assurant que les lunettes stéréoscopiques sont bien en place. Elle met en marche l’application chronomètre de son iPhone (chaque spectateur a droit à deux minutes) et retourne s’asseoir sur sa chaise. Comme j’attends mon tour pour aller me balancer, j’observe autant ceux qui sont sur la planche que l’opératrice. Pendant que les secondes du chrono disparaissaient, elle est occupée à échanger avec ses amis sur Facebook. Elle envoie des messages textos de façon endiablée jusqu’à ce qu’un petit son de cloche la ramène au devoir. Elle se lève et s’occupe du transfert de spectateurs.

Il y avait quelque chose d’étrange, de la voir et de nous voir vivre des choses si différentes. Nous (dans le monde 3D de l’impossible futur) et elle (dans le quotidien de ses échanges). Il était impossible de savoir si nos trajectoires allaient se croiser ou si nous allions rester seuls dans chacune de nos bulles.










May 19, 2015

FILE 2015


We are very happy that our FLOW: BIG WATERS video program will to screened during FILE 2015!

FILE São Paulo 2015
the new e-motion
From June 16th to August 16th

FILE 2015 – Electronic Language International Festival takes place this year from June 16th to August 16th at Centro Cultural FIESP – Ruth Cardoso. In its 16th edition, the festival occupies the Art Gallery of SESI-SP, the Digital Art Gallery (the facade of the FIESP building) with the FILE LED SHOW, and the Mezzanine Floor, where a series of workshops takes place. The festival exhibits the interactive installation “Solar Pink”, by the North American group Assocreation, in the sidewalks of Avenida Paulista, and the installation “Arart” in the subway stations Trianon-Masp and Consolação. Created by Japanese artists Takeshi Mukai, Kei Shiratori and Younghyo Bak, this work creates dynamics in iconic art history paintings using an app for mobile devices.

The FILE 2015 exhibition, that takes place at the Art Gallery of SESI-SP, gathers artistic proposals in several forms such as interactive installations, games for multiple platforms, animations, video art, GIFs, WebGLs, web art and electronic sounds.

The festival also exhibits a projection subtitled in Portuguese of the award-winning movie “Shirley – Visions of Reality”, directed by Austrian filmmaker Gustav Deutsch, a contemporary cult cinema icon. Never shown before in Brazil, the film is based on 13 paintings by American painter Edward Hopper.

The participation in all activities of FILE 2015 is free

1 Anne Pasanen & Geo Panagiotidou-Kalevala Book Visualisation-Finland
2 Anni Garza Lau – A Pragmatic Digital Art Manifesto-Mexico
3 Basic Bruegel: Valerie LeBlanc & Daniel H Dugas-Flow: Big Waters–Canada
4 BiarritZZZ-Possawsubawater-Brazil
5 Chang Liu-Wild Growth-United States
6 Daniel Peixoto Ferreira-Join Us-Brazil
7 Daniel Peixoto Ferreira-Learn-Brazil
8 David Clark-The End: Death in Seven Colours– Canada
9 Duda-Ecos #1-Brazil
10 ENRIQUE FRANCO LIZARAZO – D-sonus: aplicativo para criação audiovisual em dispositivos móveis – Brazil
11 Ewa Doroszenko & Jacek Doroszenko – Soundreaming – Poland
12 Hidenori Watanave Laboratory, Tokyo Metropolitan University, The Asahi Shimbun Company & Tokyo Metropolitan Archives – The Tokyo Olympic Archive 1964-2020 – Japan
13 Iono Allen – Butchery – France
14 IP Yuk-Yiu – Clouds Fall – Hong Kong
15 Jason Edward Lewis – Vital to the General Public Welfare (The PoEMM Cycle) – Canada
16 Jason Nelson – The Required Field – Australia
17 Jean-Michel Rolland – Biosphere – France
18 Jean-Michel Rolland – The Endless Journey – France
19 Jenny Lin – Replay: A Memory Game – Canada
20 Jody Zellen – Time Jitters – United States
21 jtwine – UltraHyperDrone – United States
22 Justin Lincoln – The Stroboscope – United States
23 Les Riches Douaniers: Gilles Richard & Fabrice Zoll – Tableau Sisyphéen (Sisyphean Picture) – France
24 Livia Mateiaș – Strings – Romania
25 Luigia Cardarelli – Landscape – Italy
26 Luigia Cardarelli – The Unspoken Words – Italy
27 Luigia Cardarelli – Imagined Time – Italy
28 Luis Hernandez-Galván – This place you see is about to be no more… – Singapure
29 Michael Takeo Magruder – Data_Plex (Babel) – United Kingdom
30 Paganmuzak – Rotational Chaos – Italy
31 Rachel Simone Weil, Torley & Nathalie Lawhead – Monkey Fortunetell – United States
32 reVoltaire – kinema ikon: serial / season one – Romania
33 Roberto Stelzer – Poesia 3D – Brazil
34 Ryota Matsumoto – the High Overdrive and Its Undefinable Consequence – Japan
35 Ryota Matsumoto – the Indistinct Notion of an Object Trajectory – Japan
36 Ryota Matsumoto – Voided by the False Vows of Time – Japan
37 Second Front: Patrick Lichty, LiZ Solo, Bibbe Hansen, Yael Gilks, Doug Jarvis & Scott Kildall – Red Dog For Freddie Herko – United States
38 Will Luers – Phantom Agents – United States

Feb 26, 2015

Deux artistes acadiens en Floride (2015)

Acadie Nouvelle
25 février 2015


Feb 22, 2015

AnthropoScene Schedule (2015)


Exhibition March 4 – 24
CAS Gallery. 1210 Stanford Drive. Coral Gables, FL

Panel Discussion March 4 9am-12pm
Ungar Building 230 C/D. 1365 Memorial Drive

Lunch/Gallery Tour March 4 12:30-1:30 pm
CAS Gallery. 1210 Stanford Drive. Coral Gables, FL

Workshops March 4 2-5 pm
CAS Gallery. 1210 Stanford Drive. Coral Gables, FL

Opening Reception March 4 5:30-7:30 pm
CAS Gallery. 1210 Stanford Drive. Coral Gables, FL


with artists
Daniel Dugas
Felice Grodin
Valerie LeBlanc
Lucinda Linderman
Deborah Mitchell
Skip Snow
Keith Waddington

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration/Coffee Service
9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome and plan for day: Gina Maranto and Keith Waddington
9:15-9:45 am Opening remarks: Skip Snow
9:45-10:00 Keith Waddington
10:00-10:30 Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas
10:30-10:45 Skip Snow
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Deborah Mitchell
11:30-12:00 Discussion with all artists moderated by Felice Grodin and Lucinda Linderman

with artists
Daniel Dugas
Felice Grodin
Valerie LeBlanc
Lucinda Linderman
Susan Silas
Skip Snow
Keith Waddington

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Buffet Lunch and Tour
(Tour at 1 p.m.)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent workshop sessions
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Opening reception: anthropoScene exhibition

anthropoScene is a semester-long exploration of this new era sponsored by the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy and the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Miami with participation by Artists in Residence in the Everglades.


Daniel H. Dugas

Artiste numérique, poète et musicien, Daniel Dugas a participé à des expositions individuelles et de groupe ainsi qu’à plusieurs festivals et événements de poésie en Amérique du Nord, en Europe, au Mexique et en Australie. Son neuvième recueil de poésie L’esprit du temps / The Spirit of the Time vient de paraître aux Éditions Prise de parole.

Daniel Dugas is a poet, musician and videographer. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions as well as festivals and literary events in North America, Europe, Mexico and Australia. His ninth book of poetry: L’esprit du temps / The Spirit of the Time has just been published by Les Éditions Prise de parole.

Daniel Dugas es poeta, músico y videocreador. Ha participado en exposiciones individuales y colectivas, festivals y eventos literarios en Norteamérica, Europa, México y Australia. Acaba de publicar su noveno poemario, L’esprit du temps / The spirit of time (Les Editions Prise de parole).

L’esprit du temps / The Spirit of the Time est un projet de transmutation du paysage publicitaire en paysage poétique. Ce livre est à la fois un livre de photographie, un recueil de poésie et un essai lucide mais ludique sur notre société matérialiste. Il a été produit en numérique et imprimé en quantité limitée.

Date : Décembre 2015
Genre : Poésie
Collection : Poésie
ISBN : 9782894239629

Éditions Prise de parole




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