FREDERICTON (GNB) – Three new curators have been selected by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to help in preparations for, and the celebration of, the 50th anniversary of the New Brunswick Art Bank.

Emma Hassencahl-Perley of Tobique First Nation, Emilie Grace Lavoie of Edmundston and Erin Goodine of Fredericton were selected as emerging artists who represent the francophone, anglophone and First Nations communities.

In May, the provincial government announced an investment of $82,000 to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery for this celebration. As part of the investment, three emerging curators were selected to work with the gallery to develop a unique exhibit about the art bank. The exhibit will be displayed at the gallery and will travel throughout the province over the next year.

“Our government is proud to support the arts and culture sector in the province,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames. “We look forward to the work of our emerging curators and to their role in nourishing the New Brunswick Art Bank.”

In addition to the provincial touring exhibition, the three curators will also create an exhibition catalogue of contemporary artists in New Brunswick.

More information about the New Brunswick Art Bank is available online.