FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are invited to meet professional artists in provincial parks and tourism sites during the Labour Day weekend as part of a new artist-in-residence program.

The Fresh AIR Program provides artists with a location separate from a regular studio or workplace, where they can produce work while engaging with the public.

The artist-in-residence initiative will take place from Sept. 5 to 7 at the following provincial parks and tourism sites:

  • Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas (multidisciplinary/media artists) – Hopewell Rocks;
  • Bruno Jacques Pelletier (musician) and Charline Collette (textile artist) – New Brunswick Botanical Garden;
  • Jason Nugent (photographer) – Mount Carleton Provincial Park;
  • Justin Sappier (wood carver) – Mactaquac Provincial Park; and
  • Jonathan Roy (literary artist/writer) – Village Historique Acadien.

The artist residencies will be subject to the COVID-19 rules of operation, including physical distancing.