CBU Art Gallery

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mark on your Calendar - Artist's Talks and Extended Hours

Hello All!
This is a reminder to mark your calendar and free up an afternoon to attend one of Marc Brzustowski's artist's talks!!
Brzustowski will be guiding visitors through his exhibition UPSIDE-DOWN-NORTH at Cape Breton University Art Gallery October 9, 10, 11, 12 AND 13 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. On Saturday, October 13, the Art Gallery will be open from 12:00 - 5:00 pm for those of you who can't make it here during the week. Please take advantage of these great opportunities to speak with the artist and get a special tour of the work.
Have a great day and we'll see you soon!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Job Opportunity

The Cape Breton University Art Gallery, located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, invites applications from candidates aged 16 to 30 for the position of “Junior Registrar ”. Potential candidates will have, or be near completion of, a BFA/BA degree with a major in Art History. If completed, the candidate intends to pursue graduate studies. She/he must have previous experience working in a professional art gallery and handling artwork. Computer skills are essential and candidates should be proficient with databases in particular. Driver’s license required.
The position will be available from September 10 to November 30, 2007. All applications must be submitted to Suzanne A. Crowdis, Art Gallery Coordinator at

Suzanne A. Crowdis, Art Gallery Coordinator
Cape Breton University Art Gallery
PO Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney NS B1P 6L2

Cape Breton University is an equal opportunities/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Cape Breton University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal People, African Canadians or other persons from a visible minority group, persons with disabilities and women. Applicants who wish to be considered for this initiative may self-identify in their cover letter.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007



Hey there!
Well, September's here folks! Hard to believe but it's a fact. And what better way to kick off the unofficial end of summer, the start of a new semester, and return to shorter days than an awesome exhibition at Cape Breton University Art Gallery. I am pleased to announce that UPSIDE-DOWN-NORTH: General Delivery-Meat Cove Painted Pictures by Marc Brzustowski opened on Saturday September 8 to a stellar crowd.
This exhibition of oil paintings demonstrates the beauty of the landscapes and the people of Meat Cove and vicinity. The show includes landscape paintings of the area during the four seasons, in addition to portraits depicting the citizens of the village, and pieces portraying their working and social lives.
Brzustowki says, “I feel that it is necessary to turn upside-down our prejudices in order to overcome the ignorance that lies at their foundation. If this exhibition makes some small contribution in that regard it would be successful beyond the visual character I hope to give it.”
Brzustowski also worked with nineteen students from Meat Cove, Capstick and Bay St. Lawrence on weekly sketching and painting excursions; of this he says:

"The idea behind the art group was to get the students to express in images their feelings about things they admire where they live. It was also a chance for individuals to develop drawing and painting skills. The group faced obstacles in its efforts as most of our work was done outside. Wind, rain and biting flies made our work difficult at times, but the enthusiasm of the participants never diminished and the result is the artwork you see here."

These young artists' work is featured in the reading room.
The artist will be giving talks on October 9, 10, 11, and 12 in the Art Gallery from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and there is no fee to participate.