FRED HARRISON (NB)
Over the last year we received a lot of requests from cities across the country to learn about how we work or to organise a mini Inspire, but so far we have focused our efforts on Greater Moncton. However... we could not resist the Village of Petitcodiac who invited us to help them make their Main St. more colourful.
A dynamic mural has replaced a dull white wall of Main street, helping to bring pride into the village, keeping young people around and making this place more community-friendly.
In partnership with Ten Thousands Villages.
For this special project we invited Eva Bracamontes, an amazing artist coming right from Mexico to the Village for a whole week of creation on the Main street of the Village of Petitcodiac.
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Jonathan Fox was born in Moncton, NB. After learning to paint as a child he studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. There, Jon received several awards, interned at local galleries, and completed an exchange program with AR.Co Lisbon, Portugal. After graduating with a BFA from NSCAD, he went on to live and work in Asia where he showed at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Jon then completed the film production program at the Victoria Motion Picture School and worked on more than 40 major motion pictures and television shows in Vancouver. In 2012, Jon returned East to teach at NSCAD while also starting his own business. Jon continues to teach, make and show art and work freelance photography and other art related fields.
Wasp Elder (EN) paints pictures populated by enigmatic souls and unstressed backgrounds, enticing a sentiment of an obscure journey.
His drawings, paintings and films present an evocative combination of solitary figures, collaged scenes, close-ups, obscured features, and potential catastrophe.
Opire et Bonar
Alegria del Prado (SP)
391 Coverdale Rd, Riverview
Female artist for Festival inspire 2016, Esther del Prado is half of the duo Alegria del Prado from Spain.
The duo has been working together since 2010. In their work they create dream worlds, calling for harmony between nature and the modern world. Their murals integrate their art into everyday life.
Esther painted this gigantic mural solo in 6 days in front of the Petitcodiac River, highlighting some Canadian symbols like the bear, the salmon, the forest and Monarch butterfly. This mural is the first one Festival Inspire created in Riverview, NB.
Dan Kitchener (UK)
178 Robinson St, Moncton
Moncton fell in love at first sight with "Tokyo Candles", the insane mural of the solo British muralist Dan Kitchener.
Always smiling while painting faster than a machine, we were all amazed by Dan K's incredible technique. He will keep the heart warming people of Moncton in his artist portfolio for life.
Castle Manor, 217 University Av., Moncton
Moncton, Festival Inspire, and Eelco is a kind of love story. Everybody told us how much they loved the amazing mural he did in 2015 on Edith Cavell School. That's why when an awesome and unexpected project came to us we decided to bring Eelco back in Moncton, and entrust him with the... Castle Manor Mural!
The building is a protected masterpiece, but in agreement with the new owners and Moncton Heritage, a "non-patrimonial" wall, on the backside of the Castle has been painted by Eelco with some patterns that speak to the long history of the castle.
Such an exciting project!
Fred Harrisson (CA)
14 Rabbi Lippi Medjuck Ave, Moncton
The Mural Doctor strikes again!
Well known for the numerous murals he realized in the Town of Sussex, NB, Fred offered a vibrant tribute to New Brunswick First Nations on this 60ft (20m) mural in downtown Moncton.
Jared Betts (CA)
198 Lutz St., Moncton
Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Jared Betts has exhibited in over 100 group and solo exhibitions in Canada, Paris, London, New York City, Germany, Costa Rica and Iceland. His work is included in numerous corporate and private collections around the world.
300 st George St., Moncton
San Diego-based artist, Christopher Konecki loves writing about himself in the 3rd person.
Konecki is self-taught, and constantly experimenting. His work is explorative of social consciousness, generally irreverent, and focused on subjects that are both serious and absurd. His use of found and 'repurposed' objects advocates the reassessment of typical ideals of function and beauty.
Earning his BA from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2008, Konecki has since exhibited in galleries throughout Southern California. His expanded work includes curation, murals, live painting events, apparel design and sports graphics, and his work has been featured on the covers of San Diego Citybeat and NUG Magazines. His installation work may be viewed in numerous San Diego establishments, including Vin De Syrah Wine Parlor, Waypoint Public Restaurant, SILO, Common Theory and The Local Pacific Beach.
Philippe Baudelocque (FR)
3 Champlain St, Dieppe
216 Gauvin road, Dieppe
434 Main St, Moncton
Do not, above all, tell Philippe Baudelocque that he is a street artist : the young man hates being confined to the street. Or anywhere else for that matter!
His freedom is of paramount importance : processes, creative supports… His thing is to experiment. His white chalk drawings on black were first discovered several years ago, on the façade of a boutique in a street in the Marais.
His notorious graphic animals and poetic constellations have gone from strength to strength. Baudelocque loves breaking down traditional barriers and building bridges between artistic and commercial worlds and spheres.
These black and white ideas have a calm humanity, at peace with itself and its environment.
475 st George St, Moncton
With a practice spread across painting, drawing, sculpture, muralism, photography, graphic arts, and cinematography, Jeremy Shantz’s work is best described as west coast-infused and pop surrealist. Born in British Columbia, he studied classical painting, sculpture, film, and creative electronics, receiving his BFA at UBC-Okanogan and Emily Carr. He now lives and works in Montreal and exhibits internationally. We would have this happy human back in town any day!
Jose di Gregorio (USA)
212 Rue St. George, Moncton
Jose Di Gregorio was born in Puerto Rico but has spent most of his life in California and quickly fell in love with Moncton. Working on either paper, wood or walls, his paintings reflect stylized landscapes at night, rainbow arches or layers of overlapping geometric lines and galaxies. José spent an emotional overwhelming week in our community, thanks to a mix of rainy days and human warmth.
He already plans to come back with his two daughters to let them enjoy the Maritime way of life.
286 Rue Robinson St., Moncton
The artist Ruined Sundays from Montréal worked on the back fence of Youth Q.U.E.S.T. Central on a collaborative project of free expression with the residents of the center.
Mathieu Francoeur (CA)
811 Main St, Moncton
Mathieu Francoeur is a well known artist in NB.
He won the jury's favour in our call to artists in 2016 to create this giant installation on the back wall of the Capitol Theatre. The installation has become a symbol of the city and allows everyone to fly even for just a few moments on their daily life.
Jason Botkin (MTL)
425 st George St, Moncton
Botkin was inspired by the history of the Acadian and Mi'kmaq people of this region. Sharing the common space on deck are layers of men and women from both the Mi’kmaq and Acadian people that have shaped and defined Moncton’s historical and cultural landscape.
125 Park St, Moncton
For his first stay in Moncton, Eelco conquered the heart of the Moncton inhabitants. His geometric, poetic and colorful patterns have given a soul to this emblematic district of the city.
All 270 students participated in the work by painting a giant rainbow through their very own playground.
Aaron Glasson (NZ)
120 Westmorland St, Moncton
Title: "Apple of my Eye"
"I'm painting as part of a collaborative project with my friend Celeste Byers. It's about a group of inter-dimensional travelers who move around in a teleport. The characters are from another dimension and are visiting Moncton, or a parallel version of Moncton. If you look closer you will see many specific details about Canada and Moncton's cultural roots.
They are in awe, taking in the splendour of life forms like apples, veggies, and birds. To me it's also about some other stuff like the unseen power of being and personal strength."
Overwhelmed by his experience in Moncton, Aaron decided to make a short movie about this experience called Merci Moncton
85 Bonaccord St, Moncton
Jeep Jones, AKA the Daydreamer is in love with superheroes in a parallel colourful word. Painter and musician, he offered the lucky kids of Roche Papier Ciseaux's school an inspiring recreation yard where they can dream the future in multicolour.
Kevin Ledo (MTL)
104 Wesley St, Moncton
Title: ”The Universe in his Eyes”. A mural inspired by a photo of a homeless man in L.A., taken by U.K photographer Lee Jeffries.
Kevin was inspired to give the voiceless and nameless a voice in the city stating "The Universe is in every man’s eyes." Find out more about his paintings all over the world here: http://www.kevinledo.com/
Anička Senior (Trin)
120 Westmorland St, Moncton
Anicka creates mandalas with the intention that they be used as meditation aids to help inspire peace and healing within the observer. Her mandalas may be classified as a form of Yantra, each infused with specific positive intentions and all created in light and with love to raise the vibration of the area where they are placed.
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You can wear her stuff too.
Culture Days 2015 - Art Heart
Artist: Matthew K. Williston & Lisa J. Griffin
Yarn and nails, art on heart
The Bins Project: Oak Lane
Artists: Fabrizio Santori, Macy Cheng, Curtis Rioux, Legasee, Vu Hoang, Sinclair Murray
The Bin Projects is our very first public art project. The project was done in collaboration with the Downtown Moncton Centreville Inc. the beginning of a long story !