Fredericton Region Museum Welcomes Cavelle

An independent curator, filmmaker, artist, teacher and arts advocate, Cavelle earned a Fine Arts degree at Mount Allison University as well as, a Film Studies and Education degrees from Queen's University.

An independent curator, filmmaker, artist, teacher and arts advocate, Cavelle earned a Fine Arts degree at Mount Allison University as well as, a Film Studies and Education degrees from Queen's University.

This summer, the Fredericton Region Museum is  fortunate to have Cavelle Macdonell,  BFA, BEd. as our guest artist-in-residence!  An accomplished contemporary artist, Cavelle will be opening a small arts studio and gallery within the Museum!  As well, she will continue to teach courses in Fine Arts and Graphic Design at University of New Brunswick and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, in the fall.  Cavelle is now working on a documentary film series entitled: The Art of Living highlighting outstanding seasoned New Brunswick artists.  The first in this series is Catherine Hale – Gothic Matriarch whose exhibition of over 100 assemblage and textile work, opens at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery June 30th 2011.   

The gallery will be open during the months of July and August from Tuesday to Saturday afternoons inclusive and will exhibit besides Cavelle‘s artworks, local and international artists including: Suzi Kahler (USA), Marilyn Mazzerole (Fredericton), Linda J. Bartlett (Sheffield), Sara Wormell, (Grand Manan Island), Sharon Hicks (Sackville), Rashmi Pitre (India),  Swati Kumar (India),  Derek Davidson (Fredericton),  Alet Igland (Denmark),  Fabiola Martinez (Saint John), Annabella Gorlier (Spain),  Jacqueline van der Venne (the Netherlands), and Rabe’eh Banafti (Iran).  

The international artworks were part of an International Women Arts
Exhibition:  21 artists 9 countries 101 artworks from Facebook to Fredericton
 that Cavelle curated.  The paintings were featured in the annual World Women March 2000 – 2010 Conference held at the Delta Hotel in October 2010.  Exhibited were small unframed artworks by local women, as well as, women from India, Spain, Mexico, Canada, Iran, England, Turkey, USA, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.

An independent curator, filmmaker, artist, teacher and arts advocate, Cavelle earned a Fine Arts degree at Mount Allison University as well as, a Film Studies and Education degrees from Queen’s University.  She has lived in many countries and recently taught high school to Haitian and Bahamian children in the Caribbean http://cavelle.net/photos.html

 Cavelle is formerly from Newfoundland and before moving to Fredericton, she lived in the Costa del Sol, Malaga, Spain, where she worked as a photographer and taught private tuition.  She is now settling back in the Maritimes and teaching Fine Arts and Design at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Continued Education at the University of New Brunswick.

Here at the MuseumCavelle is exploring a body of local New Brunswick landscape paintings.  As well, she will be dividing her time at the Fredericton Region Museum between her studio located on the main floor and her art gallery located in the Museum’s second entrance.  Cavelle is also offering to teach Fine Arts and Graphic Design lessons from her studio for those seeking to learn or develop their skills of Observation with multi-media including Still Life, Portraits, Life Drawings and Landscapes.  Lessons will be held Tues 5:30 to 7:30pm, Sunday 11am to 1pm and Thursday 11am to 1pm.  Please contact Cavelle for details about rates and other info at artist@cavelle.net.

Cavelle is very active on Facebook and has created the following arts related groups; as a way to create opportunities for artists around the world to express their unique voice, to reach the broadest possible audience, as a means to breakdown cultural barriers.

Call for Artists – Artists Supporting Artists
Fine Arts classes at the Museum, UNB and the Beaverbrook Gallery
1st International Women Arts Exhibition – Canada 10/10
ARTISTS Women ©
ARTISTS World ©

An accomplished contemporary artist, Cavelle will be opening a small arts studio and gallery within the Museum!

An accomplished contemporary artist, Cavelle will be opening a small arts studio and gallery within the Museum!

Please drop by for a visit and chat!

About frederictonregionmuseum

The Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934 by the York-Sunbury Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from Central New Brunswick. In 1969 the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officer's Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton. The Society and Museum remain a nonprofit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical The Officers' Quarters. The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog. He is the 42lb wonder that lived in the Killarney Lake just north of Fredericton about 100 years ago. The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. Because central New Brunswick is where the provincial capital is located, and because it served as a meeting place for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadian, and other European settlers, the Fredericton Region Museum is an excellent place to start. With over 4000 square feet of exhibit space and a collection of over 30,000 artefacts the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.
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