Art

Jones Gallery Night [TWO]

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Dear Readers,

A few weeks ago I attended a Gallery Opening or “Party” at Jones Gallery in Uptown Saint John.  First of all what are my favourite things in life: art, fashion, and parties. SO this Gallery Night was right up my alley, I got to look at beautiful art, dress up, and attend a great event! Jones Gallery Night [TWO] was a Derby Themed event to go along side Jared Peter’s Horsemanship exhibit.

For those of you who are not familiar with Jones Gallery:

“Jones Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Saint John, NB. Founded by sibling duo Caleb and Sarah Jones, Jones Gallery’s programming focuses on painting, sculpture and installation-based work by contemporary Atlantic Canadian artists.”

The gallery is located at 1 Charlotte Street, on the corner of Union Street.

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To go along with the theme of the art exhibit, the description of the event was to “dress for the derby and bring your picnic blanket.” I am sure many of you remember how I spent my birthday last year at the Horse Races in Scotland, so I was SO excited to bring out my pink fascinator again!!!

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I love how Jones Gallery have decided to host parties instead of traditional gallery openings. There is just such a fun vibe to their gallery openings! For this event they even brought in GRASS to have picnic blankets on. How cool and fun is that?!!! Naturally, I spent a good portion of the evening lounging on the grass 😜

I have said this various times before, but since moving home I have been SO impressed with the art scene in Saint John. For being a little city there is always something going on, and even more incredible events will be coming this summer!

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To add to the Derby theme, they served Mint Juleps the official drink of the Kentucky Derby throughout the evening as well. Typically, a mint julep consist of: mint leaf, bourbon, simple syrup, and crushed ice.

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After attending this event, my best friend Chrissy  wrote a piece about Horsemanship which was published recently in Canadian Art which you should all definitely check out!

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Jones Gallery is located at 1 Charlotte Street in Uptown Saint John, make sure you stop by and check out the gallery!! Currently on display is Jimmy Sloan: Picnic! I was unable to make it to the last event, however I am sure I will be in attendance for the next Gallery Night. If Gallery Night’s aren’t your thing, they also have Art History talks during the week. Subscribe to their e-mail or follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more updates on their events!

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Photography: The Lovely Allie Ruigrok

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