Artist in Residence: Natalie Sappier-Samaqani Cocahq

September 11 – 24
Sept. 18: Community Sharing Circle, TIME TBA
Sept. 20, 6:30PM: Artist Talk
Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre

Natalie Sappier-Samaqani Cocahq is a Wolastoqiyik Indigenous multidisciplinary artist from Tobique First Nation. She is known for her contemporary symbolic motif storytelling through painting and designs.  Samaqani describes her way of artistic expression as “dancing of the four directions” which represents emotions, dance, of spirit and of song through Wabanaki roots. Currently, Samaqani has been exploring with sharing stories through performance arts because she feels that her stories need to be louder then her painting can speak.   Her first play “Finding Wolastoq Voice” was part of New Brunswick’s 2017-2018 touring season.  The one-person show is a theatre dance hybrid included a full body of music created by the artist. Finding Wolastoq Voice was the first Wolastoqiyik story from a First Nation playwright of New Brunswick that toured on New Brunswick and National stages. Her creative process of playwright/storytelling is a spiral movement of chant, movement, painting/drawing, writing and spoken word.  Sunbury Shores will be the first residency she will be entering to focus on her new performance work Half-Breed.  Half-Breed is conversations and stories of people of mixed Indigenous Race and will be a highly collaborative and integrative performance piece that she hopes will influence conversation and create bridges of understanding one’s background and their connections to the lands.

Artist in Residence Schedule:

Sept 11th: Arrival, Gallery/Studio Visit. Set up

Sept 18th:  Community Activity (Ages 14 and up) Sharing Circle (Identity/Our Connection to the lands & Waters)

Sept 20th, 6:30pm: Artist Talk, Project in works. Entrance to the talk by donation.

Sept 24th Last day in studio (PM depart)

Rossmount Dinner in Celebration of Sunbury Shores

November 8
Limited tickets available!
Tickets $80/each

|Bar opens at 6pm, dinner served at 6:30pm.

Join Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre for a wonderful night of celebration and incredible local food at the Rossmount Inn on the evening of November 8, 2018! There are limited spots available and tickets are $80/person. Proceeds from this event go to support Sunbury Shores programs, curated exhibitions and special events.

This is a one-of-a-kind fine dining experience! The restaurant at the Rossmount Inn has gained a wonderful reputation around town and throughout the Maritimes for its creative, market fresh cuisine honoring local ingredients and the people who produce them. Enjoy fabulous cuisine and the company of arts & nature lovers. This is a celebration of Sunbury Shores and our strong and growing arts community!

Tickets are available now at Sunbury Shores (139 Water Street, St. Andrews, NB) or by calling 506.529.3386. $80/per person.