Barrier and View – Artist talk by Sarah Alford

Friday, August 17th,
Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre

Sarah Alford is a practicing artist and perpetual student with undergraduate degrees in Jewellery/Metalsmithing and Art History from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD). She was awarded a Fulbright to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned an MA in Visual and Critical Studies, and an MFA in studio through the department of Fibre and Material Studies. She taught art history and studio classes at NSCAD before becoming a PhD candidate in Art History and Art Conservation at Queen’s University, Kingston. She has exhibited across Canada, Scotland, and the United States, including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Sarah Alford is coming to Sunbury Shores on behalf of our Critically Acclaimed Artist Program. She will be teaching “Native Botany: A Natural Guide to Installation Practice” from August 16-19.

Entrance to the talk by donation.

Autism Employment at a Classic Suit Maker

Monday, August 20th,
6:30pm – 8pm
Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre

Presentation – Discussion – Reception – Refreshments provided

All Proceeds will go to the Dragonfly Centre for Autism

This presentation will describe exciting developments in the accelerating “neurodiversity employment” movement. The movement is based on the idea that many neurodiverse (e.g., autistic) people have talents that can greatly benefit companies. SAP, Microsoft, DXC, EY, Ford and JP Morgan Chase are a few of the large companies that have launched programs to recruit autistic people.

This session, however will focus on Hart Schaffner Marx (HSM), a 130 year-old manufacturer of men’s suits and sports coats. Their innovative program goes further than many large company programs by “digging deeper into the spectrum” – hiring people who are more seriously affected by autism’s challenges. Making the program at HSM work has required that the company, and an innovative partner company called Autism Workforce, develop new understanding that has the potential to extend the benefits of such programs to a much larger population of people.

A presentation by Robert D. Austin, Professor at the Ivey Business School, and an affiliated faculty member at Harvard Medical School, on the growing movement for neurodiversity in Business.

Entrance by donation.

Making Waves: Art on the Island

Wednesday, August 29
The Covenhoven House on Minister’s Island

Making Waves: Art on the Island is a fine art and craft auction presented by Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre to be held at The Covenhoven House on the beautiful, historic Ministers Island near Saint Andrews, New Brunswick.

This curated silent auction features exceptional works by 50 acclaimed contemporary local, Canadian and International artists. Art sales are split 50:50 between the artist and Sunbury Shores to promote the arts in New Brunswick and raise funds to support Sunbury’s outstanding programs and exhibitions.

The event will also feature delicious food, wine and beer, plus live music, a raffle with fantastic prizes and a live auction portion of the evening. Ideal for collectors, art patrons, curators, and community members, Making Waves is an opportunity to discover high quality pieces by contemporary artists while supporting the oldest Canadian arts & nature centre in our pursuit of turning Saint Andrews into the #1 destination in Eastern Canada for artists to learn, network, integrate arts & nature and exhibit.