Bittersweet: Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2024

Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts Graduating Class of 2024. On the stairs: Mackenzie Chase. From left to right: Bingbing Wang, Shivanya Ra, Nasya Owens, Jonah Dysart, Olivia Searle, Autumn Martin, Bex Steinberg, Jolie Jeddore, Marilyn McDonough, Sarah Rogers, Bailey Cameron, Kiernan Hastey, Ella Graham, Eva Pestrin, Lydia Paterson, Lily Beamish, Ranz Jaren Tayo Bontogon. Photo credit: Karen Stentaford.

Bittersweet: Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2024

Shivanya Ra | Lily Beamish | Ranz Jaren Tayo Bontogon | Bailey Cameron | Mackenzie Chase | Jonah Dysart | Ella Graham | Kiernan Hastey | Jolie Jeddore | Sarah Rogers | Autumn Martin | Marilyn McDonough | Nasya Owens | Lydia Paterson | Eva Pestrin | Olivia Searle | Bex Steinberg | Bingbing Wang

April 20 – June 2, 2024
Official Opening: May 11 @ 2:00 pm
Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

Every year, the Owens Art Gallery presents the work of students graduating from the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University. Featuring a wide range of work in a variety of media, this exhibition celebrates the artistic development of each student and considers it in relation to the collective journey of the whole class.

The Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts is focused on the research, creation, histories, and practices of the visual arts. Study in the School is led by practicing artists and art historians in courses designed and coordinated to establish a strong foundation in all facets of the visual arts. The School’s curriculum provides a rigorous, student-centred learning environment that balances intellectual with applied approaches, engaging students in the critical and reflective exploration of contemporary society, communities, and cultures. Research and creation in the visual arts is integral to the development and expression of cultural identities that can both reflect and challenge the values and norms of our pluralistic society. In a rapidly changing environment, the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts prepares students for these challenges with the skills and abilities that will enable them to find a place in the diverse cultures and values of Canada and the world.

We would like to acknowledge that the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, is located within the traditional territory of Mi’kma’ki, the unceded ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq. Our relationship and our privilege to live on this territory was agreed upon in the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1725 to 1752. Because of this treaty relationship, it is to be acknowledged that we are all Treaty People and have a responsibility to respect this territory.

Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts
Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts
Mount Allison University
152 Main Street, Sackville, NB • 506-364-2490

Owens Art Gallery
Mount Allison University
61 York Street, Sackville, NB, E4L 1E1 • 506-364-2574
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Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Admission is Free

The Owens is partially accessible. The stairs from the entrance nearest the University Chapel have a handrail. There is also ramp access at this entrance, however, the ramp is steep. The stairs to the entrance off York Street have a handrail, but no ramp, and are covered with temporary wood treads. The main floor of the Owens is wheelchair accessible. Our second-floor gallery and gendered bathrooms are located in the basement and are not accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to each of these floors. LED lights are used throughout the building. The Owens welcomes guide dogs and other service animals. The closest accessible parking spaces are located on York Street across from the Owens. For detailed information on venue access, please visit our Accessibility page. If you would like to visit the Owens at a quieter time, or when all staff and visitors are masked, private visits can be arranged from 9:00-10:00 am on weekdays.

If you have any questions about your visit, please email or call (506) 364-2574.