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Get your Hands-On History

The CBU Art Gallery opens Hands-On Centre with activities for kids of all ages. At the CBU Art Gallery there is something for everyone.  As a complement to the current exhibition, The Most Suitable Place: The Founding of Louisbourg and Royale in 1713, the Hands-On Centre encourages new ways of learning about the past and More »

CBU has its First Artist in Residence

Cape Breton University (CBU) is pleased to have local artist Ursula Johnson as its first Artist in Residence. Johnson arrived at CBU in January and since then has been involved in a number of interactive projects across campus and in the wider community. She is working with the CBU Art Gallery and Unama’ki College. “At More »

New Exhibit By High School Students Opens at CBU Art Gallery

A new exhibit, entitled Small Town Beginnings, will open with a free public reception on January 30 at 6 p.m. at the Cape Breton University Art Gallery. The exhibit features works created by Glace Bay High School senior art students, including paintings, sculptures and dynamic installations. Unique to the exhibit is that it was developed More »

CBU Art Gallery Opens People’s Exhibition with Record Numbers

The Cape Breton University (CBU) Art Gallery is set to open one of its most popular annual exhibitions – ProletariART: The People’s Exhibition. The opening reception is being held on Friday, January 25 from 6-8 p.m., with the exhibit running until February 22. This is the second year for this annual community art event and More »

Calling All Artists! Cape Breton University Art Gallery Hosts 2nd Annual Community Exhibition

For the second year running, the Cape Breton University Art Gallery is opening up its doors and clearing off its walls to host a community exhibition called ProletariART. The exhibition is an opportunity for the art-makers, crafters and all-around-creative types in the community to publicly display what they’ve been working on over the last year. More »

Soft Forces Shapes the Career of Cape Breton Artist Gordon Kennedy

On Friday, November 16, the Cape Breton University Art Gallery will open an exhibition of recent work by Cape Breton sculptor, Gordon Kennedy. The exhibition, entitled Soft Forces, reveals five new metal sculptures that reflect recent shifts in process that have allowed him to work in a much larger scale. Laura Schneider, Director/Curator of the More »

The Glass Is… Exhibition Opens August 23.

The Cape Breton University Art Gallery is set to open its latest exhibition on August 23 at 6:30 p.m. The Glass Is… presents works of art by nine emerging Cape Breton artists. The exhibition examines the factors that affect how young visual artists respond to the creative climate on Cape Breton Island and suggests that More »

Planning Underway for Second Annual Lumiere: Contemporary Art. Unconventional Spaces. In Downtown Sydney

Organisers are pleased to announce that planning is underway for the 2nd annual night-time arts event in downtown Sydney, Lumière: Contemporary Art. Unconventional Spaces. is set to take place on Saturday, September 29 6:58 p.m. to 11:58 p.m. A free annual night-time celebration of the arts, Lumière takes audience engagement to new levels. For one More »

Cape Breton University Art Gallery Hosts Canadian Cultural Icons

Alistair MacLeod, Nino Ricci and Iain Baxter to visit CBU in Support of Upcoming Exhibition Three of Canada’s most prominent cultural figures will be in Cape Breton in support of a special exhibition being presented at the Cape Breton University Art Gallery. Sense of Place is a cross-border print exhibition organized and circulated by the More »