Sept. 19, 2014: Lucy Jarvis: Sketches & Love Letters | UNB

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Lucy Jarvis: Sketches & Love Letters

Sept. 19 to Nov. 7, 2014

Lucy Jarvis: Sketches and Letters is a testament to a life well-lived. This exhibition explores the artist’s development, artistic process and lust for life through a display of letters, notes, photographs, sketchbooks and other ephemera curated by respected art historian Roslyn Rosenfeld.

Selected from over 75 sketchbooks, the sketches in this exhibit show the artist’s evolution from the academic training received at the School Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in the 1920s to the expressive drawings and paintings of her later years. These sketchbooks and letters provide a unique glimpse into the artist’s life and philosophy through the subjects she captured, the travels she chronicled, the thoughts she documented and the media with which she experimented.

Lucy Jarvis together with Pegi Nicol Macleod were the founders of the UNB Art Centre on the campus of the University of New Brunswick. Considered one of the oldest university art centres in the country, the UNB Art Centre opened its doors on a stormy winter’s day in 1941. Lucy Jarvis is credited with reaching out to students and the public, engaging them in the lively pursuit of art and music throughout the next two decades. The UNB Art Centre is particularly proud to honour an artist whose legacy continues to this day.

This exhibit is presented as part of a special celebration of the life of Lucy Jarvis in conjunction with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, which will host Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life, which runs Oct. 2 through Jan. 11, 2015.

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Marie Maltais, Director
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