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A gallery and hop to dinner

Monica and I visited our son, Ryan, in Fredericton on a mild Saturday in January. Our family destination was the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to enjoy the excellent 1-hour guided tour through the various exhibits and permanent collections. It was our first time at this gallery since the new wing was added in 2017. It is a beautiful space full of light. I’ve included just a few photos below but, if interested, you can browse all my photos of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery including descriptions of each piece.

After the gallery, the three of us hopped next door to Issac’s Way for a delicious meal and stimulating conversation as we recollected our gallery experience. This restaurant is also a venue for emerging artists and displays works on all the walls. Patrons can bid to purchase the artworks in a silent auction format that lasts for several weeks. It’s genius marketing as it keeps partons coming back to the restaurant to check if their latest bid is still on top.

It was a fun afternoon. I enjoy going through the photos again and again 😀

 

 

Merry Christmas 2019

Monica and I want to thank all Nellyglass patrons for your support this past year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2020.

Sushi with Sarah

Monica and I had lunch uptown with Sarah at our (my) favorite lunch spot, Ta-ke Sushi on King Street. The ladies had lunch combos while I ordered the sushi dinner. The smoked-eel was phenomenal.

 

A stained glass hat trick

For a quick stained glass fix, Monica and I took a Sunday morning drive to Oromocto and Gagetown to see three lovely churches; a Catholic, a United and an Anglican. We met some friendly church goers and discovered a new glass artist; R. Dietrich from C.P.I. Art Studio in Montreal. It was a wonderful fix, thank you.

Click each image below to see all the windows in that church.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic, Oromocto, NB

Oromocto United

St. John’s Anglican, Gagetown

Pigs! … in every aspect.

Cousin Darrel and I grooved on a Tuesday night at the Imperial Theater to the music by Canadian Pink Floyd cover band, Pigs. We heard all our favs plus a couple of more obscure tunes. Such talented recreations of this classic music. After the concert, Darrel and I “pigged out” over meat-lovers pizza and garlic fingers. Good vibes reminiscing our many Floyd concerts of the past… and looked forward to the next one.

Sunday night seafood

The Tom Gore chardonnay from California was a perfect match for Monnie’s seafood alfredo with salmon, shrimp and scallops on papparadelle pasta. The fresh herbs she picked that morning really spiked the deliciousness factor. So much that it called for a second bowl 😁

 

rock and roll Saint John

Monica and I are renovating the deck garden on a beautiful autumn afternoon. There are some BIG rocks involved. All in good fun, so long as nobody gets hurt.

Final resting place