Fierté Fredericton Pride was grateful to receive a Community Grant from the Tegan and Sara Foundation in early 2020. This grant funded our proposed project, Visions of Pride. We launched this project shortly after COVID-19 restrictions were introduced in New Brunswick.
Visions of Pride is a collaborative community art project that started in May 2020. We were excited to partner with Endeavours Art Stuff, a local queer-owned art store, where we purchased our supplies. We created numerous art kits that included acrylic or watercolour paper, drawing pens, pencils, erasers, brushes, and single paint colour (acrylic or watercolour). Pride co-chairs Amelia and Linsay delivered art kits to participants taking care to social distance!
Each participant was provided with an art kit. They received instructions to create a piece of artwork depicting their “vision of pride.” This project was intended to encourage self-expression, solidarity, and community-building through the sharing of artwork. These individual pieces come together to create a collaborative mosaic in the colours of the progress pride flag.
We have not yet had the opportunity to go ahead with an in-person show because of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. However, we have created a Virtual Gallery to showcase the beautiful work created by local community members. The Virtual Gallery will continue to grow as additional pieces are submitted. We look forward to organizing a gallery show in the near future when it is deemed safe and appropriate to do so.
We are grateful to all folx who participated and shared their work! We thank the Tegan and Sara Foundation for their support of this project and our partner, the local art store Endeavours Art Stuff.
Check out our Visions of Pride – Virtual Gallery!