The Originals | Les Originaux

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Saint John is home to some of the nation’s finest and most celebrated artists, artisans, and arts volunteers – people whose passion and dedication have inspired our community, our nation, and the world.

In order to recognize and celebrate the importance of these individuals and organizations, a dedicated group of committee members, under the guidance of the Saint John Community Arts Board, has created what it hopes will be an annual or biennial event – ‘The Originals/Les Originaux’.

Click here for The Originals | Les Originaux Official Press Release

Click here for a video clip of Hospital Grade with Interaction Children’s Theatre Company:

Click here for a video clip of Jessica Rhaye with Saint John String Quartet:

Please click on the following Telegraph Journal pages to view them in pdf format:

“Holy Cow you landed the mother of all fish!!  That was one heck of a show, more shimmer and shine that a school of blowfish on a tropical reef… I was so excited my dorsal fin was sticking straight up out of the water!! Thank you for your amazing work and for arranging for us to be part of it.

 
My family has been in New Brunswick since 1766 and I am about as proud a Saint Johner as you will meet but I was humbled by the beautiful way you showcased the awesome talent living among us.”  —Daryl Steeves

Categories & Finalists: (All films by Hemmings House Pictures)

Emerging Artist Award: Winner – Jack Bishop

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Visual Arts Award: Winner – Suzanne Hill

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Literary Award: Winner – Winner – Lorenzo Reading Series

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“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the Gala last night.  It was creative, funny, entertaining, beautiful, and inspirational.  I know how much work goes into bringing so many different people and technical components together to make it all look so effortless and easy.? ?Congratulations to you and your committee.  It was a night to remember.” –Sandra Donnelly

Arts Supporter Award: Winner – Michael Wennberg

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Popular Music Award:  Winner – Brent Mason

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Classical Music Award:  Winner – Richard Kidd

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“Awesome show. You did an amazing job. You gave the artists the recognition they deserved and did it in an entertaining way so the audience truly felt a part of the whole experience. Nice touch too combining nominees so we could see as many artists as possible  “in action” . I think you inspired them to collaborate on more projects in the future.”  –Christiane Vaillancourt 

Performing Arts Award for Dance:  Winner – Sylvia Logan

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Performing Arts Award for Theatre:  Winner – Bob Doherty

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Arts Organization Award:  Winner – Saint John Arts Centre

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The Originals event was spectacular!!  Gary and I were quite literally speechless! Judith, you have given countless hours of your time and your touch was felt in every little aspect of the evening.  What a grand success!  The evening left me very proud to be a Saint Johner, surrounded by such talent.  The sense of community was very strong in the venue!  Judith, you made the night look effortless, the mark of a true master.  

Gary and Janelle Flanagan


Business for the Arts Award:  Winner – Handworks Gallery

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Imperial Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award:  Winner – Fred Ross and Sheila Ross

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