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Blown glass art in the Glass Roots Inc. Gallery

Glass art gallery opens along route to Fundy in Riverview 

RIVERVIEW (N.B.) – Glass Roots Inc. will be expanding their existing operations near Fundy National Park to bring blown glass art to a new gallery and exhibition space in the Town of Riverview. The public is invited to attend the official grand opening this Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 406 Coverdale Rd from 5-8 p.m., which will also mark the launch of the Quaintrelle exhibit in celebration of International Women’s Day. 

Glass Roots Inc. Gallery will showcase various pieces of blown glass from master glassmith, Curtis Dionne, as well as jewelry, photography, hand-painted greeting cards and fiber works from other artisans across the Maritimes. "We are very excited to expand our company to Riverview. The positive reactions and support coming from the community has made us feel very welcome; we truly have a new place to call home and the art that has been pouring in from other talented artists is all so gorgeous and unique. I am very lucky to work in a place where I am surrounded by all this beautiful locally made art,” says Rachel Fletcher, Manager at Glass Roots Inc. The gallery will also feature local food products, a pop-up area for emerging artists and the potential for a glassblowing studio in the near future. 
The evening of the grand opening will also mark the unveiling of the exhibit "Quaintrelle" by Shediac local artist, Susan Jardine. As described by Jardine, Quaintrelle is a woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm and the cultivation of life's pleasures. "With March 8th being International Women's Day, it seems appropriate to open the exhibit on its eve to honour women, who are all quaintrelles," says Jardine. Riverview’s creative sector continues to grow, and with the addition of a new art gallery the community’s artisans will have yet another opportunity to be on display. “This is another positive addition to the Coverdale Road business landscape and exactly the type of niche retail that we seek to attract to the town,” says Shane Thomson, Director of Economic Development at the Town of Riverview.  

As the bookend of Fundy National Park, the owners of Glass Roots Inc. Gallery are confident that they will find success in Riverview. Wanting to prosper in both life and business, partners Curtis and Charlotte are happy to call Greater Moncton home, and eager to share their creations. "By reaching out to a wider audience and serving a larger community, it is our deepest hope to preserve our craft and inspire a new generation. “Of all the endeavours that I've dared to undertake, there are few as rewarding as sharing an artist’s work with an entire community,” says Curtis Dionne, master glassblower and gallery owner.  

Read more on Glass Roots Inc. Gallery and their story.


Media Contact

Tahlia Ferlatte

Economic Development Officer 
Town of Riverview 

Rachel Fletcher 

Glass Roots Inc. 

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