John Haney sits at a desk is his studio, pointing to a button press machine. On the table in front of him are several 2" buttons, and papers.


Wednesday, 25 October 2023


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MAKER MAKER: Button Worlds with John Haney

Join us for our next MAKER MAKER and make buttons with Sackville artist John Haney. For John, the small, poetic space of the button holds a world of possibility. It is a tiny canvas that becomes a public platform for political statements, playful language, found imagery and hand-drawn details. Whatever your approach, buttons are art you can wear home. 

We’ll have everything you need including collage materials, a typewriter, printer station and pens galore! If you have something special to encapsulate into a button, bring it along!

John Haney is a multidisciplinary artist who lives in an old farmhouse in Wood Point, New Brunswick. He earned a BA from Mount Allison University in 2001, and an MFA from the University of Guelph in 2016. He has exhibited in Canada, the US, and Germany. He was long-listed for the Sobey Award in 2011, and was a nominee for the Scotiabank Photography Award in 2012. In 2019, in order to make a home for art in the fields, forests, and shorelines that surround him, he launched Wood Point Art Projects with the multi-artist presentation titled The Ark.  

MAKER MAKER is a monthly program of seriously small after-hours art workshops. Led by diverse Maker Mentors, each workshop introduces a pocket-sized art project that can be made in two hours or less. Designed for accomplished and aspiring makers alike, MAKER MAKER is for anyone interested in making small things by hand with friends and fellow makers. This informal workshop series explores how working small can be practical, portable, and playful, economical, sharable, and even wearable. 

MAKER MAKER is free; no registration required.