This face-on view of the old Charlotte Street School shows the oldest section of the building, which dates from 1884. It was designed by James C. Dumaresq of Halifax, who also designed the New Brunswick legislature, and Harry H. Mott of Saint John.

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Carl Parker and Penelope Stevens open solo exhibitions at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, November

Two new solo exhibitions open at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre on Friday, November 7, 2014. Something Recognizable, an exhibition of stylized acrylic paintings by Carl Parker opens in the Charlotte Glencross Gallery, while #myhiphegemony, an exhibition of linocut prints by Penelope Stevens opens in the Penny Gallery. Both openings happen concurrently from 5:30-7pm.

Quispamsis-based artist, Carl Parker, has shown his paintings across Canada--most recently in Calgary, Alberta--as well as internationally, at the La Biennale d'Arte Contemporanea di Firenze (Florence Biennale, 2011). Something Recognizable, a collection of acrylic paintings on canvas, is Parker's second solo exhibition in the Charlotte Glencross Gallery.
Parker describes his work as, "exploring the many facets of the human experience." Through his process, he describes that, "I simply allow the inspiration to take me where it wants to go in what I like to call “spontaneous flow”. My goal is to create pieces that speak to the universal aspects of human existence in a way which is simple yet complex and thought-provoking."
Parker paints abstract, landscape and figure paintings with rich, impressionistic texture and a vivid colour palette - sometimes with a touch of whimsy in the subject matter.

#myhiphegemony serves as an exploration of the young female, transforming through the lens of her iPhone, into a #feminist. Fredericton artist and musician, Penelope Stevens explains, "I don't know when feminism became #cool; when our culture, through social media and popular marketing, grabbed hold of feminism in a hegemonic distortion of its true values. The #freespirits of the world, hairy armpits in full view, are suddenly raised to fashionista status, while subverting the underlying principles of equality and justice. Is it sexy to be feminist?"
About her process, Stevens says, "Using my body as a model, I go through the journey myself, examining changes undergone through my #feministtransformation. I create acid wash linocut prints, a #hipartform for my #hiphegemony. As Instagram photos are easily over-shared and replicated, I over-share a personal adventure in #feminism of the body."

The Charlotte Street Arts Centre welcomes the public to join us for the opening reception of Something Recognizable: Stylized Paintings by Carl Parker in addition to #myhiphegemony by Penelope Stevens, on Friday, November 17, 2014, from 5:30-7pm. Both exhibitions run until December 9, 2014.

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 The Charlotte Street Arts Centre has become an essential part of our city's vibrant cultural life, and proof that the arts are fundamental to a community's soul.

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- Vivian Ni, First Place Winner, American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition 2014

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The Charlotte Glencross Scholarship

Fredericton Arts & Learning created an arts scholarship in 2009 to honour the late Charlotte Glencross, using donations to the organization made in Charlotte's memory. The $1000 award for professional development in the arts is administered yearly by the Charlotte Street Arts Centre.

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