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May 16, 2013
Fredericton, NB—The Charlotte Street Arts Centre is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the imagineNATIVE Film Festival. This groundbreaking festival based in Toronto showcases, promotes, and celebrates emerging and established Canadian and international Indigenous filmmakers and media artists.
Festival staff recently toured the Atlantic Canada to build partnerships that would help increase submissions to the festival from Aboriginal people in the region. The Charlotte Street Arts Centre is excited to be a part of this important initiative in collaboration with imagineNATIVE and Oromocto First Nation (OFN).
In May 2013, OFN elementary and middle school students will take part in a tour of the Charlotte Street Art Centre, learn about the history of the building and participate in two exciting ArtReach classes. Students will also watch a series of short films by Aboriginal filmmakers previously featured at the imagineNATIVE Film Festival.
The film screenings are a co-presentation between The Charlotte Street Arts Centre and the imagineNATIVE Film Festival, who have graciously covered the cost of screening fees. Students will have the opportunity to see world class films made by Aboriginal people from across Canada and internationally, as well as be introduced to film as a medium for expression of their own voices.
The imagineNATIVE Film Festival will help the Charlotte Street Arts Centre connect more meaningfully with our First Nations partners, including St. Mary’s, Kingclear and Oromocto First Nations. The partnership will stimulate and support the development of filmmaking as a viable option for Indigenous artistic expression in the Atlantic Region.
OFN elementary students will watch three short films including: The Visit, directed by Lisa Jackson, which tells of an encounter between extraterrestrials and a Cree family; Being Brown, directed by Ziibi Cameron, a heartfelt story about his cultural life as a powwow dancer; and, How the People Got Fire, directed by Chris Auchter, a stunning animated work that brings to life the metaphor and magic of the story of 12 year-old Tish’s grandmother.
OFN middle school students will watch Fighting Chance, directed by Edmonton-based Cree artist Alexandra Lazarowich, which is an animation featuring 13 year-old Joey Lightning as he follows in the dangerous footsteps of his older brother. Also, Luumajuuq directed by Iqualuit-based Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, an animation that draws on Inuit legend to recreate a haunting tale about a boy twisted by bitterness and seeking revenge against his cruel mother.
For more information about the imagiNATIVE Film Festival or to learn more about the filmmakers and films featured, please visit www.imaginenative.org.
Media contact: WhiteFeather, Public Relations Consultant, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-923-5402
May 07, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 7, 2013
THE CHARLOTTE STREET ARTS CENTRE GETS HARD)S(CORE!
Fredericton, NB—The Charlotte Street Arts Centre is humming with new sounds provided by artists-in-residence Joel LeBlanc and Evan Shaw! Musicians and the general public are invited to join LeBlanc and Shaw in open door rehearsals, called Hard)s(core, in the CSAC Auditorium throughout May, June and early July. Participants will be led in a shared exploration of a series of new, inclusive compositions - pieces that are open enough for anyone to play regardless of technical ability or background. At the end of the residency, there will be a concert for the public in the CSAC Auditorium.
All are welcome to participate! Just bring along any instrument, electronics, oddities, voice, etc. on any (or every) Thursday from 7-9pm, starting May 9, 2013. Participation is free! If interested or for more information, please call Joel LeBlanc at 476-1034 or 455-1172, or email email@example.com.
Multi instrumentalist and composer, LeBlanc toured North America and Europe from 1997-2009 with the roots trio, Hot Toddy. He has performed at major international festivals in the blues, jazz and folk such as Newport Folk Festival (NY), Blue Balls (Lucern), Montreal Jazz Festival and Vancouver Jazz Festival as well as opening for luminaries Bill Frisell and Dolly Parton. Composition and improvised music are his current pursuits. Locally, he directs the Overtime Community Improv Choir, co-curates Surgery Series and is a CIRCUIT presenter/performer - a national organization for developing venues for touring improvisors.
Evan Shaw has been performing, composing and teaching music for over 20 years and holds a Master of Music degree from The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Shaw has performed at the Guelph International Jazz Festival, the International Association of Jazz Educators, the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, L’Off Festival de Jazz (Montreal), and the Banff International Jazz Workshop. He currently teaches saxophone privately and has taught master classes, courses and workshops at Trent University, St. Francis Xavier University, UNB and at public schools throughout the Maritimes.
WhiteFeather, Public Relations Consultant, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-923-5402
Joel LeBlanc, email@example.com or 506-476-1034
April 23, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 23, 2013
Child’s View of Gaza exhibit will open April 26th at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre
The following is a statement from President of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Nora Kelly:
“The Charlotte Street Arts Centre board has met and voted to go ahead with the Child’s View of Gaza exhibition this Friday.
The Charlotte Street Arts Centre does not endorse any particular political viewpoint or group.
Our vision is opening the doors to creative expression for all. This means we host artists from all backgrounds and viewpoints, and as such, we respect freedom of expression.
Art often represents particular views and values, and this show represents the views and values of a particular group of people. We welcome artistic expressions of other points of view.
Over time, we hope our galleries will showcase a balance of perspectives that promote discussion and debate and increased community participation in art.”
Media contact: Karen Pinchin – 506-261-7168
April 05, 2013
The Charlotte Street Arts Centre seeks new volunteers to join the Exhibition Committee!
The Exhibition Committee is a prestigious part of the organization that selects all upcoming exhibitions for the Charlotte Glencross Gallery. Joining the committee means that you have a chance to network with other artists, expose yourself to diverse works of art and art practices, attend fun opening receptions, and build your arts-based CV.
DID YOU KNOW that volunteer time often equals paid opportunities in the future? Meet great people, and open new doors. It's just a really smart, easy thing to do.
If you'd like to join us, please contact Joss Richer at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know you're interested in more information! Good times ahead.