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INK AND LIGHT ON PAPER

Friday, May 12, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
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BLUES: A Textile Exhibition by Elizabeth Vanderleelie

Friday, May 12, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
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"So Bad, it's Good!" Movie Night

Friday, July 14, 2017
6:45pm - 9:00pm
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THEMED SUMMER EXHIBITION

March 03, 2014

The Charlotte Street Arts Centre invites submissions from visual artists for its upcoming themed exhibition. The juried group exhibition, BEAUTY, will take place from June 27 to August 4, 2014.

Is Beauty an ideal? A Disney character? A form of the truth? Is beauty the sign of a “good” work of art or is it an outdated artistic goal? Artists are invited to respond to a wide interpretation of the topic of beauty as thematic inspiration for their works.

Submissions will be accepted until April 30th, 2014. Only two-dimensional works can be shown in the Charlotte Glencross Gallery (no sculptural works, please). Larger artworks can be submitted, however the jury reserves the right to reject larger works based on the overall number of submissions and the space available.
***Please note: MAX number of works that can be submitted for consideration is three. Only one work per artist will be exhibited.
Artists can submit proposals by email to csac.submissions@gmail.com with the subject heading: Beauty Exhibition Submission.

Hard copies of proposals may also be sent via regular mail to:
Attn: Exhibition Committee
Re: Beauty Exhibition
Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Room 200, 732 Charlotte Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1M5

Submissions should include: a CV (3-pages max), a 250-word biography, a 250-word description of the proposed work, and up to 10 images of previous and/or proposed work as JPEG files, with an image list describing the work on a CD/DVD, or by email. All text files must be PDF or Word format. Images submitted by email must be no larger than 150dpi and 1024 pixels at the largest side. Applicants will be notified of the jury decisions by email on or before June 1, 2014. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Questions regarding submissions can be sent to committee chair, Dana O'Regan at dana7454@gmail.com

Sarah Petite | GAME THEORY at the Charlotte Glencross Gallery

February 09, 2014

The Charlotte Street Arts Centre is proud to announce an upcoming solo exhibition of encaustic paintings by well-loved Maritime Canadian artist, Sarah Petite. The exhibition, entitled Game Theory, opens in the Charlotte Glencross Gallery on Friday, March 7 from 5:30-7pm and runs until April 14, 2014.

Petite explains that the title for her exhibition stems from her research into the new scientific discipline of “game theory”. In keeping with the recent move in contemporary art to engage multiple disciplines, both within traditional artistic fields and beyond, she states that, “Many of [game theory] principles are beyond me, not being a mathematician or an economist… but that's what I believe we artists are here for. We become "amateur experts" in a field that fascinates us, and convey to others our wonder, with fine objects made by our minds and hands.”

Petite’s first interest in games as a conceptual area of inquiry came from an earlier experience, though. She recalls, “As a young undergraduate at King’s College in Halifax – many years ago and long before I saw my calling as a painter – I stopped in at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to look at an exhibition of folk art. I was drawn to a homemade checkers board, made, I supposed by a homesteader burning squares into a plank with a poker from the hearth. There was something about the design, the history, the human presence of the handmade ‘parlour game’ that sounded a deep chord in me.”

Sarah Petite is a well-established name in the Atlantic Canadian art scene, having developed a technique of encaustic painting specific to her individual aesthetic, using sculptural methods to scrape away and build up multiple layers of colour, texture and imagery. Though she studied painting, printmaking and art history at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (now NSCAD University) and European art history at Sainsbury Centre for Art History and Music at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, Petite’s encaustic technique is entirely self-taught. She explains that after reading Ralph Meyer's Handbook for Artists in 1989, she launched herself into twenty-five years of, “stepping from painting to painting in bursts of discovery, accident and invention; practicing, perfecting tools and equipment, becoming intimate with this rich and complex medium. The very paint itself directed choices of theme, iconography, points of attack.” Splitting her time between her studios in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Port Maitland, Nova Scotia, Petite devotes herself to her practice full-time.

All are welcome to attend the opening reception on Friday, March 7, beginning at 5:30pm. The Charlotte Street Arts Centre opens the doors of creative expression to all.

STUDIO SPACE FOR RENT AT THE CSAC!

January 28, 2014

Two beautiful studio spaces have just opened up in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre -

The first studio available is located in Images Studio, Room 102, near the front doors of the centre on the ground floor. This space is in a shared studio with three other artists, has huge windows and plenty of natural daylight, perfect for painters. Beautiful wooden floors and historic features make this the perfect space for a commercial studio, where visitors can stop in and browse your works for sale.

The second studio space is located on the second floor of the building, in Room 202, a shared environment also with three other artists, perfect for teaching classes or focusing on your creative work. Also features numerous large windows for plenty of daylight, hardwood floors and historic features.

Please contact us at 454-6952 or INFO@charlottestreetarts.ca for information on rental rates or to set up a time to see the spaces.

SONGWRITING INTENSIVE SHOWCASE at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre

January 15, 2014

Platform 732, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s performing arts series, is proud to present the Songwriting Intensive Showcase this Sunday, January 26, 2014 beginning at 5pm.

The Songwriting Intensive Showcase follows on the heels of a Songwriting Intensive workshop, led by acclaimed songwriter/musician duo, Christine Fellows and John K Samson. Christine Fellows returns to Fredericton from Winnipeg to lead the workshop with Samson and host the showcase as part of her artist-in-residence activities at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. During the Songwriting Intensive Workshop, selected participants (local New Brunswick musicians) will have the opportunity to work on and polish work-in-progress songs under the professional guidance of Fellows and Samson, with an eye to performing these songs during the showcase. 

The Charlotte Street Arts Centre welcomes the public to join the celebration and take in the live music of: JONATHAN BOWIE, HAYDEN WHEELER, EMMA JOHNSON, CEDRIC NOEL, THOMAS CARDOSO-GRANT, CLINTON CHARLTON, COREY THOMAS, BETTY TIME, ROSS KINNEY, HYUN HEE PARK, MACKENZIE DREW, and JAMIE BLANCHARD.

The Songwriting Intensive workshop and Songwriting Intensive Showcase have been made possible through generous sponsorship by the official Platform 732 series sponsor: UP! 93.1FM, as well as partnership support from the Shivering Songs Festival and Frostival. For more information on the showcase, please contact info@charlottestreetarts.ca or 454-6952.