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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.


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 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.


January 13, 2014

The Charlotte Street Arts Centre (CSAC) Exhibitions Committee has met to select the upcoming exhibitions in the Charlotte Glencross Gallery. The Charlotte Street Arts Centre announces the full line-up of exhibitions for the 2014-2015 programming year:

January 24 – March 3, 2014: Consume by Allison Green, a solo exhibition of mixed media portraits.
March 7 – April 15, 2014: Game Theory by Sarah Petite, a solo exhibition of encaustic paintings.
April 18 – May 12, 2014: New Brunswick College of Craft and Design Photographic Entrepreneurship students present a group exhibition of the artistic and the commercial in photography (title TBA).
May 16 – June 23, 2014: We are all White Bones by Natalie Sappier, a solo exhibition of drawings and paintings, with a finissage to coincide with National Aboriginal Day.
June 27 – August 4, 2014: Beauty, summer juried group exhibition, inviting artists in New Brunswick to respond to the theme.
August 8 – September 15, 2014: Urban Echoes, a solo exhibition of photographs by Matt Carter.
September 19 – October 22, 2014: ARTIF(R)ACTURE, a solo exhibition of paintings by Craig Smith Dow.
November 7 – December 9, 2014: Something Recognizable, a solo exhibition of stylized paintings by CSAC resident artist, Carl Parker.
December 12, 2014 – January 19, 2015: A group exhibition of works by Charlotte Street Arts Centre resident artists, including: Guy Vezina, Margaret Bannister, Donna Mulholland, Katie FitzRandolph, Laurie Winter, Karen Burk and Chris Harding.
January 23 – March 2, 2015: The Carnaval Red, a solo exhibition of mixed media works by Rebecca Belliveau.

The Charlotte Glencross Gallery, located at the heart of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, provides a visually unique exhibition space frequented by a diverse and appreciative audience for the arts. Wall space in the gallery spans two floors, including the building’s foyer, four staircases and a second floor landing, within a beautiful heritage building in Fredericton’s downtown. As a hub for creative activity, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s Glencross Gallery offers an authentic presentation space in the community for all levels of creative expression.