Connexion Artist-Run Centre presents -Limited Time Offer – August 25 – 27.
Connexion Artist-Run Centre for Contemporary Art (Connexion ARC), Fredericton’s only artist-run centre and one of five in New Brunswick, presents artists Ryan O’Toole, Mel McMichael, sophia bartholomew & rudi aker, as part of a temporary art pop-up exhibition, emphasizing projects by emerging contemporary artists while working in New Brunswick. Participating artists are activating Connexion ARC’s workspace into a temporary gallery with projects they have undertaken as the centre’s artists-in-residence over the months of July and August. Projects will be on view at Sixty-Five York Creative Studio, located at 65 York Street, from August 25 – 27; the public is invited to attend an opening reception for Limited Time Offer from 7 – 9pm on Friday, August 25.
As a member-driven organization, Connexion ARC supports the artistic and professional development of contemporary artists in Fredericton, and throughout New Brunswick, by fostering opportunities for members to engage in programming. Artists participating in this residency are encouraged to explore a number of off-gallery sites, both in the public realm and online. During their residency, the artists take over Connexion ARC Instagram to share their process directly with audiences; artist talks are presented in public spaces and consider engaging multiple senses at once, such as applying guided visualization as a way to share project influences with a group, or using a knitting circle as a platform for discussion.
In 2017, Connexion ARC transitioned its operations from a not-for-profit gallery to an art project space operating without a fixed location. Limited Time Offer is the centre’s first temporary art residency since the shift to working outside of traditional exhibition strategies to present contemporary artwork. The principal of this model relies on building strategic partnerships with collaborating community entities. Sixty-Five York Creative Studio, a collaborative workspace for businesses in downtown Fredericton, and ShiftWork Collective, an artist collective run out of a shared studio space located on the 300-block of Queen street, offered crucial special components to the project.
To learn more about Ryan O’Toole, Melissa McMichael, sophia bartholomew & rudi aker, their projects, and Limited Time Offer, please visit www.connexionarc.org.
A Connexion ARC Media Release
Opening Reception: Limited Time Offer | Friday August 25 – 7 – 10 p.m. | Six-Five York Creative Studio | View Event
Limited Time Offer: A conversation with rudi aker and sophia bartholomew READ
Worlds of Feeling: A Concersation with Ryan O’Toole READ
A Conversation with Mel McMichael READ