Fredericton Arts Alliance Announces Summer Artists in Residence

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Twelve local artists have been selected to participate in the 21st year of the Fredericton Arts  Alliance’s artist in residence program producing art on the theme of Breaking Out.

Interdisciplinary visual artist Katrina Slade is open of 12 artists in residence with FAA this summer. Photo: Sarah Sarty.

Breaking Out means working bigger, using fibre art for sculpture, healing from an abusive  situation, using non-traditional media, or shunning classical notions of fine art. 

Twelve local artists have been selected to participate in the 21st year of the Fredericton Arts Alliance’s artist in residence program producing art on the theme of Breaking Out. 

From June 20 to Sept. 11, 2022, one per week, this year’s artists will be working on personal projects on the theme, suggested by the relaxing of COVID19 restrictions and the ability to connect more readily with a  wider world. 

This summer’s artists, a mix of established and emerging artists, include (in the order of their residencies): Katrina Slade, Bailey Hanson, Ranmeet  Kalra, Sophie Angbao, Karen LeBlanc, Emily Dow, Cheryl Lavigne, Luanna Dugas, Connie Wheaton, Ysabelle Vautour, Meg Clark and Cat Candow. 

All participating artists will share their work over their own social media feeds as well as those of the Fredericton Arts Alliance. Each artist will also host some kind of pop-up event where they can present their work in a more public and interactive forum. The pop-up could be during the week of the residency, or in days following it, with weather being a limiting factor. 

Until COVID struck, the FAA residencies were located in the Garrison district, but the lockdown forced them into a virtual realm for the last two years. This year is a hybrid residency with much of it virtual but with the public pop-up element added. 

The Fredericton Arts Alliance will mount an exhibition of work produced over the summer at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in the fall. Participants are asked to designate a piece for this exhibition.

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