Charlotte Street Arts Centre Launches New Summer Program

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Fredericton Art & Field Days – Exploring the city with Newcomers and their Fredericton First Friends.

Charlotte Street Arts Centre Media Release

IMG_5098This summer the Charlotte Street Arts Centre is thrilled to partner with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the Multicultural Association to offer a creative and adventurous summer program that will introduce Newcomers to several cultural hot spots around the City. Over the course of 6 weeks, Newcomers and their Fredericton First Friends are invited to embark on weekly excursions led by different local and guest artists. Participants will have the chance to experiment and practice basic techniques in various art forms while learning about the cultural and historic significance of their destinations through an artistic lens.

The Charlotte Street Arts Centre would like to thank the City of Fredericton for funding the program. Their support of the “Fredericton Art & Field Days” initiative offers Newcomers an artistic platform to discover and learn about their new community; creating networking opportunities and familiarizing Newcomers with the people as well as the places in our wonderful City.

Fredericton Art & Field Days will take place Thursday’s from 2-4 p.m.

The schedule of activities and destinations is as follows:

  • July 14 -“Transparency Collages” with artist Bess Forrestall at Wilmot Park & the Lieutenant Governor’s House.
  • July 21 – “Finding Texture in Nature” field drawings & charcoal rubbings with artist Peggy Holt at Odell Park.
  • July 28 – “Solar Printing & Book Binding” with artist Angela Black at the Fredericton Public Library.
  • August 4 – “Painting on Silk” (Collaborative Group Project) led by artist Allison Green at the Barracks.
  • August 11 – “Watercolour Floral Painting” with artist Sandi McKessock at the Botanic Garden.
  • August 18 – “Mystery Art Activity” with a surprise guest artist at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

The program is free-of-charge, family friendly, and open to Newcomers and their Fredericton First Friends. Transportation for participants is available if required, although limited seats are available each week and pre-registration is required.

For more information about the program or to register, please contact Kelsey Hogan at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre by phone (506.454.6952) or by email: intern@charlottestreetarts.ca. Newcomers can also register for the program through the Multicultural Association by email: saaandrew@nb.mcaf.ca.

 

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