FAA’s Summer Artists Residencies – Art in the Box at Officers’ Square

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August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am – August 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Officers’ Square
Officers' Square
575 Queen St, Fredericton, NB E3B 4Y7
Fredericton Arts Alliance (FAA)

FAA’s Summer Artists Residencies continue with Karen LeBlanc and Vanshika Khaitan until Aug 13

It’s all weaving and painting at the Fredericton Arts Alliance’s Art in the Box until August 13!

Karen LeBlanc is a master weaver, and, at 14, Vanshika Khaitan is the youngest artist ever to have a Fredericton Arts Alliance residency. Khaitan is an active student at Fredericton High School with a strong interest in art. She has won several art competitions and has sold work through Isaac’s Way. She is hoping to work on a big canvas capturing emotions about Canadian 150 including landmarks, bright colour and a sense of celebration. LeBlanc has 40 years’ experience as a fibre artist, and has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. She plans on weaving samples of historical textiles and small tapestry images, and possibly working on a three-dimensional woven sculpture.

On August 14, weaver Kim Bent will return for a second residency, joined by clay artist Yolande Clark.

Bent has been working on a design based on the Canada 150 tulip, which she began in an earlier residency in mid-July. Clark’s interest in ceramics goes back to a first pottery class at age 3. She is now an established ceramist with work in galleries in New Brunswick, Ontario and Japan. She plans to work with the potter’s wheel as well as making coil pots. She will have two wheels available so visitors can try their hand at making a clay vessel or sculpture using traditional or contemporary methods. Her residency will also reflect the history of pottery in Canada from First Nations ceramics onward.

Art in the Box will be open daily from 10am to 5pm, and artists may stay open on evenings when there are special events in Officers’ Square.

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