13 September 2005

Joe Blades and Chris Giles

Date sent: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 16:25:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: Maria Bour
Subject: Press Release, Week 2, Casemates
To: Joe Blades

Press Release

Serving the Arts in the Fredericton Region

Fredericton Arts Alliance
P.O. Box 1303, Station A
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5C8
Phone: (506) 443-9900
Email: frederictonartsalliance@yahoo.ca

For Immediate Release * For Immediate Release

Artists in Residence 2005 Summer Series:

Joe Blades and Chris Giles-September 17th-September 23rd:

Located in the Soldiers' Barracks in downtown Fredericton, the series presents local professional artists and fine craftspeople for one- to two-week residencies in the Soldiers, Barracks Casemates, in the heart of Fredericton's art district. Artists will create an outdoor studio space providing the public with a wonderful opportunity to talk with the artists, learn about their inspiration and creation, and witness professional art in the making. Each week two new artists will be on location to offer their expertise and ideas to the community.

Joe will be writing poetry and possibly other creative writings on a manual non-electric typewriter, and will also make handbound books. Last year, poems written during a 2003 residency were published as Casemate Poems by Widows and Orphans of Waterloo. People can follow Joe's residency by visiting: http://brokenjoe.blogspot.com

Chris Giles is a Fredericton-based photographer/artist, filmmaker and musician who graduated from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in 1998. His select solo exhibits have featured 40x60 B&W transparencies, and a recreated apartment with 20x30 C-prints. Chris has contributed to experimental music in Fredericton since 1997, playing with notable musicians. He has received two emerging artist grants from ARTSNB. Chris is a member of the NB Filmmaker's Cooperative, has contributed to seven independent films and single-handedly created "ILLUSIONS OF A THIRSTY MIND" (2004), an 11-minute experimental film. Currently, he manages The Radiant Darkroom. He plans to make a mini art movie while residing at the casements. Using traditional film techniques and recently filmed footage he will edit together a semi-random and exciting project. He will also display artworks that show the continuum from still photography to moving pictures.

Corey Brown and Joe Blades will continue their residency until September 16th.

The Casemates are open daily from 10 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday, and 12 to 5 pm on Sundays. All are welcome and there is no charge for admission. Donations are gratefully accepted.


T: "whale" by Red Crane ent.
loc: FAA casemate
temp: 18 C
sound: Little Feat (1973) - "Dixie Chicken", HJBF Sampler 2005

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