19 January 2012

Trail of Poems: the exhibit installation



Fredericton poet–artist, Joe Blades, wears a Trail of Poems in the Charlotte Glencross Gallery, on his journey towards becoming a man of letters. The Charlotte Street Arts Centre is pleased to host Blades as writer-in-performance during his upcoming solo exhibition that will feature large-format photo-based works, along with text-based and mixed media artworks. Blades’ work is presented in partial fulfillment of a Master in Education degree in Adult Education at the University of New Brunswick.

Join us for the opening reception of Trail of Poems on Thursday, February 2 from 5–7 pm, where Blades will give a free poetry reading to launch his six-week series of onsite activities. Trail of Poems addresses Blades’ research questions that consider his artistic oeuvre and the path he has created to arrive at where he is today. Blades invites the public to visit both the Charlotte Glencross Gallery at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre and Room 145 in Marshall d’Avray Hall (UNB), where his works will be displayed concurrently in order to literally and metaphorically connect the dots, pebbles, or breadcrumbs of his art and education journey.

For over thirty years, Blades’ artist life and its continuing output of words and images have led him to his current engagement in arts-based research in adult education. He has exhibited hand-bound book works, photographs, mixed media pieces, and objets d’art in group shows across Canada and Europe. “Joe Blades has become a Fredericton landmark, and we’re extremely pleased to support his work in this way,” says WhiteFeather, Executive Director of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre.

Join us at the Charlotte Glencross Gallery to understand the importance of one’s own reflection on life and where that can lead, through art. All are welcome to attend the opening reception and to return to visit Blades during his performance residency. The exhibition will run until March 15, 2012.


Media contact: Laura Perry, Communications and Outreach Intern, 454-6952 or charlottestreetartreach@gmail.com
WhiteFeather, Executive Director, 454-6952 or director@charlottestreetarts.ca

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Fredericton NB E3B 1M5
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