21 July 2006

FAA Artists-in-Residence: Joe Blades and Ursula Sommerer

Fredericton Arts Alliance Artists in Residence 2006 Summer Series

Located in the Soldiers’ Barracks Casemates in downtown Fredericton (corner of Carleton and Queen), the Artists in Residence series presents local professional artists and fine craftspeople for one- to two-week residencies. Artists will create an outdoor studio space providing the public with a wonderful opportunity to talk with them, 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 Blades and Ursula Sommerer

July 22– July 28

Established Artist: Joe Blades is a visual artist specializing in photography, creative writing, hand-bound bookbinding, and trade book publishing. During his residency, he will likely be doing a mix of writing, bookbinding, and mixed-media/Intermedia object d’art construction for upcoming exhibitions.

Emerging Artist: Since graduating in the spring of 2005, Ursula Sommerer has set up a pottery studio and has works represented in stores and galleries in all Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba. During her residency she will be working on sculptural bases and slab work in clay.

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.

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