Fredericton Artists travel to Wonderland
‘Local artists combine talent at Fredericton Museum’.
On the 22nd of July at 5:00 pm, there will be the artists in residence reception at the Fredericton Region Museum, (FRM) 571 Queens Street, for Ms. Marsha Clark and Ms. Samantha Brittany. This gathering will be for these two talented artists combing their artwork to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the timeless classic, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, and will be creating a Victorian and fairy-tale themed exhibit for invited guests to enjoy and interact with.
Ms. Clark and Ms. Brittany’s pieces will be displayed in the artist-in-residence room at the FRM; Ms. Brittany will allow guests to aid her in embellishing a dress she has been working on, as well as observe the process of corset making. She bases majority of her fashion designs on actual historical dresses and corsets. Ms. Brittany believes, ‘fashion is like a forest, you either get lost or follow the trail!’
Ms. Clark will be hosting a tea party in true Lewis Carol fashion on the balcony of the museum, complete with Mad Hatter, tea, and cookies. Artefacts from our very own collections inspire some of her paintings, as well as drawing muse from her fiancé to create the theme of, ‘artist in Wonderland’. Her collages make for a colourful and eye-catching experience.
The artist-in-residence program has been successful these past two years in helping to inspire artists with the FRM’s rich and vast collections, and pulling the public closer to what the museum does through art medium. The experience for invited guests this July will be one that is personal and exclusive: working with Ms. Brittany to finish her dress as well as being close to the museum’s collection of teacups with Ms. Clark.
Both artists are very excited to exhibit their pieces, and the FRM is proud to host them this summer; the combined talent and artwork creates a colourful and beautiful exhibit, which guests will certainly not want to miss out on. The event will welcome Ms. Brittany as well as act as a farewell and to Ms. Clark, and allows guests to experience first hand the hard work that goes into corset and dress design, as well as observe the painstaking process of painting and collage work.
The Fredericton Region Museum is a non-profit organization founded by the York Sunbury Historical Society in 1934. The FRM found permanent residence in the centre of downtown Fredericton, (571 Queens Street). The museum relies on numerous volunteers and a small paid staff.
The York Sunbury Historical Society wishes to express their appreciation to the city of Fredericton’s Arts, Culture & Heritage Project by whom this project was made possible.
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