Summer Artist in Residence Program Expands

Artists will explore Killarney Lake Park for first time

This City of Fredericton’s Summer Artist in Residence Program is expanding this year to include Killarney Lake Park for the first time ever.  The program will return to the Fredericton Botanic Gardens in Odell Park for the third year in a row.  The entire series gets underway on Monday, June 29, 2021.

Seventeen artists will leave their studio spaces to work “en plein air” – in the great outdoors – for two-week intervals until September 3, 2021. The full summer schedule, including artist profiles can be found at www.fredericton.ca/artistinresidence

Throughout the summer, the public will be able to find artists creating new work in different locations across Killarney Lake Park and the Fredericton Botanic Gardens. Artists will be demonstrating their techniques in fibre and textile arts, music, wood carving, painting, drawing, plant fibre sculpture, as well as fashion design. Visitors are welcome to interact with the artists and learn about their work, techniques and processes while maintaining appropriate COVID-19 distancing guidelines.

The public is also invited to follow the resident artists on social media to view their daily updates and learn more about their creative process and artist techniques. In addition, followers will have the opportunity to take in a lesson, see a demonstration, or have their questions answered during live artist talks.

“To say that we’re happy with how our program has evolved over the past few years is an understatement, especially given the challenges brought about from the COVID-19 pandemic”, said Angela Watson, the City’s Cultural Development Officer.  “It’s a true testament to the talent here in the community and the willingness of our artist partners to not only adapt to these limitations, but to flourish despite them.”

Below is a list of the artists and the dates of their residencies.

Killarney Lake Park

  • Brittany Schuler | June 28 – July 9
  • Gary Crosby | July 12 – 23
  • Anne Stillwell-Leblanc and Kim Stillwell | July 26 – August 6
  • Angela Beek | August 9 – 20
  • Jason Anderson | August 23 – September 3

Fredericton Botanic Garden at Odell Park

  • Fibre Arts Network (Donna Mulholland, Karen Leblanc, Caroline Simpson, Tracey O’Brien, Jacqueline Bourque, Renata Britez, and Darcy Hunter) | June 28 – July 9
  • Somayeh (Somi) Soltanizadeh | July 12 – 23
  • Kaitlin Hoyt | July 26 – August 6
  • Laura Forrester | August 9 – 20
  • Ralph Simpson | August 23 – September 3