Crossing Over at Saint Thomas University

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“Crossing Over,” a celebration of four young Fredericton artists, opens at the Yellow Box Gallery in McCain Hall at St. Thomas University on March 15, 2013. All four artists are recipients of a Charlotte Glencross Scholarship for Professional Development in the Arts.

WhiteFeather Hunter, artist, arts educator and writer, was the first to receive the scholarship in 2009. The artist Kim Vose Jones was next in 2010, followed by Step Taylor, playwright and actor, and this year the fiddleplayer Kathleen Gorey-McSorley won the award.

The scholarship was created in 2009 in the name of Charlotte Glencross, the late Fredericton textile artist, administrator, educator and champion of the arts. It aims to support developing practitioners in the arts. “Crossing Over,” the title of this exhibition is a reference to the young artists on the thresholds of their careers. This show is one of the exhibitions linked to the celebration of the life and legacy of Charlotte Glencross, which include The Fabric of Her Life, a major show of her work at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery until May 26, as well as displays at the N B College of Craft and Design, Gallery 78, and Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts.

Charlotte’s versatility as an artist and administrator is evident in the diversity of the talents and fields of endeavour of the four participants in this show. From posters advertising Step’s dramas, to a video of Kathleen performing on fiddle, to Kim’s wonderful constructions and WhiteFeather’s diverse work, the show celebrates creativity and life.

The opening reception will take place on Friday, March 15, 5 – 7, at the Yellow Box Gallery, McCain Hall. The show will run to the end of April.

More on the Saint Thomas University website, here.

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