This Is Where It Happens

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This Is Where It Happens, will be held Saturday, Feb. 2nd, at 6pm in our new office space (room 133, Charlotte Street Arts Centre).

Local artists share their current projects and processes. Come talk, come listen, and ask questions. All are welcome.

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Artists are:

< 3E Collective >

3E Collective was formed during the fall of 2018 while Emma Hassencahl-Perley, Erin Goodine and Emilie Grace Lavoie were hired as emerging curators at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to curate the 50th anniversary exhibition for the New Brunswick Art Bank. While working together, they discovered that they worked well collaboratively, sharing knowledge and experience from their different educational and cultural backgrounds.

Erin Goodine is an interdisciplinary artist and designer based in Fredericton. She graduated from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in 2011, and has worked as an in-house designer and art director. Goodine has also continued an art practice through drawing, painting, installation, and most recently improvisational electronic music with Terre Wa.

Emma Hassencahl-Perley is Wolastoqiyik, originally from Tobique First Nation, NB. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University with the department award. Emma is a multidisciplinary artist, her work explores themes of legislative identity, the truth about our shared history between Indigenous nations and the Settler state and society of Canada and her own identity as a Wolastoqiyik woman.

Emilie Grace Lavoie is a ceramic sculpture artist from Edmundston, NB. She recently obtained her MFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in May 2018. In 2017, Lavoie received the silver medal at the VIII games of la francophonie in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) in sculpture- installation category representing Canada-New Brunswick.

< Indigo Poirier >

Indigo Poirier is a musician hailing from Kingsclear First Nation, currently based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Their solo project, Wangled Teb, has toured throughout New Brunswick and Central Canada and was recently awarded MusicNB’s electronic artist of the year award for 2018.

They are currently working on a four-album series based around the classical elements. The 3rd in this series, Air, being produced in collaboration with the Kalaya String Quartet, features a dynamic and unique blend of styles from jazz to classical to chiptune, held together by their propensity for intricately-chopped breakbeats and emotionally complex arrangements.

In addition to her solo project, Indigo also plays synth in electronic improv trio Terre Wa, and drums in rock band Helium Submarine.

< KC Wilcox >

KC Wilcox (b. 1992) is a New Brunswick based multimedia artist. She graduated from NSCAD in 2014, and lives in Saint John. She has exhibited across Canada and screened at film festivals internationally. She is a former Executive Director of Connexion, an artist-run centre for contemporary art in Fredericton, NB. In 2019, she co-founded Visitors, an artist-run gift shop & gallery in Saint John, NB.

Since 2018, Wilcox has been developing a new site-specific body of work, casting objects found on Tin Can Beach, an urban beach located in south-central Saint John (NB). She is curious about how access to bodies of water change ecosystems, a city’s economic prosperity, and the lives of all neighbouring things. Through an on going exploration of using rubber latex and resin as casting materials, Wilcox attempts to understand the narratives of the beach as a nature site, situated within an economically depressed area, on the cusp of urban revival, experiencing neglect, recreational usage, overgrowth, and industrial exploitation.

< Valerie Chabassol >

Valerie Chabassol is a 15-year Veteran with the Royal Canadian Navy and is currently a graduating student at the New-Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Chabassol aspires to be an “empowerment” photographer who devotes her energy to help men and women gain self-confidence by seeing their unique beauty through photography.
In her newest project entitled Renew, viewers will see subjects transform through extreme hair makeovers, letting go of the layers that can hold them back. You will all be able to see her final installation at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in June 2019.

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This is Where it Happens is an ongoing series of local artist talks. If you are interested in participating in a future edition, email info@connexionarc.org.

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