The 2019 Artists in Residence Summer Series features weekly residences from local artists who will be on site to work on their creative projects, and visitors may go to the casemate to meet and interact with the artists, ask questions about their project, and observe how the artists go about their creative work.
This week's artists are Anne Stillwell-LeBlanc, a block printer, and Vena Carr, an illustrator.
Anne Stillwell-LeBlanc is a self-taught linoleum block print artist who has participated in a multitude of art exhibitions. Her work has most recently been showcased in the Spring into Woodstock Show, the Riverside Resort Spring Market, and the Capital 100 or Less. She currently operates and designs pieces for Ridge Works Studio, her family-run art studio.
During her residency, Stillwell-LeBlanc will be engaging the public with opportunities to carve and print with linoleum blocks and ink. She plans to have a large forestry print that will allow many people to contribute to the project.
Vena Carr is a visual artist who designs a variety of products, including stationery, fine art prints, and accessories based on animals. She is a graduate of the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, focusing in Foundation Visual Art and Graphic design. She frequently appeared at exhibitions in the Mazerolle Gallery, including Sexuality & Relationships, Save as…, Tagged & Inked, and Unveiled.
During her residency, Carr will draw on her upbringing in rural New Brunswick by illustrating a 3-part series featuring the tree-dwelling animals that lived near her childhood home. She will also head a fourth illustration where she will invite the public to add their own favourite animals to the scene.
Charlotte Simmons, FAA Summer Events Coordinator 2019