Monday, June 04, 2007

Where I wasn’t and where you should be

IN the past 5ive weeks I have been attached to my computer working a new design for fibreQUARTERLY and getting the spring issue ready. The site now has a public and private/ subscriber only side for which you will need a username and password. While I have been doing this, shows have opened in Courtenay BC, Calgary, AB., Montreal QP and here in Toronto.

Barbara Heller, detail Jacquard tapserty
Dale Roberts and Barbara Heller opened at the Comox Valley Art Gallery in Courtenay; you can read Yvonne Owens’s review of Dale Robert’s recent work in the spring issue of fQ.

Dale Roberts

Montreal’s Hazel Meyers opened Hound’s Tooth Forsooth at the Truck Gallery in Calgary.
On line from Calgary Genevieve Goodhart’s Silence in Nature and Honour and Humility: Craft Trophies May 26 to August 3, 2007 can be seen at

An exhibition of work from the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles is touring: and is at Galerie Port-Maurice in St-Léonard Québec featuring :

Rosie Godbout / Louise Lemieux Bérubé / Claudia Almansa / Marilyn Bernier / Émilie Desmeules / Josée Hamelin / Anne Valérie Jasmin / Catherine Lagacé / Lysanne Latulippe /  Tammy Osler / Valérie Picard / Meghan Price / Frédérique Sarrazin / Isabelle Sentenne Jusqu'au Until June 21th 2007

Coming up

On Tuesday June 12 at the Hespler Library in Cambridge Ontario the completed winning design for the Cambridge Galleries Drapery Competition will be unveiled A public reception to celebrate this 9 X 69 Meter drapery; designed and woven by Armstrong Fox Textiles Inc. from Nova Scotia, will be open to the public at 6:30. Artist/ weavers Lesley Armstrong & Anke Fox will be present.
“The award-winning design by Alar Kongats Architects will definitely make its mark as a stunning architectural work for the region. Artists Lesley Armstrong and Anke Fox of Dartmouth Nova Scotia were chosen in our national competition to design the building's drapery. Using an unusual Japanese yarn with a nylon core and tiny linen paper pieces, they have woven an elegant, gauze-like, tactile fabric reminiscent of the rich textures found in nature” press release
if you need an other reason to head in the direction of Cambridge: Printmaking Fair
& Print Sale
, Saturday, June 23, 2007, 10 am - 4 pm, A one-day exhibition and sale of original fine art prints featuring displays, demos and hundreds of works for sale by Ontario artists--monoprints, screenprints, lithographs, etchings and more.
Quiltscapes by Teresa van Neste Reception June 22, 7-10pm"
June 22 – July 22 2007
Ezra's Pound 238 Dupont St. Toronto, ON

and of course the biggest party in TO has just be started:
Toronto Welcomes Michael Lee-Chin Crystal on its Opening Weekend
40,000 attend Opening Ceremonies & Concert; 25,000 people visit ROM
through the weekend

(Toronto, Ontario - June 4, 2007) The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is
pleased to announce that it welcomed 24,777 guests during the opening
weekend of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal
For the full release please see the attached PDF or visit the ROM's

Links to Galleries and artist mentioned abovePacific Disturbance: Barbara Heller, Dale Roberts
Comox Valley Art Gallery
580 Duncan Ave
Courtenay, BC V9N 2M7
 Exhibition runs from May 26 until July 21
Hound's Tooth, Forsooth! Hazel Meyer
TRUCK: Contemporary Art 
The Grain Exchange (lower level)
815 First Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1N3
 Exhibition runs: May 18 - June 23, 2007
Armstrong Fox Textiles Inc.
Technology Innovation Centre
One Research Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Canada B2Y 4M9
t.(902) 466-8395
f.(902) 466-6889
Hespeler Library
5 Tannery Street
Cambridge, Ont. N3C 2C1

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