Sunday, August 12, 2007

August around and about

In Ontario

fragments by Carl Stewart

Opening reception, Sunday August 19, 2007 2-4 pm at

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

3 Rosamond St E.

Almonte, Ontario

August 14 – October 28, 2007

One third of our life is spent in bed, lying on a mattress. It is on a bed where life is oft-times conceived and where it may end. It is where we rejuvenate and convalesce. A mattress is both the storehouse of our dreams and the site of our nightmares.

Carl Stewart began collecting textile fragments from discarded mattresses in September 1996. Some fragments have been left as they were found, others embellished with paint, foil, metallic thread, pearls, beads and sequins. The fragments are reassembled into shimmering quilts, becoming glorifications of domestic situations and daily rituals.

Shows running along with Carl Stewarts are

Textile Art - Franco-Canadian Exchange
By the Laurentian Quilters' Guild and
Association Beziers Patchwork France

July 12 - September 25, 2007

This international challenge is part of the Laurentian Quilters’ Guild’s 10th anniversary celebrations, with 26 quilters from each group participating.

"Unclothed and Uncovered: Revealing Art in Textiles"
By Wendy Feldberg, Karen Goetzinger, Carmella Karijo Rother

July 31- October 28, 2007

In this exhibit the artists seek to pull textiles out from under familiar assumptions around wearability and functionality. The artists are not seeking to clothe the bodies or cover beds and armchairs, but engage visitors in an interaction with textiles in light of their collective passion for fibre as an art medium.
Feldberg's surface design work explores the expressive possibilities in layered threadplay; Goetzinger seeks to interpret the quietly deep and powerful contrasts that speak to her from vintage oriental textile; Karijo Rother's passion for colour and form culminates in energetic and meditative compositions alive with light and movement.

In Vancouver

Fibre Essence

3210 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, BC V6S 2B7 Canada
@ 16th Avenue Tel: 604-738-1282

July 26 - August 26, 2007
Tapestry Weavers Interest Group, Co-ordinated by Virginia Baldwin

August 30 - September 30, 2007
Hanna Haapasalo & Kaija Rautiainen

October 4 - November 11, 2007
Anne Hunt

Gallery Hours
Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

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