Wednesday, October 03, 2007

October runaround

BIG FIBRE little fibre
The Gladstone Hotel's 2nd Annual Juried Textile Exhibition

Friday October 12 2007 to Sunday November 25 2007
12-5pm Daily | 3rd and 4th Fl
Opening Reception Thursday Oct 11 2007 6-9pm

Special Installation: "Thumbpins" by Emily Hermant
2nd Fl Room 214 | October 12 - 14, 2007

Participating Artists:

Amy Bagshaw, Barbara Bailey, Keith Bentley, Louise Lemieux Bérubé, Kate Busby, Florencia Caligiuri, Suzanne Carlsen, Sarah Comfort, Gabriel Dawe, William Elsworthy & Deborah Wang, Misha Gingerich, Miriam Grenville, Jesse Harrod, Emily Hermant, Jane Lowbeer, Feliz Klassen, Amanda McCavour, Tammy Osler, Lois Schklar, Tania Ursomarzo, Andrea Vander Kooij, Barbara Wisnoski, and Ute Wolff.


Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell

Sex, lies - but no rock and roll (we're working on that one) - inhabit the world of BIGlittle fibreFIBRE, the Gladstone Hotel's second annual show of textile art.

Inspired by a surprised "Gee, it's so big!" overheard from a viewer looking at a piece in last year's show, the curators have brought together a group of works that explodes the perception that textile work is exclusively delicate, diminutive, fragile and decorous.

From Emily Hermant's breathtakingly huge Thumbpins to Andrea Vander Kooij's sly little fifteen fucks , the works in the show - like Alice's mushroom - bring the viewer to the VERY BIG and the very small , depending on which side they experience.

And, courtesy of Keith Bentley, there's a life-size horse.

Press Contact:

Chris Mitchell 416-531-4635



Carol Shinn Machine-stitched photo-realistic embroideries

From October 11th to November 2nd 2007

Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles

Opening : Thursday, October 11th at 5 pm
The artist will give a lecture at 6 pm

MCCT gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 :30 pm. Free admission

For more information about the artist :

MCCT gallery is open Monday to Friday,

from 9 am to 4:30 pm - Free admission

Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles

5800 Saint-Denis street, Espace 501

Montréal, Qc H2S 3L5

Métro Rosemont

(514) 933-3728



Fossils and Feathers: Annie Hunt

FibreEssence Gallery

image of Anni's work

October 4 ~ November 11 , 2007

Anni Hunt

please join us at the Artists’ Reception

Friday, October 5, 7pm

Please note that we will be closed on Monday, October 7th

3210 Dunbar Street, Vancouver

(@ 16th Avenue)


Wednesday ~ Saturday: 11-5:30pm

Sunday: Noon – 5pm

Workshop Opportunity:

White on White with Anni Hunt
Sunday, October 14, 9:30 to 4:00

at Silk Purse (1570 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver)
Fee: $65 plus $10 kit fee

This workshop deals with a design you will develop from an image or inspiration source and use it throughout the creative process to collage a textile piece.
Later colour is added using the image or inspiration source as a guide to the use of colour.
We will document each stage so that you will come away at the end of the day with a workbook of the process to refer to and use to develop your designs and ideas further.

Supplies List
1. Bring several Images or inspirational sources to use as your springboard for your design theme.
2. An assortment of white/off white NATURAL fabrics ; i.e. cottons/linens/silks/cheesecloth/satins.
(some with texture, some not)
We will be sharing fabrics so don't go crazy trying to find a huge selection.
1/4 metre of each will be ample.
3. An assortment of white/off white NATURAL threads and yarns. Again various textures and thickness
is good and again we will be sharing threads.
4. Your sewing machine. A couching foot if you have one.
5. An apron or old T-shirt.

Start is 9.30 prompt as it is a full day of participation!
Bring your lunch and a sense of adventure!

Contact Yoriko Oki, or 604-230-8748 to register.

FibreEssence is a non-profit society, artist owned and operated

3210 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, V6S 2B7

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