Friday, July 03, 2009

Fibre, Naturally, Concourse Gallery at Emily Carr from August 11 to 16, 2009.

Hanji Dress by local artist Rosalind Aylmer

BC - Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival - 2009

Fibre, Naturally

August 11 to August 16
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Paper Like You Have Never Seen it Before

The Korean art of Hanji is a centuries-old tradition of making paper from the inner bark of a mulberry tree. Historically this paper has been used for everything from umbrellas, to lanterns, books to floor coverings. Today's artists are taking Hanji in new directions, weaving and felting with paper and creating many beautiful objects as well as art to wear.

The Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts, the Greater Vancouver Weavers' and Spinners' Guild, FibreEssence and the Millenium Jeonju Hanji Forum, in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the Craft Council of BC and the Canadian Society for Asian Arts are proud to present an exhibition and fashion show of works in paper.

Fibre, Naturally will be held in the Concourse Gallery at Emily Carr from August 11 to 16, 2009. This exciting exhibition will showcase the work of Korean as well as local fibre artists, using paper for hangings, boxes, books, knitted or woven pieces, and some extraordinary garments. These latter will be featured in a fashion show on the evening of Thursday, August 13, at the Emily Carr Theatre, South Building.

For tickets or more information contact the Craft Council of BC.

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