Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fall 2009 Coming Events

Birds in Flight by embroiderer extraordinary Amanda McCavour this is her booth at the Toronto Outdoors Art Exhibition this past July. Amanda is one of the 20 0r so fibre artist which will be part of the 215 craft artist featured in the Canadina Pavillion at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2009 in Cheongju, South Korea September 23 –November 1 2009
Cambridge, Ontario: September 1, 2009

Flavor Paper, USA B-a-n-a-n-a-s!, Michael Angelo, New York, USA

The Art of Wallpaper
September 01 - October 18, 2009
Cambridge Galleries Design at Riverside

Opening reception: Saturday September 12, 2:30pm

The Art of Wallpaper celebrates the art behind the popular, yet often maligned decorative device, and its’ recent revival. From early 20th century hand painted samples by Europe’s top studios, The Art of Wallpaper fast forwards to today’s bespoke, limited edition, and designer production lines that serve as a unique creative outlet for artists and designers from around the world.

Cambridge Galleries Website:

{if you haven't figured me out yet, i love wallpaper}

* FREE ART BUSES: Toronto departing from the Ministry of the Interior (80 Ossington Ave.) at 1:00 pm, Waterloo Region departing from the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (25 Caroline St. N.) 1:00 pm and Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (101 Queen St. N.) at 1:20 pm.
For info contact K. Jennifer Bedford at 519.621.0460 X119.
Ottawa, September 1, 2009

Carmella Karijo Rother

Carmella Karijo Rother, Wendy Feldberg & Karen Goetzinger

September 1 to November 26, 2009
Arts Ottawa East Arts Council, Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Boulevard Suite 260
St-André-Avellin, Quebec September 6 2009


a group exhibition in tapestry and fibre arts by artists and members of Moon Rain Centre Françoise Chartrand, Denise Coker, Thoma Ewen, Hope MacLean, Krystyna Sadej
Phyllis Wedding
September 6 to 27, 2009
opening September 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm
Centre d’action culturelle de la MRC Papineau
3, rue Principale St-André-Avellin,

Winnipeg, Manitoba: Tuesday September 8th 2009

September 8th, 2009 we will be displaying two new exhibits.

Main gallery: Mother Nature's Fibres In a synthetic world we forget the natural origins of textiles. This exhibit will explore the major and minor fibres and different weaves that are evident in our collection. The United Nations has recognized 2009 as the International Year of the Natural Fibres, so come celebrate it with us!

Second Gallery: The Canadiana Collection Recently we acquired a small collection of artifacts from the Canadiana Collection based out of Victoria. We will showcase this wonderful historic collection in its entirety.

109 Pacific Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 0M1

Montreal, Quebec: Wednesday September 9th

Love One Another:An artwork by Louise Lemieux Bérubé
August 24th to October 23rd, 2009
Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles
5800 Saint Denis, espace 501Montreal, QC

Wednesday September 9th at 5pm: opening and launching of Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles' 20th anniversary activities.


continuing in Montreal:

GRIFFÉ QUÉBEC, June 19 to September 20, 2009

Écomusée du Fier Monde, 2050 Amherst,Montreal, Québec

Collection of MCTQ Photo : Alexis K. Laflamme

continuing in Quebec City:

3rd Gigue*, 1972. cotton and wool. Collection of MNBAQ

Micheline Beauchemin: River of Light, July18 - October 11 2009
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Parc des Champs-de-Bataille
Québec (Québec)

Oakville, Ontario: Sunday, September 20, 2009

World of Threads Festival
Oakville Ontario
Canada's Biennial International Fibre Art & Craft Festival,Sept. 18, - Oct. 4, 2009.
COMMON THREAD: International Juried Exhibition and FESTIVAL GRAND OPENING, Sunday - September 20, 2009, Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, 1086 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Oakville

this event takes place in numerous venues in Oakville for more information check out the Official Website:


Toronto, Ontario: September 23, 2009

Kaleidoscope: Antique Quilts from the collection of Carole and Howard Tanenbaum
Sept 23, 2009 - Mar 21, 2010
Curated by Max Allen Textile Museum of Canada

Danish Mondern:Suzanne Swannie Textil
is on at the Textile Museum 22 July through 1 October 2009, then is moving to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western Branch, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 5 February through 11 June 2010
Brud 1 2004 by Suzanna Swannie, carpet woven in reduced tapestry technique , of hand dyed Spelzau wool on Linen warp, 174 X119 cm [private collection] photo Steven Farmer
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 2H5

Judy Chicago:World in Threads and She Will Always Be Older Then Us leaves the Textile Museum on September 7th and moves to the Art Gallery of Calgary 117 -8 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta. September 25, 2009 – Saturday, January 23, 2010

you can now read my review of the Judy Chicago show which was published in ETN Textile Forum 2/2009 Preview p 14. In Considering Judy Chicago

The Cheongju International Craft Biennale

Unity & Diversity at the Canadian Pavilion

September 23 –November 1 2009

the Biennale’s Canadian Pavilion will showcase Unity & Diversity, an exhibition of 215 contemporary works of craft, 20 of which are fibre and textile artist. The exhibition is poised to draw international attention and is accompanied by live performances, demonstrations, lectures, a boutique, and more. The items have been selected by the Canadian Crafts Federation, and the show curated by Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, editor of ‘Neo-Craft: Modernity and the Crafts.’ ‘Unity & Diversity’ is a vital contribution to the contemporary theme of representing cultures, and the fruits of interchange between art, nature and humanity.

In January 2010, elements of the exhibition will return to Canada to appear at the Museum of Vancouver as part of the Cultural Olympiad activities for the 2010 Winter Olympics

Kate Jackson, “I won’t treat my tears like tissue” 2008, Hand-embroidery, facial tissue, cardstock, plastic, 22 x l0 x 18cm. Artist Statement: Tears and snot are worthy of a handkerchief. Having spent a great deal of time crying recently and not having a hankie to catch the tears, I watched my emotions get taken out with the trash. Tears should be embraced, calmed, sweetened, and soothed. They should fall into something beautiful. from fibreworks 2008 at the Cambridge Galleries

“The Cheongju International Craft Biennale is a great opportunity for the international community to learn about Canada through the objects we create. Within the Canadian Pavilion, our artists will speak to the world as cultural ambassadors, using the language of craft to develop a deeper understanding of who Canadians are as a people." – Jean Johnson

Dorrie Millerson Needle Lace Car from Hard Twist at the Gladstone Hotel November 2008

The Cheongju International Craft Biennale is the largest of many visual arts events taking place in South Korea. It has described as the "Cannes Film Festival of Craft", with over half a million visitors attending each year. Cultural amenities abound in Cheongju city, with programs all year round; but the most significant is the Cheongju International Craft Biennale (CICB). This six million dollar international event runs throughout the month of October every second year. The 2007 Biennale, themed “Creative Evolution – Deeply and Slowly”, featured the work of 1100 craft artists from over 40 countries. Since the Biennale’s inaugural event in 1999, attendance and participation has steadily grown.

embroiderer extraordinar Amanda McCavour Decorative/Applied Arts – Fibre Artist Orange section Booth # 420 with the pond behind her

Canadian Craft Federation website:

If you have and exhibition coming up in the 2009 - 2010 Fall winter season, let others know about it in advance on fQaroundtown ....

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