Thursday, March 04, 2010

march 2010 agenda / cross Canada check in

You can follow my March Agenda as I get out to events and post them in this Facebook Album of the same name
March 2010 agenda/ cross Canada Check in

LAMENT, by  Maggie Tchir in the By Hand - BC and Yukon  contemporary craft exhibitions from Canada, Korea and BC and the Yukon. exhibitions were a part of the cultural Olympiad in Vancouver and will run until April 11.

Before looking at what is about to happen here is a quick look at what has opened and is continuing in different parts of Canada.

British Columbia


Ruth Scheuing working on a TC-1 loom during her residency in the Tech lab at the Surrey Art Gallery, where she is working with a hand-operated Jacquard loom on a series of pieces based on the Silkroad between January 23 – April 3, 2010.
for more information go to her SilkRoad on her Project Blog


Morija Reeb felt at Circle Craft.
March 5 – 30, 2010 Circle Craft’s Annual Student Scholarships Exhibition
This exhibition features the works of Circle Craft’s 2009 student scholarship recipients. Featured will be: Hamza Vora & Raneen Nosh, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Ceramics Program; Morija Reeb, Capilano University, Textile Arts Program; Patrick McIvor, Kootenay School of the Arts , Metal Program; and, Angie Arsenault, Vancouver Community University, Jewellery Program.

Circle Craft Shop & Gallery, Daily 10 am – 7 pm,
1 - 1666 Johnston St. , Net Loft Granville Island

For information about o the r upcoming gallery exhibitions, visit:

tricot nouveau by Lysanne Latulippe (AKA majolie)

January 18th, 2010 - From January 27th to March 12th, 2010, the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles (MCCT) presents tricot nouveau, an exhibition of recent works by Lysanne Latulippe (AKA majolie) prize-winner of the Prix Lucien-Desmarais, in 2008. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Wednesday, January 27th 2010, starting at 5 pm.

instaltion view of Lysanne Latulippe work at the MCCT Gallery

Montreal Center for Contemporary Textiles / Le Centre des textiles contemporains de Montréal, 5800 St-Denis espace 501, Montréal (Québec)

Diagonale, le centre des arts et des fibres du Québec “Ombres à porter” by Amélie Brisson-Darveau until march 6

The relation between the self and the surrounding environment and individuals is the central theme of Amelie Brisson-Darveau’s work. Fabrics and fibres as material and metaphor allow her to explore these dimensions of human relations in time and space through performative actions. Different states of embodied experience and immediacy provide the ground for an aesthetic of presence.
In the recent project Ombres à porter, she traces her friends’ shadows to make patterns for clothing that she tailors afterwards. From these fluid, abstract shapes she creates phantasmagorical, improbable, unusable clothes. Their rich materiality merges into the real while at the same time their usability has to remain on an imaginary plane. The spectator is compelled to engage with the work by projecting his or her fleeting shadow onto the clothes. “I imagine the shadow as a form always in motion, approaching choreography. I visualize the work as a small portable stage (following me like a cloud) creating moving images similar to a dance.”

Diagonale, le centre des arts et des fibres du Québec

Opening at Diagonale this month

Traversée, Exposition à la Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges,

Buenos Aires : Florencia Vitón, Ester Nazarian, Eliana Castro, Hernán Sansone, Josefina Laratro, Mercedes Fidanza, Paloma Catalá del Río, Verónica Longoni, Luis Marte
Montréal : Alanna Lynch, Claudia Bernal, Lise Létourneau, Lyne Girard, Nicole Panneton, Héloïse Audy, Natalie Rolland, Karen Tam

March 11 - April 11, opening March, 11 5 pm
5455, rue de Gaspé, espace 203, Montréal
Alanna Lynch, Ugly White Fetishist, 2008, mix media. from You’re Too Close: Body Politics, Spatial Relations, March 10 to march 14 2009, Art Mûr, 5826 St. Hubert - Metro Rosemont

TORONTO this March.

Mary Kroetsch "faces"
the 3 – 3 – 3 Group Exhibition,  Gallery Hittite, March 3rd to 24th, 2010.
107 Scollard St., Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1G4

The artist Project
 Queen Elizabeth Building, 180 Princes’ Blvd., Exhibition Place, 
Toronto, Ontario

Thursday, March 4: 7PM – 10PM (Opening Night Party)
Friday, March 5: 12AM – 9PM
Saturday, March 6: 11AM – 9PM

Sunday: 11AM – 6PM

Outcropping #3 2009 Lorraine Roy

Lorraine Roy: Art Textiles: at the Artist Project Toronto in Booth #320,

A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture by EVA ENNIST:
March 4- 26, 2010
1092 Queen Street West
(entrance on Dovercourt)
Toronto, ON M6J 1H9 

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 6th, to meet Toronto-based artist EVA ENNIST

EVA was on sabbatical last year from her teaching at the Ontario College of Art & Design and had the privilege of travelling to visit the Angkor Wat temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia. It was built for the King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. Her sustained visit over many days to this amazing architectural wonder has led to this new body of mixed media sculpture. The sculptures developed through her exploration of both industrial materials (concrete and wire mesh) and organic fibres, namely bamboo, reed and handmade paper pulp. The contrasts and similarities of these chosen elements reflect the influences and observations from her travels. The dualities of heavy and light, dense and open, natural and manmade, inherent in her materials, have also been compelling motivators in the development of this new work.

March 2 – April 11, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, March 9, 6:30 pm

Cambridge Galleries, Design at Riverside, 7 Melville Street South. Cambridge, Ontario

Cambridge Galleries Permanent Collection of contemporary Canadian Fibre Art is considered one of the best and most comprehensive in the country. The collection was conceived in homage to the region's rich textile manufacturing history and as a means by which to encourage and support outstanding contemporary work in the discipline.

This annual exhibition provides an excellent overview of Cambridge Galleries’ collecting activity over nearly 22 years, and demonstrates the diversity and ingenuity of Canadian artists creating textile based work. Works from the collection are frequently loaned to other art galleries across the country and beyond, however, only once at year at Design at Riverside, is there an opportunity to present larger groupings of related or thematic works here at home in Cambridge. In each subsequent year we build greater awareness of the collection and the artists whose work is represented.

Mary Misner
Cambridge Galleries
IMAGE: (foreground), Arlene Turkington, Thin Skin - Thorn Nettles and Spikes, 2003. (background) Robin Morey, Dawning, 1985. Photo: David Popplow. Images courtesy of the artists.

Noelle Hamlyn photographed at The Best of the TOAE 2009 at the First Canadian Place Gallery
 Noelle Hamlyn FIBRE - BEST OF CATEGORY, with an embroidered jacket, this one made of tea bags.

Noelle Hamlyn “Uncovering - The Blanket Form” Closing reception: Saturday March 13th, 2-5 pm.
At *new* gallery, 906 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1G6

Anna Bourque Champion - Mezzopunto Retrospettiva
march 1- 28, 2010
Opening Saturday the 13th of March from 4-6 pm
North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St, Toronto

Not your standard Berlin Woolwork.

Exuberant, joyful colour compositions using feminine icons from the twentieth century - such as the "Little Black Dress". Appropriating an art form that's been used to fill the idle time of women in the place of outdoor sports and education, Anna's work is bright, beautiful, playful and fun.

"Please join us at the Library on the Saturday the 13th of March from 4-6 pm to view the pieces. Bring your chequebook if you want to take one home."

Laurie Swim will help unveil " Breaking Ground", now part of the City of Toronto ’s Permanent Art Collection, at the York Mills TTC station on March 17, 2010
Commemorating the  "Hogg's Hollow Disaster" which happened on March 17 1960  when five immigrant Italian workers lost their lives while building a new water main in suburban North Toronto. The unavailing of this large community quilt marks the 50 anniversary 

"The quilt serves not only as a memorial to the lives tragically lost while on the job, but also as a celebration of the spirit of community – the volunteers, city officials, organizations and corporations who worked together with a number of individual donors to create this commemorative portrait of a moment in Toronto’s history that should never be forgotten."

to find out more about Lauri Swim visit
Altered > Martina Edmondson and Monica Bodirsky
  March 17 -April 4

 *new* gallery, 906 Queen Street West, 
Toronto, ON M6J 1G6
Opening reception Friday March 19th 5-7 pm

Around the Frayed Edges
Curated by Laurie Carmount
March 18-May 29
Minden Hills Cultural Centre 705.286.2808 Minden, Canada
Opening Reception Friday March 19 at 4pm

Artists: Marianne Kyryluk, Carl Stewart, Robin Ripley, Jean Farrell, Heidi Hudspith,
David R. Harper, Jill Odegaard, Laura Trach, Liz Menard, Nadine Papp, Wendy O'Brien, Johanna Nousiainen, Fay Wilkinson, Audrey MacLean, Caitlin Erskine-Smith, Barbara Wisnoski, Erika DeFreitas, Carmella Karijo Rother, Suzen Green, Sandi Luck, Cynthia Jackson, Amanda McCavour, Ilona Staples, Karen Goetzinger, Catherine Vamvakas Lay, Karina Bergmans, Jane Tingley 

This exhibition delves into the outer edges of fibre arts. Fibre arts is a style of fine arts made with textiles and is more concerned with creativity and skill in the end product than functionality. In Around the Frayed Edges a narration will be spun through work that pushes the confines as to what an artist can do with fibre today. Twenty-seven fibre artists from across North America have created works for this exhibition. From sculptural to painterly to installations this leading edge exhibition addresses all of the visual arts elements – all in fibre.


This Just a quick look at what is happening in March, this information has come from facebook event invitations, akimbo or directly to me from the Artist or Galleries where the shows are happening. 

One Of A Kind Spring Show
March 31 -April1 2010
Direct Energy

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