In the next two weeks, you can see a number of textile exhibits in the city of Oakville and Toronto while the World of Threads Festival is on. Most of the exhibits were curated by Gareth Bate and festival chair, Dawne Rudman.
There are 12 countries and 8 Canadian provinces represented.
I specifically went to support the makers that exhibited a piece in Tradition in Transition.
Penny Berens (one piece),
|Penny Berens' piece, Under Construction, |
part of the Connections fibre group exhibition
Anna Hergert (one piece),
|Love the shadow Anna's piece casts|
on the gallery wall.
You can see a little of her piece from 2009,
on the right side. It's made of stitched plastic
and is part of the exhibit Momento Mori
Judith Martin (four pieces plus curator for and participant in Continuum).
|detail, Monumental Simplicty, part of Continuum|
|detail, Trinity, 2011,|
26" x 40"
part of Quiet Zone
|detail, Light of the Moon, 2009,|
part of Variegated Threads
|detail, Heart to Heart, 2009,|
24" x 60"
Another participating artist, Amanda McCavour, curated Material Connections which will be on next week in Toronto. I'm looking forward to seeing that.
And bonus, Gloria S. Daly flew all the way from Vancouver Island to see the 21 exhibits and we got a chance to meet!
|Gloria S. Daly and I .... instant friends!|