archiTEXTURE: Hard Edges in a Soft Medium
Opens August 7, 2017 in the Community Art Space on the 3rd Floor of the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, B.C., and runs through October 2, 2017. Regular gallery hours are Monday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The Opening Reception is Friday, August 11 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., in conjunction with the New West Cultural Crawl that runs over that weekend.
Terry, Mardell and Judy are all SAQA members -- those at the first WC Regional Retreat in May will remember Judy's in-depth, informative and fun seminar on colour. Among other accomplishments, Terry and Mardell both have pieces currently touring with My Corner of the World: Canada.
The title is intriguing...the artists are talented...if you live in or will be visiting the area in August or September, be sure to take in "archiTEXTURE"!
Four textile artists from East Vancouver explore the utilitarian, gendered, geographic, social, aesthetic, and metaphorical dimensions of “home through the medium of hand-hooked rugs.
5th Annual Fashion Show and Sale
Slow Clothes: the Art of Fashion is a juried fashion show. The Show and Sale feature one of a kind and limited edition clothing and accessories by more than 25 well-known and emerging fibre and jewellery artists from the North Shore and Metro Vancouver. Local artists include: Anne Gudrun, Carolyn Bruce, Chi's Creations, Della Terra Designs, Anni Hunt, MG Designs, Fariba Mirzaie and Alice Philips.
Slow Clothes, as a philosophy, requires the commitment of the artist to working in an eco friendly way with regards to their choice and processing of materials. Come early to get a good seat to experience this year’s Slow Clothes garments and accessories. Each piece has been individually made, enriched by the hands and hearts of our artists
Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12 to 5pm
Closed Saturday June 3rd.
This free exhibition marking the 6oth anniversary of the Anglican Foundation of Canada features thirty Canadian textile artists and their explorations into the realm of the sacred. The works span from new perspectives on centuries-old religious vestments, liturgical items and ritual practices to radical reinterpretations of sacred space and private meditation. The work of these artists offers insight into the significant role cloth plays in the Canadian contemporary spiritual landscape.
Displayed in Christ Church Cathedral’s chancel, the exhibition was organized by Thomas Roach and supported by a curating circle (Debra Sparrow, Salish weaver; Barbara Heller, tapestry weaver; and Angela Clarke, curator) who selected work from submissions from across the country.
An impressive array of traditional and innovative textile media and processes are included: tapestry and jacquard weaving; piecing and quilting; hand and machine stitching; dyeing and printing; embroidery and embellishment. The work reveals that spiritual conversations in textiles are an important means through which Canadian artists seek inspiration both artistically and spiritually.
Whether these artists are challenging their concepts of the unknown and the immensity of the cosmos, or looking inward to engage in private meditations, they find in their work a means to contemplate the world around them, participate in the act of creation, and engage in prayer.
Please join us and become part of this spiritual conversation in textiles.
Kaija Rautiainen, Vancouver, BC
HilaryRice, Stirling, ON
Lorraine Ross, Calgary, AB
Iris Rountree, Winnipeg, MB
Katie Stein Sather, Maple Ridge, BC
Robb Schinnour, Burnaby, BC
Shamina Senaratne, Port Moody, BC
Joan Taylor, Richmond, BC
Maggie Tchir, Nelson, BC
Judy Villett, New Westminster, BC
Sheila Wex, Vancouver, BC
Janet Wheeler, Vancouver, BC
Artists Included in the exhibition:
Terry Aske, New Westminster, BC
Karen Brodie, Golden, BC
Linda Coe Vancouver, BC
Penny Connell, Gibsons, BC
Denise de Jose, Tappen, BC
Melanie Delva, Vancouver, BC
Bryony Dunsmore, Nanaimo, BC
Karen Fowler, High River, AB
Murray Gibson, Antigonish, NS
Trish Graham, New Westminster, BC
Elma Harder, Burnaby, BC
Kathy Kinsella, Blind Bay, BC
JudyMartin, Sheguiandah, ON