We are very pleased this month to be offering a curator guided gallery tour of the exhibit "Fabric of our Land: Salish Weaving" at the Museum of Anthropology.
It will be at our usual meeting time and date, January 11, 2018 at 7pm. Meet in the main entrance of the Museum of Anthropology, UBC.
You must register ahead of time as Only 10 spaces remain. Please email before January 5,
2018: firstname.lastname@example.org indicate if you are
a “senior.” Or, phone or text 604 788 6552 and leave a message with your name and
whether you are a senior.
This is a free event for VGFA members only.
Slow Clothes Fashion Show film screening.
This fashion show occurred as part of the Harmony Arts Festival in August this past summer. If you missed the fashion show, you'll have another opportunity to see it at the meeting because Ramin Mohseni, an international award-winning film
director and producer, filmed it for us.
The clothes and accessories all come from local designers, many of whom are VGFA members.
June Monthly Meeting
Havn't been to a meeting for a while? Well come in June as we get ready to say hello to summer and have strawberries and tea. It's tradition to wear your fancy hat!
Also, here is your chance to show us what you've been up to all year and see what others have done. Don't be shy!
CONFESSIONS OF A CLOSET DIVA:
Melanie Kobasyashi is the creator of the blog “A bag and a Beret” http://bagandaberet.blogspot.ca/.
Mel is an expert pattern mixer and vintage celebrator. For me, she seems to have no fear but she tells me that she really is very shy. Mel will share her closet confessions with us and encourage us to be brave with our fibres and our textile creations. Expect to laugh out loud. Here are some of her confessions:
“My closet is so full I put my skeletons in the dishwasher, on the rinse cycle.”
“In the dark, I secretly slipped on my pink Fluevog Munster shoes. Now I was ready, ready to be carried away to New York City. (Preparing to watch the documentary on Bill Cunningham, street style photographer of the New York Times, playing at a Vancouver theatre)”
Check out Street Style Blog https://aaacultureserf.wordpress.com/
When: April 13th, 2017 at 7:30pm
.Jennifer Love will talk about the work in her upcoming exhibition at the Eve Smart Gallery in the Gibsons Public Art Gallery: the concept for the show, her printing and collage methods and her presentation techniques.
She will show images and bring some finished works.
Her current work is inspired by issues of memory and selfhood.
Jennifer creates abstract textile paintings using collaged hand-painted and printed fabric. Sometimes they are stitched.
Occasionally she uses similar techniques with paper. Layering – of colours, of patterns and textures, of fibres and stitches,
of references gleaned from nature and human culture – this is at the core of her art practice. She is particularly interested in
intersections, disruptions and reversals where positive and negative space, natural and man-made patterns, order and
randomness have an opportunity to coexist and interact. http://surfacedesignbc.org/gallery/jennifer-love/