Saturday, April 12, 2014

Another Opening...Another Show!

"Western Threads: Contemporary Fibre Art" opened to the public today at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton.  This is a collaborative exhibit, comprised of the work of three groups:

Those of us who attended the Preview on April 10 were greeted with fibre art even before we entered the building:

"Yarn bombing" was everywhere -- on the trees, outdoor benches and tables, covering the handles of the doors...

Inside, following a welcome presentation and refreshments, we were invited to enter the exhibition gallery:

The SAQA exhibit -- 37 pieces -- looked impressive, all on one wall:

SAQA Western Canada -- Meet the Best of the West

The other walls were taken up with pieces by the Rug Hookers, such as these...

Jan Hague's Icon Now in Ashes: Fleming, SK

Angela Possak - Prairie Castles

Some SAQA WC members had pieces included in the Focus on Fibre Arts Retrospective.  Most fascinating was that of Anna Hergert, which was accompanied by a video showing the piece's secrets...Can you guess?

Anna Hergert - Golden Mean Meets Fibonacci

Focus on Fibre Art includes wearables and other pieces as well...some of which were show-cased thus:

If you're travelling to Edmonton between now and August 4, do try to take in this beautifully presented exhibition -- all of the creativity, colour and texture of textiles is found here!

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