Our SAQA Western Canada Co-Rep (MB/SK), Valerie Wilson, has been working hard to prepare for her up-coming solo show. As mentioned in earlier posts and e-mails...here -- as promised -- are the details:
A Moment in Time:
fibre art by Valerie Wilson*
April 5 - May 14, 2016
Opening and Artist's Talk: April 7, 2016
11 - 2nd Street N.E.
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Here's what Valerie has to say about her work and this exhibit in particular:
History has always fascinated me. Whether it’s an old house and its heritage, or a person glimpsed in an antique photograph, their stories call to me.
When I see an old photograph of people, I wonder what lives those people lived, and why they chose to have a photo taken at that moment. Was it a gift for someone, or did they want to record a special moment?Working from vintage black and white photographs, allows me to imagine the lives of these people, and to choose what details, and colours, best express my vision. I combine a love of history, and a curiosity about people from the past, to capture character in fabric.
If you can't get there in person, you can see more of Val's work on her website.
*Exhibit sponsored in part by E. F. Moon Construction, Ltd. (est. 1962)