Tuesday, July 29, 2008

EXHIBITION: Quilt of Belonging at the C.N.E. (Aug 15- Sept. 1)

Wowza, this looks pretty dang amazing....and it's nice to see quilting elevated as an artform in a mainstream context.

Quilt of Belonging at the Canadian National Exhibition (C.N.E.)
August 15 to September 1, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto

CMC Panaroma for media kits

Quilt of Belonging will be on display this summer at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, from August 15th to September 1st. The Quilt can be seen every day in the Direct Energy Centre, from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Quilt of Belonging is a stunning collaborative textile art project that shows there is a place for all in the fabric of society. The rich tapestry is 36 metres long and 3.5 metres high. Its 263 blocks portray the rich cultural legacies of all the First Peoples in Canada and every nation of the world. From beaded caribou hides to gold-embroidered silk to the gossamer wings of butterflies, the astonishing range of materials and their stories connect the threads of our past to the limitless possibilities of our future.

For more information please contact either Elyse Marcus at 416-263-3571 (emarcus@theex.com) or Esther Bryan at 613-347-2381 (info@quiltofbelonging.ca).



Blogger Shiny Black Shoes said...

oh WOW that looks amazing! Whoever took that photograph did a great job!

8:07 a.m.  
Anonymous h said...

I work at Exhibition Place, and am pretty excited to see it set up.

10:38 a.m.  

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