Sunday, January 04, 2009

EXHIBITION: Grimsby Public Art Gallery presents Passions Threadworks 2007 (December 19 - February 1, opening reception: January 11

Passions: Threadworks 2007
Threadworks Needle Arts Collective

December 19, 2008 - February 1, 2009

Opening Reception: Sunday January 11, 2009 at 2pm
Reception Admission is free and all is welcome!

Passions: Threadworks 2007, is a juried exhibition organized by the Ontario Network of Needleworkers. This exhibition is a superb celebration of the needle arts. Entries to Passions were as varied and spectacular as the techniques and materials used to create them. Sixty pieces were selected by jurors Nan Hogg, Barbara Kershaw and Mary Misner from the original 125 entries.

The jurors commented that, "The theme, Passions, provoked a wide range of interpretation from many talented entrants. Some were subtle, some very personal, some very humorous and some filled with concern for social or environmental issues. [The jurors] were pleased to see an intriguing mix of traditional and non- traditional techniques." Passions was scheduled to travel to 15 galleries and museums across Ontario between early 2007 and the end of 2009.

This show will provide an excellent opportunity for visitors to observe the variety of methods and media that are used by contemporary textile artists and to learn more about an art form with extensive historical significance.

For more information on this exhibition, please contact the gallery:

Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby Ont. L3M 1Y1
phone: 905 945 3246
email: gpag@town.grimsby.on.ca

Gallery Hours:
Monday & Friday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday 1pm - 5pm

1 Comments:

Blogger adrienne said...

It really is a wonderful exhibition. I had a chance to see it right after it opened in Grimsby, and I really enjoyed it.

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