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Hard Twist 7: Touch Me, Feel Me

Hard Twist 7: Touch Me, Feel Me opens TONIGHT at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto! Don’t miss it! It is the start of The World of Threads Festival, a month long festival of local, national and international contemporary fiber art.

I am debuting Cat’s Cradle in this show! At 4′ x 4′ and made from 80 individually cast plaster fingers entwined with Alpaca yarn, this is the largest, heaviest, most expensive and most ambitious project I have ever completed to date! She is a real beauty, though.

Cat’s Cradle is a waking nightmare of twisted fingers emerging from a wall, coupled with the familiar childhood game of interlacing fingers with string, resulting in an aesthetic work of textile art with a sinister undertone. This piece echoes a childhood game put to a much larger scale. A physically impossible cat’s cradle, held together by a precarious tension, explores the relationship between play and art and the limitations the human body is restricted to contrasted with the limitless creative liberty that art is afforded. Through this piece a fleeting childhood experience is captured by the lasting power of artistic expression.

Come on out to 1214 Queen Street West, the corner of Gladstone and Queen, from 6-9pm tonight and pop your head in to see the incredible and tactile collection of fiber art in this years exhibition!

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Hard Twist Installation Day!

I made it to Toronto! Yah! All of the pieces of my art work also made it to Toronto! Double yah! We may have all come by different modes of transit but we all ended up in the same place. Miracle!

What a ride! I would like to thank all the people I ran into today who smiled at me or were generally nice. You made my day! Lugging a 4 foot square box all around a foreign city on public transportation with nothing but a few hand drawn notes to guide you is stressful but I encountered nothing but smiles and helpful folks. Thanks! You made today not suck!

Here is a picture of a super tired and dubious looking artist learning about the public transit system of Toronto with her pal, Giant Box.

Anyway, after many hours, a few blisters (so many nuts and bolts!) and running out to buy emergency yarn at The Knit Cafe (mmmm Alpaca….thanks for being there guys!) and some heavy lifting by the vertically gifted staff at The Gladstone… Cat’s Cradle is finally complete and hanging proudly in the 3rd floor gallery space of the Gladstone Hotel. You can see it in person on Thursday at the opening! 

Here is a preview!

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En Avril open house and workshops!

Today is the day folks!

If you are looking for something new and exciting to do this weekend in Montreal, you should come on out to Au Deuxieme! Our doors are open to visitors all weekend from 12 – 7pm! 3655 St Laurent apt 206!

Today we are giving print workshops and tomorrow dye workshops!

Last night we installed a gallery of members work in the studio common area too! Come and have a cup of tea with us, enjoy some art and if you are feeling crafty try your hand at print and dye!

Hope to see you soon!
xoxo

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En Avril!

Hey all!

Did you know that April is Fibre Arts month? Well, it is! In Montreal, April is dedicated to a month-long celebration and promotion of Fibre Art in a festival called En Avril.

How will you participate? The En Avril website has put together a comprehensive program of galleries, artist-run centers and artists who are hosting events or are presenting work in this festival. Fill up your calendar with fiberlicious outings!

How am I participating? Well, Au Deuxieme, the studio that I am a member of, is offering an exciting weekend of workshops during our open house celebration next weekend! On Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th, Au Deuxieme will be open to the public from 12-7. Come on out and check out the mini gallery of art made by the members and if you are more of a hands on type, stick around for our workshops! On Sunday we will be offering a print workshop on the basics of block-printing, paper stencils and silk-screen and on Sunday we will offering a dye workshop showing you Shibori techniques with natural dyes!

For more information check out the facebook event!

Happy Easter weekend!

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A.P.O – version française

À vos marques! Prêts? ARTS!

“Du 20 au 22 mai 2011, le Centre d’art et de diffusion CLARK présente,
en partenariat avec Ubisoft Montréal, 3e édition des Ateliers Portes Ouvertes (APO) du Mile-End.
Pendant trois jours, une centaine d’artistes professionnels et d’organismes ouvriront les portes de leurs ateliers
au public entre 13 h et 18 h.

Dans le local 203 (DIAGONALE) seront présent :

Lyne Girard,
Nicole Panneton, http://www3.sympatico.ca/nicole.panneton
Danièle Bergeron, http://tartinecaffe.blogspot.com
Alanna Lynch, http://alannalynch.wordpress.com
Emily Comeau,http://emilycomeau.wordpress.com
Stéphanie L’Heureux, http://www.stephanielheureux.com

Le quartier Mile-End à Montréal profite de la plus haute densité d’artistes au Canada.
La 3e édition des APO vous propose d’explorer cet écosystème à l’imaginaire fertile dans
un contexte de rencontre et d’échange avec les artistes dans l’intimité de leur espace de création.

La programmation complète de la 3e édition des Ateliers Portes
Ouvertes du Mile-End est disponible au http://www.clarkplaza.org .
Les visiteurs pourront explorer les ateliers à leur guise ou prendre part à une visite guidée.
Toutes les activités offertes dans le cadre des APO sont gratuites !
Les adeptes des médias sociaux pourront partager leur expérience des
APO sur Twitter en utilisant le #APO2011.”

Venez me rendre visite! Je suis là toute la journée!

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