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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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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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Galerie FRINGE Expo-Vernissage

This year the Montreal FRINGE Festival is launching a new event, Galerie FRINGE!

For ONE DAY ONLY, Thursday, June 2 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm at CTRLLAB Montreal Art House (3634 St. Laurent) you can come out and see and possibly even buy original art work from Montreal artists! Including myself!

The other artists featured at this event are listed below. I have added links to the artist’s pages when I could find them for your convenience and I really hope I didn’t get anyone mixed up. If you discover that I linked to the wrong website, or would like a link added, please let me know and I will fix it ASAP.

Check us out!

Lorraine Albert
Rémi Beaupré
Armando Cabba
Doug Capron
Mélanie Casey
Heather Cutts
Emily Comeau
Genty Fabien
Gabriela Gard Galiana
David Hoult
Sonia Khenfech
Cindy Lopez
Joanne Madeley
Pascal Normand
Liana Paré
Stéphanie Perrault
Jeremy Price
Roy
Greg Stone
Emilie Tremblay
Jacqueline Tremblay
Reine Vanille

Entrance to this event is FREE!

Facebook event listing!

Hope to see you there!

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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,https://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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Objects of Desire

If you were fortunate enough to be in the Toronto area this past Sunday you may have heard of a little festival called the Day of Delight, organized by The Clay and Paper Theatre. It took place in Dufferin Grove Park from 2-5pm and it was truly something to see.

I was there! It was great!

At the festival, themed around love, courtship and desire, I was happy to present a new work of art to a new audience in a new format for me. This was a collaborative dance piece. Working with visual artist Emily Cook and dancer Eden Kaill Fenrick, we banded together and produced something unique and lovely, also entertaining I think. You can judge for yourself. There is now a video online for your viewing and linking pleasure. The audio was graciously provided by Sweet Mother Logic.

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