Art craft – Art Sentinel http://artsentinel.net/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 01:14:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://artsentinel.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/art-120x120.png Art craft – Art Sentinel http://artsentinel.net/ 32 32 Hampton-North Hampton Events: Avoid Online Scams; Art; craft sales https://artsentinel.net/hampton-north-hampton-events-avoid-online-scams-art-craft-sales/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 14:20:29 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/hampton-north-hampton-events-avoid-online-scams-art-craft-sales/ HAMPTON-NORTH HAMPTON, NH – Looking for things to do this week? Your Hampton-North Hampton Patch Community Calendar is a great way to stay up to date with what’s happening near you and discover local events that match your interests. See what’s going on and what might interest you before making plans. Got an event you’d […]]]>

HAMPTON-NORTH HAMPTON, NH – Looking for things to do this week? Your Hampton-North Hampton Patch Community Calendar is a great way to stay up to date with what’s happening near you and discover local events that match your interests. See what’s going on and what might interest you before making plans.

Got an event you’d like to see in the next roundup? You can add it to the calendar using this form. You can also spread the word to nearby communities by promoting your event. The cost is $2 per day per community.

Here are all of this week’s events in and around Hampton-North Hampton:


Cybersecurity: Avoiding online and email scams

  • When: Thursday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: 239 Atlantic Avenue
  • What: Stay Safe Online – In this world, nothing is certain except death, taxes and online scams! We are all more and more online these days and that exposes us to even more scammers! Avoid online scams by learning some tips and tricks to identify them, check real emails, … Learn more

Lakes Region Art Association Gallery First Annual $99 Holiday Art Sale

  • When: Friday, November 11 at 10 a.m.
  • Where: Lake District Art Association Gallery
  • What: Artists and photographers who are members of the Lakes Region Art Association Gallery will hold its first annual $99 Art Gift Sale from November 11th to January 5th. All original 12″ x 12″ fine art images are holiday themed and produced in a variety of mediums including oil and a… Learn more

Featured event: Seacoast Artisans 23rd Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show

  • When: Saturday, November 12 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Great Bay Community College
  • What: The longest and most beautiful running spectacle on the coast for 23 years. Please join us at Great Bay Community College, 320 Corporate Drive, Pease Trade Port, Portsmouth and NH. Please support beautiful artists this holiday season. This show is one day only every year. SAVE THE DA… Learn more
Featured Event: 23rd Annual Seacoast Artisans Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show (13th Annual Seacoast Artisans Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show)

Featured event: Seacoast Artisans 23rd Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show

  • When: Saturday, November 12 at 10 a.m.
  • Where: Great Bay Community College, 320 Corporate Drive, Pease Trade Port, Portsmouth, NH
  • What: The longest and most beautiful spectacle on the coast! We return to Great Bay Community College, Pease Trade Port, Portsmouth, NH. Save the Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plenty of free parking spaces, easy parking. The show is accessible to people with disabilities. Come do… Learn more
Featured Event: 23rd Annual Seacoast Artisans Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show (13th Annual Seacoast Artisans Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show)

bell fair

  • When: Saturday, November 12 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: First Congregational Church of Hampton
  • What: Jingle Bell Fair, silent auction, gift baskets, attic treasures, beautiful gifts, jewelry, hand knit and crochet items, blueberry loop, coffee, New England clam chowder, hot dogs and Moreover. Coffee cakes, pies, breads, jams, candies and more. Holi Holiday Boxwood… Learn more

Sale of crafts and baked goods from the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library

  • When: Saturday, November 12 at 10 a.m.
  • Where: 2 Academy Avenue
  • What: Annual Craft and Bake Sale and Fall Book and Media Sale Learn more

Discover all the local events posted by your neighbours, or add your own, on the Hampton-North Hampton Patch Community Calendar.

Editor’s note: This article was auto-generated from event information provided primarily by community members. Patch has not independently verified much of this information, always check with organizers to confirm that published events are going as planned. Click on any event in the list for more details. You can also contact content@patch.com for any questions or other comments regarding this article.

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show returns with a focus on fashion https://artsentinel.net/the-philadelphia-museum-of-art-craft-show-returns-with-a-focus-on-fashion/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 17:52:29 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/the-philadelphia-museum-of-art-craft-show-returns-with-a-focus-on-fashion/ Fashion by Nicole Haddad. She is participating this year in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show … [+] in the Fiber Wearable category. Nicole Haddad A fashion show for the rest of us. Forget haute couture and the catwalks of New York or Paris. A person could actually wear these clothes. Real people. Real […]]]>

A fashion show for the rest of us. Forget haute couture and the catwalks of New York or Paris. A person could actually wear these clothes. Real people.

Real people can also buy these clothes, directly from the designers, at 46e Philadelphia Museum of Art Annual Craft Show November 11-13. The event, held in person at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, features a wearable art fashion show, “Real Looks: Simple to Sizzling,” taking place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, 12e with artist-created apparel and accessories included in this year’s presentation.

“Fiber Wearable” is one of 13 categories crafts highlighted at the Salon as well as ceramics, furniture, jewelry, wood, metal, glass and more.

If the evocation of the word “craft” evokes the creations of yesteryear from the end of the 19e century Arts and crafts movement – a response to the industrial revolution – dark, frumpy clothes, heavy wooden furniture, butter churns, clumsy shoes and dusty antiques, think again.

“In the ‘Fiber Wearable’ category, wearables and wearable art have evolved to be more sophisticated, responsive and durable,” said Nancy O’Meara, craft show manager at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. , at Forbes.com. “Artists add a variety of materials – there is more use of found objects, re-use and recycling, i.e. yarn, fabric, glass, clay, etc. and of incorporation or recasting into new forms.”

A countermeasure to “fast fashion” which has more and more under fire for its work practices, waste and unsustainability. A 2020 report from Princeton University states that the fashion industry is responsible for more annual carbon emissions than international air and sea travel combined and consumes a tenth of the world’s water used for the industry.

From the early 2000s, “fast fashion” spins and burns The strategy of producing more and more and cheaper styles, enticing consumers to buy clothes like they do groceries, has proven extremely effective and equally disastrous for workers and the environment. “Fast fashion” has led a 400% increase in global clothing consumption over the past 20 years alone.

“Slow Fashion focuses on handmade work, incorporating a dedicated process, with artistic design and creation, using the highest quality materials,” O’Meara said. “The results are the art of wearing designs that will stand the test of time, as opposed to more mass-produced fashion.”

Contemporary styles made to lastnot meant to be worn once and thrown away.

Closer to the artists

More than 500 performers from across the United States apply for 195 available spots in the show. Each submits digital images of their work to a panel of five judges, experts working in fields related to craftsmanship and design.

All the artists are on site at the Salon during all hours of the salon, presenting their latest works, giving participants the opportunity to meet the creators, to learn more about their backgrounds and their methods. Each exhibited item is for sale and artists receive 100% of the proceeds of their sale.

“Each piece is unique and has a story to tell. Understanding the process and the passion behind each individual piece of art makes a difference,” O’Meara said. “Having the chance to meet and talk with the artists creates a story that gives buyers a bridge between the artist and the art to use or display the craft in their home.”

A 30-minute guided tour during which three selected artists will share their work and inspiration with guests. While the fashion show is included with every general admission ticket ($20 for a one-day adult), the meet-and-greet comes with a supplement.

A portion of each year’s profits is dedicated to the purchase of a craft item for the Museum’s permanent collection. Through guest support, the Craft Show has contributed more than $14 million over 45 years to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

High rollers can skip their shopping contest and spend more time with artists by attending a gala cocktail in preview on Thursday 10e.

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Govt Senior Secondary School CFONallah for Art, Craft and Science Exhibition Showcase https://artsentinel.net/govt-senior-secondary-school-cfonallah-for-art-craft-and-science-exhibition-showcase-2/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 16:52:13 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/govt-senior-secondary-school-cfonallah-for-art-craft-and-science-exhibition-showcase-2/ Port Blair, 01 November: Today, 1 November 2022, Pradhan of Gram Panchayat Shivapuram, Mr. Venkateswar Rao was invited to CFO Nallah Government Main Secondary School for Showcase of Art, Craft and Science exhibition . Mr. Venkateswar Rao along with Vice Chairman of the School Committee, Mr. GBabu Rao and Mr. Mohmmed Shaqeel were also invited […]]]>

Port Blair, 01 November: Today, 1 November 2022, Pradhan of Gram Panchayat Shivapuram, Mr. Venkateswar Rao was invited to CFO Nallah Government Main Secondary School for Showcase of Art, Craft and Science exhibition .
Mr. Venkateswar Rao along with Vice Chairman of the School Committee, Mr. GBabu Rao and Mr. Mohmmed Shaqeel were also invited as guest of honour. Whereas Mr. Suresh Mazumder Assistant for Education, Rangat invited as the main guest.
After cutting the ribbon and lighting the lamp An inaugural speech was given by the DEO Mr. Mazumder where he motivated the children with his words in which he told how to maintain the balance between studies and sports, he also encouraged children for arts, crafts and science as it increases child’s creativity, later DEO with Mr. Venkateswar Rao and school committee members visited the exhibition where children exhibited their crafts and art.
WD told them about their work art and asked them to keep up the good work and closely observed each craft made by the children. After the DEO craft show Mr. Suresh Mazumder and Pradhan Mr. Venkateswar Rao along with school members visited the food court where the children were present with the food they had themselves prepared.
The main guest and the guest of honor were very impressed with the children’s work and encouraged them for the good work.

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Govt Senior Secondary School CFONallah for Art, Craft and Science Exhibition Showcase https://artsentinel.net/govt-senior-secondary-school-cfonallah-for-art-craft-and-science-exhibition-showcase/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 16:52:13 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/govt-senior-secondary-school-cfonallah-for-art-craft-and-science-exhibition-showcase/ Port Blair, 01 November: Today, 1 November 2022, Pradhan of Gram Panchayat Shivapuram, Mr. Venkateswar Rao was invited to CFO Nallah Government Main Secondary School for Showcase of Art, Craft and Science exhibition . Mr. Venkateswar Rao along with Vice Chairman of the School Committee, Mr. GBabu Rao and Mr. Mohmmed Shaqeel were also invited […]]]>

Port Blair, 01 November: Today, 1 November 2022, Pradhan of Gram Panchayat Shivapuram, Mr. Venkateswar Rao was invited to CFO Nallah Government Main Secondary School for Showcase of Art, Craft and Science exhibition .
Mr. Venkateswar Rao along with Vice Chairman of the School Committee, Mr. GBabu Rao and Mr. Mohmmed Shaqeel were also invited as guest of honour. Whereas Mr. Suresh Mazumder Assistant for Education, Rangat invited as the main guest.
After cutting the ribbon and lighting the lamp An inaugural speech was given by the DEO Mr. Mazumder where he motivated the children with his words in which he told how to maintain the balance between studies and sports, he also encouraged children for arts, crafts and science as it increases child’s creativity, later DEO with Mr. Venkateswar Rao and school committee members visited the exhibition where children exhibited their crafts and art.
WD told them about their work art and asked them to keep up the good work and closely observed each craft made by the children. After the DEO craft show Mr. Suresh Mazumder and Pradhan Mr. Venkateswar Rao along with school members visited the food court where the children were present with the food they had themselves prepared.
The main guest and the guest of honor were very impressed with the children’s work and encouraged them for the good work.

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A riot of arts and crafts marches through Mexico City for the annual Alebrijes Parade https://artsentinel.net/a-riot-of-arts-and-crafts-marches-through-mexico-city-for-the-annual-alebrijes-parade/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/a-riot-of-arts-and-crafts-marches-through-mexico-city-for-the-annual-alebrijes-parade/ Mexico City will hold a Parade of Alebrijes this Saturday. Gobierno of Mexico City EFE Agency Mexico City The Mexican government on Tuesday announced a weekend exhibition of 220 folk art sculptures of colorful giant mythical creatures across Mexico City. Authorities said the 14th edition of the monumental Alebrijes Parade, organized by the city’s culture […]]]>

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Mexico City will hold a Parade of Alebrijes this Saturday.

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The Mexican government on Tuesday announced a weekend exhibition of 220 folk art sculptures of colorful giant mythical creatures across Mexico City.

Authorities said the 14th edition of the monumental Alebrijes Parade, organized by the city’s culture ministry through the Popular Art Museum (MAP), will depart from the Zocalo at noon on Saturday (22).

“These alebrijes are a sample of the cultural wealth that has opened the doors of Spain, Paris, Germany and many other countries to these artists,” museum director Walther Boelsterly told reporters.

According to Boelsterly, more than 220 monumental alebrijes will depart from the Zócalo and travel along 5 de Mayo, Juárez and Paseo de la Reforma avenues.

They will end their journey at the Ange de l’Indépendance roundabout, where they will remain on display until the first week of November.

Boelsterly said the parade will include pieces by master artisans from Mexico City and Aguascalientes, Mexico State, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Morelos, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí and from Tlaxcala. and the States of Quintana Roo.

He said all the alebrijes in the parade would also enter a competition, the results of which would be announced on Saturday.

“The jury will evaluate originality, workmanship and color to give 60,000 pesos (approximately $3,000) to the first, 40,000 pesos to the second and 30,000 pesos to the third. In addition, an economic incentive of 10,000 pesos will be granted to 11 works worthy of a special mention”, added the director of the museum.

Over the years, the parades have featured the creations of thousands of artists, who have brought to life various fantastical animals with claws and wings and in every possible color.

Alebrijes were created by artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992) in the 1930s.

The art has since evolved to include not only paper and cardboard as raw materials, but also fiberglass and other elements, in addition to incorporating techniques such as robotics.

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Enjoy art, craft beers and more at ‘Trash Wheel Fan Fest’ on Saturday https://artsentinel.net/enjoy-art-craft-beers-and-more-at-trash-wheel-fan-fest-on-saturday/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/enjoy-art-craft-beers-and-more-at-trash-wheel-fan-fest-on-saturday/ Mr. Trash Wheel collects trash and debris from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Photo by Chesapeake Bay Program, via Flickr Mr. Trash Wheel and his family – Professor Trash Wheel, Captain Trash Wheel and Gwynnda the Good Wheel of the West – work hard to remove floating debris and keep the inner harbor clean from tons of […]]]>
Mr. Trash Wheel collects trash and debris from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Photo by Chesapeake Bay Program, via Flickr

Mr. Trash Wheel and his family – Professor Trash Wheel, Captain Trash Wheel and Gwynnda the Good Wheel of the West – work hard to remove floating debris and keep the inner harbor clean from tons of trash.

Now, Baltimore’s favorite aquatic creatures that scoop up trash invite residents to a night of celebration and appreciation at Trash Wheel Fan Fest.

After several years of virtual events due to the pandemic, the fan fest is finally back in person for trash lovers.

The Peabody Heights Brewery will host the celebration on Sept. 24 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for residents ages 21 and older, offering unlimited trash can-themed craft beers and access to local food trucks.

The Trash Wheel Fan Fest will take place on September 24 at the Peabody Heights Brewery. Photo courtesy of Waterfront Partnerships of Baltimore.

Artworks inspired by the trash wheel from more than 30 local artists will also be on display and will be presented in three art categories: “Art for your Eyes”, which includes (but is not limited to) drawings, paintings and sculptures; “Art for your body”, including costumes, hats, fashion; and “Art for your Tummy,” featuring cakes, pies, and other edible art.

Each category will have three winners who will receive cash prizes.

“We missed the Trash Wheel Fan Fest,” said Adam Lindquist, president of environmental programs and initiatives at Waterfront Partnership, in a statement. “It’s a wonderful gathering of trash gobblers who come together to make art, sing songs, and even dress up in honor of the Port of Baltimore’s most beloved trash gobbler. We’ll have a band that will sing along Mr. Trash Wheel song and a ton of one-of-a-kind merchandise for sale.

Mr. Trash Wheel is part of the Baltimore Waterfront Partnership’s “Healthy Harbor Plan” initiative to make the water suitable for fishing and swimming.

Although the Trash Wheel family has removed 2,004.47 tons of trash and debris from Baltimore’s waters, there is still work to be done. This event honors efforts to create a clean, safe and healthy port, including educating the public on how to prevent litter from ending up in waterways.

Click on here for more information about the event or to purchase tickets.

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Arts, crafts and life lessons, on the go https://artsentinel.net/arts-crafts-and-life-lessons-on-the-go-2/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/arts-crafts-and-life-lessons-on-the-go-2/ Palike launches Wonder on wheels for the children of the anganwadis of the eastern zone Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has partnered with Free Thought Foundation and the Department of Women and Child Development to launch Wonder on Wheels, a creative learning opportunity exclusively for marginalized children, especially those in Anganwadi centers in and around […]]]>
Palike launches Wonder on wheels for the children of the anganwadis of the eastern zone

Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has partnered with Free Thought Foundation and the Department of Women and Child Development to launch Wonder on Wheels, a creative learning opportunity exclusively for marginalized children, especially those in Anganwadi centers in and around East Bengaluru. This comes after the School on Wheels initiative which was rolled out to benefit slum children.

“We have provided a refurbished bus to the Freethinking Foundation for this purpose. We are also providing two teachers, a group D employee and a bus driver to the foundation to ensure the delivery Montessori education of anganwadi children,” said BBMP Deputy Commissioner (Education) Umesh D S.

Freethinking Foundation will be responsible for leading the activities and providing activity teachers. It will collaborate with other private and public institutions to carry out other activities on the bus.

“We will provide a Montessori-trained teacher and volunteers to train the children in arts and crafts. We will also provide training for teachers provided by the BBMP. We have already launched two Wonder on Wheels ourselves. Wonder on Wheels was launched today, in association with the BBMP and the Department of Child Protection, on a pilot basis. The buses will be stationed at the Zonal Commissioner’s Office (East) of the BBMP and will visit two to three anganwadi centers per day,” said the Managing Director of the Freethinking Foundation. Sunoj Philippe.

Our aim is to launch about 10 Wonder on Wheels to meet the needs of Anganwadi children in other areas such as Bengaluru West, South, North, Yelahanka, Mahadevapura, Dasarahalli, Bommanahalli

– Sunoj Philip, Managing Director, Freethinking Foundation

He said the initiative would expand to other areas in a few months. “Our aim is to launch about 10 Wonder on Wheels to meet the needs of Anganwadi children in other areas such as Bengaluru West, South, North, Yelahanka, Mahadevapura, dasarahalli and Bommanahalli in the future.

Welcoming the BBMP for launching this initiative, Nagasimha G Rao, Director of Child Rights Trust, said it would be very beneficial for Anganwadi children to learn arts and crafts. “I would like to thank everyone involved in the launch of Wonder on Wheels. This will help more and more children to have a Montessori education as the Wonder on Wheels visits anganwadi centres. It will also encourage other parents to bring their children,” said Nagasimha G Rao.

Commissioner General of the BBMP Tushar Giri Nath inaugurated the marvel on wheels. He helped one of the kids cut the ribbon and get on the bus.

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Arts, crafts and life lessons, on the go https://artsentinel.net/arts-crafts-and-life-lessons-on-the-go/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:30:00 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/arts-crafts-and-life-lessons-on-the-go/ Palike launches Wonder on wheels for the children of the anganwadis of the eastern zone Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has partnered with Free Thought Foundation and the Department of Women and Child Development to launch Wonder on Wheels, a creative learning opportunity exclusively for marginalized children, especially those in Anganwadi centers in and around […]]]>
Palike launches Wonder on wheels for the children of the anganwadis of the eastern zone

Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has partnered with Free Thought Foundation and the Department of Women and Child Development to launch Wonder on Wheels, a creative learning opportunity exclusively for marginalized children, especially those in Anganwadi centers in and around East Bengaluru. This comes after the School on Wheels initiative which was rolled out to benefit slum children.

“We have provided a refurbished bus to the Freethinking Foundation for this purpose. We are also providing two teachers, a group D employee and a bus driver to the foundation to ensure the delivery Montessori education of anganwadi children,” said BBMP Deputy Commissioner (Education) Umesh D S.

Freethinking Foundation will be responsible for leading the activities and providing activity teachers. It will collaborate with other private and public institutions to carry out other activities on the bus.

“We will provide a Montessori-trained teacher and volunteers to train the children in arts and crafts. We will also provide training for teachers provided by the BBMP. We have already launched two Wonder on Wheels ourselves. Wonder on Wheels was launched today, in association with the BBMP and the Department of Child Protection, on a pilot basis. The buses will be stationed at the Zonal Commissioner’s Office (East) of the BBMP and will visit two to three anganwadi centers per day,” said the Managing Director of the Freethinking Foundation. Sunoj Philippe.

Our aim is to launch about 10 Wonder on Wheels to meet the needs of Anganwadi children in other areas such as Bengaluru West, South, North, Yelahanka, Mahadevapura, Dasarahalli, Bommanahalli

– Sunoj Philip, Managing Director, Freethinking Foundation

He said the initiative would expand to other areas in a few months. “Our aim is to launch about 10 Wonder on Wheels to meet the needs of Anganwadi children in other areas such as Bengaluru West, South, North, Yelahanka, Mahadevapura, dasarahalli and Bommanahalli in the future.

Welcoming the BBMP for launching this initiative, Nagasimha G Rao, Director of Child Rights Trust, said it would be very beneficial for Anganwadi children to learn arts and crafts. “I would like to thank everyone involved in the launch of Wonder on Wheels. This will help more and more children to have a Montessori education as the Wonder on Wheels visits anganwadi centres. It will also encourage other parents to bring their children,” said Nagasimha G Rao.

Commissioner General of the BBMP Tushar Giri Nath inaugurated the marvel on wheels. He helped one of the kids cut the ribbon and get on the bus.

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The exhibition explores the intersecting histories of art, crafts, feminism and textiles | New https://artsentinel.net/the-exhibition-explores-the-intersecting-histories-of-art-crafts-feminism-and-textiles-new/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 16:31:21 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/the-exhibition-explores-the-intersecting-histories-of-art-crafts-feminism-and-textiles-new/ Prairie Interlace: weaving, modernisms and a larger frame, 1960 – 2000 is an ambitious exhibition project that opened September 9 in the Nickle Galleries, part of UCalgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources. Prairie Tracery examines the explosion of innovative textile art on the Canadian prairies during the second half of the 20th century. Although largely ignored […]]]>

Prairie Interlace: weaving, modernisms and a larger frame, 1960 – 2000 is an ambitious exhibition project that opened September 9 in the Nickle Galleries, part of UCalgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources. Prairie Tracery examines the explosion of innovative textile art on the Canadian prairies during the second half of the 20th century. Although largely ignored in the history of arts and crafts on the Prairies, it was a time of intense energy and creativity.

A cooperation between Nickle Galleries and MacKenzie Art Gallery from Regina, Prairie Tracery is a traveling exhibition based on public and private collections from across Canada, including 60 works by 48 artists. Working on the prairies, they challenged traditional approaches to weaving and embraced new techniques, materials, shapes and scales.

Looking back a generation, the transformation of weaving, crocheting and tapestry into contemporary forms of artistic expression is nothing short of breathtaking,” says Timothy Long, Chief Curator, MacKenzie Art Gallery and Co-curator of the exhibition.

What we appreciate about the land, culture, history, art and politics is beautifully woven into every fiber of these works.

The exhibition addresses several themes: new directions in weaving including experiences with and beyond the loom, the relationship between textiles and architecture, the influence of the prairie landscape, as well as the relationship between gender and textiles and the impact of feminism.

Inese Birstins, Mindscape, 1978, collection of the Surrey Art Gallery, gift of Bruce Ambrose.

Photo: Cameron Heryet, courtesy Surrey Art Gallery.

“One of the most important contributions of this project, beyond the striking exposition and significant scholarship, is the community we are building,” says Dr. Michele Hardy, PhD, curator, Nickle Galleries and co-curator of the exhibition. “We are grateful to connect generations of artists, artist groups and guilds, scholars and collectors by sharing their inspiring stories.

Featured are a number of monumental works created for architectural settings, including that of Kaija Sanelma Harris rising sun1985 (created for the TD Bank Tower designed by Mies van der Rohe in Toronto) and Marge Yuzicappi Untitled Tapestry1970 (created for the Dr. John Archer Library designed by Minoru Yamasaki at the University of Regina).

Other textiles featured include a life-size woven tree stump, textiles featured at Expo ’67, a series of Aboriginal hooked rugs and Metis artists, and an iconic feminist crochet sculpture that challenged the representation of women in art.

Prairie Tracery artists include settlers, immigrants, natives and Metis artists as well as influential visitors. These include Mariette Rousseau Vermette, a Quebec weaver renowned for her large-scale commissions, who taught at the Banff Centre, and American artist Ann Hamilton, who studied at Banff.

Other influential artists include Ann Newdigate, Pirkko Karvonen and Margaret Harrison. Hailing from South Africa, Newdigate’s fine painterly tapestries explore identity and relationships. Karvonen, who immigrated from Finland, was inspired by the prairie landscape, its colors and textures. Harrison is a M based in SaskatchewaneThis artist has transformed rug hooking into a vehicle for self-expression and advocacy.

The exhibition runs through December 17 at the Nickle Galleries, with additional programming including artist talks and exhibition tours. Details are available on the Nickle Galleries website.

Prairie Tracery is organized by Dr. Michele Hardy, PhD, of Nickle Galleries, Timothy Long of MacKenzie Art Gallery and Dr Julia Krueger, PhD, independent curator. The exhibition will show in three other galleries in Western Canada over the next few months: the Mann Art Gallery in Prince Albert, SK. (Spring 2023), Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon, Man. (summer 2023) and MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Sask. (Fall 2023).

]]> The exhibition explores the intersecting histories of art, crafts, feminism and textiles | New https://artsentinel.net/the-exhibition-explores-the-intersecting-histories-of-art-crafts-feminism-and-textiles-new-2/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://artsentinel.net/the-exhibition-explores-the-intersecting-histories-of-art-crafts-feminism-and-textiles-new-2/ Prairie Interlace: weaving, modernisms and a larger frame, 1960 – 2000 is an ambitious exhibition project that opened September 9 in the Nickle Galleries, part of UCalgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources. Prairie Tracery examines the explosion of innovative textile art on the Canadian prairies during the second half of the 20th century. Although largely ignored […]]]>

Prairie Interlace: weaving, modernisms and a larger frame, 1960 – 2000 is an ambitious exhibition project that opened September 9 in the Nickle Galleries, part of UCalgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources. Prairie Tracery examines the explosion of innovative textile art on the Canadian prairies during the second half of the 20th century. Although largely ignored in the history of arts and crafts on the Prairies, it was a time of intense energy and creativity.

A cooperation between Nickle Galleries and MacKenzie Art Gallery from Regina, Prairie Tracery is a traveling exhibition based on public and private collections from across Canada, including 60 works by 48 artists. Working on the prairies, they challenged traditional approaches to weaving and embraced new techniques, materials, shapes and scales.

Looking back a generation, the transformation of weaving, crocheting and tapestry into contemporary forms of artistic expression is nothing short of breathtaking,” says Timothy Long, Chief Curator, MacKenzie Art Gallery and Co-curator of the exhibition.

What we appreciate about the land, culture, history, art and politics is beautifully woven into every fiber of these works.

The exhibition addresses several themes: new directions in weaving including experiences with and beyond the loom, the relationship between textiles and architecture, the influence of the prairie landscape, as well as the relationship between gender and textiles and the impact of feminism.

Inese Birstins, Mindscape, 1978, collection of the Surrey Art Gallery, gift of Bruce Ambrose.

Photo: Cameron Heryet, courtesy Surrey Art Gallery.

“One of the most important contributions of this project, beyond the striking exposition and significant scholarship, is the community we are building,” says Dr. Michele Hardy, PhD, curator, Nickle Galleries and co-curator of the exhibition. “We are grateful to connect generations of artists, artist groups and guilds, scholars and collectors by sharing their inspiring stories.

Featured are a number of monumental works created for architectural settings, including that of Kaija Sanelma Harris rising sun1985 (created for the TD Bank Tower designed by Mies van der Rohe in Toronto) and Marge Yuzicappi Untitled Tapestry1970 (created for the Dr. John Archer Library designed by Minoru Yamasaki at the University of Regina).

Other textiles featured include a life-size woven tree stump, textiles featured at Expo ’67, a series of Aboriginal hooked rugs and Metis artists, and an iconic feminist crochet sculpture that challenged the representation of women in art.

Prairie Tracery artists include settlers, immigrants, natives and Metis artists as well as influential visitors. These include Mariette Rousseau Vermette, a Quebec weaver renowned for her large-scale commissions, who taught at the Banff Centre, and American artist Ann Hamilton, who studied at Banff.

Other influential artists include Ann Newdigate, Pirkko Karvonen and Margaret Harrison. Hailing from South Africa, Newdigate’s fine painterly tapestries explore identity and relationships. Karvonen, who immigrated from Finland, was inspired by the prairie landscape, its colors and textures. Harrison is a M based in SaskatchewaneThis artist has transformed rug hooking into a vehicle for self-expression and advocacy.

A celebration and public reception take place on October 6 with a tour of the exhibition led by the curators at 4:30 p.m., a reception at 5 p.m. and a program at 6 p.m. Details are available on the Prairie Tracery website.

Prairie Tracery is organized by Dr. Michele Hardy, PhD, of Nickle Galleries, Timothy Long of MacKenzie Art Gallery and Dr Julia Krueger, PhD, independent curator. The exhibition will show in three other galleries in Western Canada over the next few months: the Mann Art Gallery in Prince Albert, SK. (Spring 2023), Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon, Man. (summer 2023) and MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Sask. (Fall 2023).

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