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Monday, May 31, 2010

Fibre Events Greater Vancouver, Summer 2010

I've been talking a lot about my Low Tide show coming up on June 17th. I think it's time to share some of the other great Textile Art/Fibre Art shows that are happening around Vancouver and the surrounding area.

Common Threads
The Twisted Fibre studio Tour

Once again, Julie Pongrac, Michelle Sirois-Silver, and Judy Villett open their fibre art studios and invite visitors to see completed new works, works in progress, and demonstrations by the artists on this unique self-guided tour through Commercial Drive and Strathcona in Vancouver, Canada. Join them in their studios Saturdays and Sundays, June 19-20 & 26-27, 10am – 4pm
Visit the sit for map and details.

May 6- Jun 13 “Loose Associations” An Exhibition by Susan Cain, a textile-based mixed media artist who builds her sculptures from wood and wire, fabric, plaster, and paint.
Craft Council of BC Gallery/Crafthouse
1386 Cartwright St.
Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

May 14 to June 5, Capilano University Textile Arts Grad Show
Students in the Textile Arts Program cordially invite you to their grad show. Works in the exhibition range from silk-screening, printing and various surface treatments with dyes and stitched designs, to woven, felted and knitted pieces.
CityScape Community Art Space
335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC

May 8- Jun 13 “Textiles – WaxWorks” by Netherlands batik artist Els van Baarle
At FibreWorks Studio and Gallery
12887-12889 Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park, B.C. (Look for the yurts!)
short ferry ride away

May 25- Jun 20 “Interlacement at 75” An Exhibition of scarves and shawls with tapestry and basketryaccent pieces.
Seymour Art Gallery
Deep Cove
4360 Gallant Ave. North Vancouver, BC
Open daily 10am- 5pm

Jun 21- Aug 1 “ thr3fold – on the road” with pieces from Vol 5.
Opening Reception Monday June 21, 2–4 pm.
Meet the Artists – Linda & Laura Kemshall & Catherine Nicholls. This will also be the release of Vol. #5 of Thr3fold Journals –bring all your Journals for artist autographs.
12887-12889 Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park, B.C. (Look for the yurts!)
FibreWorks Studio and Gallery
short ferry ride away

Quilt Show
Lions Gate Quilters Guild
June 11, 2010 to June 12, 2010
Fri. 9-7 Sat. 9-5
Adults $6.00
children under 12 Free
Delbrook Community Centre
600 West Queens Road
North Vancouver, BC
This is a new location for this quilt show!

June 4 - June 29, 2010
Opening reception, Friday, June 4, 6-8pm
Diana Sanderson and Suzanne Nairne
"A Twisted Exchange"
textiles & jewellery
Circle Craft Gallery, Granville Island
This collaboration between Sanderson and Nairne is structured like a rich conversation: an exchange of ideas in which they inspire, excite, teach, provoke and definitely challenge each other.

See the Silk Weaving Studio website for info about the Ocelot fashion show, workshop and exhibit in June:

Need a reason to visit Vancouver? I just gave you 8.

'Low Tide' art exhibition, June 17 to July 25, 2010, Crafthouse Gallery, Granville Island. Opening reception June 17, 6-8pm.
Exhibition travels to Knotty Threads, Fulford Harbour, Salt Spring Island for the month of September 2010.

17 days to 'Low Tide' at Crafthouse, Granville Island.


Elizabeth said...

Oh how lucky you are to live in an area with such a dizzying array of wonderful Fibre arts folks!!! Galleries here in the east really only consider traditional quilting as fiber arts. It si so darned conservative and provincial!!! We are working to change things but it is going to be awhile!! Again I wish for time Travel.!! One can not help but be inspired!!!! thanks for including all of the links!!!!

Kirsten Chursinoff said...

I guess we do have several choices here, but there are still some obstacles. I think it helps to have a textile arts program such as the one we have here at Capilano University.

When I can't find a traditional gallery for my work I make opportunities happen at alternative spaces such as libraries, community centres and even gardens. The funny thing is, some of the alternative spaces have great attendance.

yarnpiggy said...

As you've included a Sunshine Coast location already (Fibre Works is wonderful!), I'll mention the Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival (gibsonslandingfibrearts.com), August 19-21. It celebrates all things fibre, so it's not fabric-exclusive, but fabric is definitely represented. :-)