'CELEBRATE THE SEVEN'
A Tribute to the Group of Seven
by Connections Fibre Artists
As the guest curator for this show I often worried whether it would come off well ... but it was a fine success !
26 fibre artists with 60 fibre art pieces on the walls !
I found myself being congratulated constantly with never much time to take good photos of the crowd (I'm not complaining ;))
The photos below were taken just before the show officially opened. The crowds came at about 7:30 pm and there was no more time to get closer photos of viewers & art works.
I was able to get very good 'detail' shots of most pieces before they were hung last Tues. The 'details' are going onto a rack card that I hope to design for the next gallery, if we get to send the show traveling ... we'll see. I will be heading back in the next few weeks to get more photos.
|Video by a local media company --- interviewed as many artists as he could find assisted by the gallery's assistant curator.|
|Had to sneak in a photo of my very supportive gr. daughters ;)|
|John Willard's quilt of the Titanic meeting a 'Lawren Harris' style iceberg was a crowd pleaser.|
|Susan, the curator welcoming guests.|
|fellow fibre artists; Frankie LeMonde-Meunier, Gunnel Hag & Jennie Wood|
|Very supportive husbands and friends of the artists.|
|Fellow fibre artist, Ralph Beney, being interviewed|
|The refreshment room|
|Our very smart-looking, 'Smart Serve' guys - Stan, a very supportive husband,|
and fellow fibre artist, Dwayne Wanner.
This gallery is beautiful with some stone walls. It was built in the late 1800's as a Poor House for individuals who were 'infirm', destitute and/or had no one to care for them. About 100 years later (1970's) it was turned into a museum, carefully documenting the history and historical items of the times. It was a working farm and today even the barn is a museum display. A small graveyard was found abandoned in a copse of pine trees ... it was restored and visitors can visit and pay their respects to over 200 souls who had no one to come collect and bury the dead.