At the Arthur Child Heritage Museum Gallery, you will find that the beautiful Threadworks: Flashback collection will speak to each of you in very special ways. The techniques incorporated in the artwork are very well executed and the variety amazing! Jewellery, art quilts, sculpture, photo transfer, embroidery and hand stitch that will inspire and bring you close to the special effort that has gone into each individual piece. From large pieces that were designed for the walls and exciting small works, all exemplify the talent and special skills of the stitchers.
Lynn Halley from The Lake of the Woods Museum said this about the exhibit:
It’s an exhibit of extraordinary stitched textile art. A number of artists have come together using the flashback and memories, and each has interpreted it differently. There are some magnificent pieces, Everything from kimonos, to selfie portraits, to 3D bowls, to quilts. This is all needlework. Some is hand stitched, some is machine sewn, but again all are just exquisite pieces. You’ll be awed by the artistry in each piece.
Take the opportunity between now and October 30, to visit the Arthur Child Heritage Centre along the beautiful St. Lawrence River in Gananoque and visit this truly beautiful exhibition of art quilts and fibre art pieces. A number of well known local artists have work in the show as well as artists from across Ontario and, indeed, Canada.
September 12 to October 31, 2017
Arthur Child Heritage Museum | 125 Water Street. Gananoque Ontario, K7G 3E3
613.382.2535 | 1.877.217.7391 | Museum Website
(If you have questions, please contact the museum before you go to make sure you have the time to enjoy the exhibition to its best advantage.)
The Museum will also be of interest as the keeper of an amazing collection of works that profile the history of the St. Lawrence River, the early life along the river and the talented artisans whose work is housed at the Museum. Husbands will have time to explore the shipping and outdoor exhibits while YOU enjoy the artwork. Children’s exhibits are hugely important to the museum as well – so everyone is welcome.
Plan a day trip with family or friends and enjoy seeing the work of artists you know and admire while the exhibition is in place… you will not be disappointed. Car pools of friends will enjoy time together or perhaps even a day out including lunch and a walk through Gan’s downtown and many antique and specialty shops. This is a great time of year to take a drive and visit Gan… the shops in the area bursting with great fall buys and the restaurants are open and welcoming. Antiques and FIBRE ART – what could be better?