|POPLAR POINT by artist Jaynie Himsl, Weyburn, SK|
Consider a road trip to the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte ON, to see the the peripatetic My Corner of the World - Canada exhibit, featuring the work of 40 SAQA artists, eight of whom are from Atlantic Canada.
The exhibition has toured widely since its opening in May 2015. The response from thousands of visitors around the world – both fibre artists and the general public has been exceptional, calling it “magical” and “breathtaking”.
|Artwork of Maggie Vanderweit, Gunnel Hag, Holly McLean|
and Judith Martin greet visitors at the entrance of the Museum.
The weekend September 8-9th might be a good time to visit, when hundreds of fibre enthusiasts come into the village of Almonte for FIBREFEST 2018.
Where: Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
Address: 3 Rosamond St E, Almonte ON K0A 1A0
Summer Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10-4. Closed Monday
Admission: $7.00 Children under 12 free!
|Left to right: Artwork by Sandra Betts, NS; Millie Cumming, ON, |
Terry Aske, BC and Lynne McCulloch, ON
Note: Photos and much of the content of this message are re-posted from Bethany Garner's post on the SAQA Central Canada blog, August 4, 2018.