04 May 2018

Stitch, Paint, Sculpt: 3 Artists, 3 Media - Lunenburg, NS

Fibre artist Laurie Swim, from Lunenburg NS, is welcoming two new artists into her gallery for the 2018 season: painter Hangama Amiri and sculptor Chippie Kennedy. The trio will launch their collaboration on May 20th with the show Stitch, Paint, Sculpt: Three Artists, Three Media.

Laurie Swim’s textile art explores the concepts of home, community and story. About Hangama and Chippie coming aboard, Laurie says, “Thirteen years after opening, sharing our gallery space in this way is refreshing and exciting.”

Hangama Amiri’s paintings explore childhood memory, cross-cultural dialogue, and Afghan feminism. She has been a featured artist at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto and received the Portia White Protégé Award in 2013. Hangama will be attending Yale School of Art in New Haven, CT this fall to complete her MFA in Painting and Printmaking.

Chippie Kennedy’s evocative sculptures are driven by her fascination with the presentation of the human form. She is a recipient of the 2017 Canadian Portrait Society’s Best Portrait Award.

What: Stitch, Paint, Sculpt: Three Artists, Three Media
When: Opening Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2-5pm. 
             The show runs until July 20
Where: 138 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm

About Laurie Swim Gallery

Laurie Swim Gallery is a fine art gallery established in 2005 in Lunenburg, NS. Laurie specializes in quilt and textile art and received the prestigious Portia White Prize in 2013. She has produced numerous works of community-based art and her personal art focuses on life in her community. She has also published 3 books on the art of quilting and a children’s story of historical fiction titled, Hope and Survival: A Story of the Halifax Explosion.

Learn more about Laurie Swim in our recent feature Laurie Swim interview: Artist to Watch and check out Laurie Swim's own website.

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