Sunday, April 13, 2014

Earth Ark

Earth Ark, 2011  90" x 90"
re-purposed linen damask, silk noil, women's handkerchiefs, hand and machine pieced, hand embroidered and quilted.  Made with community assistance.  Part of the Manitoulin Community Circle Project

Exhibition History

2011 :  Little Current United Church sanctuary, the first of four large meditation panels that will be permanently installed.  Made over weekly meetings with Judy Martin, lead artist, and members of the wider community.  Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

September  2013:  Thunder Bay Art Gallery.  Mended World Exhibition Thunder Bay, Ontario This exhibition was accompanied by a colour catalogue with essay by Dr. Elizabeth Kalbfleish.  
January 2014:  Art Gallery of Sudbury, Ontario as part of the Mended World Exhibition.  Sudbury, Ontario.

Easter weekend, 2014.  Little Current United Church sanctuary.  The five panels are installed for permanent exhibition.  They were dedicated June 1, 2014.

October, 2014:  Espanola United Church.  The five panels are installed for the weekend of the Espanola Fibre Festival in the church's sanctuary.  Judy Martin gave the keynote address for the fibre festival that compared slow hand stitching to an act of social change.

May, 2015:  Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario.  The five panels were installed in solo exhibition.  
October 2015;  The four large panels traveled to Gros Morne, Newfoundland for the fibreconference sponsored by the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Judy Martin taught a workshop based on the technique and design of the panels.