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Textile Art Exhibit in Ontario…

March 29, 2010

Threadworks 2010: Trees

A travelling juried textile art exhibition

Wellington County Museum & Archives
0536 Wellington Road 18
R.R.1, Fergus, ON N1M 2W3
www.wcm.on.ca
Exhibition: April 24, 2010 – June 13, 2010

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 2 (1-4 pm)

Discover the art of creative needlework at one of the finest juried textile exhibitions in Ontario; Threadworks 2010 showcases textile art from artists across Canada. Opening on April 24, Wellington County Museum & Archives is proud to host and support this special project of the Ontario Network of Needleworkers.

Held every three years, the 2010 theme “Trees” will showcase a range of interpretive works of the highest technical and artistic quality.  Entries are as varied and spectacular as the techniques and material used to create them; ranging from dramatic wall hangings to small three dimensional sculptures. Each provokes a wide range of interpretations while exploring the theme and taking the viewer on a journey of discovery; from the subtle, to the very personal, humorous or the more serious environmental issues. Threadworks provides a wealth of opportunities for the young and old to embrace the experience of textile art at its best. With over 200 works submitted, only 65 pieces are chosen by the jurors, award-winning textile artists and academics Dianne Gibson, Judith Dingle and Susan Burke.

Formed in 1983, The Ontario Network of Needleworkers includes 1200 members and 23 guilds. The organization continues to share, promote and encourage the art of needlework in local communities across the Province through exhibitions, educational resources and intergenerational sharing of ideas, skills and love of the craft.

Please join us at the opening reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, May 2nd from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, at the Wellington County Museum & Archives. All are welcome to attend. The exhibit runs until June 13, 2010.  Wellington County Museum & Archives is located on Wellington Road #18 between Fergus & Elora and it is opened weekdays – 9:30am to 4:30pm and weekends & holidays – 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

For more information please visit our website at www.wcm.on.ca or phone 519-846-0916.

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