Here's the press release about The Quilt Show - it opens tomorrow night. I'm curious and excited to see what others have created - and to see my quilt up on a wall...
If you're in Vancouver, check it out!
Seamrippers Gallery of Contempory Craft presents:
The Quilt Show
March 3 to 18, 2006
Opening Reception Friday March 3, 7 pm to 11 pm
Seamrippers Gallery of Contemporary Craft is pleased to present a group show of textile artists from Vancouver and Toronto.
The Quilt Show will be the final gallery show for the Seamrippers at the West Pender location. The exhibit opens on March 3 and will remain displayed through March 18, 2006.
The Quilt Show is a collection of various textile pieces that expand from the traditional notions of quilt making and the one of a kind hand-made object.Using these notions artists explore ideas such as: gentrification, cultural identity, queerness, hairdos and geometry. Artists include: Lois Klassan (founder of The Comforter Project), Maya Ersan, Vanessa Kwan, Richard O'Donnell, Sarah Van Snellberg, Siobhan Long, Amanda MacDonald, Darryl Vocat and participating and members from the Seamrippers Craft Collective: Gaile Addison, Charlotte Hewson, Tiffany Monk, Chrissy Poulos, Amanda Hill and more.
Started in the summer of 2003, Seamrippers Craft Collective formed from a common need for craft community and resource. Seamrippers is a D.I.Y. project with the goal of supporting the making craft and the people who make it. The center is designed to serve as studio/resource facility, gallery, and hosting venue. The Centre will be moving at the end of March. New location will be announced soon.
Seamrippers Craft Collective
436 West Pender