First, a few pictures to enjoy from the last exhibition of Fate, Destiny and Self Determination at the Centre D'Action Culturelle de la MRC Papineau that took place in Saint Andre Avelin in Quebec. Thanks to Émilie Laverdière and Catherine Lacroix for all they did to make this exhibition so wonderful, for making me feel welcome, and for their appreciation of the submissions created by all of you. A workshop was also organized and about 15 people were in attendance.
|The team who are helping to set up the exhibition.|
|In the foreground, Catherine Lacroix, assistant to the director of the gallery, also taking the shape workshop I was leading.|
|In the foreground on left, Émilie Laverdière, director of the Centre D Action Culturelle de Papineau de la MRC. You can like their Facebook page Centre d'action culturelle de la MRC Papineau|
|Sarah Belanger, left, and right, Katia Gagnon.|
|The workshop group.|
|Mireil Fleurant admiring the installation at the Centre D'Action Culturelle|
|More views of the installation|
|Left, Line Dufour, on the right, Krystyna Sadej , who has encouraged many Polish artists to participate in the project.|
|Line at Radio Canada, a French language radio . Jhade Montpetit on the right, interviewed me about the project.|
For the first few weeks of September, I had visitors. One of them was Kelly Liang, a PhD student researching and writing a book on Fiber Artists, who stayed with me a few days along with her husband. I also drove over one thousand kilometers to help them visit other fiber artist studios in the Toronto area - artists who fit her criteria for research, as well as , of course , a visit Niagara Falls...the largest Falls in the world, they say. Kelly and Monique Lehman were instrumental in bringing the Fate, Destiny and Self Determination project to Shenzhen China for the From Lausanne to Beijing Biennial last September 2016.
|Kelly Liang with Line in her studio.|
|Right - Frances Crowe, left, Line Dufour|
To date, we now have 616 submissions, from 371 people from 34 countries. Each exhibition generates more momentum for the project, like a tornado gathering up objects in its path. It's been a very exciting and rewarding experience for all of us.
Look out for the next ArTapestry exhibiton and their next catalogue .... V. Not only will you be delighted by all the inspiring work and artists featured, hopefully, you will have the privilege of seeing the exhibitions in person. The organizers asked me to write an article about the Fate, Destiny and Self Determination installation. Hope you have a chance to read it. The first exhibition will be opening in Denmark 2018. For more details go http://www.tapestry.dk/.Which brings us to the events of the next 12 months. September 30 2017 I, and group from Uruguay and some from Chile, will be helping me to set up the installation in Punta del Este as part of the events of the World Textile Art events. The opening for this exhibition will be October 8, 2018. A bus will be taking attendees to the site. Please let me know if you plan on attending the World Textile Art event as I'd love to meet up with you! Message me on Facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is a schedule of the exhibitions and their locations. If its easier , go to their website http://bienal2017.wta-online.org/. Many thanks to Pilar Toban and Silvia Piza Tandleich for the help and encouragement to bring the installation to Uruguay. If you can make a donation to contribute to the expenses of exhibiting the installation in Uruguay, it would be greatly appreciated. I still have not reached my goal, and so far all expenses will not be covered. Please go to this link: https://www.gofundme.com/world-textile-art-uruguay
Tuchmacher Museum Bramsche Mühlenort 6, 49565 Bramsche, Germany http://www.tuchmachermuseum.
de/index.phpJune - September 2018I don't have more details than this.
Tuch + Technik Textilmuseum, Neumünster, Kleinflecken 1
Opening Thursday 25, 2018 7 pm to 9 pm. Exhibition will run until the sometime in January 2019. End date not determined.
Setting up FD&SD will take place on Tuesday October 23, Wednesday October 24 and Thursday October 25 until 4 pm. if you would like to help out.
The weekend preceeding the launch of the exhibiton is a craft event you might want to attend: Webermarkt: Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21 2018
Lastly, discussions are underway for an exhibition in Brasilia, Brasil, thanks to Sandra Cartaxo who urged Luciana de Maya to act on the installation's behalf. Thank you to you both.