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- Brides: Portrait of a Marriage
June 23, 2019- September 30, 2019 Fairy tales always end with a wedding and then the “happily ever after.” Like the opening sentence “Once upon a time” these stories remind us that references to reality, time and complicated emotions are not the domain of fairy tales. Yet, despite our post modern suspicion of traditional narratives, weddings remain a popular ending for romantic stories. This exhibition examines the more problematic aspects of marriage: arranged marriages, child brides, the regret of divorce, not to mention what must be done with the wedding dress after the marriage has ended. This exhibition held at the end of June, the month named after the Roman goddess of marriage Juno, explores the reality of life after the “I do.” Artists featured include Lilian Broca, drawing and painting; Linda Coe, Textile Artist; Grace Collins, Photographer; Barbara Heller, Tapestry. See the work in person at Il Museo Museum at the Italian Cultural Center in Vancouver. Details are here.
July 12, 2019-August 9, 2019 Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Road in St. Charles, IL will feature the work of textile artists including ATA member Ruth Manning. For more details, visit here.
- Tapestry: the new wave
August 6, 2019–August 31, 2019 Featuring 30+ tapestries from New England’s top weavers, this invitational exhibition celebrates the ancient and fine art of tapestry weaving. Curators Priscilla May Alden and Barbara Burns have invited highly accomplished weavers to exhibit their contemporary tapestries. In addition to the exhibition, there will be gallery talks and tapestry weaving demonstrations by the artists during the 4-week show. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm. Opening reception: Friday, August 9, 2019, 5 to 7 pm. Visit here for more details.
- Woven By Hand: Contemporary Canadian Tapestries
August 25, 2019–October 6, 2019 Woven By Hand: Contemporary Canadian Tapestries is a collective of recent tapestries designed and woven by 11 Canadian tapestry artists. Each artist is a master in the art and craft of tapestry weaving, having dedicated many decades to creation in this medium and each is recognized internationally for their outstanding artistry, achievements and commitment to the medium. Visit here for more details.
- IMPACT: Climate Change
September 8, 2019–October 13, 2019 and December 16, 2019-March 13, 2020 This exhibition is a collaborative juried exhibit between Tapestry Weavers West and Tapestry Weavers in New England. It will include 32 tapestries by 28 artists expressing their concerns with many different aspects of climate change. It will open at the Belmont Gallery of Art, 19 Homer St, Belmont, MA in September 8 to October 13, 2019. The reception will be Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 1 pm – 3 pm. Then it will open at the Mills Building, 220 Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA. December 16 to March 13, 2020. A reception is planned on Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Both venues are public buildings open 9-5 every weekday. There will be a catalog available through TWW. For more information go here.
- Circles and Squares
Ongoing If you wish to view the tapestries from the AuNZ Tapestry Group Projects 2010, visit the online gallery.
- Melancholy at the Bottom of Everything… Forever
Ongoing A juried online exhibit that includes the work of Barbara Heller.