Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CONNECTIONS FIBRE ARTISTS participate with the Oakville Stitchery Guild at Joshua Creek Heritage Centre. Exhibition Opening September 15, 2017... please come!

Current Exhibition:

Once a year Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre invites its members, otherwise known as Friends of Joshua Creek, to exhibit their art. This collaboration is one of our finest. 

The artwork currently displayed at the Gallery is a mix of various types of media — from watercolour and acrylic to fibre art.  It’s wonderful to see the talents of a varied group of artists in one location. The Current FRIENDS exhibition runs through September 10th, followed by

Upcoming Exhibition:

Joshua Creek Heritage Centre
Sept 15 - Nov 12
Opening Reception Sept 17, 2 - 5 pm
featuring selected works by

We have always been connected by the threads of time. Stitching cloth or skins together has been elemental to human survival, and for centuries, embellishing cloth has been a cultural heritage. Playing with a needle and thread can be a pleasurable pastime but embroidery is a refined skill, and creativity takes it to another dimension.

Connections Fibre Artists

The Connections Fibre Artists will celebrate 150 years of Canada with work inspired by settlers and pioneers, and the Oakville Stitchery Guild will pay tribute to Constance Howard, the great teacher who brought embroidery to Canada in 1972.

SAQA Central Canada Members participating: Micaela Fitzsimmons, Dianne Gibson, Gunnel Hag, Bethany Garner, Maggie Vanderweit, Dwayne Wanner

The Connections Fibre Artists group is comprised of artists stretching across Canada and into the UK. Fibre is the medium that connects them, giving their art depth and texture that other media can only dream of. Their work is highly diverse, from silk fusion to thread painting, soft sculpture to machine embroidery, hand-quilting to photo transfer, fibre wrapping and beading, with new techniques and disciplines occurring regularly. 

Oakville Stitchery Guild

The Oakville Stitchery Guild meets monthly at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, with guest speakers and instructors, classes, and workshops on stitchery techniques and fabric art. Characteristic work includes experimental embroidery by hand and/or machine, mixed media fibre work, soft jewellery, lace-making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, doll making, beading, stumpwork, altered book-making, and silk ribbon embroidery.

Oakville Stitchery Guild

Meets: 4th Monday – September to May  (excluding December; AGM – June)
7:00 – 10:00 pm  at Joshua Creek Heritage Centre, Oakville

Please join us for this wonderful exhibition. We look forward to seeing you!

Gallery Hours

Joshua Creek Heritage Centre
Tuesday through Sunday
1 pm to 4 pm
or by appointment
All Mondays
Sept 3, 10

Also, FIBRE ART  exhibiting across Ontario this fall:

Mark your calendars and try to attend as you travel and enjoy summer and early fall:


A Juried Exhibition of Needle Arts

Threadworks mandate is to mount, every three years, a juried exhibition of exceptional creative needlework stitched by artists from across Canada. Since its inception in 1987, Threadworks is supported by the Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA). After an inaugural exhibition at the WCMA in 2016, the show is traveling for up to three years, to many museums and galleries throughout the Province of Ontario.

The theme is FLASHBACK. The fibre art/stitchedwork is diverse and beautiful - a MUST SEE Exhibition:

What does that word bring to your imagination? Just how far back does it take you? Whether it's to your own youth, your Grandmother's time or pre-history, anything other than this minute or tomorrow qualifies. Here are a few suggestions: Fashion, Art Deco, Architecture, Environment/Nature/Fossils, Summer Camp, Holidays, Music (e.g. song titles), War, Hippies, Home, Death, Grandma's influence/Ancestors, Weddings, Babies...


image: On the Land by Micaela Fitzsimmons (detail)

Threadworks - Flashback
July 4, 2017 – August 30, 2017
Temiskaming Art Gallery
325 Farr Drive,
Haileybury ON P0J 1K0
Phone: 705-672-3706 for times and details

Threadworks - Flashback
September 12, 2017 – October 31, 2017
Arthur Child Heritage Museum
125 Water Street, Gananoqué ON K7G 3E3
Phone: 613-382-2535 for times and details