MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TEXTILE MUSEUM / NO.8 WINTER 2017 2018
Emily Rose Michaud, “Tributaries”
April 7 – June 23, 2018
Vernissage, Saturday April 7, 2 to 4 p.m.
Michaud’s interdisciplinary installation is themed on the power and presence of water, incorporating the history of waterpower, labour and wool at the Rosamond Mill. The exhibition will feature living tapestries, cyanotype drawings, maps, paintings, sound layers and earth mounds that trace the bodies of water and watershed of the region.
The artist has received support from the Canada Council for the Arts for her exhibition.
Noreen Young - A Puppet Retrospective
July 14 - September 22, 2018
A comprehensive exhibition of Noreen Young’s puppetry creations and art works over the years.
"My Corner of the World - CANADA -
A travelling ART QUILT quilt exhibition
August 4 - September 22, 2018
An outstanding international travelling exhibition of amazing art quilts developed by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) and including Canadian artists from across Canada.
See details and slideshow at SAQA.com ..
And on now:
Recent Exhibitions Focused on the Mills and Their Workers
If you missed the wonderfully evocative exhibit “Rewind,” make sure that you take in the current exhibition “Portrait of a Mill Worker,” which runs until March 17.
Featuring Jenny McMaster’s wonderful maps of handmade paper embellished with embroidery and Noelle Hamlyn’s haunting three-dimensional paper “clothes,” Rewind managed to give the visitor a visual history of the Mississippi during town’s settlement and industrial development as the mills reached their peak, while at the same time evoking a haunting feeling of the spirits of workers lingering in the buildings.
Both artists gave an engrossing talk about the development of the exhibit and their approaches to their art that was enjoyed by about 25 attendees.
The current exhibition was developed by our own curator, with help from our new intern Ryan Milton, and features photos of some of the workers interviewed for the video documentary, “Mill Workers’ Memories” that plays at one side of the gallery and features stories from the final stages of the textile industry in the Mississippi Valley in the mid-twentieth century, as told by the people who actually lived them. Many of the jobs in the mills are described in the exhibit, such as bobbin boy and twister, and artifacts from the MVTM collection are also on display. Copies of the video are for sale in our gift shop, and if you haven’t purchased one yet, make sure you do. The stories are a wonderful glimpse into Almonte’s recent past.