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Fibre Artists Capture Canadiana in Museum Exhibit
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August 24, 2015
FIBRE ARTISTS CAPTURE CANADIANA IN MUSEUM EXHIBIT
What inspires you about living in Canada? Is it the towering trees, calm lakes, boundless rivers, or rolling prairies? Is it the diverse cultural landscape? Is it our natural heritage?
That question was posed to artists who use fabric as their medium, and according to Jasmine Moore, Interim Arts and Heritage Curator for the Langley Centennial Museum, “the results will invigorate your passion for Canada.”
Compiled into a collection called Canadiana, the travelling exhibition of 30 works generated by members of the Fibre Art Network (FAN) will be on display at the Langley Centennial Museum in Fort Langley from August 17 to November 10, 2015.
Using wool, cotton, silk, organza, and felt, the artists featured in the exhibit illustrate how Canada generates a strong sense of identity through its unique environment, culture, and landscape.
“From the coasts of British Columbia, through the plains of the prairies, to the not so barren tundra of the Yukon, FAN artists explore the many facets of a Canadian sense of place,” said Moore.
Featuring an eclectic mix of natural, geographic, and cultural elements, the fabric art pieces reflect and inspire feelings of national pride.
“FAN artists embark on the slow art of fabric manipulation by stamping, stitching, painting, dying, blending textures, and even printing on fabric to reflect the inspirational cultural elements, impressive forests, and meditative environmental landscapes of Canada,” Moore said.
The Fibre Art Network (FAN) is a co-operative of professional fibre artists in Western Canada who showcase original creative fibre arts. They are committed to promoting fibre art as an art form and each other as artists. FAN members come from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, the Yukon and Northwest Territories. FAN, which currently produces two shows a year, is a long distance meeting of minds that spans artistic challenges as well as geographic ones. Canadiana is FAN’s 13th show since the co-operative began in 2000.
The Langley Centennial Museum, located at 9135 King Street, is owned and operated by the Township of Langley. The museum opened in 1958 and has 3,500 square feet of exhibition galleries, including temporary displays on a variety of topics from art to history to science. It also has a well-stocked gift shop featuring unique items, handcrafted by local artists and artists.
For more information, visit museum.tol.ca or call 604.532.3536.
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- Canadiana, a traveling exhibition by the Fibre Art Network, will be on display at the Langley Centennial Museum through to November.
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