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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Kingston Fibre Artists Show in Brockville

Thirteen of the sixteen members of the Kingston Fibre Artists Group have joined together to share their beautiful work during the Summer of 2011 at the Brockville Museum. Located at 5 Henry Street on the waterfront in historical downtown Brockville, the small gallery inside the Museum is brought to life by the beautiful work of this group of close friends, whose work exemplifies the diverse techniques and talent of it's members.

The room where the work hangs is painted a brilliant Sunshine Yellow (almost orange) so the challenge was to choose work that would "pop" against the wall colour. This group of talented friends has done just that... made the work just literally jump against the bold wall colour. The current show will change in the next few days as a totally new exhibit is hung on Friday, July 8th. The second sharing of work will change once again on August 12th, allowing visitors in the Brockville area and the summer visitors coming to Brockville by boat from the nearby shores of the US to enjoy a hugely delightful sharing of it's Textile work.

The Brockville, ON Museum is open from 10-5 Mon-Sat. each week and 1-5 pm on Sunday afternoons. There is a $5 admission to the Museum, and visitors will enjoy many interesting exhibits, from old cars and tools, to local memorabilia and the lovely textiles and wearables that have dotted Brockville's history and now reside in their permanent collections. Husbands and friends welcome and the visit will not disappoint.

Please plan to visit the area often this summer and while there, drop by both Picket Fence Fabrics on King Street in downtown Brockville and Taylor's Sewing Centre located just west of the lights at Highway 29 and Parkdale Ave. in the north-end shopping district (a left turn noth at the lights and in a small shopping centre next to the Pizza Hut). Both shops have an excellent selection of fabrics, notions and patterns, as well as samples for upcoming classes.

Also on exhibit this summer, works at the Marianne VonSielfort Gallery at St. Lawrence College on Parkdale Ave, east of Taylor's Sewing Centre. The gallery is open to the public. There are always terrific summer exhibits to enjoy in this small but very beautiful gallery space.

Have a great summer searching the textile exhibits and shops in our area and be sure to include the Kingston Fibre Artists Show in your summer plans.