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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

THREADWORKS 2010 Arrives at ARTHUR CHILD HERITAGE CENTRE, Gananoque

The amazing and visually so beautiful THREADWORKS 2010 Exhibition which includes the work of Fibre Artists from across Canada arrives at the ARTHUR CHILD HERITAGE CENTRE for an opening on August 21st and running through September 30th.

THREADWORKS 2010 includes the work of embroiderers, quilters, fibre artists and surface design professionals who have created a breathtaking variety of stitched works around the theme "TREES". The Call to Entry went out in 2009 for submissions, and several  hundred artists sent their beautiful work for Jurying. The approximately 70 selected pieces included in the Threadworks Show were unveiled at the Exhibition Opening at the Wellington County Museum in Fergus in April of 2010. Since that time, the Exhibition has travelled to venues all across Ontario, offering residents in the receiving communities the opportunity to be exposed to the beauty and sensuous quality of the hand and machine stitch, painted and manipulated fabric and surface design techniques that fascinate the viewer.

Please plan to visit the THREADWORKS Exhibition beginning August 21st and running through September 30th in the Arthur Child Heritage Centre Museum Gallery located on the waterfront in Gananoque. Call ahead to check the hours of the gallery  before driving down and perhaps plan to take a lovely St. Lawrence River tour on the terrific Gananoque Boat Lines while there, with stops at the Boldt Castle on the three hour tour. Gananoque offers a lovely waterfront collection of small shops, great eateries and walking tours. The Gananoque Inn is a  lovely place to stay in case you would like to make a mini-vacation part of your visit! Be sure to take friends, share the news of the exhibition and visit often.

Local artists with work in the Threadworks 2010 Exhibition include Phillida Hargreaves, Robin Laws Field, Frankie Lemonde-Meunier, Bethany Garner, Maureen Byer and Elizabeth Vandenberg.

Some of the pieces are actually offered for sale though the individual artists. Catalogues available or visit http://www.onnguilds.ca/ for a pre-visit view of the catalogue. Click on THREADWORKS 2010 in the sidebar for links to the online exhibit.

The Arthur Child Heritage Centre and Gallery is located just south of the 401 along the St. Lawrence River. Contact:

ARTHUR CHILD HERITAGE CENTRE
125 Water Street
Gananoque, Ontario K7G 3E3
613-382-2535

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