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Monday, October 20, 2014

If you are travelling to Oakville/Burlington for WORLD OF THREADS Festival or live in the area... please visit and enjoy CELEBRATE THE SEVEN...

Another opportunity to share the magic of the 'CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists' Exhibition "Celebrate the Seven" through November in Oakville, ON
JOSHUA CREEK HERITAGE ART CENTRE in Oakville will be featuring the CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists Exhibition "Celebrate the Seven"during the month of November with the Opening November 2, 2014.

Upcoming Exhibition
Celebrate the Seven
October 31 - November 30
Opening Nov 2

Gallery Hours 

Tuesday through Sunday

1 pm to 4 pm

or by appointment

Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
1086 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Oakville, Ontario Canada L6H 7B2
(1 km East of Trafalgar Road)
 The art of The Group Of Seven is the central theme of this exhibition. 
The members of Connections Fibre Artists accepted the challenge to design and execute their own original art that reflects their individual research into the artists, the paintings and the styles of the Group of Seven. Although Tom Thompson died before the group formed, he was the inspiration for, and has always been considered a part of, the formation of The Group Of Seven.
Each member of Connections Fibre Artists has approached this theme from her or his own way ~ either inspired by their own memories of the Canadian landscape, by an emotional response to a particular Group of Seven artist/painting, or by some of the techniques and colour palettes used by these iconic Canadian artists.
The result is an exciting and intriguing exhibition celebrating the approach that Tom Thompson, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald, F.A. Farley, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer and Franklin Carmichael 
took to develop an original Canadian art.
Connections Fibre Artists
The group was formed in 1999 by a small group of friends whose common bond was the love of stitching as an art form. Their focus was to promote awareness and enjoyment of fibre art through gallery shows. 
Their mandate was ‘Experience, Experimentation, Expression’. 
We combine our Experience with Experimentation to continue to develop and widen the boundaries of fibre art, creating original surfaces and Expressing our individual ideas and feelings in the process.
Wendy Anderson Breedveld, Sharron Begg, Penny Berens, Ralph Beney, Gordana Brelih, Bethany Garner, Dianne Gibson, Gunnel Hag, Pat Hertzberg, Helen Hughes, Linda Janzen, Chris Kummer, Frankie Lemonde-Meunier, Elizabeth Duggan Litch, Hilary Rice, Sybil Rampen, Gail Rhynard, Ann Sanders, Maggie Vanderweit Meredith, Jacqueline Venus, Dwayne Wanner, Jennie Wood, Nancy Yule

Visit links to a video of the work in situ at Wellington County Museum in June 2014 here and art piece photos here