Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Vancouver Island Surface Design Association at the Metchosin Gallery

Current Threads 2013: Vancouver Island Surface Design Association Show runs September 5 – September 29

Opening party is Saturday, September 7, 2:00-5:00pm.

The Vancouver Island Surface Design Association, are set to exhibit at the Metchosin Art Gallery for the month of September. Current Threads 2013 is an excellent opportunity for art lovers to learn more about fibre art and its rich history. Fibre art has long been recognized for its domestic and utilitarian functions, this fact is something artists currently working in the field cannot escape. This has led to many artists using fibre to distort of revive these ancient traditions – the result being some powerful work that addresses gender stereotypes and cultural heritage.
The Surface Design Association is an International group of textile artists with area chapters. The Vancouver Island Chapter formed 3 years ago and has 33 members, most show and exhibit nationally and internationally. Members have lived all across the continent before settling here and bring a variety of approaches and viewpoints to their work.

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