Guild members visit and volunteer at Baycrest (including on the Baycrest Museum Board, Phyllis Spivak, Anna Vandelman, and Melanie Siegel). They want to let you know about the range of activities taking place during Jewish Heritage month. And while you are there, don’t forget to visit Pardes, an extraordinary example of a Pomegranate Guild group project.
Artisans and artists are invited to submit to Markham Global Fest’s juried show, a nine-day celebration of the Pan Am Games. Submit now if you are a creator of high-quality, original work that celebrates both local talent and the global theme of the Festival. Application deadline Friday May 1, 2015 by noon.
See more at: Call for Applications
The Edge of the Forest exhibit will soon be moving from Richmond Hill to downtown Toronto. This announcement was posted on fibreQUARTERLY Group(ies). More information here and here. Work of 53 Canadian surface design artists is on exhibit, including work by Guild members Melanie Siegel and Barbara Goldstein. And, Rikki Blitt plays a significant role in the administration of the project.
March is a great month for us to celebrate textiles and make more: Edge of the Forest, Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers, and a great opportunity for quilters to respond to a call for entry.
Members Melanie Siegel and Rikki Blitt have been instrumental in launching a Surface Design Association Canadian members’ touring exhibit, The Edge of the Forest. Both Melanie and member Barbara Goldstein have work in this wonderful exhibit. And Sheila Thompson, a past presenter at the Guild has been extensively involved.
We urge everyone to come out and celebrate their work at its premier opening in Richmond Hill on March 11.
Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers at the Miles Nadal JCC. “In honour and admiration of the remarkable African grandmothers, Waterloo-based Omas-Siskona (Grandmothers Together) produced Creating Futures: Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers. They invited Ontario textile artists to create and donate pieces celebrating the ongoing strength and resilience of grandmothers in Africa. The result is a stunning display of artistry, technique and inspiration.” Follow the link in the title for docent hours.
Sacred Threads – Call for Entry Juana Sleizer has brought this to our attention. The time frame for entry is tight, but many of you may have qualifying quilts to submit. For more information, click here, or the title above.
Artists are selected for libraries in the Toronto Public Library system through a rigourous adjudication process. Congratulations, Juana.
North York Central Library
5120 Yonge Street
Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 8.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 to 5.00 pm
Sunday 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm
From Friday January 02. 2015 to Saturday January 31 2015
One art often influences another. This new exhibit at Beth Tzedec is photographic display of Jewish musicians.
Dorion invites us: “Please join us for the opening of David Kaufman’s photography exhibition: VESSELS OF SONG: FACES OF NEW JEWISH MUSIC at Beth Tzedec Museum
on Thursday December 11th at 7:00pm.
We are delighted that the KlezKonnection will entertain us for the evening.”