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.
During January, come to North York Central Library to see Pomegranate Guild member, Juana Sleizer’s work on view!
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
Last year we co-hosted a screening of Through the Eye of the Needle, the story of the work of Holocaust survivor Esther Nisenthal Krinitz told through her fabric collage and embroidered panels. This year at Temple Sinai you can see the exhibit it inspired from November 2 – 21. A special screening of the film is part of Holocaust Education Week on Sunday November 9 at 10am. Esther’s daughter Bernice Steinhart will introduce the film, and Ian Leventhal will lead a discussion following. The exhibit continues at Temple Sinai until after our next Pomegranate Guild meeting, so be sure to see the detailed work of this extraordinary artist.
Juana Sleizer and Arlette Shulman have work on view at the ROM for the museum’s centennial year. The opening ceremony and party were on March 19th, and members can continue to see the work when visiting the ROM until March 29, 2015. The exhibit is located in the Canada Court Level 1.
Juana’s work, Oracle Bone is a small format tapestry reproducing an ancient artifact. Arlette’s work is an interpretation of an arrowhead, reputed to be the oldest in the ROM collection.
For more information, as well as great pictures and stories about all of the 78 submissions, see ROM100. Click each picture to reveal the artist and artist’s statement.
Congratulations Juana and Arlette on your participation in this exciting, celebratory exhibit!