Manitoulin Circle Project
The project consists of the creation of four large meditation panels, made with recycled linen damask tablecloths and hand stitching by the community under the leadership of artist, Judy Martin. The Project took place between October 2009 and August 2013, meeting every Thursday in the Little Current United Church hall on Manitoulin Island.
144 participants have stitched on or otherwise helped in the creation of the panels. Click on the top link to view all four.
September 13 - October 27 2013, the four panels were included in the Thunder Bay Art Gallery's exhibition of Judy Martin's work entitled MENDED WORLD. The same exhibit traveled to the Art Gallery of Sudbury January 19 - March 2, 2014. Plans are underway for the panels to be in Espanola for the Fibre Festival October 17,18,19 2014 and the WP Kennedy Gallery in North Bay in May 2016. A catalogue about the project and the exhibition was published by the Thunder Bay Art Gallery with a critical essay by Dr. Elizabeth Kalbfleisch.
The panels are now permanently installed in the Little Current United Church. Please visit the church during the Manitoulin Art Tour July 18, 19, 20 to view the Manitoulin Circle Project and meet some of the participants.
There are one hundred blog posts about the project on Judy's Journal.
Click on Blog Posts about the Manitoulin Circle Project