Manitoulin Circle Project
Click on the title above to view the panels.
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 at the Homer Watson gallery in Kitchener during May 2015 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. They are out on loan during October and November 2014. During the weekend of october 17-19, they will be installed in the Espanola United church as part of the Espanola fibre festival. All welcome to come to the opening ceremony on Friday evening, October 17. Lead artist Judy Martin will give the keynote address for the festival, and several of the participants will be in attendance . It's also possible to view the panels installed in the Espanola church on Saturday October 18 between 10 am - 2 pm, and during the church service on Sunday October 19 at 10 am.
Then during the entire month of November, three of the panels will be on display in Oakville Ontario as part of the World of Threads festival.
There are one hundred blog posts about the project on Judy's Journal.
Click on Blog Posts about the Manitoulin Circle Project