Friday, January 03, 2014
The Four Meditation Panels of the Manitoulin Circle Project
The panel was then hand quilted on a frame.
These four panels make up the Manitoulin Circle Project, which occured in Little Current on Manitoulin Island between 2009 and 2013. Four four years, participants met in the church hall every Thursday and stitched the pieces by hand. There was usually a quilt on the frame as well as hand-construction of parts of the panels.
These art textiles were designed by Manitoulin Island artist, Judy Martin. Judy taught all of the techniques, and worked alongside the community to complete these panels which will be permanently installed in the sanctuary of the Little Current United Church sometime in 2014.
A tour of the panels has been organized to visit art galleries in Ontario and elsewhere. The Thunder Bay Art Gallery very generously initiated this art project and published a catalogue for the exhibition with an essay by the materials-arts scholar, Dr. Elizabeth Kalbfleisch. Thank you Thunder Bay Art Gallery director Sharon Godwin and curator Nadia Kurd for your support in regard to the MENDED WORLD exhibition.
Mended World exhibition will be showing at the art gallery of Sudbury in early 2014. There will be an opening reception January 18, 2 pm with Judy Martin present to speak about the work. The exhibition remains open until March 2.
The photographs in this post are by Sioux Lookout photographer Klaus Rossler and were taken during the Thunder Bay Exhibition. Thank you Klaus.
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