Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation, Silk Purse Gallery, April 2015

Posted by on January 11, 2016 in Exhibitions & Shows | 0 comments

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Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation, Silk Purse Gallery: West Vancouver Sea wall 2015

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation

I know this is a bit behind the times but as part of my British Columbia travels last spring I visited a number of art galleries and wanted to share some of them with you. One of the first shows I attended was discovered thanks to an alert friend who was keeping tabs on my travels. She knew I was located close to the Silk Purse Gallery near the West Vancouver Seawall. After checking into the RV park we decided to use our bikes to explore and found the gallery very easily. The best part was that the Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation exhibition was still on and I was in time for the feature presenter of the show.

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Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Tradition, Silk Purse Gallery: West Vancouver Sea wall 2015

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Tradition, Silk Purse Gallery: West Vancouver Sea wall 2015

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation, Silk Purse Gallery: West Vancouver Sea wall 2015

Kathy Stein Sather

My favorite of the show Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation, Silk Purse Gallery: West Vancouver Sea wall 2015

Waves of Cherry Blossoms: Artist notation unclear

Another favorite Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation, Silk Purse Gallery: West Vancouver Sea wall 2015

Several of my sister members of the Fibre Art Network (FAN) exhibited in the show. Because it is co-sponsored by fiberEssence and the Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts the exhibition contained artwork derived from various streams of fibre art.

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The cover of ‘Naomi’s Tree’ Fibre Art Book from Japan

One of the highlights for me was the presentation from Japan featuring a fabric art book based on Joy Kogawa’s Book  ‘Naomi’s Tree’. Each page of artwork in this book had been faithfully reproduced by a group of women in Japan for use during story time in their local library. It was wonderful. No one had remembered to bring a camera so I was recruited as photographer.

The 2016 show was held March 22 – April 10. My apologies for the delay in posting. Health issues took me away from my blog and it was left in draft format.

 

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