Fibre arts fill Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville for 50th OHCG conference

HUNTSVILLE – The room was buzzing with visitors admiring the intricate works of fibre art displayed at Deerhurst Resort on Sunday.

 

The Ontario Hooking Craft Guild hosted its 50th anniversary conference with 400 members representing the 60 guild branches at the Huntsville resort from April 29 to May 1. The event included an open house for the public featuring hundreds of wall hangings and rugs woven in every colour and depicting innumerable scenes based on the artists’ individual styles and designs.

 

Wanda Wallace, conference co-chair, said the anniversary celebration marked a milestone for the guild, while also preserving a heritage craft.

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B.C. Children’s Hospital puts out call to Canadian artists for healing-art project

BC Hospital Children’s Healing Experience Project

A challenge has been put forth for artists across Canada to submit applications for a hospital art project.

The deadline has passed for this competition.

 

The Teck Acute Care Centre, currently under construction at the B.C. Children’s Hospital, is set to be completed by November 2017, and aims to be “the brightest space in North America for sick kids”, according to a news release.

 

The Children’s Healing Experience Project initiative aims to cover 60,000 square feet of the eight-storey building with art that will captivate and comfort children, families, and staff to make the hospital experience less anxious and stressful.

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RECENT GRADUATES OF FIBRE ARTS-TRADITIONAL RUG HOOKING

“Honouring Recipients of Fibre Arts­Traditional Rug Hooking” said the Master of Ceremony Doug Roughton, Campus Dean, as he introduced us one at a time to the audience—Pamela Langdon, Jayne Nevins, Carol Shewan, and Kim Slade. Cheered on by the crowd, we walked across the stage to shake the congratulatory hand of Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College (SLC) on the 29th of May, 2015. A glorious moment in the sun in recognition of our achievement!
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