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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Here are a couple of quick pics of my " Curiosity Cabinet " for Gallery 96's collections show in May.
It is a collection of imaginary plants made from fabric, paper, yarn, zippers, etc. the book on top of the cabinet is made up of gouache paintings embellished with embroidery and beads. The inspiration came from my Mother's 70 yr. old plant press.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Art in the Barn : Wendy O'Brien is a mixed media fibre artist who uses a variety of materials and techniques in her work. The Barn Studio/Gallery is open by chance or appointment from June 1 to Thanksgiving. It is located 7 minutes from downtown Stratford, Ontario.

#4264, Line 36 (Quinlin Rd.)
R.R. #5, Stratford Ontario
N5A 6S6

Directions: Huron St. west to O'Loane Ave., turn right
north to the first stop sign (line 36), turn left
3rd house on the right #4264

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Took a needle felting workshop a couple of weeks ago and I'm hooked, literally and figuratively.Here is the first piece, more to come. I'm going to use it as part of my Curiosity Cabinet in the Gallery 96 show that starts May 8 at Factory 163, here in Stratford.Here are a few others...1st a zipper plantI've also been working on a book on my imaginary's the beginning. They are painted on old book pages with gouache and embellished with thread, yarn and beads.
Planning on doing some individual ones to sell.
My piece on U-tube

Around Frayed Edges exhibition

Curated by Laurie Carmount

March 18—May 29, 2010

Please join us for the opening reception at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery March 19 at 4pm

...a narration spun through work that pushes the limits as to what an artist can do with fibre today. Similar to social misfits that sit on the outskirts of society, like mad inventors experimenting, and geniuses with universal knowledge, this exhibition encourages the far reaches of thought and imagination. Does society hang by a thread, will the Fates cut the cord, oh what a tangled web we weave…here is an opportunity to see work that follows a string into a world on the periphery.

Artists: Marianne Kyryluk, Carl Stewart, Robin Ripley, Jean Farrell, Heidi Hudspith, David R. Harper, Jill Odegaard, Laura Trach, Liz Menard, Nadine Papp, Wendy O'Brien, Johanna Nousiainen, Fay Wilkinson, Audrey MacLean, Caitlin Erskine-Smith, Barbara Wisnoski, Erika DeFreitas, Carmella Karijo Rother, Suzen Green, Sandi Luck, Cynthia Jackson, Amanda McCavour, Ilona Staples, Karen Goetzinger, Catherine Vamvakas Lay, Karina Bergmans, Jane Tingley

Agnes Jamieson Gallery

176 Bobcaygeon Road

Minden Ontario K0M 2K0