Monday, February 27, 2012

The Art of Fashion

The Art of Fashion returns to Deep Cove, North Vancouver, April 1, 2012.

What better way to celebrate spring than to enjoy the colourful art wear and accessories presented by some of Vancouver’s finest artists. Dresses and coats, jackets, vests, sweaters, shawls and hats, bags, and don’t forget the jewelry; these are a few of the wonderful things that will be on display at the Art of Fashion show and sale.

Sponsored by FibreEssence and the committee for Wearable Arts Vancouver, the event will be a fundraiser for the Seymour ArtGallery The Art of Fashion will take place at the Seymour as well as at Artemis Studio Gallery, and Cove Creek Gallery, all located on Gallant Avenue in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. The event will run from 2 to 4:30pm on the Sunday afternoon.

There will be a parade of fashions between 2:30 and 3:30, in the Artemis Studio space, and afternoon tea, for $5, will be available at the Seymour.  All items on exhibit will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds from sales benefiting the Seymour.

These images show wearable art created by Ros Aylmer.

Don’t miss this Grand Spring Event. Fashion, food, and fun will all be on display the afternoon of April 1, in Deep Cove – no fooling! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Shibori Recreated; Sue Hiley Harris visits BC

Upcoming SDA BC meetings:
Next Sunshine Coast meeting:
March 14th, 2012, starting at 11am, at Dorothy Cross's home in Halfmoon Bay. 
As usual this will include a pot luck lunch. Please contact Jennifer by email if you would like more info.
Next Vancouver meeting:
May 15th, 2012, starting 7pm; at the weaving studio of Hanna Haapasalo and Kaija Rautiainen.
Please contact Jennifer by email if you would like more info.
Next Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands group meeting:
March 1, 2012, 10:30am. Studio G Art, 7298 Somenos Rd, Duncan, BC.  Please contact Terri Bibby by email for more info.

Yvonne Wakabayashi, one of our BC SDA members, has recently been featured in a new book called Shibori Recreated, by Karen Davis.  This book was the result of the Love Lace exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia, still on and perhaps extended. The images below show the book cover and one of the Yvonne's wearable pieces in the exhibition.


You can see a recent preview plus some images from the book here. "Expand" the current issue and look at page 18. Actually if you're into home decor this is quite a good mag.

Click here to link to a larger image of the collage of artists' works. Yvonne's website.

Australian-Welsh, Sculpter-Weaver, Sue Hiley Harris visits the West Coast!
Sue Hiley Harris will be visiting us in Vancouver and Salt Spring Island.  To learn more about Sue’s visit, please click here. Details about the lectures and workshops are also included below. 
Visit Sue's website to get a flavor of her work.
Vancouver: The lecture, Ancestor Bags, will take place on February 26th, 2012 at 7.30pm at Kanata Co-op Community Building7155 Blake Street in Champlain Heights (close to Boundary and 49th Avenue). Please see the MAP (a small contribution might be requested).
The two day string bag workshop will take place at the same location on Monday Feb 27, and Tuesday Feb 28 from 10am – 4pm   There are still two spaces left.  The cost of the workshop is $150, and a deposit of $50 is required to insure your place. Please email Julia Manitius if you wish to register for the workshop.
Saltspring Island: The Saltspring lecture will take place on Friday evening March 2nd, and the workshop will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm.  There are still a couple of spaces available for the workshop. Please email Joan Carrigan if you wish to join the workshop.  Locations for both events will be posted here.
Sue’s work will be at Julia's shop, Urbanity (in Vancouver) from Tues. Feb 28 – Thurs, March 1st.  
Julia wishes to thank Sandra Crompton and Joan Carrington for their enthusiasm and help in organizing the events in Vancouver and Salt Spring Island. Updates will be posted on the Urbanity website here.