Friday, December 3, 2010

Culture Days/Journees de la Culture

When Thirteen Moons Entwine
International textile arts event in the Outaouais
Aug 15 to Oct 10, 2010
Moon Rain Centre, Val-des-Monts, Quebec.

September 25, 26, 2010

Textile Arts Discovery Bus Tour
Circuit Decouvert Arts Textiles

On Saturday, September 25th, Galerie Montcalm and the Ville de Gatineau organized a bus tour that visited the textile arts exhibitions organized by Moon Rain Centre in collaboration with the international textile arts event in the Outaouais, “When Thirteen Moons Entwine”.
The bus started in the morning at Galerie Montcalm in Gatineau after visiting the 9th International Triennale of Mini-textiles from Angers, France. It then visited Espace Pierre Debain in Aylmer to see the exhibition Fibres Boreales, then drove to Moon Rain Centre to see the outdoor textile arts installations in situ and the studio exhibition, The Thirteen Moons. A gourmet picnic lunch was prepared by chef Chris Hudson, that bus tour participants and artists enjoyed at the waterfall along the scenic walking path at Moon Rain Centre.
On the drive home to Gatineau, the bus stopped to visit the international tapestry exhibit, Fils Lumineux at the Val-Des-Monts municipal hall.
It was a very enjoyable day for the bus tour participants. The word most frequently spoken was “inspirational”.

Photos by Ken Ewen

Community Weaving Project
The Agora, Maison du Citoyen, Gatineau, Quebec

On Sunday, September 26th was Tissage-Metissage, a community weaving project organized by Galerie Montcalm and the Ville de Gatineau and directed by Thoma and Gabby Ewen of Moon Rain Centre.
Moon Rain Centre's “Collective Cloth” project provided the core of this fabric project that had an amazing resulting immense fabric art work. Over 200 community members participated in the weaving of “Tissage-Metissage”, and a permanent public location is being sought to display the weaving.

Photos by Dominique Laurent

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