Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Images from Oklahoma Workshop

In Febuary of this year the Artistic Director of Moon Rain Centre was at South West Oklahoma State University in Weatherford Oklahoma as part of The Visiting Artists Program. Ms Ewen gave workshops and presentations. Below are some images from the workshops.

Photographs by Prof. EunKyung Jeong

Friday, March 9, 2012

Le Sacre du Printemps/ The Rite of Spring

The Director of Musee des Maitres et Artisans du Quebec, Pierre Wilson, and the Artistic Director of Moon Rain Centre, Thoma Ewen, invite you to attend the vernissage and exhibition of The Rite of Spring, tapestries by Thoma Ewen.

Wednesday March 21, 2012, 5-7pm
The exhibition continues till May 20, 2012.

Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec The Rite of Spring
615 avenue Sainte-Croix, Montréal, H4L 3X6

Moon Rain le centre des arts textiles en Outaouais
Moon Rain Centre for Textile Arts in the Outaouais
105 la savane Poltimore Val-des-Monts Québec Canada J8N 3B6

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

appel aux artistes
call to artists

Moon Rain le centre des arts textiles en Outaouais invite les artistes canadiens, internationaux, expérimentés et de la jeune relève en arts textiles et art de la fibre à soumettre leurs dossiers pour 

La triennale internationale des arts textiles en Outaouais 2013

aux volets:


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Date limite: 30 mars 2012

Moon Rain Centre for Textile Arts in the Outaouais invites Canadian, international, experienced and young emerging textile and fibre artists to submit proposals to

La triennale internationale des arts textiles en Outaouais 2013

in the following categories:


For complete information including application forms visit

Deadline for submissions:  March 30 2012

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Moon Rain Centre for Textile Arts in the Outaouais 
105 la savane Poltimore Val-des-Monts Québec Canada J8N 3B6

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Moon Rain's Artistic Director will be at Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Canada's Moon Rain Art Centre Artistic Director Coming to SWOSU on February 7-9

January 27, 2012

Thoma Ewen
                   Photo by K. Ewen
Thoma Ewen, world-renowned tapestry artist and the artistic director of the Moon Rain Art Centre in Canada, will have workshops and presentations February 7-9 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
Ewen is coming to SWOSU as part of the university’s Visiting Artists Program. Ewen has had numerous tapestry exhibitions throughout the world. Her tapestries and weaving techniques have been featured in various tapestry books.
Ewen is also involved with community art projects in Canada as well as in England. During her three-day stay in Weatherford, she will provide lectures, workshops and meetings with students as well as area residents.
The scheduled events are free and open to public. However, due to the limited seating at the hands-on workshops, please contact E.K. Jeong to reserve a place and get the material list. Jeong can be reached by phone at 580-774-3035 or email at

Tapestry workshops and meetings will be in the SWOSU Art Building Room 415, and lectures will be in SWOSU Art Building Room 405.

The schedule includes:

Tuesday, February 7
9 am – Noon: Tapestry Workshop 1
2 – 4 pm: Informal meeting with students & community members
5 – 7 pm: Presentation 1: “ Moon Rain Centre: Interweaving Textile Arts and Community”

Wednesday, February 8
1 – 4 pm: Tapestry Workshop 2
4 - 6 pm: Presentation 2: "A Look at Tapestry through time"

Thursday, February 9
10 am – Noon: Informal meeting with students & community members
2 – 5 pm: Tapestry Workshop 3

Monday, January 16, 2012

Woven Bridges - International Group Tapestry Exhibition at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

“Today tapestry can represent a remarkable beauty and a kind of textured poetry, a three-dimensional rebellion against conventional outlooks.”

The Woven Bridges exhibit features a fibre art group with three Canadian Artists: Thoma Ewen, Krystyna Sadej, Ixchel Suarez and three invited guest-artists: Ewa Bartosz Mazus from Poland, Monique Lehman from United States and Thomas Cronenberg from Germany.

The title Woven Bridges refers to the strong connection between Canadian, American and European artists who share the same interest and love of tapestry weaving. Exhibition visitors will discover a rich variety of materials, techniques and experimental forms. The work shows a striking diversity and originality, combining humour and seriousness, recycling, and reflections on the nature of everyday life.

Ewa Bartosz Mazus ~ creates extraordinary two and three-dimensional tapestries which are personal expressions and reflections of her life. Ewa is an established international tapestry artist and an art teacher who has received many awards. She exhibits in Europe, Canada and the US. She lives in Zakopane, Poland. (

Thoma Ewen ~ has been exhibiting her tapestries nationally and internationally for more than 35 years. She directs Community Tapestry Projects and Artist-in-the-Schools projects; she also teaches tapestry workshops at the Moon Rain Centre, a community studio in a natural setting which she founded in Val des Monts, Quebec. (

Monique Lehman ~ from Pasadena, USA, produces sensational contemporary tapestries of landscapes, people and nature. She has exhibited her tapestries in many individual and group Art Shows in US, China, and in Europe. (

Krystyna Sadej ~ is an accomplished contemporary tapestry artist whose use of recycled materials transcends art activism, creating beauty out of environmental waste. Krystyna’s works of woven art have been exhibited in Asia, Europe, Canada and the US. She lives in Navan, Ontario and teaches at the Ottawa School of Art’s Orleans Campus. (

Ixchel Suarez ~ creates dramatic woven art that makes a flamboyant impression. She is a talented art weaver, a lecturer, workshop leader and teacher who originally came from Mexico. She is Founder of the Oakville Tapestry and Painting Studios. Ixchel participated in numerous art shows in Mexico, Canada, Poland, France and US. (www.ixchelsuarez,com)

Thomas Cronenberg ~ is one of the leading contemporary tapestry artists in Europe today. His works are autobiographical memoirs and technical masterpieces. A many-time recipient of awards and prizes, Thomas has exhibited all over Europe and the United States, is a longtime contributor to and guest editor of the renowned Textile Forum magazine. (

Ewa, Thoma, Ixchel, Krystyna, Monique and Thomas display a lively woven language out of soft and rough textural structures. Together, their work presents an energetic dialogue of cross-cultural vision that communicates possibility and an open-ended approach to experimental woven art.

Krystyna Sadej, Thoma Ewen & Ixchel Suarez

John Hannagan (Vice-President, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum), Ixchel Suarez,
 Krystyna Sadej, Michael Rikley-Lancaster (Curator) & amp; Thoma Ewen at the Vernissage, Saturday January 14th 2012

Woven Bridges will be on exhibition at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum until January 28 2012 

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