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Current Issue: SUMMER 2017

CODES + SYMBOLS

STEPHANIE YEE

URSULA JOHNSON

JORDAN BENNETT

This is Judy

This is Judy

Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador annex Gallery

A series of exuberant hooked rugs by Nova Scotia based artist Laura Kenney, which tell the story of irrepressible Judy, an eccentric but delightful character that lives in a hooked rug universe that the artist describes as “animated abstraction”.

 

 

EPHEMERA

EPHEMERA

This exhibition deals with artifact and thought, and their shifting presence in contemporary society. Things we think of as permanent become transitive in this installation. Landscapes, objects, and ideas mix with other ephemera in Jennifer Morgan and Caroline Clarke’s prints and three-dimensional artifacts.

 

CELEBRATE CRAFT

A contemporary juried craft exhibition of members’ work celebrating excellence in contemporary Canadian craft.

Craft has been an integral part of this country’s history and evolution. The Craft Council Gallery celebrates Canada’s birthday with an exhibition of fine craft from members of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador. Contemporary fine craft embraces many materials, techniques and approaches. From traditional to contemporary, decorative to sculptural, craft varies with each maker and is changing every day. During the opening, we will celebrate our makers with the presentation of the 2017 Award for Excellence in Fine Craft.

 

Bunty’s Umbrellas

Bunty’s Umbrellas

POP UP Exhibit

May 16 – 23 Rocket Room, St. John’s, NL

June 3 – July 28  Lester Garland House, Trinity, NL

Embellished umbrellas in this group exhibit proclaim one’s passion for embroidery and remember Bunty Severs.  Bunty was well known and loved across Canada as a hand embroidery creator and teacher with a focus on technical skill and excellence in needlework. Organized by the Craft Council Gallery in conjunction with embroiderer Susan Furneaux.

 

Shaped by Clay

Shaped by Clay

Isabella St. John explores themes that have fascinated her for forty-five years. “ My primary joy is with shaping clay but clay has shaped and defined my life, connecting me to my community here and to an ancient lineage of potters around the world.  I love all humble pots and I love the tranquility of Asian ceramics.”

INTENTIONS

INTENTIONS

Curators Alexe Hanlon and Anna Murphy add to the tradition of Prayer Flags with this group exhibition of local textile work. Inspired by Tibetan Prayer Flags, artists express their individual interpretations of this tradition. The works exhibited are a representation of how a person’s energy is directed into the world, using a variety of textile techniques to articulate these intentions. Flags of all styles, including some unconventional varieties, express each artist’s own spirit as they draw inspiration from aspects of their own lives that bring them joy and fulfillment. Common contemporary prayer flag themes include aspirations of goodwill and positivity as a part of the message the flag is intended to send out into the world.