Have Fun with Fibre @ OMAH
Tuesday January 28, 2020 at 12:39pm
Drop into the Orillia Museum of Art & History on Fibre Fun Day on Sunday, February 2nd, 1-4pm! This is a celebration of fibre art featuring two exhibitions, vendors, and demonstrations! Try your hand at weaving, design your own quilt and make a pom pom at our fun activity stations. We are activating the whole museum, there will even be some fibre fun in our basement jails! Fibre Funday is suitable for all ages and experience. Fibre Fun Day is free with regular admission.
On at the museum are two fibre art exhibitions:
At Risk: Tracey Lawko
Our native pollinators and their habitat are threatened. Insect populations are declining due to habitat loss, pesticide use and disease. 75% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to set seed and we humans get one third of our food from flowering plants.
In recent years, Tracey has become increasingly aware of the changing patterns of the bees and butterflies in her garden and around her studio in the Niagara Escarpment. Through her finely stitched botanical illustrations, she invites the viewer to consider the importance of these small creatures to our survival.
Fibre Content Exhibition
The 2018 Fibre Content Exhibition is the Fourth Biennial Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fibre Art. It showcased 90 works by 60 artists from across Ontario, in fabric, paper, yarn, thread and mixed media materials.
The goal of the exhibition is to raise the profile, awareness and acceptance of fibre art as a fine art form. A selection of 40 of these pieces form a smaller exhibition that has traveled to museums and galleries across the province and is currently on display at OMAH.
You also don’t want to miss our vendors and demonstrators! The list is still growing:
Deborah Lyall of Lyall's Art & Design
Thimbles & Things
Orillia Sunshine Rug Hooking Branch
Sylvia Tesori of Three Crows Speak Studio
GnR Alpaca Farm
3dogknits Fibre Art
Steph & Helena Whalen Art
Lise Rowlandson of Cabin Fever Art
Fibre Activity Stations with Georgian College ECEs