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Crossroads, An Exhibition of Canadian Quilt and Fibre Art
May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The UNB Art Centre invites you to join us live and virtually for the final exhibit of the spring season. The East and West Galleries will showcase the Grand National Fibre Exhibition 2021: Crossroads which features some of the best in contemporary fibre art from across the country. Works present a variety of techniques including quilting, needle painting, felting, and rug hooking as well as hand printing and dyeing.
This year’s exhibit presents 48 works by 43 outstanding artists is a juried selection on the theme of Crossroads. Fibre Artists have been challenged with visualizing a decisive moment when a path diverges, and a resolution is made. Visit the Online Galleries to hear a number of the artists talk about their inspiration and their process and to view the artist’s biographies.
The Grand National Exhibition has been showcasing quilt and fibre artists across Canada in a biennial exhibit since 2003. Initially, exclusively a juried quilt exhibition, in 2019, the Grand National Exhibition began to include other forms of fibre art. Crossroads is the organization’s first touring exhibit and makes its first stop at the UNB Art Centre. The tour wraps up at the end of 2022 and brings the show to the Thunder Bay Museum, ON; Woodstock Art Gallery, ON; Victoria Arts Council, B.C, Weyburn Arts Council, SK; and the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, MB. The exhibit will be accompanied by a catalogue available online at www.grandnationalfibreartexhibition.com.
The Grand National Exhibition Association will be presenting awards for winners in the categories: Judges Choice, Wonderfil Award of Excellence in Threadwork, the Janome Award of Excellence as well as the Grand Prize on Sunday May 2 at 5:00 on Zoom.
Grand National Fibre Exhibition 2021: Crossroads will be on view at the UNB Art Centre from May 2- June 27, 2021. While the office of the UNB Art Centre is currently closed but the galleries will be open Sundays from noon until 5 pm by appointment at www.unb.ca/cel/artcentre.
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