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Selections from the Fibre Art Collection 2008

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January 08 - February 10, 2008
Image: Select Works 2011 (installation), 2011. Photo: KJ Bedford
Image: Select Works 2011 (installation), 2011. Photo: KJ Bedford

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We are pleased to feature this annual exhibition of selected works from the Cambridge Galleries’ collection of contemporary Canadian fibre art. Unique in Canada, the collection features works that demonstrate the wide diversity and ingenuity of Canadian artists creating works of art that are textile based. The collection now numbers more than 150 pieces, acquired over the past 19 years. The collection represents an important link with the City of Cambridge's textile heritage. Join us at 7 p.m. on the evening of Tuesday, January 29 for a guest lecture by highly regarded Canadian artist and educator Dorothy Caldwell, who's work is represented in the collection.

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Dorothy Caldwell
Dorothy Caldwell is a graduate of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and presently maintains an active international teaching and exhibition schedule from her studio in Hastings, Ontario.  She...

Dorothy Caldwell is a graduate of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and presently maintains an active international teaching and exhibition schedule from her studio in Hastings, Ontario.  She has carried out research projects in Japan and India, and has worked "on site" in the Australian outback and the Canadian Arctic.  She is the recipient of Canada Council grants and other awards including the Saidye Bronfman Award/Governor Generals Award. Her work is included in permanent, and private collections including the American Museum of Art and Design, New York,  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Canadian Museum of History, Hull Quebec, International Quilt Museum and Study Centre University of Nebraska, and the Canadian Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Cambridge Art Galleries, and others.



Funders

City of Cambridge Canada Council for the Arts Ontario Arts CouncilWaterloo Architecture