Mid Island Weavers and Spinners (and other fibre enthusiasts) Guild

This is the Mid Island Weavers and Spinners (and other fibre enthusiasts) blog page. The group meets the first Wednesday of the month during the fall/winter/spring (September through to June). Meetings are held in the hall of St. Paul's Chruch downtown Nanaimo (across from the Dorchester Hotel - the entrance is on the other side of the church at 100 Chapel St, across the street from the new condos). 7:00 pm. Guests are welcome to come...bring your knitting, spinning wheel or other fibre addictions. Meetings usually consist of 5 minutes of business, show and tell (bring something), tea and cookies, and some sort of workshop, seminar or talk where you will learn something fibry and interesting.
We now have an email address: MIWSGuild at gmail.com

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Turning the Tide.One Ripple at a Time

Turning the Tide
Opening today at the Nanaimo down town Art Gallery, 150 Commercial Street.
Opening November 16 at 4 pm. Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm Closed Sunday and Monday. Closing November 30 at 4 pm.
The Nan Go Grannies together with the Glacier Grannies and the Nanaimo Art Gallery present:
Textile Art Show: 
Turning the Tide

This 52 piece show, a join effort initiated by the Glacier Grannies and presented by local grandmother groups is travelling Western Canada and will culminate in a Grand Gala in Victoria in March, 2011, when the pieces will be auctioned off.

This textile art show is about hope and commitment. The title,"Turning the Tide", is taken from the Stephen Lewis Foundation campaign that is committed to turning the tide of the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Each piece depicts an aspect of the many projects that are being funded, hence the subtitle: "One Ripple at a Time."
The Stephen Lewis Foundation funds over 30 grassroots organizations in 15 countries of sub-Saharan Africa. In some countries in sub-Saharan Africa, 40-60 per cent of orphans live in grandmother-headed households. It is the belief of the Campaign that although the situation in sub-Saharan Africa remains pressing, it is impossible to be discouraged when we see these projects working with tenacity and sophistication, providing support, solace and hope for women, children and grandmothers affected by the pandemic. These communities know what has to be done and how to do it. All they need are the resources to accomplish their goals.

1 comment:

  1. I went to see this exhibit today and I highly recommend going before it ends. Not often one sees textiles in an art gallery. Nice to see.