Numen Gallery • Vancouver Yarn • Art of Craft

by - Wednesday, January 06, 2010

2010 has come in like a lion with a number of key events we'd like to share.

Our very own Hilary Young, together with Patricia Chauncey has a new exhibit.
will run at the Numen Gallery until February 14th, 2010. Meet the artists at the exhibit's opening reception:
January 9, Saturday, 4 – 6 pm
Numen Gallery, 120-1058 Mainland St.,
Yaletown, Vancouver B.C.

Hilary is well known as the instructor for the Invented Fabric workshop (2008), the Silkscreen workshop (2009) and as being a knowledgeable resource in the Maiwa Stores. Both Hilary and Patricia experiment with modern and traditional techniques and materials to create complex surfaces and three-dimensional forms. While Patricia is inspired by fossils and curio cabinets, Hilary has a love for ornate tapestries and embroideries from the late 18th century.

The press release from the gallery is very interesting, billing the show as "an extreme textile art installation." It reads: "Double Vision - Morphos Inquiry, explores Victorian erotic sensibilities and the scientific biological order as inspired by the writings of Charles Darwin, Carl Jung, Vladimir Nabokov, and A.S. Byatt."

Vancouver Yarn, founded by Janna Vallee, is celebrating it's second anniversary. We were happy to be interviewed as part of her monthly blog feature and review. In addition to a blog, Vancouver Yarn is a good directory of yarn stores and knitting resources.

The Craft Council of BC has three related events. A gala, an exhibition and a curator's talk.

The gala is coming up soon and looks like a great event:

ExtraOrdinary: Art of Craft Gala
January 8th 7-10pm, Museum of Vancouver

The Craft Council of BC presents an evening designed to inspire the spirit and awaken the senses – share an evening with old friends and new, listen to jazz, sip some wine, bid on exceptional works of craft and be one of the first to preview the international craft exhibit Art of Craft: Canada.BC.Korea. Please join us and help make 2010 a Gala year for the Craft Council.

The exhibition mentioned above: Art of Craft: Canada.BC.Korea runs from January 14th to April 11, 2010. The Curators Talk is on January 14th 7pm at the Museum of Vancouver.

Minds and hands work together to bring beauty to everyday objects. The Art of Craft explores the use of traditional craft techniques to explore complex contemporary issues of identity and culture, meaning and metaphor. But the pieces still call to mind the ancient, bodily pleasures of craft making - plunging hands into clay, burnishing metal until smooth, exhaling breath into hot glass – process as art.

For full details and tickets to these events please contact the Crafts Council of BC ( directly. 604-687-7270

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