A winter workshop – learn the techniques behind the Heritage Habitats exhibit!
Since the beginning of the year, visitors have enjoyed the tantalizing Heritage Habitats exhibit at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM) in Almonte. Delicate kites, posters, handkerchiefs and fabric held transferred images on their surfaces – an interplay of personal history and artistic expression. To bring this intriguing exhibit to a close, on Sunday March 15, from 2 – 4:30, MVTM will be hosting a Transfer Process workshop so participants can learn the techniques used to affix images to various papers and fabric.
Several image transfer techniques will be covered. A maximum of 12 participants will create a variety of test images and gain insight into how transfers might impact their own work.
As curator of the museum for over a decade, Michael Rikley-Lancaster says, “The Heritage Habitats exhibit was a great way to usher in our 35th year of incorporation. With a hands-on workshop to close out the show, we’re inviting participants to better understand the artistry behind the exhibit and maybe, to find their own way to capture a moment in time.”
The workshop fee is $200 and will be given by the two enthusiastic artists who created Heritage Habitats: Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden. Ginger is a Professor of Photography and Intermedia at the Gwen Frostic School of Art, at Western Michigan University. Vicki received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Western Michigan University with a concentration in printmaking and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Kendall School of Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Register online through the MVTM website https://mvtm.ca/.
The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is in the annex of the former Rosamond Woolen Company in Almonte, Ontario. Constructed in 1867 this National Historic Site of Canada features a blend of the old and new, all related to the history of the Mississippi Valley and the textile industry.
For more information contact the curator, Michael Rikley-Lancaster, [email protected], 613-256-3754.