Big announcement time!
I’m so excited to launch my solo art exhibition, ‘Stringlism: Textures, Threads & Identity’ online May 14 to 17th. The virtual gallery will be accessible all weekend from Thursday at 3pm to Sunday at 3pm.
While this exhibition was originally designed as an in-person show at the Edmonton Convention Centre, the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic requires more creative thinking to bring us all together without endangering health and safety. Stringlism will, therefore, be a virtual exhibition. The same weekend – Thursday May14th to Sunday May17th – will host the online gallery and events.
The exhibition showcases both my art and the artistry of local creatives in an accessible and inclusive online format. The following events are now confirmed!
- Stringlism Virtual Gallery: all weekend starting at 3:00pm MDT Thursday, May 14 and concluding at 3:00pm Sunday, May 17 MDT
- Opening Night Reception live with Maren Kathleen Elliott and featuring performances by Rhythm FX Collective: Friday May 15 at 6:00pm MDT
- Yoga with Sweet Kula: Saturday, May 16 at 10:30am MDT
- Artist Talk with Maren Kathleen Elliott: Saturday, May 16 at 3:00pm MDT
- Afro Dance Class with Ivan Touko: Sunday, May 17 at 1:00pm MDT
(Links will be announced closer to the event dates.)
Feel free to join us virtually for a weekend of artistic celebration.
We are very excited to present Stringlism in these new times: art has the capacity to bring people together and that’s what we need most.
We respectfully acknowledge that this event will be streamed from unceded Algonquin, Anishinabek territory and from Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.
“Stringlism” will feature a body of 11 large-scale portraits using Elliott’s unique method of glazing and layering crochet thread to represent the faces of people she has met through her life and through being an artist in Edmonton.