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“Stringlism: Textures, Threads & Identity” at Edmonton Convention Centre May 14-17

Big announcement time!

I’m so excited to launch my solo art exhibition ‘Stringlism: Textures, Threads & Identity’ at the Edmonton Convention Centre from May 14 – 17.

“Stringlism” will feature 11 large-scale portraits using my signature method of glazing and layering crochet thread to represent the faces of people I’ve met through life and being an artist in Edmonton.

There are also some great opportunities to join in on community events hosted in the gallery space! (Specific events are ticketed only to get an idea of numbers.)

Thursday May 14th

  • Gallery hours 5pm to 9pm
  • Afro Dance Workshop with Ivan Touko of La Connexionale 7pm (ticketed)

Friday May 15th

  • Gallery hours 10am to 6pm
  • Official Opening Reception featuring live music by string ensemble Voila Viola and dance demos by The Lucila Project, Ocean’s Dance Company, Rhythm FX Collective, & Edmonton Dance Theatre – Doors at 6pm

Saturday May 16th

  • Gallery hours 10am to 7pm
  • Yoga in the Gallery with Sweet Kula Yoga 10:30am (ticketed)
  • Artist Talk with Maren Kathleen Elliott 2pm (ticketed)

Sunday May 17th

  • Gallery hours 10am to 3pm

All these events are free and open to the public but we will happily accept donations to support the artists involved.

To RSVP: Visit

We respectfully acknowledge that this event will take place on 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.


The Edmonton Convention Centre is designed to accommodate patrons of all mobility levels with elevator access to every floor and wheelchair-accessible bathrooms conveniently located on every floor as well.

If you have additional accessibility requirements please do not hesitate to contact Maren at and we will do our best to work together with you so you can attend our event.

“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.

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