Monday, September 21, 2015

2015 Retreat in Saskatchewan

Here is Articulation working hard on their 2015 Retreat - at Moose Jaw's Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa.
From left: Lesley Turner, Ingrid Lincoln, Amanda Onchulenko, Donna Clement, Wendy Klotz and Leann Clifford taking the picture. Unfortunately, Shannon Wardroper couldn't make it to this retreat.

Here we all are, off to our water yoga class in geothermal water with the same mineral composition as the waters in Bath, England.

After going through the yoga possess outside on the rooftop patio, we transitioned into the hot pool and moved through the poses again. We sipped an ice cold glass of water then rested.

One of the main activities of the week was to get an idea of the sort of fibre art currently being produced in Canada's western provinces. Weyburn was the perfect stop with its 'Fibre Art Destination 2015' event with 16 different exhibitions. We had to work hard to see them all over the 2 days we had in Weyburn.
The first stop was at the impressive Signal Hill Arts Centre  housed in a 1912 hospital. 'Join the Thread' showed a wide variety of small works by a large number of Saskatchewan fibre artists. It did well showing the wide range of techniques worked with the threaded needle.

The Art Walk was located all over Weyburn's downtown core in a wide variety of businesses. A postcard map had been produced but the telling sign of art up head was the yarn bombing outside every exhibition location. But we had local girl Leann in our midst to guide us efficiently in and out of each exhibition then on to the next one.
More next post.

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