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Wendy's Articulation Retrospective Blog Post for May

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 Wendy's Articulation Retrospective Blog Post for May Since we just had Earth day recently or in fact we had Earth week - I thought it might be interesting to go back through the Articulation archives to select a couple of photographs of work from each group member, that represent Earth to me.  Sometimes they are full photographs and sometimes they are closeups that in fact may be about another subject matter entirely but jog a memory or give a fleeting glimpse that makes me think of Earth in some way.  Sometimes they are pieces made some time ago and some are recent, but it is interesting how our works bounce off each other and maybe because of the colour or materials used, still seem to work together. Lesley Turner: Roadside Weeds The background is knitted and the flowers are embroidered on top of the knitting. I always enjoy seeing the wild flowers growing beside the road and admire their resilience, struggling to survive. Meadow This is densely embroidered with different thickn

MARCHING ON AND LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW SEASON AS COVID-19 MEASURES EASE.

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 Articulation Textile Group like most of us has maintained social distances, managed new paradigms in challenging circumstances, and found ways to continue on their creative journey, at work in their individual studio practices. I don't think I am alone in looking forward to gathering again in person after 2 or more years of Zoom connections. We are all grateful for the opportunity to keep in touch as we have but like textiles that benefit from in-person observation, so too do the makers. Here is a brief show and tell to share with you illustrating some of the projects that are underway.   Ingrid Lincoln has continued the covid theme that has seen her work with what she has on hand in the studio. She is experimenting with process, playing with colour, and balancing her energy between utilitarian and purely aesthetic projects. Lesley Turner is continuing to explore a new body of work about motherhood.  She is working with vintage wool blankets and dyes them to build a color scheme.

Celebration of Canada

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                                                                 Celebration of Canada       Like Canada Articulation`s membership is diverse. The members have come from various countries and provinces of Canada and work together to create work.       To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday Articulation created a body of work consisting of panels for each province and territory.  Each member made two panels for the province. The panels are double-sided and measure 25" by 80". They are best exhibited hanging from the ceiling. The panels exhibit different styles and techniques and demonstrate the many facets of textile work.        This body of work has been shown in Alberta at the Fish Creek Library. Unfortunately because of  covid -19 restrictions the work was viewed by only a few and the exhibition was closed during part of its run. It would be wonderful if they could find another outing. Here is a preview of these panels. Only a few panels are shown here.  Donna Clement, B

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022!

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  Articulation Textile Group wishes you all the very best for 2022. May your New Year be off to a good start. We hope the coming months bring gentler times and good health into focus for us all. Winter wonderland: Lake Winnipeg 2021 Articulation Textile Group, like the rest of Canada, is navigating the fourth wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic. After all this time we are finding our respective ways through challenges, public restrictions and health directives. Creativity is a balm and though we may have hurdled over a few bumps in the road we are looking forward to what will evolve out of our studios in 2022.   Winnipeg Visitor, @clearquartzcreative, stopped in to see "Connected Heritage", while in Sidney, December 2021. 2021, despite restrictions to public spaces, did provide several opportunities for our group to exhibit work in textiles. Articulation's "Connected Heritage" exhibition hung in the Sidney Museum for 4 months and welcomed visitors until the end of 202

Falling into a new rhythm with the new season

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Amanda Onchulenko, work in progress, detail Processing... the work of Art. I love diving in and exploring relationships that evolve through experimentation and play. What's your process? How do textiles resonate for you in your studio practice? We would LOVE to hear from you and learn about your unique process. Articulation's, "Out of the Studio: Process" was mounted this fall at the Sherven-Smith Art Gallery in the Kerry Vicker Centre, Melfort, SK. Our combined thanks extend to Leann Clifford who undertook the mounting of the show on our behalf. Stay tuned for a subsequent blog post detailing all things Process from Leann's perspective. Amanda Onchulenko, "New Perspectives", detail  "New Perspectives" by Amanda Onchulenko is part of Articulation's "Connected Heritage" work that remains on display at the Sidney Museum. Should you find yourself in the area please do drop in to see the work based on Articulation's study trip to

New Perspectives are on the Horizon for Articulation Textile Group

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As summer wanes the new season brings the work of Articulation Textile Group into focus with shows mounting simultaneously in Sidney, British Columbia, and Melfort, Saskatchewan.   We are excited to announce, "Connected  Heritage" is being installed at the newly remodeled Sidney Museum, Sidney BC. The show will run from September 1st  to December 27th, 2021. The museum is open 7 days per week, 10am-4pm daily. Work on display in the newly renovated space at the Sidney Museum began with Articulation's study session in Gimli, Manitoba, in the summer of 2016. Members researched aspects of the immigrant Icelandic community that established itself on the shores of Lake Winnipeg after 1875 when almost 1/5th of the population left Iceland. The Manitoban community was granted reserve status and self-governed until 1887 when they were incorporated into Manitoba and all Icelandic descendants became Canadian citizens. "Connected Heritage" was exhibited at the New Iceland He