October 22, 2019
While a quilt is typically defined as three layers stitched together, I believe that the result is vastly more than the simple sum of the component materials. There are a myriad of layers of meaning, memory and connection that at first don’t seem visible, but are often transmitted anyway by the visual and tactile experience. Such is the power of cloth. As quilters, weavers, fibre artists and lovers of textile we know this. Imagine opening that experience up to a community to (re)discover together. Join Vancouver textile artist Thomas Roach (www.thomasroach.ca) to hear about his experience leading large textile based community projects and how it has changed his approach to textile artmaking.
Tuesday, October 22, 7:30pm
St. Andrew's Anglican, 1611 St. Andrew's Pl. NW (Across 29 St from Foothills Hospital. Feel free to park anywhere on the street, as we have a "parking relaxation".)
Thomas Roach is a Vancouver based textile artist who recently managed the (in)finite: spiritual conversations in cloth exhibition at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver. It is in that community that he created the Prayers of the Church Project (2016) and co-led the Common Threads Indigo Quilt Project (2012-4). He is currently engaged in a similar project with the community of St. George’s, Calgary.
1611 St. Andrew's Place NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 3Y4