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Wednesday
Jun142017

Members at The Works Art & Design Festival - Edmonton, AB

Festival Dates: June 22 - July 4, 2017
Location: Downtown Edmonton

ACC members at the Works Festival include:

Site 1: Churchill Square
Secrets for Dinner - Alysse Bowd

Site 3: The Vignettes Building
Celebrate Fibre Arts & Art Demonstrations - Focus on Fibre Arts Association

Site 6: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
Firebrand Glass Studios - Julia Reimer & Tyler Rock

Site 16: Alberta Craft Council
Feature Exhibition: Women's Hands Building a Nation & Discovery Exhibition Threads that Bind

Find out more here.

Tuesday
May302017

Introducing New Executive Director: Barry Moss

The Board and Staff are pleased to welcome Barry Moss as new Executive Director of the Alberta Craft Council. Barry begins his position in June, 2017.

With fifteen plus years of experience in leadership and gallery management, Barry brings great enthusiasm and excitement to the role. He has worked with arts organizations in BC, Ontario, UK and France, is an educator and continues his own textile and printmaking practice.

Barry will bring a new energy to the ACC team and continue our efforts to be the organization of first choice for professional to serious amateur craft artists and craft aficionados.



About Barry


Throughout my life, I have advocated for traditional needle crafts, as a teacher, mentor, curator and artist.
 
My craft career began in the late 1960’s at the tender age of six making stump work buttons - I was paid a shilling for five button bases readied for goldwork. I have been involved with needle craft ever since.

My professional career as a textile artist began in the early 1980’s. As a contributor for “British Patchwork & Quilting” magazine I wrote tutorials on miniature work and designed a miniature quilt to commemorate their 200th issue. I was featured in “Canadian Quilter” as one of five men working professionally as fiber artists in Canada. One of the most exciting moments of my career was being commissioned by Reader’s Digest to create the samples for the updated publication of “Complete Guide to Sewing”.

My work as a textile educator and curator in the UK, France, Canada and the USA has introduced me to many different possibilities in textiles. I have adjudicated textile exhibitions in England, Wales, Canada and New York state and have participated in international textile exhibitions in Birmingham, UK.

In the past few years, I've worked in Fort St. John, BC at Peace Gallery North to promote local artists and to introduce new emerging talent. As Executive Director, Chair and Program Coordinator for the Peace Arts Gallery, I worked as an advocate for the arts and artists of Peace River.

Thursday
May182017

Christine Pedersen Assists on Sculptures by Jeff de Boer for Royal Tyrrell Museum 

The Royal Tyrrell Museum opened their new Grounds For Discovery exhibit this week, including two steel wire-work sculptures designed to showcase a pair of very important partial-fossil specimens. The artwork was conceived by Jeff de Boer, ACC professional member Christine Pedersen was part of the artist team that built the work in Calgary.

Read more about the project here.

Thursday
May182017

Member Exhibition: Chromatic Geography, Craft Ontario Gallery

Image by Caroline FordeDates: June 8 - August 26, 2017
Location: Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

For the majority of human history, all colour used by designers, artists and craftsmen has been obtained from natural sources. Dyes were solely derived from plants, insects and minerals, with many that were difficult to source and process, making them highly prized commodities.

Participating artists include ACC members Mackenzie Kelly-Frere and Caroline Forde.

Find out more here.

Monday
May082017

Connie Pike Featured in Avenue Magazine

Vases by Connie Pike are featured in the May 2017 issue of Avenue magazine in the article "Turning up the Heat" on page 76.

Find out more here.

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