It was a very nice evening, last Friday, April 11 during the opening vernissage of my exhibition Photographie, Dance and Textiles. You can watch a short video that was shot that night. I wish to thank Nedia El Khouri, owner of Vida Vida gallery. Her enthousiasm, her professionalism and her passion have given me a motivation to show my art textiles on contemporary dance in her gallery.
I will be at the gallery on Saturday, April 26, at 10:30 am to present the “making of” my Rodin et Claudel Jacquards, which I consider a fresco inspired from Peter Quanz’ choreography, presented at Place des Arts in 2012 and more recently in March 2014. It is a rendez-vous and a nice occasion to see my woven textiles : Saturday April 26 at Vida Vida gallery in Pointe-Claire.
Oh yes ! That winter was long and cold! Why not invite the spring and dip in Japanese Rozome with Kiranada Betsy Sterling Benjamin at Espace Fibre, a large and bright studio, perfect for working and exploring new techniques.
Rozome workshop, the Japanese art of batik: from May 28th to June 1st 2014 (Wednesday to Sunday). Espace Fibre, 2665 St. Augustin-Cantin street, Montreal (QC) H3K 1E1 – http://www.espacefibre.com
Workshop fees: $350 (it’s really cheap for a workshop with Kiranada!!!). Material cost : U.S. $ 50 – Material cost includes your own professional brush for wax, materials for stencils, three additional tools for applying wax and, of course, wax and Japanese dyes! Natural dyes and pigments and organic reduction Indigo vat, from Valerie, will also be available for exploration!
Rozome is the Japanese art of batik with wax, a process that uses traditional methods, materials and tools adapted for use with a “new” soy wax soluble in water and beeswax.
This intensive course is designed for beginners and experienced professionals. It gives the opportunity to attend demonstrations and experiment with a variety of waxes and dyes unique in Japan.
Do not wait! This class is the last Kiranada will give, until spring 2016, because she will be in solitary retreat in New Zealand for a full year, immediately after the end of the workshop!
There are only a few places to fill, register now! See the website for more information : www.espacefibre.com !
I wish to invite you at the opening of my solo show at Vida Vida gallery in Point-Claire. We have chosen to show some of my Jacquard weavings on contemporary dance exclusively : some from Rodin et Claudel, a choreography by Peter Quanz, two pieces from Flower showing Yoshito Ohno – a choreography by Yoshito Ohno and Lucie Grégoire, 74 directions by Christine Bourget, Un orteil dans le vide with Sandy Bessette and Frédéric Lemieux-Cormier, L’envolée, from a choreography by Sarah Chase from Montréal Danse, and one other textile showing a dancer from La Chambre blanche, a choreography by Ginette Laurin.