Community Makers 2022 Program Exhibition opening at the Textile Museum of Canada

Ann Marie Leon, My Mosaic Life; rug hooking; wool and acrylic yarn on recycled cotton sack backing; 15.5” x 17”

The Textile Museum of Canada Presents the Community Makers 2022 Program Exhibition, listening and making: a (Zoom) call and response from June 25 – September 24, 2022

Opening Reception
June 29, 5-7 pm EST
FREE to attend
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Curated by Camila Salcedo, listening and making: a (Zoom) call and response is a group exhibition by artists and makers from the Textile Museum of Canada’s community partners featuring a variety of media including dyeing, printing, rug hooking, embroidery, beadwork, hand sewing, soft sculpture, knitting, crochet and more.

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The exhibition is the culmination of Community Makers — a program through which the Museum paired diverse individuals with textile artists, delivering four-week virtual workshops in partnership with various organizations across the Greater Toronto Area. Through the facilitators’ thoughtful and caring approaches, the workshops encouraged listening to each other, giving and receiving thoughts and ideas, and prioritizing each participant’s access needs and creative interests. Through textiles, participants connected to ancestry, language, creativity, and our planet — individual experiences reverberating in their communities and beyond.

Community Makers partners this year include: the Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto, University Settlement and Scadding Court Community Centre, Family Inter-Generation Link, the Riverdale HUB, Young Carers at Hospice Toronto, Native Child and Family Services, the Brain Injury Society of Toronto and the Miles Nadal JCC. This year we got the chance to work with ten artist facilitators in the delivery of workshops including: Cecília García, Mariana Bolaños Inclán, Darian Razdar, Holly Chang, Hanski (Hannah Epstein), Forest Van Winkle, Amanda Amour-Lynx, Jessica Watkin, Sky Cubacub and Lauren Novak.

Community Makers is generously supported by the Ruth Mandel Who Gives Fund and TD Private Giving Foundation.

About the Textile Museum of Canada

The Textile Museum of Canada aims to inspire understanding of the human experience through textiles. We are the only museum in Canada delivering programs and exhibitions dedicated solely to textile arts. The Museum ignites creativity, inspires wonder, and sparks conversation through the stories held within our global collection of textiles, and active engagement with contemporary art practices. For more information, visit: textilemuseum.ca, IG: @textilemuseumofcanada, Twitter: @TMCtoronto, and FB: Textile Museum of Canada.

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