Contextural Residency Show “Organic Matters” Opening Reception Tonight 6-8!

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Here is a sneak preview of some pictures from the Contextural Fibre Co-operative Groups Show currently being shown in the Marion Nicoll Gallery, viagra Room 371 & the ACAD Storefront Jubilee Window. The opening reception is tonight from 6-8pm. 

This past June 2014 I participated in the residency program and here is what I found out about this Calgary based Fibre co-operative group. The Contextural Residency Program is a great meeting place for ACAD students to come together with ACAD Alumni, teachers and other like- minded artists. Residency members have the printing and the emulsion room for use , you also get a private studio area (hours are 7am-11pm).I did find that most people have differing schedules and it was quieter than I anticipated.

What I’ve enjoyed most about the residency program has been seeing the culmination of everyones work put into the Organic Matters Show. Its truly a great opportunity for students to participate in a show alongside some very talented artists. I almost have too many favourite pieces to mention, but I especially LOVED  Jolie Bird’s “Le pick- up” painting. Her mastery in combining painting with thread is superb and something that I’m striving for in my own work. Ginni Armitage’s “A Day Dream,” really did feel dreamy, she makes working with paper look easy.

I’ve added a link if anyone is interested about Contextural

I’ll see you tonight at the opening reception!

-Karin McGinn

ACAD Fabric

Congratulations to 3rd year major, human enhancement Karin Thorsteinsson for her winning fabric design. Her digital pattern is the inaugural design in what we hope will become an annual tradition here at ACAD. Her work was selected by president Dr. Daniel Doz and will be used for items at ACAD event (such as tablecloths) during the next year. You can view and even order yardage of Karin’s design at her Spoonflower account. Congrats, order Karin!

Many thanks go out to Kelley Abbey for co-ordinating the project with administration and for providing feedback from the group of lovely women who came to view the presentations and help offer their thoughts to the students and the president.