Open House and Harvest Celebration
Sunday November 1, 2009  12pm - 4:30pm (4 Hours 30 Minutes)
Gallery / Exhibit

mail@artscentre.ca
582-3842

Join us for a harvest celebration with textile arts activities for all ages and skill levels. Along with the hands-on fun of Family Art Sunday activities, enjoy exciting new gallery exhibitions, live musical performances, delicious food and warm mulled cider. Spend the day in creative exploration amongst friends and family!
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In the Main Gallery:
Joanna Close
A Family of Blankets
November 1st – December 18th, 2009 at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
Exhibition Reception: Sunday, November 1st, 1 – 3 pm

In her latest work, Halifax-based textile artist Joanna Close weaves images of the rural landscape into a richly coloured and delicately textured series of hand-woven, hand-dyed blankets inspired by the members of her family. Says Close regarding her work, “I consider space as a defining factor of Canada's geography. Knowing the land and the area around you is an idea I explore. In particular the connections we have to the landscapes we grew up in.”

Close is a NSCAD graduate and completed her MA in Textile and Fibre Art at the Winchester School of Art (U of Southampton) in the UK in 2006. She has exhibited widely throughout Atlantic Canada and currently teaches at NSCAD and maintains her studio practice in Halifax.
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In the RBC Community Gallery:
Loose Threads Fibre Artist Collective
A Journey Through Nature
November 1st – 30th
Exhibition Reception: Sunday, November 1st, 1 – 3 pm
Annapolis Valley fibre artists Loose Threads bring their talents and creativity to Ross Creek this November with gorgeous works of art that are quilted, embroidered, woven, hooked, and hand-dyed. Join the artists for our November 1st Open House and Family Art Sunday event from 12 – 4:30, and bring along your own textile art project from home or start a new one as you work alongside Loose Threads artists in the R.J. Owen Studio!

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
555 Ross Creek Road • Canning • NS • B0P 1H0
T. 902.582.3842 E. mail@artscentre.ca
www.artscentre.ca

Arts •Passion • Wonder
The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is a non-profit, multi disciplinary arts education and development centre based on 186 acres of farm and forest in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. Our facilities and programs are designed to serve the artistic and cultural communities of Nova Scotia, of Canada, and of the world, with a focus on professional artist development, youth education and Aboriginal arts programming.

Suggested donation of $5 per person, $15 per family of 5.




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Ross Creek Centre for the Arts 902 582-3842 555 Ross Creek Road Canning, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0