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The Official Opening of (in)finite: A Canadian Textile Exhibit.

The chancel of Christ Church Cathedral will be transformed into a gallery exhibiting sacred and spiritual textiles from across the country from May 27-June 4. The exhibition will be a unique opportunity to see a variety artwork created for personal devotion and public worship

This free exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the Anglican Foundation of Canada features thirty Canadian textile artists and their explorations into the realm of the sacred. The works span from new perspectives on centuries-old religious vestments, liturgical items and ritual practices to radical reinterpretations of sacred space and private meditation. The work of these artists offers insight into the significant role cloth plays in the Canadian contemporary spiritual landscape.

An impressive array of traditional and innovative textile media and processes are included: tapestry and jacquard weaving; piecing and quilting; hand and machine stitching; dyeing and printing; embroidery and embellishment. The work reveals that spiritual conversations in textiles are an important means through which Canadian artists seek inspiration both artistically and spiritually.

Whether these artists are challenging their concepts of the unknown and the immensity of the cosmos, or looking inward to engage in private meditations, they find in their work a means to contemplate the world around them, participate in the act of creation, and engage in prayer.

Please join us and become part of this spiritual conversation in textiles.

Exhibition Dates and Times May 25 to June 4 (Closed Saturday, June 3) Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 12-5pm

Opening Reception Saturday, May 27 from 5 to 7pm

Stitch-Ins Tuesday, May 30 from 1 to 4pm Thursday, June 1 from 1 to 4pm An opportunity to see artists at work, stitching on new works in progress.

Thomas Roach

Exhibition Manager