Hooked on Tessellation

September 14 – October 31, 2017

Tessellation….yes, it’s not a common word. Yet….we see examples of it all around us.

Almost always, when we walk on a tiled floor, we are treading on a tessellation. The simplest floor tilings or tessellations are created by repeating the same shape over and over again, covering the floor without gaps or overlaps. Artists use geometry to create tiles with unique shapes.

About 50 Cape Breton rug hookers took on the challenge of creating almost 100 unique pieces that showcase tessellation. We didn’t have to look far for inspiration because tartans and many quilt patterns, so familiar to Cape Bretoners, are forms of tessellation. The exhibit includes new tessellations of fish, birds, flowers and leaves; there is even a beehive. Also featured are adaptations of the ancient mosaics which inspired Dutch graphic artist MC Escher who, in turn, influenced our rug hookers.

Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

Hooked on Tessellation will be on display from September 14 – October 31, 2017. This is a once-in-a-lifetime unique opportunity to experience the meeting of fibre art, geometry, and Cape Breton culture.

For more information, contact Holley at 902-270-7491 or HOLLEY@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.

Japan: Two Perspectives

Charlie Morrison & Chad Tobin

July 17 - September 8, 2017

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to introduce Japan: Two Perspectives, an exhibition by photographers Charlie Morrison and Chad Tobin. The exhibition will open on Monday, July 17 and the public is invited to the opening reception for Japan Two Perspectives, which will take place Thursday, July 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

Japan: Two Perspectives revolves around the comings and goings of two Cape Breton photographers as they immerse themselves in the flow of Tokyo and its cultural nuances. You will experience, through their photography, some of the daily adventures as they navigate their way through the beautiful city and beyond, while recording its people living everyday life.

Charlie Morrison is a paramedic and socially conscious photographer based in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He includes Nairobi, Kibera, Tokyo, New York, Nunavut, Alberta, British Columbia, Germany and Cape Breton among the locations he has photographed. His work has been featured at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, Our Canada Magazine and The Cape Breton Spectator.

Cape Bretoner, Chad Tobin, is a street photographer whose approach to photography is often candid with the hope of simply blending into the background. A sense of curiosity drives Tobin with one camera, one lens, and a good pair of walking shoes. Tobin is working towards developing more patience in his work and wants to return to Tokyo to pursue a book project that obsessively tugs on his heart.

Japan: Two Perspectives will be displayed in the Centre’s Loft until September 8, 2017.

For more information, contact Holley at 902-270-7491 or HOLLEY@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.

Art of Living

Various Artists

June 17 - July 7, 2017

Join us for the Art of Living, an exhibition of special work done in collaboration with people diagnosed with cancer.

You’re invited to the opening celebration of the Art of Living Project exhibition on Saturday, June 17 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design.

Professional artists and those diagnosed with cancer get together one on one to create a personally significant piece of art. This show has been acclaimed as eye opening but also in many ways surprisingly positive, humorous and entertaining.

The Art of Living will be on display until July 7, 2017.

For more information, contact Holley at 902-270-7491 or HOLLEY@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.