Exhibitions – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Exhibitions

Komqwejwi’kasikl

March 31 - April 30, 2019

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
322 Charlotte Street, Sydney

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to introduce Komqwejwi’kasikl, an exhibition of work by Michelle SylliboyMi’kmaq Artist Loretta Gould and Alan Syliboy.

Please join us on Sunday, March 31 from 5-8 p.m in the Centre’s Loft for the opening of Komqwejwi’kasikl.

This event also celebrates the arrival of Michelle’s book, Kiskajeyi – I AM READY, a hermeneutic exploration of Mi’kmaq komqwejwi’kasikl poetry, published by Rebel Mountain Press.

We’re so excited to host this exhibition and hope to see you here opening night!

Komqwejwi’kasikl will be displayed in the Centre’s Loft until April 30, 2019.

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


Calgary Days

December 17, 2018 - February 28, 2019

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
322 Charlotte Street, Sydney

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to introduce Calgary Days, an exhibition of folk art quilts by Hélène Blanchet. The exhibition, which features 14 works, is now on display in the Centre’s Loft.

Nova Scotia textile artist, Hélène Blanchet is a self-taught folk artist who specializes in colourful art quilts made by hand. A natural story-teller, Hélène brings her stories to life in the minutia of detail featured in every piece. The more one looks, the more the story unfolds to reveal delightful scenes of the everyday. The people, the sights, the colours are all captured in her signature folk art style.

Fabric, needle and thread are Hélène’s first love and traditional textiles of all kinds inform her work. She draws inspiration from these traditions, the natural world, and her beloved Nova Scotia. Her unique award-winning quilts have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are represented in several galleries in Nova Scotia.

Calgary Days will be displayed in the Centre’s Loft until February 28, 2019.

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


Cape Breton’s Military in Wool

November 5 - November 17, 2018

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
322 Charlotte Street, Sydney

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to introduce Cape Breton’s Military in Wool by Leonard Boudreau, an exhibition of tapestries that depict the hat badges of the units, which were raised in whole or in part in Cape Breton.

This exhibition represents Boudreau’s interpretation of the hat badges worn by the men of Cape Breton and beyond, in the service of our nation. Together, the tapestries emblemize the chronology of the infantry battalions from 1871 to the current Cape Breton highlanders.

The opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 8th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

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


Paradoxical: Art & Craft by Weldon Bona

September 24 - October 20, 2018

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
322 Charlotte Street, Sydney

Weldon was a local graphic designer, communications specialist, and master gardener but first and foremost, he was an artist.

This exhibition contrasts his whimsical hooked rugs and abstract ink drawings that depict surreal landscapes, people, and creatures.

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