Exhibitions – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Exhibitions

Art of Living

Art of Living

July 11-23, 2022

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to introduce the Art of Living 10th Anniversary Exhibition. The opening reception for the Art of Living will take place on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

The Art of Living is a program which helps people who have been affected by cancer. By creating and exhibiting art, we who have had cancer can connect, communicate and explain how we feel. Those artists who have served us over the years have been loved and profoundly affected.

This exhibit will be dynamic, genuine and enlightening.

The Art of Living will be on display in the Centre’s Loft until July 23, 2022.

For more information, contact 902-270-7491 or INFO@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


I AM (NI’N NA)

Nancy Oakley

April 11 - June 25, 2022

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to introduce I AM (NI’N NA), a pottery exhibition by artist Nancy Oakley. The opening reception for I AM (NI’N NA) will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

Oakley’s practice is rooted in traditional knowledge gathered throughout her lifetime. She has spent the last 20 years living within her mother’s Mi’kmaq community of Eskasoni First Nation Reserve, and she was raised within her father’s Wampanoag community of Mashpee, Massachusetts, where he was sachem (chief).

Using hand-building that incorporate stone polishing and smoke firing with black ash basketry, beadwork, hieroglyphs, and sweetgrass embellishments, Oakley’s vessels are infused with this inherited spiritual, cultural, and traditional knowledge that honours both her personal and the collective experience of motherhood.

I AM (NI’N NA) will be on display in the Centre’s Loft until June 25, 2022.

For more information, contact 902-270-7491 or INFO@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


Growth and Transitions

Teena Marie Fancey, Susan Paddon, Victoria Piersig, Juliana Scherzer

February 10 - March 19, 2022

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to introduce Growth and Transitions: A Pandemic Perspective by artists Teena Marie Fancey, Susan Paddon, Victoria Piersig and Juliana Scherzer, now on display in the Centre’s Loft.

The exhibition is a product of the Cape Breton-Unamaʼki Creative Sector Legacy Project, which was launched in July 2020 to employ multi-disciplinary artists to create work documenting the COVID-19 pandemic for reflection and archival purposes with the goal to increase community engagement with arts and culture.

The opening reception for Growth and Transitions will take place on Friday, March 4th at 6:00 p.m. The exhibition will be on display in the Centre’s Loft until March 19, 2022.

For more information, contact 902-270-7491 or INFO@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


In Someone Else’s Shoes

Solskin Brask

December 13, 2021 - January 29, 2022

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to introduce in someone elses shoes, an exhibition by Solskin Brask (SKE). The opening reception will take place on Thursday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

in someone elses shoes is new, immersive work that seeks to explore the form and function of shoes and their relationship to a more fluid sense of identity, personhood and gender. Using slip-casting techniques to create sculptural ceramics, in someone else’s shoes speaks to the changing nature of personhood, which is shaped by, and in turn shapes, personal and social perceptions of cultural and aesthetic values.

Through this project, SKE explores the transformation for the shoe; translating them from a fibre object to one of clay and glass; transferring their function from footwear to that of a vase; transposing their form with that of a human bust.

in someone elses shoes will be displayed in the Centre’s Loft until January 29, 2022.

For more information, contact 902-270-7491 or INFO@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


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