Wayne Arthur Gallery: Off the Hook, July 30 - August 31

Wayne Arthur Gallery

186 Provencher Blvd

Invites you to

Off the Hook by the Prairie Edge Rug Hookers

From July 30 to Thursday August 31

Artist reception Sunday, July 30 from 1 to 4 PM

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 AM to 5 PM

Web site: http://www.waynearthurgallery.com

For more information

Call Bev at 204-477-5249

About the show:

This exhibit highlights a traditional fibre art form that originated in Europe and was brought to North America by early settlers. Pieces were created for the household from re-cycled cloth and wool materials and stitched onto burlap. In the 1920's the rug hookers of Cheticamp, Nova Scotia (who are still active today) were discovered by Lillian Burke, a New York artist. She introduced their creations to the U.S. market which brought accolades as well as monetary reward to the Maritimes.

Today, rug hooking groups span all areas of North America. Workshops, conventions and juried exhibitions are held annually throughout. Rug hook artists use a wide variety of materials and techniques in their work and modern pieces don't necessarily adhere to the practical purposes of those created by earlier generations. Rug hooking has evolved from a craft to a fine art and includes two and three dimensional pieces, portraiture, jewellery and fashion.

The artists:

This exhibit by the Prairie Edge Rug Hookers includes artists from Winnipeg, Beausejour, Oakbank and Lac du Bonnet.

Dianne Bassett

Suzanne Dionne

Karen Eastwood

Susan Hancharyk

Ron Jackson

Val Jackson

Judy Turner Trefry

Erika Uustalu-Nicholson

Have you checked out the new gallery website? www.waynearthurgallery.com