May 2023: Textile Fibre Artists of Manitoba: River
The Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba (TFAM) is an inclusive group of diverse Canadian artists whose foundation rests on the four pillars of education, networking, exhibiting and promoting fibre as an art form. TFAM’s membership includes emerging and established artists as well as teachers and designers. All forms of fibre-based art are encouraged and created. Many members have been recognized both nationally and internationally for their work. "River" is TFAM’s third traveling group exhibit. Consisting of fibre-art pieces by 23 Manitoba-based textile artists, the display explores rivers in a variety of approaches, ranging from representational to the symbolic and abstract. The exhibition is an open invitation to visitors to "dive deep" into the symbolic, spiritual, historical, and cultural facets of the flowing body of water knows as the river.