Quebec City, April 5th 2011 - From April 15 to May 22, 2011, in the framework of the In April ... textile fibre art event, Centre MATERIA will present the woven works of two artists recognized in their discipline. The exhibition "Vita Plume & Caitlin Erskine-Smith: a narration," which deals with communication, cultural identity and the importance of written language, combines traditional techniques with the latest technological developments.
Parallel to this event, MATERIA La Boutique, the MATERIA shop adjacent to the gallery, will offer visitors the opportunity to acquire one or several objects from the vast selection available. This selection varies according to the disciplines of crafts and / or thematic of the exhibitions presented at Centre MATERIA, thus enlarging the possibilities of making interesting discoveries. Many of the discoveries that you can make are hard to find outside of craft fairs or in the area where we are located.
From April 15 to May 22, the boutique will feature the unique pieces and small series items of over thirty fine craft artists coming almost exclusively from Quebec. These works which designs take up the textile theme were chosen for their aesthetic value, technical qualities and remarkable originality. While several items such as cushions, bags, or scarves are actually textiles, the other offered useful or ornamental objects are also inspired by the textile theme, although differently. Included are metal collars which threads seem to have been woven, bracelets featuring strips of stainless steel intertwined, copper jewelry so finely wrought that they evoke lace ... Even ceramic objects incorporate textile prints, thus revealing the extraordinary potential of interdisciplinarity in the renewal of the practice of fine crafts.
The creations offered at MATERIA, La Boutique will suit the needs of everyone interested in fashion, interior decoration, original concepts and in the pleasure of wearing a garment, a jewel, an accessory or any other handmade ornament reflecting his or her personality while making the envy of all! These unique pieces or small series items, diversified and affordable, are also an environmentally friendly choice respecting sustainable development and supporting our local economy! Buying these woks encourages Quebec designers and young emerging artists. MATERIA La Boutique is also the perfect place for finding wonderful gift ideas combining novelty (and sometimes exclusivity!), quality and technical mastery.
Fine craft objects presented at MATERIA, La Boutique vary with each exhibition, usually every 6 to 8 weeks, sometimes less. So come back often to make new findings!
Please note that MATERIA recently launched an online boutique. MATERIA e-boutique is a transactional portal that allows fine craft artists from the Québec City and the Chaudière-Appalaches regions to present and sell their works. For other fine craft objects that are not related to the exhibition, please visit the online boutique: materiaeboutique.com
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Contact médias :
Caroline Chabot, chargée de projets, Centre MATERIA | (418) 524-0354, poste 249 firstname.lastname@example.org
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