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NINA MUSSELLAM:

EXPLORATIONS IN FIBER ARTS

FEBRUARY 13 through MARCH 2020

 Malaspina Exhibition Centre, Vancouver Island University, 

7085 Nootka Street Powell River, BC 

Nina and her family have lived in Powell River since 1978, and she has been working with textiles as an art form since the early 1980’s. She has explored many styles and media in quilts and has worked tirelessly in the community  to elevate quilts above hobby status to a respected textile art form.

In this series she explores the use of scraps and colour.  Our modern textile industries make a profoundly negative impact on our environment with the enormous amounts of pollution created when flushing chemicals and dyes into our natural water systems. There is also ample documentation about the alarming mountains of textiles left over and tossed by the clothing industry and by a society voracious for novelty and ‘bargains’.

Nina has observed this trend in the quilting community as well, and is known by quilt friends as someone who will be happy to dive into their boxes of off-cut bits and pieces. She wholeheartedly believes that there is no really ugly or unusable fabric, you just haven’t cut it small enough yet, or paired it with just the right partner.

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WHAT THE PLUS (+) – LGBTQ2+ GROUP ART SHOW

WHAT THE PLUS (+): EXPLORING THE GRADIENTS OF GENDER + SEXUALITY 

CALL FOR INTEREST FROM QATHET REGION, BC COASTAL + VANCOUVER ISLAND/GULF ISLANDS LGBTQ2+ (and allied) ARTISTS – ALL AGES-

****DEADLINE TO SUBMIT INITIAL INTEREST IS MARCH 9, 2020****

It’s the first LGBTQ2+ Group Art Exhibit/ Festival in Powell River coinciding with Powell River Pride activities and in cooperation with PR Pride Society.

Please find out more at http://whattheplus.wordpress.com and apply with your initial ideas for NEW work (any medium) based on our theme of “Gradients”, all ages welcome — click here . Show opens June 20, 2020. Guest curated by Rabideye (Giovanni Spezzacatena)

Community partnerships and sponsorship are welcome (contact whattheplusart@gmail.com) ; please pass on this call via social media, word of mouth, etc. We’re also on…Facebook, Instagram, Twitter