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April 28: Slow Art Day at the Textile Museum

By Tara Bursey

I am proud to announce that the Textile Museum of Canada has invited me be their host for Slow Art Day 2012. Haven’t heard of Slow Art Day? Don’t worry, I hadn’t either until the Museum asked me to help out with it.

Slow Art Day is a worldwide event that will take place around lunchtime on Saturday, April 28. Guests are invited to pay admission to their local participating museum and take their time looking at four or five pre-selected objects from the museum’s current exhibitions. After an hour or so, guests will then gather for lunch and casually discuss their thoughts about the work. The point is to take time to unplug, relax, enjoy yourself, and appreciate some glorious examples of art, craft and creative genius from around the world. The point is also to gather and talk about art – no experience required!

On April 28, we’ll be viewing objects from the TMC’s current exhibitions:

Portable Mosques: The Sacred Space of the Prayer Rug

Perpetual Motion: Material Reuse in the Spirit of Thrift, Utility and Beauty

For more information on these exhibitions, visit the Textile Museum website. Objects will be announced to registrants within the next week or so.

After viewing the objects, guests will meet on the TMC Mezzanine for lunch and discussion. In addition to bringing your own lunch, it would be nice if everyone could bring something edible to share with the group, potluck-style. Also, feel free to bring along any textiles or objects you own that employ reused materials in an interesting way for discussion and admiration.

Preregistration is required. Click here to register.

Hope to see you there!  Also, please spread the word!


Slow Art Day: The Annual Event Celebrating Art

Saturday April 28, 12 – 2 pm
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Ave., Toronto
(East of University Ave., and south of Dundas St. @ St. Patrick subway station)

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Strand News is the online meeting place for members of the Volunteer Association of the Textile Museum of Canada. Our annual fundraisers, including the Textile Bazaar, support Museum programs and exhibitions.


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