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In Memoriam: Carol-ann Casselman

Carol-ann CasselmanVolunteers and friends of the Textile Museum of Canada have lost a respected and much loved member of our community. Carol-ann Casselman – a Museum member and Library volunteer for the past seven years – died on Wednesday May 1.

Carol-ann brought to the Museum a lifetime of experience in the arts. Trained at OCAD, her first career was in the fashion industry as a buyer for Eatons. In later years, she worked for the Ontario Crafts Council, where she reached out to the many fine artists across the province in every creative discipline.

Carol-ann was an artist who worked in a variety of media including glass-blowing, sculpture and fibre arts. As a volunteer at the Textile Museum, she took initiatives to improve our fibre arts collection in the library and also served as a representative at monthly Volunteer Association Committee meetings.

She was also a contributor to fibreQUARTERLY. Carol-ann wrote two articles for the publication: Enter the Garden: Anna Torma (Volume 3 Issue 1 2007) and Virginia Johnson: Canadian Contemporary Design (Volume 5 Issue 2/ Spring 2009).

We have lost an admired friend, colleague and artist who brought a lifetime of connections and a strong personal vision to her role as a volunteer. Volunteers, staff members and friends of the Textile Museum will miss her greatly.

A memorial to celebrate Carol-ann’s life will be held at the Textile Museum:
Saturday, June 1
2.30 to 5 pm
55 Centre Ave. Toronto

All are welcome

Carol-ann Casselman, Textile Museum of Canada, Textile Museum Volunteers

Carol-ann Casselman with her contribution to the museum’s 2009 Shadow Box fundraising event. Photo courtesy of Joe Lewis

About Strand News

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.

2 comments on “In Memoriam: Carol-ann Casselman

  1. Sandra Dunn
    May 30, 2013

    Oh my, Carol-ann, remembering our times at the Resource Centre of the Ontario Crafts Council. Be at peace
    Sandra Dunn (Sandi)

  2. Emily Otterman
    May 28, 2013

    Remembering your good heart and soul Carol-ann, and our days together at the OCC.

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