VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION | Textile Museum of Canada
Volunteers 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