500 Donald St E
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5K4
Join artist Betty Carpick as she invites members of the community to tell stories about personal relationships to water and join in creating a collaborative quilt-like assemblage, called THREADING WATER.
Over the course of the summer, Betty will lead 5 FREE public arts sessions, where people of ALL AGES and abilities can use embroidery and fabric paints with a water-inspired palette to present images and words that reflect their connection to Lake Superior and the Great Lakes.
Sensory prompts, music, and poetry will help spark ideas and dialogue. The 144 cotton squares will be stitched onto a grid of a 7’ x 7’ ink drawing of the Great Lakes on fabric. Underneath each square, participants can write their thoughts with the choice of stitching it so their words can be private or public. A selection of photographs of the process of making will accompany the installed assemblage.
Additional event details coming soon!