In the 1930's Vancouver was given 500 Cherry trees by the cities of Kyoto and Yokohama to honour the Japanese Canadians who fought in WWI. In 1958 the Japanese consul gave another 300 Cherry trees as "an eternal memory of good friendship between our two nations".
These trees are planted throughout the city of Vancouver and we honour their beauty with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. As part of this, we present this juried exhibit of textile pieces which includes art quilts, embroidery, beading, weaving, art dolls, digital work and metal wire sculpture. Each piece follows the theme of Cherry Blossoms.
During each of the Saturdays and Sundays there will be artists talks and/or demonstrations at the Silk Purse Gallery.
March/mars 31 - April/avril 19, 2015