Nova Scotia Rug Hookers & Quilters
September 3, 2015 - October 17, 2015
Art Hits the Wall at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to introduce Art Hits the Wall: Presenting Myself, a travelling exhibition showcasing hand hooked rugs and quilts created by Nova Scotia artisans.
Art Hits the Wall began in 2002 as a quilt exhibition, but it has since expanded to include rug hooking, and committee members hope to highlight other craft in the future. Originating in the Mahone Bay area of the province, Art Hits the Wall is a challenge for artisans to “whip rugs off the floor, tear quilts off the beds and create them as hanging art.”
“The Art Hits the Wall Committee is pleased to show Presenting Myself at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design,” says Linda Alderdice, Chair of the Art Hits the Wall Committee. “This year’s theme is about telling a story about the person who made the artwork – each piece of art is as unique as the artist who created it.”
“The Centre is excited to host this biennial travelling exhibition again for the second time,” says Lori Burke, Executive Director at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design. “Art Hits the Wall highlights the importance of heritage craft and showcases textiles in a fun and meaningful way.”
Art Hits the Wall: Presenting Myself will be featured in the Centre’s Loft until October 17, 2015.