Kingston Fibre Artists Exhibit in Brockville

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The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery at St. Lawrence College is pleased to present the fall exhibit, Art Threads: Kingston Fibre Artists Favourite Techniques. The exhibition will be on view from September 30 – December 8, 2023.

This curated exhibit features a selection of artwork by each of the 17 members of the KFA. Works on display showcase a variety of techniques in contemporary textile art making including needle and wet felting, hand and machine stitching or embroidery, photo-transfer, hand-dyed fabrics, collage, wire crochet, and art quilting. Resulting in works that are pictorial, sculptural, free-floating, abstract, or literal.

The Kingston Fibre Artists Group was formed in 1997 by Hilary Scanlon. Their original mandate was to “keep the ancient art of hand embroidery alive and well, explore new techniques, share and learn with each other, and aim for a professional standard of work, including research, record-keeping, presentation and display.” 

The group meets monthly and holds annual gallery displays in Kingston, both as a challenge and focus for their work, and to share their creativity with others. KFA has chosen to remain small, inviting new members only to replace those who leave. Because individual styles and interests vary widely, their shows have been described as intellectually stimulating, exciting and artistically strong.

“With the launch of the new Experimental Media: Textiles course in the Visual and Creative Arts diploma program at St. Lawrence College this semester, the timing of this exhibit will provide our students, staff, and the public with an up-close look at the varied medium of textiles and fibre in contemporary art today. We are thrilled to be able to see real examples in the gallery while we introduce this versatile and exciting medium to our students.” - Maureen Sheridan, Program Coordinator Visual and Creative Arts. 

Join us for the reception and meet the artists:
Saturday, October 14, 1 pm-3 pm, and/or for a
Guided tour of the exhibit on Saturday, October 21, 1 pm-3 pm.

Admission to the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is free.
Gallery hours:
Monday – Friday 10am – 8 pm
Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm

The Gallery is located inside the front entrance of St. Lawrence College, 2288 Parkedale Ave, Brockville. 


St. Lawrence College is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples; we are grateful to live and learn on these lands. With campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, SLC delivers education and training that meets the needs of community, industry, and employers. The College prepares students to succeed in the global economy through relevant, practical programs and experiential learning opportunities. SLC offers more than 100 full-time programs including diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, apprenticeships, micro-credentials and life-long learning opportunities. Everyone belongs in the SLC community, comprised of 12,000 full-time students and more than 125,000 alumni in 75 countries around the world.


Media Contact:
Laura Tulchinsky
Communications Officer
St. Lawrence College

Julie Einarson
Senior Advisor, Communications and Government Relations
St. Lawrence College

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