Feature Story                                       Sunday, August 29, 2015


Colours of Creation

Memory of Mildred inspires local artists in Kitchen Kaleidoscope Sept 12 to Oct 24
Catalina Turingan/Photos submitted


Just one of the arrangements you'll see and glean great ideas from at CCAC's Kitchen Kaleidoscope.


he Chilliwack Community Arts Council presents the Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers’ Kitchen Kaleidoscope Exhibition. An exhibition of vibrant creativity, the Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers Guild will feature works revolving around a theme well-known to all, the kitchen! Opening on September 12 with a reception at The Art Room.

In 1974, Mildred Renz had a vision to make the art of weaving a part of life and set out to form a weaving group. The group coalesced into the Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers Guild dedicated to the preservation and continuation of spinning and weaving.


Through workshops and study groups the members of the guild have stayed true to Mildred’s original vision. As proud members of the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, the guild has been privileged to be able to participate in many community events over the years and notably at the Arts Council’s upcoming Christmas Craft Market in November.


“Keeping the arts of spinning and weaving in the public eye has allowed us to continue our goal of preserving and passing them along to the next generation,” said the guild’s president, Leslie Alkenbrack. “We are also able to show the community all the wonderful forms that these fiber arts can take. It’s not just Grandma’s spinning and weaving anymore.”

Meet the guild members as they showcase the result of their skill and dexterity at the Kitchen Kaleidoscope exhibition. Opening with a reception on Saturday, September 12 at the Art Room gallery from 2pm to 4pm. Free admission and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.

All the pieces on display and for sale are by members of the guild. The exhibition runs from September 12 until October 24, 2015 at the Art Room during gallery hours.


For more about the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, visit www.chilliwackartscouncil.com




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