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….what a week that was! It’s half-way through marvellous manic March and so far, so good- well actually it’s been fabulous so far.  It’s exciting to have so much going on, its keeping me on my toes for sure.

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This beautiful place is the North Vancouver City Hall, on the left is the Atrium gallery where my Spring Blossom installation is hanging.

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It’s a really interesting building, built to be environmentally efficient, with lots of open space and lovely views. I’ll be giving an artists talk at the City Hall on Tuesday the 24th of March at 12:15. I won’t talk long I promise, so drop by if you’re around.

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The real blossoms are full on right now, despite the rain there is a wonderful show all over. This tree is one Ned and I pass often, the blossoms are so fluffy they look blurry. I love the edge of this tree, it hangs over the walk way and there was a shower of petals with the rain this morning.

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And….mended opened! It was a terrific evening…lots of guests and artists made it out, Il Museo load out he treats and wine and we had a wonderful time. Here’s a few shots from the evening but you can’t see the actual show- there were too many people! I’ll go back and take some pictures when it’s a bit quieter.

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Somehow in the crush of people this visitor managed to find an opening to enjoy these pieces undisturbed.

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To top off the week we had a demo-day on Saturday at the gallery. We invited visitors to try their hand at a little mending. We’re going to do it again on April 11th from 11 till 2 so drop by if you would  like to meet a few of the artists and try your hand.

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Mended is on until May 15th at Il Museo in the Italian Cultural Center, I do hope you will get a chance to see it! and Spring Blossoms are at the North Vancouver City Hall until the 11th of May.

Just because I can’t resist…here’s one more blossom that’s survived the rain…

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Bye for now, Catherine

 

marvellous March

…or maybe I should say manic March?

It is going to be a marvellous month but there is a touch of “mania”  as well! but it’s the very best kind of mania.

mended opens  Tuesday evening  (7 pm) at Il Museo in the Italian Cultural Center and it’s all hands on deck planning and hanging, promoting and even a bit of last-minute mending! It’s going to be a terrific show and if you are in the area I would love to see you at the opening.

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On the morning of the same day as the opening I will be hanging a show at the North Vancouver City Hall Atrium. It is the most amazing space in our brand new city hall, it’s an honour to be showing there in my own community.

I’m giving an artists talk on Tuesday March 24th from 12:15 to 12:45 , hope you can make it!

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And….just this morning I received an email saying my work had been accepted into this years Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation exhibition! The show will be at the Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver and opens on March 31st. The last day of marvellous manic March.

Here’s a few detail shots of my entries….with the stitching in.

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Ned and I are getting out and enjoying the wonderful weather this spring, it has been really lovely here. Even Ned is impressed with the magnolias blooming all over our neighbourhood.

 

 

 

 

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I had the big magnolia in the front yard pruned professionally this year- I’ve never been good at heights and it’s getting way too tall for me. I brought a few of the pruned branches inside in hopes the blossoms would open up and they did! I love the shape of these flowers, they always feel a little exotic to me.

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Hope you are enjoying signs of spring wherever you are,

Bye for now, Catherine