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Craft 2020: Reflections

Images of artwork from exhibition

Nov. 1 to Dec. 13, 2020
Sundays (by appointment), 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Fredericton’s Fibre Arts Network (FAN) will feature their latest group exhibit entitled Craft 2020: Reflections at the UNB Art Centre from Nov. 1 to Dec. 13, 2020.

As we adjust to the “new” normal, members of the public can view this exhibition that is installed in the gallery space by signing up for a private viewing. The presentation of works can also be viewed online by visiting UNB Art Centre Online.

Craft 2020: Reflections features work juried by FAN members and presents 40 works by 21 fibre artists. Works included employ a unique range of fibres from wool, silk, cotton and even cassette tape! A variety of techniques are presented in both two and three-dimensional design including quilting, rug hooking, felting, thread painting, weaving, basketry, millinery as well as other wearable and usable artforms.

FAN is based in Fredericton and meet monthly to share ideas, conduct workshops, provide annual student scholarships and professional development awards, and organize exhibits and craft sales. They are regulars at various Christmas Craft markets where their highly crafted fibre works are in high demand.

In 2009, the Fibre Arts Network morphed from the Fredericton Designer Weavers established in 1972. This group provided its members with discounts from local yarn suppliers, organized exhibitions and sales, as well as demonstrations in a variety of dyeing, spinning and weaving techniques. In 1991, the group established an award to be given to an outstanding textile student at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Today, with a membership of about 25 fibre and textile artists, the Fibre Arts Network continues this tradition but now incorporates a wider variety of textile practices in its membership. In 2014, the Fibre Arts Network created a professional development award for FAN members to attend workshops or courses to advance their skills.

While the office of the UNB Art Centre is currently closed, the Memorial Hall galleries are open on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment.

Marie E. Maltais
Director, UNB Art Centre

Book a private viewing for yourself or for you and your friends today!

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 | 12 pm - 5 pm
Sign up for Nov. 1

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 | 12 pm - 5 pm
Sign up for Nov. 8

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 | 12 pm - 5 pm
Sign up for Nov. 15

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 | 12 pm - 5 pm
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Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 | 12 pm - 5 pm
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Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 | 12 pm - 5 pm
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Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 | 12 pm - 5 pm
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Please visit this page regularly and sign up for emails to stay informed about future events.

Marie Maltais, Director
Phone: 506 453-4623
Email: artcntr@unb.ca