Hooked!: Opening Reception for Rug Hooking Community Program

May 11, 2016 by  Uncategorized /

This blog is an excerpt from ArtBridges.ca, originally posted on February 17, 2016, read more.

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016
4:00 PM -6:30 PM
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2H5
Event website: http://www.textilemuseum.ca/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/hooked!




"Featuring handmade hooked rugs created by participants from ArtHeart Community Art Centre, MABELLEarts, Sistering, SKETCH, and Workman Arts.

All are welcome, refreshments will be served. Remarks at 5:00pm

These programs were made possible through the generous contributions of Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES Fund complemented by the Private Giving Foundation, TD Wealth, with community partnerships facilitated by ArtBridges."




According to the Textile Museum's event listing,  the community-engaged workshops with local non-profits "highlighted the longstanding connections between craft, social enterprise and community development. Encouraging creative expression and skill-building for individuals from at-risk and underserved communities, participants learned and engaged the techniques of rug hooking under the mentorship of contemporary artists Hannah Epstein, Heather Goodchild and Jen Manuell."

ArtBridges is a Canada-wide hub for community-engaged arts initiatives that connects people interested or active in community-engaged arts across Canada.



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