SAQA “Renewal”

Reception Sunday July 7th | 1-4pm

Renewal is a juried exhibition of textile and fibre art on the theme of “Renewal” by Canadian members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).  The art has been selected by jurors David Kaye, Leona Herzog and Brandt Eisner.

Renewal can be:

  • rekindling, looking to a new future, finding hope,
  • resuming an activity after an interruption, renewing a past friendship,
  • the cycles of nature: spring growth, forest regeneration, a new moon,
  • extending validity, such as renewing a passport, a library card, a subscription, or marriage vows,
  • repair of something worn out, restoring to an original state, recovering strength or urban renewal.

Renewal happens in many ways, combined with hopes and fears. Artists have been asked to interpret how they observe and experience renewal.

SAQA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.” SAQA is a dynamic and active community of over 4,000 artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals located around the world. 

July 5 – September 8, 2024

image: Susan Selby

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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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