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The second season of TAPESTRY, our at-home textile art program for seniors, is wrapping up with an exhibition at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse this month, and we want you to come! 

TAPESTRY Stitched Stories Exhibition
June 14th-17th, 2024
In-person at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse
Upstairs at 450 Broadview Avenue

TAPESTRY: Stitched Stories was a hybrid textile-based art program that included 25 seniors from across Toronto to try new textile art skills, learn basic digital literacy skills, and connect and get creative with other seniors! The program took place over the course of six months – August 2023 to February 2024 – and featured six monthly textile workshops, all led by different textile artist facilitators that were chosen by our seniors. Workshops presented included: Janet Hinkle with Textile Pattern Design, Sabine Spare with Shibori Dyeing, Morgan Kageshiongai with Inuit-style Tapestry Art, Camila Salcedo with Woven Darning & Visible Mending, and Carolina Reis with Drawing with Threads.

Over the course of this program, senior participants completed a panel (roughly 10X10″) each month that demonstrates their new textile art skill in a creative way. Now, this incredible program is culminating with an exhibition at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse for people to view and enjoy these phenomenal tapestries created by our talented artists. Come visit us to check it all out!

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

  • Dates: Friday June 14th – Monday June 17th, 2024
  • Times:
    • Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15, 12-5PM
    • Sunday June 16, 11AM-4PM
    • Monday June 17, 3-7PM
  • Location: St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Avenue

We invite you to pop by our Clubhouse to explore the incredible artwork created by our senior participants this June! Feel free to bring your family and friends, take in the textile work, mingle with some of the East End Arts staff and our wonderful senior artists, learn about some of our other upcoming programs for seniors, and more!. Please note that our space is fully accessible with an accessible, gender-neutral bathroom.

Can’t make the exhibition? Stay tuned for some photos of the artwork created by our seniors below!

TAPESTRIES FROM OUR SENIOR ARTISTS:

More photos to come!

FUNDER OF TAPESTRY:

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS TO ST. MATTHEW’S CLUBHOUSE:

Please note that there is no public parking available at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse. Metered parking is available on the surrounding residential streets. Be sure to read the posted street signs to avoid being ticketed or towed. Also note that there are paid parking lots at Bridgepoint Hospital.

The closest subway station is Broadview station, which is North of the Clubhouse. The closest bus is the 505 Dundas, which will drop you off at Broadview Ave/Langley Ave. The closest streetcars are the 504 King, which will drop you off at Broadview Ave/Langley Ave, or the 506 College, which will drop you off at Gerrard St. East/Broadview Ave. There are bike rings out front to accommodate your bike if you choose to cycle to the Clubhouse.

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