December 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022
Weaving Together 2nd Exhibition
Hosted by Cool Arts Society
This winter, the KMS is pleased to display the Cool Arts Society’s Weaving Together. Stop by the Okanagan Heritage Museum’s common room before the end of March and see the results of this months-long project. The Ponderosa Fibre Arts Guild volunteered to teach community members to weave on a special Saori Loom, and the Rotary Centre for the Arts supplied the project venue.
As word spread about the project, a boon of signups came, children as young as six and mature community members both men and women came to try weaving. To everyone’s surprise and delight, one of Canada’s very accomplished weavers signed up for a weaving session.
“Folks of all abilities and experience levels joined us,” says Amy Bradshaw, Art Educator for Cool Arts. “We wove with community members who came in wheelchairs and easily made quick adaptations with the thoughtfully designed components we included when purchasing the loom.”
The Cool Arts Society is a registered charity that is dedicated to providing fine art opportunities to adults with diverse abilities. It was founded in 2003 by Sara McDonald as a way to address the lack of accessibility for artists in the diverse ability community. Today, the artists and their work have been featured and celebrated across BC, including at the RCA, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna Museum, and the FINA Gallery at UBC Okanagan.