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Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

"Garden Fantasy" textile art at the Portals Gallery in Duncan, British Columbia

In July of this year, I heard that my triptych had been juried into the Garden Tapestry show at the Portals Gallery in Duncan.
I could not attend the opening reception last Friday afternoon as I was busy at our local Denman Island Creative Threads Conspiracy.
Today my husband and I had a lovely day outing and went to see the exhibition. We stopped for coffee, a sticky bun and a visit to the bookstore in Ladysmith, then carried on down Vancouver Island to Duncan.
The Portals Gallery is small, but the show was beautifully hung and it looked stunning. The volunteer at the desk said that the show was attracting lots of visitors, more than usual for a show. Textile art is always so appealing, so I am not surprised.
Photographs are not allowed of other artists' pieces, so I just snapped a few of my own. Previous posts actually have better pics of my three "Garden Fantasy" pieces.

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