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Unveiling of Threading Water, by Artist Betty Carpick

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Mariners Hall

2210 Sleeping Giant Parkway

Thunder Bay, ON P7A 0E7

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Great Art for Great Lakes unveils community art project, THREADING WATER by Multidisciplinary Artist, Betty Carpick, at Mariners Hall (Marina Park).


Thread, hook, repeat.


Great Art for Great Lakes invites art and embroidery enthusiasts to the unveiling of THREADING WATERa 7ft x 7ft Quilt composed of 144 fabric squares created by community participantsThursday, September 28th, 10:00am-11:00am at Mariners Hall during City of Thunder Bay's Culture Days!


THREADING WATER, the winning Great Art for Great Lakes submission for Thunder Bay, celebrates the magnificence of Lake Superior and the community living within the basin.


All of our actions have an echo in the water. This community-engaged arts project is one of eight projects in Great Lakes communities in Ontario. In Thunder Bay, people of all ages and abilities were invited to tell stories about their relationships to water. Through a collaborative fabric assemblage using the language of embroidery and pigments, participants personalized their experiences and committed to restoring and protecting Lake Superior and the Great Lakes watershed.



THREADING WATER will be on permanent display at Mariners Hall upon it’s unveiling for the public to enjoy.


ABOUT BETTY CARPICK, MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST

As a multi-disciplinary artist, arts educator and environmentalist of Cree heritage from Northern Manitoba, living beside Lake Superior for over two decades has strengthened my relationship to the land and the water. My work looks at social, cultural, and environmental issues in both serious and playful ways. The processes and the improvisations along the way provide opportunities to imagine, experiment, dismantle, connect, and weave art mediums and arts practices into beautiful and meaningful explorations.

For me, community-engaged arts is an opportunity to create and share a springboard for creativity, skill development, camaraderie, and storytelling in an accessible, friendly, and non-threatening way. I truly believe that just one new idea or interaction can create positive, long-lasting change.

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