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“Down the Rabbit Hole – A Textile Adventure” by Janet ScruggsFri September 18, 2020 to Sat October 17, 2020
Kamloops Courthouse Gallery (7 Seymour St W, Kamloops, BC V2C 1E4, Canada)
Galleries & Exhibits, Kamloops Arts Council
“Down the Rabbit Hole – A Textile Adventure” by Janet Scruggs in the KAC Main Gallery.
An eclectic and enigmatic endeavor into textile discovery
Artist Reception: Friday September 18, 3 – 6 pm
What: A compelling new exhibition
When: Exhibit runs Tuesday to Saturdays from Sept. 18 – Oct. 17, 2020.
Opening Reception: Friday September 18, 3 – 6 pm
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 10 – 4
Where: Kamloops Arts Council Main Gallery, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour Street West, Kamloops)
“I am drawn to textiles of all varieties by an overwhelming need to explore and create. “What would happen if” is a question I constantly find moves me into yet another adventure of techniques and materials. This curiosity has led me down many a rabbit hole in my textile travels. Sometimes I discover something new and fabulous and other times are simply classified as a “learning experience” – Janet
Janet Scruggs is a textile artist based in Kamloops, BC. Exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally, winning several awards for her artwork. Janet teaches both online and in person which provides her opportunities to share her passion for design and explorations of techniques. She holds a B.Ed. degree as well as a City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Design and Stitched Textiles (Hand Embroidery).
While raising 4 children, 3 with FASD, she worked as a parent mentor for other families raising children with FASD. Janet also taught and mentored others in an experimental textile group, the Fibre Optics Group in Calgary for many years. She and her husband moved from Calgary to Kamloops in 2016 where she continues to pursue her artistic growth as well as teaching design and textile techniques. As a member of Kamloops Arts Council, Fibre Art Network and Studio Art Quilt Associates, she exhibits her work through these organizations, as well as art galleries as opportunities arise. Janet employs various surface design techniques in her art pieces, incorporating colouring (paint/ink/dye), felting, quilting, hand embroidery, and other mixed media processes. Discovering and implementing new techniques is an ongoing passion.
About Kamloops Courthouse Gallery
The Kamloops Courthouse Gallery is a non-profit, co-operative art gallery which was founded in 2007 by a small group of dedicated artists from the Kamloops area. Today, the Gallery and Gift Shop are managed by a growing group of artists offering a wide range of talents and skills.
The purpose of the gallery is to provide a venue for member artists to sell their work while offering the community an opportunity to experience different forms of visual and functional art. Our objectives are to provide continuing support for the co-op and its membership through the gift shop and by organizing artisan fairs in the Old Courthouse.
Another objective is to provide education by offering demonstrations and workshops for those interested in learning a new art form.
We are dedicated to creating an enriching and cultural experience for both residents and visitors of Kamloops, as well as the people of British Columbia. Culture, Art, Community and Prosperity all become a reality as a result of this initiative. We are located in the historic “Old Kamloops Courthouse” which we share with the Kamloops Community Arts Council and Arnica.
The Kamloops Courthouse Gallery Gift Shop boasts an unmatched selection of media and styles including pottery, jewelry, glass art, paintings, scupture and fibre art to suit the tastes of casual shoppers as well as serious collectors.