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January 25, 2011

Barb Hunt: Fibre Based / Textile Art

Mini-Mentorship with Barb Hunt in Fibre Based / Textile Art
Thursdays, February 10, 17, and 24
from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at MAWA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 4
e-mail to: programs@mawa.ca. 
Put “Mini-Mentorship” in the subject heading. 

$30 for MAWA and MCC members

To apply for the mini-mentorship, please submit:
- a paragraph about your artistic practice (what you make and your ideas)
- a line or two about why you want to participate
- 5 jpg images of your artwork 

In order to apply, you must be a MAWA member. 
If you are not a member, please submit a MAWA membership form and payment. 


Barb Hunt will lead a three-session, three-week mini-mentorship for women artists.  Barb will show images of a very diverse range of current fibre/textile practices, as well as provide a historical/cultural/theoretical background.
Various fibre/textile practices will be introduced, with a focus on contemporary textile art and “craftivism”. 
This will be an opportunity to create new work as well as participate in group work, critiques, discussions and textile storytelling. 
Barb Hunt studied art at the University of Manitoba and completed an MFA at Concordia University. Her current work concerns the devastation of war: she knits antipersonnel land mines and creates installations using camouflage from worn army uniforms. Her work has been exhibited internationally. 

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