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Calgary Outside the Box

I am pleased to be participating in Calgary Outside the Box as part of  Toronto Design Offsite Festival an annual city-wide platform for the exhibition and engagement of independent design in Toronto, showcasing unexpected prototypes, immersive installations, and unique programming, January 19-25, 2015. … Continue reading

26. November 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Continuum Featured in ACC Magazine

  I received my copy of Alberta Craft Council’s magazine today. This issue includes a two-page spread about Continuum, a group exhibition featuring the work artists working in craft media who also teach. I am very excited to be showing some new work … Continue reading

09. July 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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GalleryGallery’s Showcase Gallery

Next to the GalleryGallery main space are two rooms with approximately 100 showcases featuring small works created by internationally renowned Japanese masters and emerging artists and designers. This is the Showcase Gallery. For someone interested in Japanese textile art in … Continue reading

07. March 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Visiting Jun Tomita’s Studio

A few days after the opening reception for Frequency, I had the opportunity to visit textile artist Jun Tomita’s studio. This visit was instigated by felt artist and one-woman Kyoto welcome wagoneer Jorie Johnson (thank you Jorie!), who accompanied Kristofer and I into the … Continue reading

07. March 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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切り、、、結ぶ | Nobuko Hiroi

On Sunday, I visited Nobuko Hiroi at Gallery Keifu to see her exhibition 切り、、、結ぶ (Cut , , , Tie). Proving that the world of textile artists is a bit like pleated cloth, Nobuko and I realized we both know Naoko Furue, my … Continue reading

26. February 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Dan Whiting at Jarvis Hall Fine Art

24. October 2013 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Yvonne Mullock speaking at ACAD November 6

  If you are free the morning of November 6 you are welcome to an artist talk by Yvonne Mullock at ACAD.

22. October 2013 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Firestarter | Kristofer Kelly

My husband Kristofer Kelly has been adding a lot of new material to his website lately, including a project he has been working on with Vlad Amiot.

23. September 2013 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Natalie Lauchlan | Habitâmes

Habitâmes is the title of a new work by Natalie Lauchlan on view in the Marion Nicoll Gallery +15 window space at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts throughout June and July. Join the artist for a reception at … Continue reading

31. May 2013 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Sabrina Niebler wins ATA Student Tapestry Award

Recent ACAD graduate Sabrina Niebler has won the American Tapestry Alliance International Student Award. Congratulations Sabrina!

29. May 2013 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Jolie Bird | Extended Long Play

Jolie Bird‘s MFA Thesis show Extended Long Play is at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax for only a couple more days. By wrapping ordinary consumer objects with thin, mercerized cotton thread, I am creating a fictitious testament of the … Continue reading

04. April 2013 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Kristofer Kelly | new website

Kristofer Kelly has a new website.

12. February 2013 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Air over land video 2

A little more video of this piece captured this morning (thank you Lorna Sarah). Time-lapse cameras will soon be set up for recording over a longer duration.

04. February 2013 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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The News From Here: The 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art

This past weekend I attended the opening of The News From Here: The 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art at the AGA in Edmonton. According to guest-curator Nancy Tousley, Alberta artists, working in the second decade of the 21st century, … Continue reading

28. January 2013 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Ann Hamilton | the event of a thread

Visual artist Ann Hamilton combines the ephemeral presence of time with the material tactility for which she is best known to create a new large-scale installation for the Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Commissioned by the Armory, the event of a thread references … Continue reading

17. January 2013 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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