Wednesday, April 18, 2012


The Centre design & impression textile has mounted a fine show featuring the work of fourteen past graduates. Today, my text'art group had a chance to visit the show and then to tour the facilities of the school. This first photo shows the work of Sophie Jeanson.

 This second piece in three parts, below, is by Lucie Laurin.
 Finally, this piece, by Anne Simard, is devoré velvet.
The school is proud of the graduates it has produced in its more than twenty years, many of whom are employed by Cirque de Soleil, or who are working as independent artisans. You have likely seen some of their work at the annual Salon des Métiers d'Art.

We were treated to a glimpse of the students' working areas, located on the third floor of an old mattress factory, since converted into ateliers and small design-related business spaces. We were impressed with the enormous tables used for fabric printing, the many gigantic silkscreens, and the vast array of mysterious bottles of paints, dyes and potions. Smaller classrooms have been set aside for drafting tables, computers, and the "confection" of clothing.

As part of "en avril", the month-long event celebrating fibre in Quebec, the show continues until April 27, Tuesdays - Fridays from 1 - 4:30 p.m. It is located at 4710 Rue St.-Ambroise, in Montreal, not far from the St.-Henri metro station.

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