Pacific Northwest College of Art
Center for Contemporary Art and Culture

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Artist-in-Residence: Mackenzie Frère

May 3, 2011 – May 14, 2011



Using naturally-dyed fibers created from locally harvested plants, Mackenzie Frère will weave a Summer and Winter Polychrome textile using Herrick’s Tree of Life (1969) as inspiration. Frere’s project calls attention to the natural fibers and palette Herrick preferred for her own weavings, bringing out contemporary questions about sustainability, economy of resources and connections between hand-making and the natural environment, in conjunction with Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Mackenzie Frère lives in Calgary, Alberta. His hand-woven cloth has been exhibited in Canada, China, Japan, Korea, and the United States. He has written for several Canadian publications including Artichoke Magazine, Craft, and Perception and Practice Vol III. Mackenzie is the moderator of ArtClothText, a blog for craftspeople, artists, designers and curators, and curates online exhibitions of visual art across disciplines at poplar Mackenzie holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, Alberta, and a MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He teaches at the Alberta College of Art + Design.


Free for Museum members; $3 general admission; free and open to the public on First Thursday, May 5, 11 am-8 pm.


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