February 21 – April 5, 2018
Reception, Sun. Feb. 25, 2018, 2 – 4 p.m.
Woven Woods, is a collection of twelve circular quilted wall hangings by textile artist Lorraine Roy. Each circle encloses the story of a thriving ecosystem, where all individual elements contribute to support the whole.
With a formal education in Science, Roy became interested in new research that records the vast communication system between individual trees. Biologists have discovered the existence of Mother Trees: larger, older specimens that, with the help of their fungi, serve as system hubs.
Roy received an Ontario Arts Council Grant to travel to the University of British Columbia touring their lab and field facilities on campus and through the mountains to Kamloops.
This body of art work is a result of these new influences along with her continued interest in tree lore and tree symbolism. We are pleased to be able to present this touring exhibition that will be presented across the country for the next few years. Lorraine Roy lives in Dundas, Ontario.
Thank you to Venture Norfolk for recognizing The Old Town Hall’s Art Gallery program through a matching fund grant. We have installed a state of the art hanging system that will serve artists showing their work in the Old Town Hall Gallery for years to come.
Old Town Hall
76 Main Street South
Waterford, Ontario N0E1Y0