January 13 – May 11, 2024

opening reception, January 20, 1 – 3 pm, remarks at 1:30 pm

SYBIL

Connections Fibre Artists

Image credit: Pat Hertzberg

About Sybil

Ninety-four year old Sybil Rampen is a cornerstone in the Canadian fibre art world, ensuring there is recognition of contemporary fibre art in this country.   A humble, yet talented artist in her own right, Sybil has encouraged and inspired emerging artists with her generous spirit and her experimental approach to artmaking.  She has built a thriving art centre, The Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, on the beautiful nature-filled grounds of her ancestral home in Oakville, Ontario.  Sybil’s vision, determination, generosity, experimentation and dedication to fibre art, combined with her exceptionally positive outlook provides the recipe for Sybil’s full and successful life.

Connections Fibre Artists feel fortunate to have known, and worked with Sybil.  Sybil is an exhibition of contemporary fibre art focussing on Sybil Rampen’s life.  Participating artists have chosen some aspect of Sybil they admire, are grateful for, are inspired by, or identify with in some way.

About Connections Fibre Artists

Connections Fibre Artists (CFA) are a nationally recognized group of accomplished Canadian fibre artists. The group, formed in 1999, includes members who are published authors and artists, who show both nationally and internationally, facilitate courses and workshops, have won major awards and are regarded as pioneers in the fibre art field. CFA members are juried into the group by invitation.   This exhibition includes work by all twenty-four members

For more information, see the CONNECTIONS FIBRE ARTISTS website:  www.connectionsfibreartists.com

Open Heart, Sheila Thompson. Mixed media, 3″x12″x10″, 2023

Play!, Elizabeth Duggan Litch.  Mixed media, 18″x18″, 2023

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

FRIENDSHIP REDISCOVERED

FRIENDSHIP REDISCOVERED

ROBYN RENNIE: SEEING BEYOND

ROBYN RENNIE: SEEING BEYOND

SYBIL

SYBIL

THE TEENAGE ZEITGEIST: At the Stack Gallery

THE TEENAGE ZEITGEIST: At the Stack Gallery

A COLLECTION INSPIRED EXHIBITION: A CLOSE UP ON CARMICHAEL

A COLLECTION INSPIRED EXHIBITION: A CLOSE UP ON CARMICHAEL

50 YEARS OF MARIPOSA ARTS THEATRE

50 YEARS OF MARIPOSA ARTS THEATRE

STEEPED IN HISTORY

STEEPED IN HISTORY

JENNIFER ZARDO: HOME SWEET HOME

JENNIFER ZARDO: HOME SWEET HOME

TED FULLERTON: THE SERPENT’S EGG

TED FULLERTON: THE SERPENT’S EGG

TRADITION TRANSFORMED

TRADITION TRANSFORMED

HOMAGE by Donald Stuart

HOMAGE by Donald Stuart

ELIZABETH WYN WOOD

ELIZABETH WYN WOOD

26TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART SHOW

26TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART SHOW

RENEWAL: At the Stack Gallery

RENEWAL: At the Stack Gallery

Grant’s Legacy: Capturing Orillia’s History on Film

Grant’s Legacy: Capturing Orillia’s History on Film

BEYOND THE FENCE: Christine Mack and David Hill

BEYOND THE FENCE: Christine Mack and David Hill

GREAT TAIT: The True Story of Orillia’s First Millionaire

GREAT TAIT: The True Story of Orillia’s First Millionaire

THE MACKINAW JACKET: A Canadian Folk Costume

THE MACKINAW JACKET: A Canadian Folk Costume

VIEWS OF ORILLIA

VIEWS OF ORILLIA

THE MAN WHO COULD FLY; THE GIRL WHO FLIES IN HER DREAMS BY SYLVIA TESORI

THE MAN WHO COULD FLY; THE GIRL WHO FLIES IN HER DREAMS BY SYLVIA TESORI

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

EYEING MEDUSA: Amanta Scott

EYEING MEDUSA: Amanta Scott

EYEING OMAH’S COLLECTION

EYEING OMAH’S COLLECTION

BURNER HERZOG: Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward

BURNER HERZOG: Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward

CONVERSATIONS: 150th Anniversary of the Ontario Society of Artists

CONVERSATIONS: 150th Anniversary of the Ontario Society of Artists

ORILLIA SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL POP-UP EXHIBIT

ORILLIA SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL POP-UP EXHIBIT

RETURN TO SENDER

RETURN TO SENDER

25th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART SHOW

25th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART SHOW

REFLECTIONS OF OURSELVES

REFLECTIONS OF OURSELVES

AMY BAGSHAW: ART INTERRUPTIONS

AMY BAGSHAW: ART INTERRUPTIONS

FROM MARBLES TO MINECRAFT: A CENTURY OF CHILDHOOD

FROM MARBLES TO MINECRAFT: A CENTURY OF CHILDHOOD

COLOUR WITH A U

COLOUR WITH A U

GOT THE TIME?

GOT THE TIME?

JILL PRICE: UNFURLED

JILL PRICE: UNFURLED

WILL MCGARVEY: STICKS AND STONES

WILL MCGARVEY: STICKS AND STONES

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

AT RISK: TRACEY LAWKO

AT RISK: TRACEY LAWKO

SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES

SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES

VIEWS FROM A CANOE

VIEWS FROM A CANOE

THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN ORILLIA

THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN ORILLIA

WELCOME HOME TO ORILLIA

WELCOME HOME TO ORILLIA

D. AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: WE ARE STILL HERE!

D. AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: WE ARE STILL HERE!

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

DYING MATTERS:REFLECTIONS OF GROWTH THROUGH GRIEF

DYING MATTERS:REFLECTIONS OF GROWTH THROUGH GRIEF

SUMMER ON THE LAKE

SUMMER ON THE LAKE

THE HISTORY OF ORILLIA IN 50 ARTEFACTS

THE HISTORY OF ORILLIA IN 50 ARTEFACTS

THE ORILLIA POLICE AND THE SIR SAMUEL STEELE MEMORIAL BUILDING

THE ORILLIA POLICE AND THE SIR SAMUEL STEELE MEMORIAL BUILDING