On Display

The Fibre Arts Festival and Sale 2020 has been cancelled for this Saturday March 14, 2020. Due to the ever-mounting concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Peterborough, who owns the Wellness Centre, has cancelled the Fibre Fest event. Please check back here in the future for information on a possible re-scheduled date.


Art Gallery of Peterborough

Art Gallery of Peterborough Tour

Dorothy Caldwell (Fibre Artist) – Featured Artist

An opportunity to view Dorothy Caldwell’s work presented itself to Wenda, our Guild President, who arranged a tour for our Guild members. On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 a number of us attended the Art Gallery of Peterborough and were provided with a very interesting guided tour of Ms. Caldwell’s work.

Dorothy’s work (Silent Ice/Deep Patience) is influenced by the Arctic and Australian Outback deserts from an aerial point of view and is an abstract collection primarily using hand stitching. The collection also includes found materials and journals.

Dorothy Caldwell is from Hastings, Ontario where she maintains an active international exhibition and a teaching schedule. She has been part of the Peterborough artistic community since 1972. She has travelled extensively and her research, during these travels, has influenced her work as sources of dyeing and stitching practices. She has received awards, executed architectural commissions and her work is in many permanent collections both in Canada and the United States.

For more information on Dorothy Caldwell:  Dorothy Caldwell

Jane LowBeer

During our tour we were introduced to “Crankees”. Ms. LowBeer’s exhibition is a unique art practice which focuses on interactive constructs combining monotype scrolls on Japanese paper, plexiglass, wood boxes and found objects. These elements combine to tell a story. Each turn of the crank reveals a different composition.

Jane bases her art practice in Keene and Toronto and has been part of the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour. Her works are included in international private and public collections.

For more information on Jane LowBeer:  Jane Lowbeer

At the end of our tour, we were treated to a wonderful lunch provided by the Gallery. There was lots of discussion about the art work we all had just seen.  It was a great morning.

Submitted by Tina Lubimiv