McNally Robinson Booksellers' monthly art series in Prairie Ink Restaurant presents Monika Kinner-Whalen showing My Sweet Prairie: A collection of embroidered fibre art Monday May 6-Sunday June 2, 2013.
"I am a full time fibre artist, specializing in freestyle machine sewing and hand embroidery. My creations are expressions of my love for the prairies and are inspired by my own personal photographs. This technique is commonly referred to as ‘thread paintings’. I am constantly amazed by the texture and intricate beauty that can be achieved by working with threads, and am excited to continue my work as I see my skills and art improve with each new piece."
Monika Kinner-Whalen was born and raised on the Canadian prairie. She is a member of the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, the Saskatoon Quilters’ Guild, and a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council. An extremely positive public response to her work has gained her exhibition invitations, awards, media attention, teaching & public speaking opportunities, as well as commissions locally, nationally, and internationally. Monika has been published several times in Canada’s A Needle Pulling Thread magazine, Quilters Connection magazine, and also in Sophie Long’s book Mastering the Art of Embroidery out of the U.K. You can find out more about Monika’s art at www.mysweetprairie.blogspot.com.
You can view the images featured in the show in our online gallery.
We also have the pleasure of showcasing an ongoing exhibit, Surviving Subtlety: Archi-scapes Glimpsed Through a Literal Window, a set of seven leaded mouthblown-glass windows conceived, designed, supervised by artist, architect, and author koval of Winnipeg. A more extensive page dedicated to this can be found here.
* Miriam Rudolph showing Narratives of Home and Farewell (June 3-July 8, 2013)
Past exhibitors include Rae St. Clair Bridgman, Jill Brooks, Brigitte Dion, Shirley Elias, Holly Anne Friesen, Sue Gordon, Mike Grandmaison, Philip Hayes, Takashi Iwasaki, Charles Johnston, Gerry Kopelow, Margruite Krahn, Roger Lafrenière, Karen Martens, Martha Street Studio, Frank Mikuska, Milos Milidrag, Rita Nayar, Amanda Onchulenko, Don Reichert, Miriam Rudolph, Doug Smith, Jolanta Sokalska, Robert J. Sweeney, Jordan Van Sewell and Keith Wood.