• Artists: One Path Collective, Hortense Gerardo, Tracy Gorman, , Eric Charron, Sylvia Oostijen-Matsumura , Wendy Woodworth, Elizabeth Greisman, Barbara Cook, Wendy Wobeser, Kelly Carroll, Connie Campbell
  • Medium: Multimedia Installation
  • Project Type: Independent Projects
  • Neighbourhood: Bloor / Yorkville

Beat the crowds and explore a large-scale, multimedia, multi-artist performance and installation on the magical grounds of the Spadina Museum.

Location

Spadina Museum

  • Address: 285 Spadina Rd.
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Outdoors

The Project

“21st-Century Craft” will explore the polarization of craft versus the so-called 'fine arts'. The artists will present a performance and installation honouring the talents of largely unsung craftspeople—such as the Gee’s Bend quilters, among others. Craft has been in a constant state of becoming over the centuries. From its roots in necessity, it has morphed through industrial and electronic revolutions, affected by fads and changing perspectives. Each artist in this project will focus on craft techniques often taught in the home. They will evoke the cultural and aesthetic kinship among makers. And all will use found or repurposed materials. Crafting in the home is frequently a point of genesis for these artists and their processes. “21st-Century Craft” will permit visitors to see some of the skills behind couture, marquees, props and scenery. These genres are often made in service to live performance art, rather than recognized as arts in their own right.

The Artists

  • One Path Collective
  • Hortense Gerardo, Tracy Gorman,

  • Eric Charron, Sylvia Oostijen-Matsumura

  • Wendy Woodworth, Elizabeth Greisman

  • Barbara Cook, Wendy Wobeser

  • Kelly Carroll, Connie Campbell

The collective One Path is named for the accumulation of choices individuals make in life, and that ultimately shape the “one” path they end up taking. The collective’s exhibits focus on some of the journeys its artists have taken.

Acknowledgements

One Path would like to thank all participating artists and Spadina Museum.