Show features local arts group

Studio showcasing textile art, including fabric work, quilting, photo transfer and mixed media.

The Textile Art Show features art work

The Textile Art Show features art work

If you love textile art then downtown Nanaimo is the place to be.

The Textile Art Show, which is put on by the Mid Island Surface Design Group, is currently on display  at Artzi Stuff at 2 Church St.

“There are so many paintings that dominate the arts scene, but I went to school for textile arts and I have special place in my heart for it and I wanted to show that,” said Tanya Streeter, event organizer.

Mid Island Surface Design Group is a group of about 10 ladies from as far south as Maple Bay and as far north as

Qualicum Beach and specialize in textile art.

“This is an example of eight members work and it is entirely made out of fabric,” Streeter said. “Lots of quilting and photo transfer and mixed media.”

The show, which began last month, was intended to end this weekend but will be extended into July because of its popularity.

Streeter wants people who take in the show to walk away feeling that textiles are more than just a simple quilt.

“It can be an art form,” Streeter said.

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