Weaving Together

Community Hands Creating Art

December 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Weaving Together

Cool Arts Society

December 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022
Okanagan Heritage Museum

We wove with community members who came in wheelchairs and easily made quick adaptations with the thoughtfully designed components we included when purchasing the loom.

This winter, the KMS is pleased to display the Cool Arts Society’s Weaving Together. Stop by the Okanagan Heritage Museum’s common room before the end of March and see the results of this months-long project. The Ponderosa Fibre Arts Guild volunteered to teach community members to weave on a special Saori Loom, and the Rotary Centre for the Arts supplied the project venue.

As word spread about the project, a boon of signups came, children as young as six and mature community members both men and women came to try weaving. To everyone’s surprise and delight, one of Canada’s very accomplished weavers signed up for a weaving session.

“Folks of all abilities and experience levels joined us,” says Amy Bradshaw, Art Educator for Cool Arts. “We wove with community members who came in wheelchairs and easily made quick adaptations with the thoughtfully designed components we included when purchasing the loom.”

The Cool Arts Society is a registered charity that is dedicated to providing fine art opportunities to adults with diverse abilities. It was founded in 2003 by Sara McDonald as a way to address the lack of accessibility for artists in the diverse ability community. Today, the artists and their work have been featured and celebrated across BC, including at the RCA, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna Museum, and the FINA Gallery at UBC Okanagan.

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Hours

Monday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm

Holiday Hours

December 24 10:00am – 2:00pm
December 25 27 Closed
December 28 30 10:00am – 5:00pm
December 31 10:00am – 2:00pm
January 1 2 Closed

Location

470 Queensway Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S7

(250) 763-2417

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ADMISSION

Admission is by donation.

Suggested donation $5 per person/$15 per family

Additional Programs & Services

Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame

The Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame celebrates the athletes, coaches, and builders whose accomplishments have made them a part of history in the Central Okanagan.

Kelowna Public Archives

The Kelowna Public Archives, located at the Okanagan Heritage Museum, is a historical resource centre where public records and historical documents are kept and preserved for informational and research use.

Ursula Surtees Regional Conservation Laboratory

A state-of-the-art Conservation Laboratory offering a variety of conservation services to the public, such as repairs, cleaning and polishing, mounting and protective enclosures.

Upcoming Events & Workshops