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Weaving the Threads of a Jewish Life: An Artist Talk and Weaving Workshop

Tue May 28 @ 19:00

On May 28, join us for an enriching artist’s talk and weaving workshop led by art historian, crafter, and MJM microgrant recipient, Shannon Stride. 

Shannon enjoys using craft to bring together the diverse threads of her life — her Judaism and her Irish heritage, alongside the myriad places and people that have shaped her. Shannon recently embarked on a journey of self-exploration on a tapestry loom. The result? A work of art that weaves together the visual cultures of her distinct identities.

During this event, Shannon will explain her research and weaving process, shedding light on the centuries-old Jewish and Irish textile traditions that served as her inspiration. Participants will then have the opportunity to engage in a weaving workshop led by Shannon. Using frame looms, we’ll delve into various weaving techniques, crafting our own tapestries. All materials will be provided, offering a hands-on experience in the art of weaving and the layers of cultural interconnectedness it embodies.

Pre-registration is required for all who wish to attend. Capacity is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. Click here to reserve your spot.

About Shannon:

Shannon Stride is a writer, artist, and cultural worker based in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal. She earned an MA in Art History from Concordia University in 2021 and a BA in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of King’s College in 2019. Since completing her studies, Shannon’s work has included editing the eBook Guide to Studying the Visual Arts in Canada (Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Canadian Art, Concordia University, 2023) and editing a forthcoming biographical dictionary of Canadian craftspeople. She has also interned under the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and currently works at the Canadian Craft Federation. Shannon’s multifaceted work in writing, editing, curation, and advocacy is united by her commitment to accessibility in the arts, feminist art histories, and the diversification of the Canadian art world to better include contemporary craft. Alongside her professional endeavours, Shannon maintains a practice in fibre arts and enjoys exploring new ways of making things with her hands.

This is an independent project developed through the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s Microgrants for Creative and Cultural Exploration Program. This program is made possible through the support of the Averbach Family Foundation, the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, Federation CJA’s Working Together Grant, The Azrieli Foundation, and CANVAS.


Tue May 28
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