Invite: Lynn Kelly’s Artwork at World of Threads Festival: Protrusion Nov.9 – Dec.1 & Meet Kelly Nov.9, 2012

World of Threads Festival Logo: Gareth Bate Design
World of Threads Festival Logo: Gareth Bate Design

World of Threads Festival: Protrusion

A Common Thread International Exhibition

November 9 at 9:00am until December 1 at 4:00pm

FREE Admission

Meet The Artists: Friday November 9, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario (Just east of Spadina Ave.)

Red Room (Front Entrance) & Roastery Coffee House on the Ground Floor

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 am – 6 pm, Sat. 10 am – 4 pm, Sun. Closed.

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Venue Website

The 2012 World of Threads Festival of contemporary fibre art presents Protrusion in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • The exhibition will feature wall and installation work

Artist Lynn Christine Kelly invites you to see her amazing artwork:

This Friday marks the opening of the World of Threads Festival at the venue I’m participating in. 401 Richmond Street West is one of several venues in the “Common Thread International” Exhibitions.

I have built a 14′ felt tree in the front lobby there. It goes to the ceiling, appears to penetrate the structure and reappears on the 2nd floor, where a complementary but different structure protrudes a further 3′.

Also, an image inset into the tree trunk reveals a world of dark possibility while the 2nd floor piece shows us life and potential. (The image set in is a drawing from the Scorched Earth series.)

From 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday all the artists will be in attendance and it would be great if you made it out to see the work. It remains in-situ until the end of day on December 1, 2012. Or longer if I can convince the building they need to have it around a while longer!

I hope you make it out to see it. If you do, please let me know what you think.

Thanks a lot!!!

Lynn Kelly

“The four artists in A Common Thread International Exhibition are unified by the idea of protrusion:

  • In the Red Room, Lynn Kelly‘s site-specific felted tree installation made for the Festival will protrude from the floor and appear to puncture the ceiling, reappearing in the second floor stairwell
  • Magda Wojtyra‘s landscape of colourful cones springs out from the wall into a spiked magical landscape
  • Robyn Thomas’ magazine hooked Flare spikes out from the surface
  • Ying Yueh-Chuang‘s solo exhibition in the Roastery Coffee House features ceramic flowers protruding from her fabric backgrounds”

Please click here for more info about all exhibitions at World of Threads Festival.

The FREE World of Threads Festival features 21 exhibitions in Oakville (Nov. 2 – 18, 2012)  and Toronto (Nov. 9 – Dec. 2, 2012) with 196 artists from twelve countries and eight Canadian provinces:

  • Countries Represented: Austria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Peru, Spain, UK, USA
  • Canadian Provinces Represented: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan


  • 401 Richmond St. West joined the World of Threads Festival for 2012
  • There will be shows in the Red Room at the side of the front entrance and the Roastery Coffee House on the ground floor
  • This building is a central arts hub in Toronto


  • Canada, Ontario, Toronto: Gareth Bate


  • Red Room (Front Entrance) & Second Story Stairwell
    • Canada, Ontario, Toronto: Lynn Kelly, Robyn Thomas, Magda Wojtyra
  • Roastery Coffee House:
    • Canada, Ontario, Toronto: Ying-Yueh Chuang


Festival Chair: Dawne Rudman

Phone: 905-844-6524




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