The Vision Weave Project
Vision Weave is an interactive community arts project that integrates fibre arts, text messages and community visioning in the creation of woven public art.
In Vision Weave, each community participant is given a strip of fabric on which they write their message or vision for a peaceful future and then interweave it into a collective tapestry.
Who is directing the project?
Thoma Ewen is one of the leading textile artists in Canada today. Her community tapestry project entitled, "Invocation of Peace" was referred to as an "extraordinary project of lasting impact in the community" by the Ontario Arts Council. Ewen has exhibited her work at the International Fibre Arts Symposium at the Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz, Poland, at Museo Ixchel in Guatemala, at Museo de Arte Moderno in Venezuela, and in Canada, England, France, and the USA. Her commissions include works for the Boyne River Ecology Centre, the Ministere de la Culture et des Communications du Quebec, and for the City of Ottawa. Ewen has directed community tapestry projects in Canada and Europe, and has facilitated weaving workshops with schools, with indigenous weavers in Central America and with northern Canadian communities. Ewen’s open and sharing approach to empowering creativity has allowed her to communicate the beauty and mystery of weave to intergenerational and intercultural collaborators.