Free registration until April 8: Carolyn Jongeward’s Lecture ‘Weaving a Way of Life’
April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Carolyn Jongeward—Weaving a Way of Life—April 15, 1–2 p.m.
$10 for members, $15 for guests
FREE registration until Thursday, April 8, 2021
Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the WAAC office 416-922-2060
Abstract artist, tapestry weaver, researcher and writer/editor. Following threads of her life experiences, Carolyn Jongeward shares stories of people, places and ideas that have shaped her creativity, including Navajo weavers and world view, forms and patterns in nature and art, diverse non-Western art traditions, and research in India, Thailand, and Turkey. Carolyn believes the creativity inherent in each of us can generate a meaningful path in life, especially when supported by one another.
Carolyn developed her artistic practice first through tapestry design and weaving and then through painting and mixed media. Her MA from the Royal College of Art in London, England, included a cross-cultural study of traditional textile design symbolism, and her doctorate from University of Toronto focused on the facilitation of adults’ creativity within supportive groups. A Fellowship from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute launched a period of research and writing on issues concerning sustainability of artisan livelihoods.
Her tapestries have been exhibited and placed in collections in Canada, United States, and England. The creative process of her early tapestry designing is told in the book Weaver of Worlds by David Jongeward. She has taught courses and workshops on tapestry, design, colour and creative process, and currently exhibits her paintings and tapestries in solo and group shows in Ontario. Carolyn has been a member Women’s Art Association of Canada since 1999, a Board member since 2016 and is active as co-chair of the WAAC Arts Committee.