Textile Art Campaign a Success
The “Turning the tide...one ripple at a time” Textile Art Project concluded with great success – raising more than $100,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.
The project began in 2009 when the Glacier Grannies reflected on the theme of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, “Turning the Tide”. From this brainstorming we developed the idea to add “...one ripple at a time,” which could be paraphrased as “one success at a time”.
We then partnered with The North Island Quilters for Community Awareness (NIQCA), a group of artists in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, as well as guest artists. We asked each artist to create a piece that would illustrate the difference that money raised by Canadian grandmothers has made in the lives of African grandmothers over the past four years.
The result was 52 fabulous textile artworks that toured 23 communities from Vancouver Island to Winnipeg and back.
A closing GALA and Art Auction was held March 12, 2011 in Victoria. Six hundred people came to see the art, enjoy an African dinner and listen to a passionate speech by Stephen Lewis. The evening culminated with the auction of the art, which raised $43,465. Close