Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Acid Dyes and Butterflies with Alexandria Masse
Time and Date: Thursday, July 20, 2023, 5pm-9pm
Location: 2nd floor Education Studio
This event is part of AWE at Night.
Join AWE’s RBC Emerging Artist in Residence, Alexandria Masse, for a collaborative workshop. Meet the artist and discover her bold artistic practice. Learn how she creates her larger-than-life insects using hand-dyed yarn. Create your own mixed-media butterfly and use watercolours to add flowers and plants to our butterfly garden mural.
- Current AWE and/or Museum Windsor Members: Free admission to both Art Windsor-Essex and the Chimczuk Museum
- Non-Members: $13.25 – Admission to both Art Windsor-Essex and the Chimczuk Museum
Photography and videography will be present throughout the event. By entering this event site you agree to be filmed or photographed which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes.
Meet the Artist: Alexandria Masse
Alexandria Masse is an artist that often works with textiles and fibres to construct wearable art. Masse holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles/Fashion with a Minor in Art History at NSCAD University. Masse works with fibre and fabric to construct wearable art. She is fascinated by how a material can be manipulated and uses sewing, knitting and crochet to make soft sculptures and wearables. In addition, her constant battle with racial imposter syndrome drives her to discover new ways to cherish and reclaim her culture within her work. Masse often works with subject matter inspired by her mothers culture and insects from her backyard. She establishes connections between childhood memories and relates them to present day experiences. As a woman in craft, she constantly finds herself challenging the preconceived notion of textiles and craft. Masse utilizes crochet and sewing to connect and continue the matriarchal traditions of craft in her family.