Artist talk at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

Exhibition: TEXT-ING et al

Artist: Karina Bergmans

Date & time: Saturday November 13, from 2 pm to 4 pm

Admission: $5

Karina Bergmans invites you to create your own text messages in the exhibition TEXT-ING et al at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. The exhibition has appeared as public interventions, a pangram, text messages, and general pillow play since 2007. In a time in which text messaging is a direct and common form of instant communication, TEXT-ING as a sculptural project is a much appreciated diversion in our relationship to text.

As a multi-disciplinary artist, Karina Bergmans works in the mediums of fiber art, sculpture, installation and designs/manufactures the clothing line. What unifies her diverse artistic practice is the use of reclaimed textiles. Bergmans’ work has been exhibited at Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, (2009), Stride Gallery +15 Window Space, Calgary (2010) and a solo show at the Mississippi Mills Textile Museum in Almonte, Ontario, (2010). Karina has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa. Bergmans artist profile was recently featured in the September/October 2010 FiberArts Magazine. Karina resides in Ottawa, Ontario.

The exhibition TEXT-ING et al is on exhibit at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum until January 22, 2011. For more information please contact the museum at or 613-256-3754 x15.

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