Combining painting and quilting for exhibition

Rebecca Lawrence
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You might be forgiven for thinking you were seeing double if you have visited the Mosaic Gallery at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre recently.

    Moose Jaw’s Gus Froese, famous for his work on the city’s murals, has teamed up with fabric artist and quilter Marj Moore, who lives in Winnipeg, for a collaborative exhibition of works at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre.

    Moore has interpreted many of Froese’s paintings as quilts while Froese has also painted on some of the quilts.

    “Marj and I go way back,” Froese told the Times-Herald. “I used to teach at Hanley Composite School and Marj was in my grade seven science class.

    “I was there for four years and then came to Peacock Collegiate. Marj grew up and came to Peacock to teach. She taught my son in grade seven so it came full circle.”

    Both continued to pursue their artistic interests outside of teaching and eventually decided it would be fun to work together on an exhibition.

Read more in a future Times-Herald exhibition.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, Times-Herald, Mosaic Gallery Hanley Composite School

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Winnipeg

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