|Barbara Rehus 'Thanks, Ma'|
|Rehus' 'Thanks, Ma' with onlookers|
The World Festival of Threads is an amazing production with over 20 venues between Oakville and Toronto. I am delighted that my life-sized animated puppet installation, Thanks, Ma, is a part of the Variegated Threads exhibit at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville. I am pleased too that Ma is hanging out in the lobby where people who may not venture into a gallery will stop and take a look. Ma is also experiencing some anonymous and harmless rearranging by what I assume are small hands, judging by the little shoe prints on her platform.
Congratulations and many thanks to Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate for the enormous effort it took to mount this festival, for the excellent curation of every exhibition, and for their incredible attention to detail. This is the most organized art event I have participated in.