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"Fables in Yarn" Toronto Exhibition by Alisa McRonald


Craft Fibre & textile arts Visual arts
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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Toronto Public Library - Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Visit Creative in Residence Alisa McRonald's textile punch needle art showcase at Toronto Reference Library during Ontario Culture Days.

This exhibition will be on display for the duration of the listed dates. Registration is not required to visit the exhibition. Registration will provide updates and reminders of the event.

Date: September 26th - October 15th, 2023

Time: Library Hours

Monday to Friday, 9:00AM - 8:30PM

Saturday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday, 1:30PM - 5:00PM

Location: Toronto Reference Library, 3rd Floor, 789 Yonge St., Toronto

Venue Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible, Barrier free all gender washrooms, Paid parking (Green P)

Program Description:

Alisa McRonald is a contemporary textile artist who experiments with themes of folklore, fables and the esoteric. For her residency, Alisa will create colourful, contemporary punch-needle wall-hangings and host an exhibition of these wall-hangings.

About the Artist:

Alisa McRonald’s woven and needle-punched weirdos live in the ironic pop-culture paradise of a Queer GenX Feminist. As a contemporary textile artist, she has always straddled the line between art and craft. Alisa’s sustainable creative practice involves making her own tools and textiles through scavenging and recycling as a way to connect her current work to the past. Alisa maintains her art practice in Guelph where she is a mentor, teacher and facilitator. She has exhibited and performed both nationally and internationally, and has been featured in the publications, curatorial lists and shops of institutions like Ontario Craft Council and the Textile Museum of Canada.


This program is a part of the Creatives In Residence series by Ontario Culture Days.



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Ontario Culture Days is dedicated to fostering the public’s engagement with Ontario’s arts, culture and heritage as a means of enriching our communities while supporting the vibrancy and sustainability of our sector.