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Moon Rain Centre

…the moon is the divine weaver who spins threads of cosmic rain and weaves the night sky to guide the journey through the universe…

Aurora Borealis Behind the Trees # 4: Curtain of Light   hand woven tapestry 130cm x 183cm
Aurora Borealis Behind the Trees # 4: Curtain of Light
©Thoma Ewen 2009

…weaving is a global contemporary metaphor for the interactions, interconnections and inter-dependencies that naturally occur in all living systems of our biosphere…

Moon Rain Centre is a not-for-profit cultural organization dedicated to integrating creativity and harmony in the community through the creation, exhibition and teaching of tapestry weaving and textile arts. It is a studio workshop and exhibition facility and a place for inspiration, creative retreat and renewal. The name Moon Rain refers to the mystic connections in indigenous cultures between the moon, weaving and the cosmos. Located in the Gatineau Hills north of Ottawa/Gatineau, in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada, Moon Rain Centre is known for its unique approach to inter-weaving art and community.

Moon Rain Centre specializes in interactive community arts projects and artists-in-the-schools weaving and textile art projects that are profoundly moving, publicly engaging and very highly praised. Recently, in conjunction with the exhibition “Tapestries from Moon Rain / Les Tapisseries du Centre Moon Rain” it presented "VISION WEAVE / TOILE de VISIONS" at the Bibliothèque de Lyon, in Lyon, France, a community tapestry project interwoven with the visions and messages of its makers. The director of La Condition de la Soie cultural centre where the Bibliotheque is located, stated that this project represents the very essence of community and sharing, and that Quebec has a major role to teach these qualities to the world.

…weaving transmits the energy of peace…

Canadian tapestry artist Thoma Ewen is artistic director of Moon Rain Centre.  She has exhibited her visually radiant tapestries nationally and internationally for more than 35 years, and her works appear in corporate, private and public collections. Inspired by the natural environment of the Gatineau Hills that surround the Centre, and by ancient Amerindian weaving wisdom that recognizes weaving to be a sacred path, Thoma’s workshops teach how weaving transmits the energy of peace.  Thoma was recently awarded Le Grand Prix d'Excellence IVem Jeux de la Francophonie for her contributions to the cultural community.

…the vision of Moon Rain is to share the beauty and mystery of weave…


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