Featuring new works by Alice Vander Vennen.

Type of Exhibition: Art



Alice Vander Vennen 




A child of immigrant parents who left war-torn Holland, my art seeks to capture stories of loss and hope; courage and strength. I work with multiple materials, such as fabrics, branches, wire, copper, paper and ceramic shards.  Materials from around the world, created by many hands, are represented in a single multimedia assemblage, mounted in a museum-quality shadow box frame.  Copper is burnished in fire.  Branches are wrapped in reclaimed copper wire and sculpted into vessel-like forms which contain a diverse gathering of textiles weighted with smooth stones and accented with found objects. The visual language suggests a story, a narrative which speaks of gathering the work of divergent cultures, histories and generations.  I strive to have the materials form a new voice of a gathered people, a celebration of the human spirit in relation to its Creator, whether from secret spaces or the most flamboyant expressions.  




Alice Vander Vennen, born in Canada, has worked as a professional artist since 1980. First trained as a sculptor at Calvin University, USA, with further training at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Alice now works in three-dimensional assemblage, participating in numerous exhibitions throughout North America and Europe.  Her work is in public, private and corporate collections both here and abroad.  


Dec 2 – Jan 1 




Join artist Alice Vander Vennen for a two-hour workshop to create your own framed art piece using textiles and objects that carry memory and meaning.  Be inspired, relaxed, and invigorated. Artist reception to follow.  


The instructor will bring everything needed to create a finished assemblage, including copper, textiles, and all framing materials.  Participants are invited to bring their own found treasures—a stone, buttons, or any found objects.  It’s also helpful if participants bring a needle, thread, and a small assortment of textiles, found precious, colorful or fascinating.” 


Sunday December 3  

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm workshop  

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm reception  

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

Start Date:

December 2, 2023

End Date:

January 1, 2024

M-F 6am-10pm
S-S 7am-7pm

Downtown Toronto

Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor)


If accessibility options not listed, please contact the venue to confirm


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