Anna Hergert, Art & Design

World of Threads: An Interview

Aquatic Embrace_Anna_Hergert

Last spring I followed a call for entry to the World of Threads Festival in the Toronto area. I chose to submit the the main exhibition at Sheridan College with a working theme of “Thread Inspired.” Imagine my surprise when one of my pieces was chosen for the exhibition at the gallery at Sheridan College in Oakville.

“Memento mori” was curated by Gareth Bates and Dawne Rudman. The exhibition took place from the end of October through mid November 2012 and was well received according to the feedback received. “Aquatic Embrace” arrived back in my studio in great shape and well before Christmas.

The exhibition took place so long ago, and with 2013 in full swing I had put the fact that I took part in an extensive  interview soon I was accepted into the show completely out of my mind.

An email from Gareth Bates arrived yesterday informing me that the interview is now up on the website. Make sure to check it out at your leisure. I am sure you will be spending time exploring the archives for past interviews as well. It was a great opportunity to exhibit and I look forward to future calls for entries.

Enjoy your Sunday!!



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10 thoughts on “World of Threads: An Interview

  1. Judith KH on said:

    Anna – Congratulations! I have just now reviewed your blog about the World of Threads Festival, and the interview and am ‘blown away’ as they say by your responses to the interview questions and the photographs of stunning works I have not seen before. Good for you. Since I am not yet on Facebook I can only say to you, add my ‘like’ in your head to the number indicated thus far. Images of water transposed to fibre will be in my head as I go to bed. Judith


  2. Excellent interview, you had a vision and have worked with success to create art in an area that is not often recognized and featured.


  3. You triggered many memories this Sunday morning. My maternal grandmother, Pauline Angel, was an artist’s model at Sheridan College during the 60’s and early 70’s before her death from cancer in 1975. She often talked of her “students”. She began her career in Winnipeg after arriving from England. She became a much sought after model by art schools, including Winnipeg, Banff and those in an around Toronto. It was she who took me to art galleries when I was a tiny child. I am sure that is where my thirst for the arts, writing, and now quilting, came from. Thank you for my walk down memory lane. Loved the interview. That would be just as hard as the work. It was a pleasure to see all the different facets of your work captured in pictures. I think you helped to fill my well today.


    • Thanks, Katina! What a great story about your maternal grandmother. I am grateful to maternal grandmother for instilling the love and appreciation for needle arts. She would be 112 years old tomorrow – thanks for reminding me.


  4. Dear Anna-
    What a wonderful interview. Thank you for sharing. It looks to be a great source for inspirations.
    Keep Creating
    Carol Boyer


  5. Hi Anna,
    What a fantastic interview!! I enjoyed it so much – a wonderful way to begin my Sunday. The art pieces are so creative – you deserve many more invitations to display your art in galleries. Your teaching and success are very much an inspiration to me.
    ‘You go girl’!!!!


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