Using wool blanket remnants, embroidery thread, roving and found object embellishments, Lyceum students are creating a victory quilt installation in the gallery. Beginning this Thursday, community members are invited to pick up a Victory square kit from the front door of the gallery each day between 12-4. Take one home to make your own Small Victory then drop it off in the mailbox at the front of the building at 969 Queen St W. Our students will seam your story together with ours throughout the month of April.
Each square represents a humble beginning that becomes a small triumph of individual will, a push through the inertia or a stake against uncertainty. Every day is an evolution and a call to activate change to the circumstances we find ourselves in. With dedication to hope and renewal, we are making a future out of the pieces from the past, reconfigured with experience acknowledged, bound together by purpose and community. Through the commitment to an act of creation or expression, we lay claim to a new tomorrow.
We invite and encourage you to come by the windows to watch the project evolve.
“The great victory, which appears so simple today, was the result of a series of small victories that went unnoticed” – Paul Coelho.
It can be anything: something you have learned to do, a fear you have conquered, a worry you have dispatched or simply a gratitude that you hold for a thing that is good in your life.
Here is how it works: