SAINT DAVID - The official opening of an exhibit of colorful and original hooked rugs artwork depicting Acadia's rich religious heritage will take place at 5 p.m., Thursday, August 8, in Saint David Catholic Church in Saint David.

The web site, www.cma2014.com, says: This exhibition, (Sacrée Hookeuse!") was presented for the first time at the CMA 2009, and it presents Acadia's rich religious heritage.

cma2014.com

The beauty of church windows, stained glass and religious symbols is captured in these large hooked rugs.

The exhibit also includes pieces of liturgical stoles representing the Acadian heritage, fashioned into the work by Maine artisans.

It continues: Les Hookeuses du Bor'de'lo, a group of women artists from Shediac, New Brunswick, will participate at the CMA 2014 with three major exhibitions of hooked rugs.

They will also give a workshop on the use of textiles as a means of artistic expression.

This group of artists has at its heart the transmission of this traditional art.

Present at the last two Congrès Mondial Acadien, Les Hookeuses du Bor'de'lo have been praised by the public for their creativity and the quality of their work ...

The exhibition "Symphonie en H majeur" will be displayed at the Church of Saint-Benoît-de-Packington, Témiscouata, during the CMA 2014.

This exhibition includes hooked rugs inspired by music ...

The web site concludes: Nineteen women proudly present some exceptionally colorful and vibrant pieces, executed with passion and hooked with a unique and contemporary technique.

During the CMA 2014, Les Hookeuses du Bor'de'lo will pay tribute to Claude Roussel, internationally acclaimed artist and native of Edmundston.

Twenty hooked rugs will be created from original drawings by the artist, which are closely related to Acadia of Lands and Forests.

There will also have some Roussel's sculptures in exhibits at the Université de Moncton, Edmundston Campus.