Arts on the trail 2018 set for Sept. 29
The days are getting shorter, and the first signs of fall are beginning to show themselves. Soon Mother Nature will begin her artwork in the area.
Early fall is also the time for Arts on the Trail 2018 exhibition in and around Elliot Lake. The event is set for Saturday, Sept. 29.
This year’s Arts on the Trail will have 27 artists and artisans displaying their work at three venues: the Collins Hall, Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre and Camp Thompson, about 10 kilometres north of Elliot Lake.
They will have five more artists and artisans than in 2017, says Kate Matuszewski, Elliot Lake’s coordinator of arts and culture.
She add that while many of the artists and artisans are from Elliot Lake, some are from Blind River, Thessalon, St. Joseph Island, Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury.
They will also have the free passports available are each of the three venues, which need to be stamped at each location. There is a prize to be drawn from the passports, a $25 gift certificate from the Gallery at the Centre.
There will be three People’s Choice Awards, one for best artist, another for best musician and for best artwork youth.
Artists/artisans Camp Thompson
At the scenic Camp Thompson will be Joanie and Jim Lindamood, who are known for their work with carving and painting birds, making them look lifelike.
Aboriginal artist Gordon Fiddler, who paints in watercolour, acrylic and oil, will be at Camp Thompson as well.
Lidia Silvestrova, who makes wooden eggs and Russian dolls, will have her artwork on display.
Kathleen Parr has an obsession with fibre art, which led her to create the Wilde Starawberries Studio where she creates quilts, dolls and wearable art.
Sheila Currie, who is a veteran of many art exhibitions, works with watercolour and mixed media.
Lisa Macdonald Waite is no stranger to art events. She makes teddy bears, handbags and clothing using old fur coats and recycled leather.
Kate Matuszewski, Elliot Lake’s coordinator of arts and culture, displays the poster promoting the Arts on the Trail 2018.