Arts on the trail 2018 set for Sept. 29

The Standard (Elliot Lake) - - FRONT PAGE - By KEVIN MCSHEFFREY, Of The Stan­dard

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.

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