Arts on the trail 2018 set for sept. 29
Elliot Lake’s Amanda Perry, now living in Sudbury, is a recent graduate the Cambrian College fine arts program and she display her paintings.
The Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre will have four artists.
Leland Bell, an Aboriginal artist, was in the first Arts on the Trail 10 years ago, and is returning for the event’s 10th anniversary. He will be at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre.
“And we have a wonderful group of First Nations artists,” including Gordon Fiddler, who works in acrylic and Conrad Bobiwash, who is a renowned artist from Blind River, says Matuszewski.
Johanna Westby is a fine arts professor at Cambrian College in Sudbury. She is also the daughter of well-known local artist Diane Stewart.
Carmen Sims makes jewelry and works largely with sterling silver and semiprecious stones.
The fourth at the civic centre is ‘2 Artists Under One Roof’, which is made up of Monique Watford and Phil Barber, who work with in sculpting.
The Collins Hall will have the most artists.
Curtis Brownell was in last year’s Arts on the Trail as a student artist.
“But now he’s a full fledged (artist),” says Matuszewski.
Nancy Cloutier is new in the Arts on the Trail and makes interesting art with acrylic pouring and resin painting.
Conrad Bobiwash is an educator and designer. He works in watercolour.
Gwen Goulet is a self taught artisan who creates jewelry with wire.
The Loomaddicts is made up of three local residents: Jacquie Grummett, Gail Skingley and John Tremblay.
“They are all incredibly exquisite weavers,” says Matuszewski. “They sold out last year.”
Doug Souliere and Mike Mullins have been friends since the 1950s and both work with wood. They will share a booth.
Paula Walsh works with clay and makes functional pottery.
Also new this year is Rutger Becker of Sault Ste. Marie, who is largely a landscape painter.
Lillian Asquith is known for her vibrant use of colour. Her work can be found in collection in North America and Europe.
Maggie Foran works with various media including, watercolour, drawing and more.
Brittany Maclean paints and illustrates, and does her artwork with sheet music.
The Collins Hall will also have a youth art exhibit, who come from local schools.
Each of the venues will also have music to bring art to ones ears.
The musicians include Jim Graham, Fern Mccoy, Debbie French, Patrick Guite, Tanner Reinhardt, Roger Legacy, 2 Against Nature and John Cal.
The brochure for Arts on the Trail will be delivered to each home in Elliot Lake and the North Shore later next week, says Matuszewski.
In addition, the Gallery at the Centre will be open as will the Elliot Lake Art Club studios on the civic centre’s ground floor, and there will be some demonstrations.
For those who develop a hunger while touring the location the Bella Cuisine Catering by Jane Mcdonald will be serving up soups, sandwiches, paninis and desserts at the Collins Hall.
For more information, call the Welcome Centre at 705-8482287, ext. 2406.