Arts on the trail 2018 set for sept. 29

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El­liot Lake’s Amanda Perry, now liv­ing in Sud­bury, is a re­cent grad­u­ate the Cam­brian Col­lege fine arts pro­gram and she dis­play her paint­ings.

Civic cen­tre

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.

Collins Hall

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.

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