Apples and Arts tour
Local art and craft lovers were served up a dose of colour therapy over the weekend soaking in the spectacle of the first week of Fall while roaming the countryside to visit the studios and workshops of as many artists and crafters as they could fit in.
More than 60 artists were on the official list of the 25th annual SD&G Apples & Art Tour. An addition this year was Sherry Lamb Heinzle, from outside Glen Robertson, who introduced her exquisitely rendered coloured pencil works to a new audience at Marlin’s Gardens.
Trained as a graphic artist, Ms. Lamb took up her oeuvre just two years ago and since then was selected for inclusion in Ann Kullberg’s “CP Treasures, Color Masterworks from around the Globe, Volume IV” published in May. In June she was featured in a juried show at Gallery 300 Talents in Montréal, and most recently was accepted into the prestigious Pencil Art Society International Juried Exhibition taking place Sept. 29-Oct. 11 in Ottawa.
The tour was a reminder that more and more fine artists are making their home here in Glengarry, some of them internationally known.
APPLES AND ARTS: Above, coloured pencil artist Sherry Lamb Heinzle, who lives between Glen Robertson and Glen Sandfield, was the sole artist displaying at Marlin Gardens in Summerstown this year. Below left, South Lancaster Margaret Brown has plenty of brilliantly coloured stoneware bowls, plates and mugs. Below right, Alexandria’s Dean Smiley poses with his piece "Unfinished," a cabinet of transparent glass tools and objects that are so precise they look like crystal counterparts of the real items.