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Local artists participating in Art-in-the-Park art show, sale

August 18, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Under the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment, 34 selected artists, including Ellen Cameron and Jennifer Osborn of Mono, Heidi von der Gathen and Ashley Kurtz of Orangeville, Jackie Warmelink of Mulmur, Steve Wilson of Caledon, and Tammy McClennan of Mono and Toronto will showcase and sell their original, high calibre, diverse and outstanding works for one day only, this Sunday, August 21 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Country Heritage Park in Milton.

“Every object is unique. I do not produce multiple sets of pieces of stoneware with the same shape, size and colour,” said Jackie Warmelink.

While working and travelling in South Africa as a young cordon bleu cook, Jackie attended a pottery class and discovered a new creative outlet. Jackie creates functional and food safe pieces in stoneware such as bowls, dishes, platters as well as raku pottery for more artistic expression. 

Next door in Mono, is Jennifer Osborn. “I had no idea that a gift of a pair of Shetland sheep would be a catalyst for new opportunities in creative expression,” she said. 

Jennifer’s work includes designing felted wool objects and wearable artwork developed as a result of being a sheep farmer for what is now a herd of 100 sheep which produce meat, milk and ice cream and 200 pounds of Shetland wool a year.

She envisions creating larger felted acoustic panels for public buildings as beautiful pieces of art while at the same time effectively mitigating noise. In addition to the acoustic panels Joanne makes felted slippers, mittens, pet mats and wool bats.    

Those attending will be able to embrace all the creative energy happening on this day set within the Park’s natural setting and witness the unique collection of heritage buildings, artifacts, and displays all collected on a pristine 80-acre site – fresh art, fresh food, fresh air, and local art by Ontario artists.

Art works include original: paintings-oil, acrylic, watercolour, encaustic, fibre arts, glass, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, pottery, wood, metal, photography/digital, and mixed media.

Country Heritage Park is like a moving picture show of the past 150 years. Admission and parking are both free for this inaugural event. However, donations are welcome to support this not-for-profit event and development of future Art-in-the-Park events.

         

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