The nights are now getting cool enough that I see frost on the lawn occasionally in the mornings now. This means it is coming time for the annual Headwaters Arts Festival and their grand Show and Sale (Sept 20 -29) . The show Jurors selected some of my new work to be in this year’s show. This new work is a mash-up of acrylic paint, photography and gel transfer on rough aluminum sheet. As always, most of the subject matter is about man-made objects in advanced stages of decay. All get a chance to tell their stories in my images.
It must be fall, the annual onslaught of Arts Events is upon us here in Caledon. By choice, by volunteering, and in some instances by chance – I am involved in a number of them. If you have some time on your hands, here is a brief list of what’s on:
- Opening Gala of the Headwaters Arts Festival Show and Sale on Thursday Sept 22. I am one of the artists selected by the jury to be a part of the show again this year. I will be dividing my time between attending at the show and sitting at the Crimson Feather during the two weekends of the show. The Opening Gala is a fun night of dress-up, art, music, good food and good beverages. All the artists will be there. It is a wonderful time to meet them and learn about what is behind their art. You can buy tickets to the gala on the Headwaters website as well as find out about all the other festival events, the open studios and the Kids’ Fest events taking place over the next few weeks.
- Outdoor sculpture at the Alton Mill – last week they finished installing all new sculptures around the grounds of the Alton Mill. Make sure to see the one in the waterfall as well as the one in the old millrace (hint – look between your toes while standing on the plexi plates in the Millrace Room).
- Opening Party for the new show “Warm Colours, Cool Nights” at my gallery (Crimson Feather Gallery) on Saturday Sept 24, 1-3pm. My two guest artists, Shu-Chen Cheng and Adam Colangelo will be there to meet and mingle with you.
- Adam Colangelo talks about his art on Saturday Oct 1, 1pm. Adam will talk about his vision, his art and his methods.
- Scott Kelby World-Wide Photowalk. I will be leading the local chapter of this year’s Kelby Walk on Sunday Oct 2, meeting at the Millcroft Inn at 9:45am. This walk is open to everybody, but you have to sign up online on the Kelby Photowalk page. The walk this year is called “Two Mills, One River” and will start with an exploration of the Millcroft Inn grounds, then wander down the side of the millpond towards the Alton Mill. After some time on the grounds of the Alton Mill, we walk on the short stretch of Bruce Trail that connects over the hill back to the Millcroft where we will re-convene in the restaurant and tell lies about the great shots we got. Last year one of our photographs got featured on Kelby’s site as “The Best Frog Shot Ever”.
Tomorrow night is the opening gala for the Headwaters Arts Festival, held at the SGI Centre. The Show runs for two weekends: Sept 25&26, and Oct 2&3. Admission is free, so come on out to check out some amazing art and meet the artists. I am a member of the board of Headwaters Arts, but I am also one of the artists featured at this show. If you feel like a party, it’s not too late to get a ticket to the opening gala… call Heidi at (519) 943-1149 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (519) 943-1149 end_of_the_skype_highlighting tomorrow to have your ticket waiting at the door. Our sponsors have donated local beer, wine and gourmet treats to tickle your palate, there will be local musicians to tickle your ears, and of course there will be the art to tickle your fancy. I hope to see you drop by!
This year I will have five pieces on display. Four of my tree-themed pieces will be shown in the main floor hall, and my large canvas study of three garage doors will be on display in the “back room” display area. As an experiment this year, I have put scan-codes on my title tags that will link to short movies that tell the story behind each photo. I have included those links for you below each picture here.