On Display in 2020… - theHumm January 2020
On Display in 2020… - theHumm January 2020
By Miss Cellaneous
Heritage Habitats at MVTM
Opening on January 18 at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Heritage Habitats includes four large-scale installations by Ginger Owens and Vicki VanAmeyden that explore collective memories with symbolism around kites, cairns, groves and roots. There will be a closing vernissage on Saturday, March 14 from ?–4pm. For more details, hours and directions, please visit mvtm.ca .
MERA Presents The Artful Auni
Come on out to MERA on Saturday January 11 at 1pm for a vernissage for the latest art exhibition at MERA. “The Artful Auni” features the work of Auni Milne, a visual artist living in the Lanark Highlands. When not creating her personal work, Auni works as a graphic designer and illustrator. You can see her professional work at sumackloft.com .
Growing up in an artistic family means Auni has been drawing ever since she could hold a piece of chalk. As a child she spent all her time either drawing animals, outdoors trying to find and pick up as many creatures as she could, or with her head in a book — about animals!
Auni attended a school of Beaux-Arts in France as a youth and became a graphic designer and illustrator as a way to be able to make a living in a way that accesses her creativity. She lives deep in the forests of Lanark County in a newly built hand-crafted log house, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the local flora and fauna, and is inspired by these to produce drawings and paintings that reflect that beauty.
Auni explores the reality that we humans are merely another species of animal, since she feels it’s important to the future of our planet that we remember our connection to this world of ours, and that we share it with many other animals who are no less nor more valuable than we are. She works primarily in acrylic, watercolour, graphite, and charcoal.
MERA is located at 974 Conc 9A Dalhousie in McDonalds Corners meraschoolhouse.org .
Fiddle In the New Year! - theHumm January 2020
You’re in for a real treat on Sunday, January 5, when the Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra will present their annual Little Christmas Concert. Directed by Cindy McCall, this all-ages group comprises 50+ fiddlers with guitar, percussion, penny whistle, viola, bass, cello and flute accompaniment. They will perform some of their recently perfected delightful repertoire. This enthusiastic bunch rehearses on Saturdays and Wednesdays at the Maberly Hall and hails from the rural areas close by. T......
By Sally Hansen
Art… and Soul
Almost twenty years ago for our May 2000 issue of theHumm I asked Dale Dunning why he was a sculptor. His answer (see the back of his Trading Card) remains the same today. There is no question that he has achieved his goal of leaving a lasting visual legacy; the good news for art lovers is that Dunning persists in adding to his legacy of sculptures that are “objects of reflection and contemplation”.
Most of his works across the intervening twenty y......
By — Katharine Coleman
We can’t believe that we’re here. It’s ten years since the Station Theatre finally opened its doors after ten years of preparation. In this past decade, we’ve been learning, growing and making every attempt to supply great entertainment for our audience, which has also grown over these years. 2020 will be a year-long celebration for us, with Gala Nights every second Friday of each play, where we will have a liquor license and serve appetizers. We will also encourage the audience to make the most ......
Recycling Clothing: What’s Next? - theHumm January 2020
By — Sue Evans
Almonte found its beginning through production of woolen textiles. The first woolen mill, Ramsey Woolen Cloth Manufacturing Company, was incorporated in 1851. Over a period of time mills were established on seven different sites. By the late 19th century Almonte was known as the “little Manchester” of Canada. These mills produced high quality textiles that were shipped to manufacturers that created beautiful woolen articles of clothing that wore well for many years. When it became possible to generat......
Out of Sight…Out of Murder - theHumm January 2020
By — Heddy Sorour
Perth’s Studio Theatre is determined to help you beat the post-holiday blahs with their production of Out of Sight… Out of Murder by Fred Carmichael — a comedy-thriller that’s bound to entertain. “It’s a comedy with no Trumpian overtones,” chuckles director Grey Masson.
This play has it all: blackouts, lightning, a haunted mansion, a bewildered author, and all the dicey characters of an Agatha Christie thriller… any one of whom could be a killer. The difference? The characters ......
A Little Light in the World - theHumm January 2020
By Angie Arendt
If you had dropped by our place for a cup of coffee or a bite to eat sometime this past month, chances are you would have found yourself in a “do you remember…” kind of conversation. Maybe it’s because the shorter days this time of year lend themselves to introspection. Maybe it’s our tendency to get contemplative (and sometimes a bit nostalgic) during the holidays; considering the what, why, where, when and how of things like hope, peace, joy and love. Or possibly it’s the turning o......
MERA Schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners has an exceptional lineup of Saturday classes for winter ????. In Painting Birch Trees (Jan. 18), artist Monica will provide you with ideas about background colour, texture and light. Everyone will take an original painting home (not a copy). On February 1 Reiki master Carolyn Lunn will introduce you to the meditative practice of Beginner Dot Mandala on your choice of card stock or canvas, using acrylic paints and basic tools. At the Intro to Acrylics: Sunflowers on February 15, artists Jan Griffiths and Heather Vriends will explore technique, li......
By — Meg Pettipas
It all started in 2014 — that’s when we first opened the doors to Dandelion Foods. Owners Sharon Lazette, Michael McGarry, Meg Pettipas and Farhat Sultana joined with a common interest in local f......
Mar 31 - May 7 Exhibition: Sarah Anderson
May 12 - Jun 18 Exhibition: Close to Home
- Jennifer Anne Kelly — The Glass is Way More than Half-Full
- Tickets PleaseKeeps on Humming!
- Local Libraries are Flourishing!
- Farmers’ Markets: Open for the Season! Almonte Carleton Place Carp
- “Grow a Row” for Food Banks this Year
- MVTM Wants to Exhibit Your Textile Crafts!
- Close to Home
- Protecting Our Pollinators CNL Youth Group for Climate Action Devises an Inspiring Community Project
- Lockdown Scavenger Hunt:Food Foraging with Kids
- One Magic Summer The Academy for Musical Theatre’s Safe & Interactive Summer Camp Experience