Art News Around the Valley - theHumm March 2020
Art News Around the Valley - theHumm March 2020
By Miss Cellaneous
Fibre Fling Show & Sale
Out-of-the-Box Fibre Artists will be celebrating their annual Fibre Fling Show and Sale on April 3 and 4. This event will showcase over 200 original artworks from more than forty fibre artists. Their one-of-a-kind pieces range from art quilts and wearables (scarves, hats, jackets, etc.) to appliqué, embroidery and bead works. These demonstrate a wide range of textile techniques including both traditional (such as knitting and crocheting) and contemporary applications (such as felting, free motion/thread painting and mixed media).
Fibre Fling will take place at the Kitchissippi United Church (630 Island Park Drive in Ottawa) on Friday, April 3 from 10am to 8pm and Saturday, April 4 from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $5, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. For more information, visit out-of-the-box.org .
Call for Artists: Perth Autumn Studio Tour
Located about twenty kilometres from picturesque Perth, the Perth Autumn Studio Tour showcases one of Eastern Ontario’s finest selections of contemporary fine arts and crafts during the Thanksgiving long weekend. The tour attracts new attendees every year and many who come back annually. “A much looked forward to Thanksgiving tradition for our family... year after year.”
Each year, tour organizers encourage artists from the region to display their work as guests in members’ studios. There are now two categories: Emerging artists and Established artists (see the application for more details).
New applicants are juried with attention to quality of work, suitability to available space, and variety. For the tour’s 28th year in 2020, artists/artisans are invited to submit their portfolio for jurying by the March 31st deadline. The application and instructions for applying to the tour can be found at perthstudiotour.com , or for more information call 267–8759.
Art News from Sivarulrasa Gallery
From March 18 to April 24, Sivarulrasa Gallery (34 Mill St, Almonte) is pleased to present Outports, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Newfoundland-based artist Carol Bajen-Gahm. In Newfoundland, the word “outport” originally referred to an isolated coastal community that could only be reached by boat, but today most are accessible by road and, rather than harvesting cod, depend on summer tourism for their existence. Loss of population due to the collapse of the fishery has caused some villages to be abandoned, while others survive with fewer than one hundred souls; some, however, have grown due to their proximity to St. John’s. Artist Carol Bajen-Gahm will be coming to Almonte from Torbay, Newfoundland for the Vernissage/Opening Reception on Saturday, March 21 from 3–6pm. Everyone is invited to the opening! For more information and available works, please visit sivarulrasa.com .
Sivarulrasa Gallery is also delighted to launch the START Program, which provides both individuals and business clients with easy options to enjoy original Canadian art using affordable monthly payments. The program combines the gallery’s existing zero-interest twelve-month installment plan with new lease-to-own options, which can bring the monthly lease cost down to as low as 3% per month of the retail price of the work. If you own a business, leasing art for your space is a great way to enhance the prestige of your brand, and the monthly lease costs can be tax deductible as a business expense — creating a win-win for both artists and businesses! For more information, please call the gallery at 256–8033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
By Sally Hansen
Art… and Soul
The mere mention of Transylvania anywhere in the Anglosphere immediately conjures up the occult adventures of Dracula. Having never met anyone from Transylvania before, your intrepid arts reporter was both mesmerized and intimidated by my utter lack of knowledge of the background of this month’s featured artist from Arnprior.
Mária Moldován’s astonishing art is as unfamiliar as her background — and just as fascinating. This accomplished and multi-talented artist weaves he......
Maple Marches into the Valley! - theHumm March 2020
By Sarah Kerr
March! I can’t believe it! We’ve made it through the darkness and are heading to the light — with longer days and spring just around the corner. I find March is a favourite month of mine, not just because it’s my birthday month, but it’s also Nowruz (Persian New Year on spring equinox) marking a new year, a fresh start, spring!
I love planning March with kids because its full of maple goodness; there’s still snow but lots of sunshine to get the sap running. The beginning of the agricultural seaso......
In April 2018, ten Mississippi Mills artists held their first show, expecting 500 people to visit. By the end of the two-day exhibit, more than 1,200 had attended the show and visited the town. In 2019 attendance increased to 1,600. Visitors came from Mississippi Mills, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto. The artists were overwhelmed and sold many of their paintings. It was also very busy weekend for the local restaurants and stores.
“The overwhelming success of the last two shows and......
By Submitted Maureen Running and Nancy Chevrier, Social Justice Committee, CFUW Perth and District
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Stand-Up and Take Notice! - theHumm March 2020
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ADHS Presents Noises Off - theHumm March 2020
By Elizabeth Golding is a grade 12 student at ADHS
Come see Almonte and District High School’s latest play, and don’t forget the sardines! This year ADHS will be performing Noises Off, which was written by Michael Frayn in 1982. It was during a t......
By Sebastian Weetabix
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TheHumm’s Daily Dose for March 28, 2020 Support Almonte Merchants, Get Out and Run, and Stay Healthy with Modern Thymes - theHumm March 2020
Destination Almonte has created a wonderful online resource for folks wanting to support their local merchants. At destinationalmonte.com......
TheHumm’s Daily Dose for March 27, 2020 Art Kits for continued creativity, and original art in exchange for ordering books! - theHumm March 2020
JB Arts in Almonte and Art & Class in Perth are both offering a creative way to stay creative: custom art kits that can be delivered or picked up! In Almonte, you can email email@example.com and......
TheHumm’s Daily Dose for March 26, 2020 Good food for dinner, the history of Fortune Farms, and Mississippi Mudds-wear. - theHumm March 2020
If you find yourself running out of flour (or inspiration), why not order dinner tonight from The Good Food Co? Petra writes: “We are trying to keep food waste and traffic into the storefront to ......
TheHumm’s Daily Dose for March 25, 2020 Bubbles & Bites, YouTube Yoga, and band banter with Blackie & the Rodeo Kings. - theHumm March 2020
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TheHumm’s Daily Dose for March 23, 2020 Online yoga, delivering groceries to seniors, and a virtual April Humm! - theHumm March 2020
Starting today (Monday, March 23), Carp’s Yoga & Tea Studio will be offering their daily schedule of yoga classes LIVE online since the studio is temporarily closed due to Covid-19. Find out ......
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