Saturday, July 21, 2007

Manitoulin Artists

Celeste Scopelites, director/curator of the Art Gallery of Sudbury drove over to the island yesterday and we spent the day visiting some of the Manitoulin Art Tour locations. First we drove up highway 6 to the Centennial Museum in Sheguiandah where Zoe Wood Solomon was showing her meaningful acrylic images of ojibway women, continued north to Little Current to visit photographer Sarah Warburton in her home studio, and then across highway 540 to M'Chigeeng where we talked to Blake Debassige in his Kasheese gallery and Ann Beam at her Neon Raven gallery. It took a half hour to drive west to Gore Bay in order to visit Nicole Weppler, curator of the museum there and another half hour to go south to Spring Bay on the treasure hunt to see the Perivale Gallery. I had not been in yet this year to see how Sheila McMullan had hung my work, and so was really looking forward to this final place. How to Live a Life is one of my stitched collages hanging this season in the main room at the Perivale. A wonderful day spent with friends.

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