Artists at Work – Come Out for Live Demonstrations at Sites #9 – #13

Site #9 is Lavender Blu at 2375 Bank Road, Seagrave

Ludmila Haynos-Owen ∼ Lavender

In 2011 Lavender-Blu joined the newly founded Ontario Lavender Association (OLA). In addition, Lavender-Blu is on “The Purple Road” – a travel and info guide which highlights a wide variety of lavender artisan businesses throughout Ontario.

Lavender-Blu is a three acre hobby farm on the shore of Lake Scugog. It is host to over 40 farm animals, a small orchard, a large vegetable garden and 800 plus lavender plants are now growing on their property. In cooperation with Hiveshare, Lavender-Blu has added four bee hives to their property from which they will be able to obtain their home-grown honey and beeswax.

Join Mila on a garden tour of lavender varieties.

Demonstration: Garden tour 12:30 pm Saturday

 

Site #10 is Valentia Community Hall, 106 Elm Tree Rd., Valentia

Libbie Burns ∼ Fibre

Libbie creates unique felt wall hangings, hats, scarves, bags, tunics, vests, felted goat’s milk soap, and little sheep.

For Libbie, felting is painting and sculpting with wool. It is artistic work according to traditional methods. Nature’s beauty is incorporated in her work in an abstract, intuitive manner. Connecting fibres and colours into wearable garments and accessories using wool, water, and soap provides endless challenges and discoveries.

Libby will show us how she lays fibres for the wet felt process.

Demonstration: 2:30 pm Saturday

 

Spring Reilly ∼Photography, Costume Design

Spring Reilly is an award winning Lifestyle Photographer based in Uxbridge, Ontario specializing in Weddings, Events, Portraits and Boudoir photography. In 2007, Spring began studying photography in South Texas preferring to photograph butterflies in their natural habitat. Upon returning to Durham Region, Uxbridge, Ontario she focused her talents on photographing people, pets and a broader range of nature subjects. She creates her own costumes and headpieces for personal work using natural and man-made materials.

Watch as Spring constructs a headpiece for a photo shoot.

Demonstration: 1:00 pm Sunday

 

Site #11 is at 110 Valentia Road, Valentia

Cathy Mark ∼ Metal

Cathy’s metalwork is a direct reflection of her surroundings- iconic windswept pines dance atop locally harvested burls and rocks.

Cathy will draw, cut and shape a metal piece on the anvil.

Demonstration: 3:30 pm Saturday

 

 

Site #12 is at 17751 Nestleton Road, Nestleton

Sandra Reiner ∼Potter, Painter

Sandra combines volume, texture and colour to represent a modern esthetic in functional and non-functional ceramic works.

Join the fun of playing with mark-making tools in raw clay tiles.

Give it a Whirl: Play with clay and mark-making tools at 3:00 pm Saturday

 

 

 

 

Site #13 is at 40 Spring Blvd., Scugog Island, Port Perry

Sandra MacPherson ∼ Watercolour, Acrylic

Sandra MacPherson has been working with watercolours since 1992.  Largely self-taught, she has studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design and in various workshops with professional artists.  Her portfolio of watercolour paintings includes landscapes, buildings, floral, still life, and figurative works.  In 2012, Sandra began to explore the possibilities of painting in acrylic.

Sandra is inspired in her painting by themes of community, history, and preservation.

Sandra welcomes visitors to try some watercolour techniques.

Give it a Whirl: Try watercolour painting at 11:00 am Saturday

 

Don Downer ∼Nature and Wildlife Photographer

Don’s enthusiasm for the outdoor world seems to be contagious and he delights in sharing his love of nature and photography with both children and adults alike. Don’s photographs of wildlife, reptiles, insects, and plant life are an excellent addition to the art collection of any nature enthusiast or lover of beauty.

Bring your camera and join Don on a nature walk.

Give it a Whirl: Photography nature walk 1:00 pm Sunday