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The Norfolk Arts Centre (Simcoe) is honoured to present Arts Country, the first regional studio tour catalogue documenting the cultural wealth of five distinct southern Ontario regions: Brant, Elgin, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Oxford. This regional studio tour collaboration invites visitors and residents alike to enjoy the seasonal spectrum of arts and artisanal crafts that distinguish each area. When it comes to curiosity and self-reward, we should all be guided by our passions - or better yet, use this catalogue. Open the map and you won’t travel far to find a treasure of your own to adorn your harvest table, grace your walls or celebrate the garden. Perhaps you’ll meet just the right artist for that commissioned piece for your new house, the ring for that auspicious milestone, or that consummate set of dinnerware you’ve been searching high and low for. You can do all this and more, while exploring some of the most beautiful and diverse regions in Ontario. Take your time. Meet the people. Talk to them about their creative process. All art is an expression of life; artists and techniques set them apart. Admire their skill, support them, and reward yourself with a piece of their art that will enrich your life. On your home voyage, hold your treasure high and make testament to the richness of a life adorned with meaningful works of art. Take pride in the craft and traditions that surround your daily life. Deirdre Chisholm, Director/Curator Norfolk Arts Centre 2011


NORFOLK ARTS CENTRE The Norfolk Arts Centre (NAC), incorporated in 1974 as Lynnwood Arts Centre, is a national historic site and a non-profit public art gallery dedicated to exhibiting and collecting high quality visual arts across Canada. Our exhibitions change bimonthly and feature historical and contemporary local, regional and national artists. Exhibitions are accompanied by artist talks, lectures, workshops and education programs to encourage understanding of diverse practices in the visual arts. Our most popular programs include our March Break, PA Day and Summer Arts Adventure camps for children, teens and adults, as well as our annual fundraising events: soupART Bowls, which occurs in late March, and our the Made in Norfolk Studio Show and Sale featuring hundreds of works by Norfolk County artists and artisans (October 24 – November 25, 2011). We also host movie screenings, lectures and hands-on workshops, many of which are free and open to all. To find out more about the NAC, please visit our website at www.norfolkartscentre.ca

21 Lynnwood Ave. Simcoe, ON N3Y 2V7 (519) 428-0540 | www.norfolkartscentre.ca Find us on Facebook and Twitter (@NorfolkArts).


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ABOVE PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF DIXIE GREENWOOD

On behalf of myself and Norfolk County Council, we welcome you to Ontario’s South Coast. Located on Lake Erie, a relaxing drive of two hours or less from Toronto, Windsor, Hamilton, London, Kitchener/Waterloo and both US borders, we are a destination that offers you so much choice and makes a great “staycation”. Norfolk County is progressively growing to accommodate your tourism needs. The white, sandy beaches on Lake Erie are some of Ontario’s best, attracting sunbathers as well as windsurfing and skim-boarding enthusiasts. The drive along the coast from Port Dover past Port Rowan and Long Point has some of the most picturesque sights for cyclists, motorcycle riders and daytrippers. Spots include unique hamlets, a new zip-line eco-experience, the Erie Shores Wind Farm and Sand Hill Park. Long Point Bay is a hot-spot for sport fishing, scuba diving, boating and kayaking. We have several new wineries starting up in this area, as well. Explore the rich history around Norfolk County at the many museums and historic sites. Experience the Carolinian forests, hike or bike our miles of trails or bird-watch at the world renowned biosphere at Long Point. Norfolk County has an abundance of community festivals and fairs including one of Ontario’s largest fairs, the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show in Simcoe. Dine at a wide variety of restaurants and newly-opened wineries serving local cuisine, and enjoy the bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, peanuts, ginseng and so much more direct from Norfolk farms. And why not stay for a night or two at one of our quaint Bed and Breakfasts, lakeside cottages or hotels/motels. “Feel the warmth” of our hospitality! To learn more about our ever-growing area contact the Norfolk County Tourism Office located at 30 Peel Street in Simcoe. Best wishes for a safe journey.

Dennis Travale, Mayor

www.norfolktourism.ca


Norfolk Studio Tour

September 24 & 25 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Melissa Schooley 1795 Windham Road 11, Windham Centre, ON melissa@ragingbowlpottery.com

519.909.9204

Melissa is a ceramic artist working with porcelain. Her recent work combines hand-felted elements with wheel-thrown porcelain forms to create unique art objects. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit ragingbowlpottery.com

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Dan Caron Guest Artist

519.909.9204 Dan is a sculptor working in wood, metal and clay. Currently he is focusing on metal spinning. Dan is a graduate of Emily Carr University in Vancouver.

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Michael Barber 75 Charlotteville Road 8, Silver Hill, ON

519.410.0975

Michael’s compositions are alluring and intriguing. Thick, chipped, scratched and blistered layers of pigment create marvelous worn textures, which have splashes of resin that add to their appeal. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit thebarbergallery.ca

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Sierra Barber Guest Artist Sierra is a young artist who uses personal mythology in her encaustic paintings. At times the work seems austere and enigmatic; other times it becomes humorous and lyrical. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit sierrabarber.ca

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Rodger Brown Guest Artist

A retired steel boat builder, Rodger now focuses his interest on the creation of life-sized iron sculptures, from bald eagle weather vanes to praying mantises. He also carves wood decoys and birds.

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Jonas Stonkus 1123 Regional Road 21

519.875.2412

jonasstonkus@live.com

Jonas’ non-objective sculptures, made from various materials such as glass, metal, simulated stone and wood, are found distributed around one hectare of landscaped grounds.

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John Walker Guest Artist 519.582.4463

brickcottage@kwic.com

John is a visual artist working mostly with oil paints. He is offering a selection of paintings comprised of Norfolk scenes.

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Ellen McIntosh-Green

52 McCall St., Simcoe, ON

519.426.3715

tisgreen@sympatico.ca

Working with oil paint on canvas, Ellen depicts the Norfolk countryside. Colour, texture and pattern reflect a vibrant union of figuration, abstraction, and landscape. Her book, Elizabeth Simcoe’s Canadian Journey will be available for purchase. Studio open year round and by appointment.

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Garry Walker 137 Decou Rd., Simcoe, ON

519.426.3715

gwalkerdesign@gmail.com

Iconic rural landscapes, painted clay and mixed media sculpture are the focus of Garry’s creations this year. Beautifully rendered, these pieces evoke familiarity and a sense of place. Studio open year round and by appointment.

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Thelma (Ruth Ann Logan) 301 Jenkins Rd., Scotland, ON

519.446.2201

ra.fossils@hotmail.com

Enjoy the natural setting and visit a studio of an artist who has produced artwork for over 40 years. Passion for the beauty of nature inspires the designs of Thelma’s jewellery. Located adjacent to the Trans Canada Trail, the unique workshop, which also hosts a venue for other local artists and artisans, is reachable by bicycle. While visiting the studio, view Norfolk’s Greatest Hemlock and the natural wildlife habitat for birds and turtles.

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Sherry Lloyd

1499 McDowell Rd. E, Simcoe, ON slloyd@kwic.com

519.428.7746

Working with the rich texture of oils, Sherry enjoys using vibrant colours on textured and smooth canvases to reflect the landscapes of Norfolk County. Studio open year round and by appointment.

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Jen Lados Guest Artist 519.582.4156

jenlados@gmail.com

Jen has an intense passion for vibrant colours and pop culture. She takes inspiration from nature and from media artists past and present. Experimentation with acrylic, oil, and other materials combined with her interest in colour and textures, enrich her work. Studio open year round and by appointment.

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Vera Cline-Hayes Guest Artist

519.443.8814 vera@boardnbatten.com

Working with pen and ink, Vera creates intricate designs using textured papers, fabrics and gemstones to combine a unique blending of balance and symmetry. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit boardnbatten.com

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Robert Tannahill

278 Talbot St. N, Simcoe, ON

519.428.9863

robert@pipeandpunty.com

Robert is an award winning sculptor who has exhibited internationally. Robert received his Masters degree in 2001 and is currently an artist-in-residence at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, ON. Robert continues to draw the majority of his inspiration from his Mohawk heritage. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit pipeandpunty.com

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Miia Virtasalmi miia@pipeandpunty.com

Vivid colours, polka dots, stripes and checkerboard patterns inspire Miia to create her unique glass art. A native of Finland, Miia is currently a resident glass artist at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, ON. She has exhibited her work internationally. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit pipeandpunty.com

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Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum

159 Nichol Street, Waterford, ON

Norfolk Arts Centre

21 Lynnwood Avenue, Simcoe, ON

www.norfolkartscentre.ca

www.waterfordmuseum.ca

National War Memorial Carillon Tower Located at the corner of Norfolk Street South and Wilson Street, Simcoe, ON.

Port Dover Harbour Museum

www.carillontower.ca

44 Harbour Street, Port Dover, ON

www.portdovermuseum.ca

Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre 200 Talbot Road, Delhi, ON

www.delhimuseum.ca

Alligator Tug

Teeterville Pioneer Museum

www.alligatortug.ca

www.teetervillemuseum.ca

60 Colborne Street S., Simcoe, ON

194 Teeter Street, Teeterville, ON

Visit Norfolk County and experience the rich social, agricultural, industrial and cultural history through interactive and engaging exhibits and gallery exhibitions at our local museums and arts centre.


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Marguerite Larmand Fieldstone, 112 Evergreen Hill Rd., Simcoe, ON marguerite@margueritelarmand.ca

519.426.7010

Marguerite Larmand is an installation artist who works with a variety of media depending on the chosen process. She was raised farming, and for the most part, uses art making to bring attention to aspects in nature and ecology. Presently, she is exploring a kinship between farming and ceramic practices and has asked such questions as, “Can essential farming processes and practices inspire ceramic making? Can a ceramic work represent, reveal and bring to mind farming processes and practices?” Her present work is an “installation sketch,” a four-year ceramic exploration and socialization of art making through butterfly gardening and advocacy. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit margueritelarmand.ca

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Kit Julian

212 Lynn Valley Rd., Simcoe, ON

519.426.6406

rkjuli@sympatico.ca

Kit embellishes textiles, paper, and “objets d’art,” which she houses in small shadow boxes. Studio open year round and by appointment.

studio 10 Ron Bezzo 1688 Charlotteville Rd. 5, Vittoria, ON

519.426.0505

ronmarbez@sympatico.ca

Ron Bezzo is a self-taught wood turner who turns both functional and artistic wooden bowls. Burls are a favourite of his, especially cherry and maple. Studio open year round and by appointment.

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studio 11 Larry Monczka 29 King St., Port Ryerse, ON

519.426.5805

raraavis.pix@gmail.com

Larry, a resident of Port Ryerse, has been photographing for over 30 years. He has had three joint exhibitions of his work with Kathleen Pickard, his wife and partner, at the Lighthouse Gallery in Port Dover, ON. Larry has had numerous articles and photographs published (including covers) in Photo Life, Shutterbug and the Photographic Society of America Magazine. Larry has often lectured and judged photographic competitions at various camera clubs in the Toronto area. Larry currently writes about photography for the website www.ultimate-photo-tips.com. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit raraavisphotos.com

studio 11 Kathleen Picard Guest Artist 519.426.5805

raraavis.pix@gmail.com

Kathy believes Ansel Adams when he says, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” For her, exercising creative control from camera to “pigment on paper” print is a great challenge and an even greater pleasure.

studio 11 Ingrid Zyma-Irvin Guest Artist 519.428.0695

portryerse@gmail.com

Ingrid has been creating stained glass for 25 years and has been fusing glass for two years. She takes great pleasure in mixing bright colours, and combining texture, shape and beach glass to create her unique work.

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studio 12 Harley Snively 584 Hwy 6, Port Dover, ON

519.583.0902

silverlakestudio@yahoo.com

To take a glimpse inside this local artist’s studio is to catch sight of a secret world where St. Francis of Assisi hangs out with flamingos, birds sleep in castles, and mermaids speak prophecies. Studio open year round and by appointment.

studio 12 Michelle Snively-Jefferies Guest Artist 519.443.5423 Michelle’s intensity and spontaneity is revealed in her new work as she renews familiar composition by reactive efforts with colour and paint. Explore her energy in shifting, dragging, and manipulating vibrant acrylics on canvas. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit jefferies.myexpose.com

studio 12 Anne Armstrong Guest Artist 519.443.5966

anne@brickworkspottery.com

“Heart, hand, clay and fire.” Exploring primitive firing methods, Anne creates unique decorative porcelain pottery with incredibly rich and vibrant surfaces. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit brickworkspottery.com

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studio 13 Bruce “House” Milner 886 St. John’s Rd. E, Port Dover, ON 519.583.2895 houseliz48@hotmail.com

Woodburning and low relief carving on board give Bruce’s acrylic paintings a wonderful texture and dimension. Bruce has shifted inland to offer a firsthand look at life past and present in rural Norfolk. His new CD, “House on the North Shore” will be available for sale. Studio open year round and by appointment.

studio 13 Liz Barrett-Milner houseliz48@hotmail.com Liz has taken her oil stick painting in a new direction. Vibrant, dancing, floating images unfold in a regional narrative, which is steeped in a rich oral and written history. Copies of Harry Barrett’s new book, The Nature of Norfolk, illustrated by Liz, will also be available. Studio open year round and by appointment.

studio 14 Lesley Starnes 10 Briarlea Cres., Port Dover, ON

519.583.9644

Lesley creates colourful, utilitarian, maiolica-style pottery, which become her canvas for exuberant bird, flower and fish images. Maiolica is a painter’s pottery, and when fired has a lively and unique appearance. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit blueroosterpottery.ca

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studio 14 Susan Bennett Guest Artist 519.586.9762

sueben@yahoo.ca

Susan is a painter who uses the vibrant colour of oils while adding texture with a palette knife. Her watercolours entice the imagination to explore. Studio open year round and by appointment.

studio 15 Merianne Fess 4 Clifford St., Port Dover, ON

519.583.1296

justdreams_7@hotmail.com

With a love of glass and using a variety of techniques, Merianne creates beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry and decor. Her individually made glass beads are highlighted with her newly acquired skill of metalsmithing. Studio open year round and by appointment.

studio 15 Florence Watkinson Guest Artist 519.583.1101

Florence has successfully adopted the traditional art form of rug hooking, utilizing new and gently recycled wool fabrics and her own original patterns. Her popular hooked rugs and table mats are both eye-catching and functional. Studio open year round and by appointment.

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studio 16 Joanne Munzar 33 Willowdale Cres., Port Dover, ON munzpete@sympatico.ca

519.583.1101

Joanne’s functional pottery has a new look. Using plenty of slip for texture, the pots are enhanced with red poppies on a creamy white glaze. Studio open year round and by appointment.

studio 16 Carolyn Muir Guest Artist 519.443.8783

ctmuir@kwic.com

In her studio, Carolyn makes beautiful flame-worked glass beads, which are combined with crystals, semiprecious stones and sterling silver to create unique jewellery works. Studio open year round and by appointment.

studio 16 Carol Gerrett Guest Artist 519.583.2497

Carol uses a wide variety of techniques and materials to create her skillfully executed paintings, which also reflect her interest and flair for colour. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit fanniebethstudio.com

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studio 17 Trevor Darbishire 1081 Decou Rd., Port Dover, ON 519.428.1220 darbishirecabinets@gmail.com

Trevor is a cabinet maker by trade. Making use of discarded material and Carolinian lumber, his original designs become organic, accessible works. Studio open year round and by appointment.

studio 18 Joseph Panacci 1064 Cockshutt Rd., Simcoe, ON panaccipottery@gmail.com

519.426.6650

Joseph has worked with porcelain since 1979. Using local materials for his glazes and firing in a wood kiln, he specializes in functional and decorative pottery. Studio open year round and by appointment.

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During your visit to Norfolk County, visit these unique historical sites, attractions, artisans, retailers, and hospitality services.

Point of Interest Norfolk Arts Centre 21 Lynnwood Ave., Simcoe Port Dover Harbour Museum 44 Harbour St., Port Dover Teeterville Pioneer Museum 194 Teeter St., Teeterville Alligator Tug Lynn River, south of Argyle St., Simcoe Waterford Heritage Museum 159 Nichol St., Waterford Carillon Tower and War Memorial 203 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe Delhi Tobacco Museum 200 Talbot Rd., Delhi Lighthouse Festival Theatre 247 Main St., Port Dover Waterford Old Town Hall 76 Main St. S., Waterford Backstage Capitol Theatre 93 King St., Delhi Long Point Eco Adventures 1730 Front Rd., Turkey Point Burning Kiln Winery 1709 Front Rd., St Williams Wooden Bear-L Winery 801 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe Florence Estate Winery 2790 County Rd., 45, Langton Villa Nova Estate Winery 1449 Concession 13, Townsend Jensen Cheese 37 Evergreen Hill Rd., Simcoe Cider Keg 1398 Vittoria Rd., Vittoria Kernal Peanuts 393 Fisher’s Glen Rd., Vittoria Bonnieheath Lavender Farm 418 Concession 12 Townsend Rd., Waterford Simcoe Farmer’s Market 172 South Drive, Simcoe Port Dover Farmer’s Market 320 St. Patrick Street, Port Dover Normandale Century Inn 2326 Front Rd., Normandale Erie Beach Hotel 19 Walker St. Port Dover The Blue Elephant 96 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe The Belworth House 90 St James St. S., Waterford

Phone # 519-428-0540 519-583-2660 519-443-4400 519-426-5870 ex. 1340 519-443-4211 519-426-5870 519-582-0278 519-583-2221 519-443-0113 519-582-7272 519-586-9300 519-586-9858 519-426-1100 1-866-766-2246 519-443-8787 519-426-4523 519-426-0705 519-426-9222 519-443-4185 Thurs. only 226-931-1023

519-426-8345 519-583-1391 519-428-2886 519-443-4711

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Michael Barber’s Second Annual

A 2 day show & sale of fine art featuring 9 unique artist Michael Barber Sierra Barber Deb Beard Rodger Brown George Conklin Trevor Darbishire Kit Julian Robert Tannahill Miia Virtasalmi

75 Charlotteville Road 8 Simcoe

(1 km East of Silver Hill on the 8th Concession)

519.410.0975

June 23 & 24 2012

96 Norfolk Street S. Simcoe, Ontario

519-428-2886

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MiddlesexCounty

Middlesex County: a Staycation Destination Take a drive to Middlesex County and see why residents look forward to annual events such as the Strathroy Turkey Festival, Gala Days in Ailsa Craig, and the Fiddle and Step Competition in Dorchester. If it’s heritage and culture you’re seeking, there are numerous museums throughout the county, like the Lucan Area Heritage and Donnelly Museum, which houses a collection dedicated to the infamous Donnelly murders, and the Komoka Railway Museum proudly displaying its 1913 Shay steam locomotive. Pick up the new Heritage Trail Map, a guide to 113 sites throughout the county, with signs that tell the stories of places or events with historical significance and gives the reader a glimpse into the past. The Barn Quilt Trail in Wardsville, a Water Trail in Strathroy for canoes and kayaks, and a variety of walking trails are some of the unique experiences Middlesex County has to offer. Join the thousands who flock to Middlesex County every weekend during the summer where the roar of the engines can be heard and some of the finest stock car racing in Canada takes place on the half-mile oval track at Delaware Speedway - spectacular natural amphitheatre-like setting surrounded by the tranquil rural landscape. Explore the towns and villages, shop at one-of-a-kind stores, visit one of the many studios, sample the cuisine, and stop by a local grower to take home some fresh produce. Come out to the county, it’s just a short drive away! Make a day of it, or enjoy a “staycation”. Whether it’s a romantic getaway at a quaint bed and breakfast, or fun for the family at one of our campgrounds, you will find it here, just beyond the city limits. Visit our website at www.tourmiddlesex.ca. You can also “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or stop in and see us at 137 Frank Street in Strathroy. Call 519-245-8951 or toll free: 1-855-245-8951.


The Art Group

September 24 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. September 25 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

October 2nd, 2011 Middlesex Self-Guided Tour

October 2 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Country Creations

October 22 & 23 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Camien Croft Studio of Art 21644 Adelaide Rd., Mount Brydges, ON 519.264.2572 519.264.3075 519.245.3018 Three local artists will greet you at this “stone home studio�. Georgena Bourgeault is a painter working in oils, while embracing many techniques. Bonnie Higgins will display her beautiful painted china pieces, an ancient art that became an art form in North America in 1873. Each piece can be fired as many as five times before completed. She often uses her gardens for inspiration. Hilary Nicpon creates acrylics and water colours on many surfaces.

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The Beveled Edge Stained Glass Studio 8899 Skinner Dr., Strathroy, ON bevelededgeglass@gmail.com

519.246.9988

Rachel Hayes is a stained glass artist, residing in the countryside just outside of Strathroy. She designs and produces a variety of glass art including jewellery, architectural glass, as well as autonomous art objects. A vibrant art background including schooling in watercolour, acrylics, fibre arts, and pottery has led to a passion in glass art with a reckless abandon to experiment with the materials and chemicals of the trade. A consummate perfectionist with a great sense of humour, she enjoys a teaching career focusing on honing necessary stained glass skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. In an effort to make art accessible to all, Rachel has embarked on a special project, modifying techniques for those with different abilities. Enjoy a tour through the studio to see the latest restoration projects, stained glass panels, jewellery designs and upcoming classes for the fall.

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Woods and Watercolours 481 Metcalfe St. E., Strathroy, ON bevelededgeglass@gmail.com

519.245.8099

Three artists will greet you at this stop. Marg Evers works in watercolours, acrylics, stained glass mixed media and garden art. Joyce Hurd will display her misty watercolours and gift cards. Don Evers uses Ontario hardwoods to create beautiful custom furniture and utilitarian objects in one of a kind designs.

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The Town Hall Gallery 52 Frank St., Strathroy, ON

519.246.9988

Members of The Art Group who do not have personal studios will gather here. The Pioneer Treadlers will demonstrate both modern and traditional spinning and weaving with antique wheels and loom on display (Saturday only). Across the hall meet Patti and Jack Keeler (519-245-5084). Patti’s watercolours and oils reflect her love of nature through beautiful florals and peaceful landscapes in both traditional and abstract styles. Jack’s lifelong involvement in the outdoors is revealed in his graphite, charcoal and mixed media works. Henry Verberne has been a member of The Art Group since 2007. Retired in 2005, he lives in Delaware where he keeps a working studio creating his beautiful wood turned creations (henlin@rogers.com).

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Once Upon a Time Weddings 6 Front St., Strathroy, ON 519.264.2079 simplysilver@sympatico.ca Tammi McCarty is a jewellery artist working primarily in silver and glass. She takes much of her inspiration from nature and the things that surround her.

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Murray’s Radiator 180 Metcalfe St. E., Strathory, ON 519.246.1766 519.245.8076 This may seem like an unusual stop to find our local street painter, Claude Peyaut, but here you will view wonderful murals decorating the walls in this working shop.

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Hope Hall works with a variety of media, including watercolours and acrylics. Take home one of her afghans, baby blankets or fashion scarves. Linda Rupp’s fused glass creations include suncatchers and dichroic glass jewellery. Fusing is the process of cutting, piling and fusing glass in a kiln. Watercolour painter and teacher Blake Hughes will display his vibrant watercolour paintings. His inspiration comes from both nature and his flower gardens (519-264-1245). Sculptor, painter and print maker Joan Dempsey will intrigue you with her unusual pieces in an abstract or non-representational form.

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Fresh Clothing 17 Front St. W., Strathory, ON 519.205.2225 An innovative artist with a flair for jewellery with a modern twist, Micah Hayes will amaze you with his enthusiasm for design and attention to detail. Using a wide variety of mediums including silver, copper, bronze, annonized aluminum and varioussemi-precious stones and glass, he creates a compelling collection of necklaces, earrings and bracelets, which are one of a kind pieces that reflect the unique personality of those who wear them.

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Jan Brouwer 6305 William St., Lucan, ON

brojan155@execulink.com

Jan has been an artist for 42 years. Her sculptures are made from concrete bases with metal “skeletons,� which then receive a coating of cement before being finished with a coating of paverpol. Studio open year round and by appointment.

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Karen Caughlin

351 Adelaide St., Strathroy, ON

519.245.6349

karencaughlinstudio@sympatico.ca

Karen is inspired by an inner excitement and the motivation that compelling subjects can evoke. Her subject matter varies from micro to macro views of the world around her: nature, people, and architecture figure predominantly. Karen uses colour and texture to convey that beauty in the world is often dismissed. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit kdifrancesco.com

studio 10 The Wagon Shed 14038 Medway Rd., Arva, ON

On a hilltop just west of Arva on the north side of the road surrounded by horse farms, there is a weaving studio in the loft of a little black barn close to the road. Inside, hand-woven throws, pillows, and one-of-akind woven vests are in high supply. Weaving, spinning, basket-making, rug hooking, and quilting are also offered. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit wagonshed.com

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THE OCTOBER 2ND MIDDLESEX SELF-GUIDED TOUR

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studio 11 Ailsa Craig Village Pottery 115 Ness St., Ailsa Craig, ON 519.293.3339 mbarbe@execulink.com

Ailsa Craig Village Pottery (est 1995) has an impressive collection of pottery, finely crafted by 11 potters. Marilyn Barbe, who has been working in clay for over 30 years, owns the studio and showroom. You can watch her at work most afternoons. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit www.ailsacraigvillagepottery.com

studio 12 Merle Henshaw 11 Elmhurst St., Kilworth, ON

519.641.6957

Merle Henshaw, who works from her art and framing gallery in the village of Kilworth, follows her lifelong passion to teach and create art. She specializes in painting with acrylics and watercolours to achieve a realistic look. “Since I was a child, my most valuable means of sharing with others has been through my artistic expression.” Come and enjoy the creative and relaxing atmosphere of Merle’s Art & Framing Gallery. Studio open by appointment year round.

studio 13 Susan Hewitt Graham 125 Mill Rd., Dorchester, ON

519.268.2028

susang7@rogers.com

Susan paints in watercolours, acrylics, and oils. Many of her paintings are inspired by her extensive travels, her gardens, and the yoga that she teaches. Studio open year round and by appointment.

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studio 14 Ulila Robson 586 Metcalfe St. E., Strathroy, ON

519.245.2422

The art of Ulila Robson is an exploration of media, including detailed graphite, drawings, collage, acrylic, and oil paintings. An avid birder, her love of animals and nature inspires most of her paintings. Studio open year round and by appointment.

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COUNTRY CREATIONS ARTISAN TOUR

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10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

studio 15 Sylvie Verwaayen 1 Meadowbrook Ln., Thorndale, ON

519.461.0248

Sylvie Verwaayen is a local artist who lives in Thorndale, Ontario. She is a graduate of BealArt and Fanshawe Design. Some of the muses for her paintings include people, architecture, landscape, everyday life, flowers and animals. She works primarily in oil and acrylics. Commissions welcome. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit sylverdesign.com

studio 16 Carol Trickett 214 Upper Queen St., Thorndale, ON

519.245.6349

Carol Trickett is an award winning stained glass artist who designs and creates stained glass windows for private homes, businesses and churches. At Trickett Glass Studio, customers can purchase her work and students enjoy workshops.  As an artist, Carol has continually evolved, learning new techniques and enthusiastically sharing her knowledge with others. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit trickettglass.ca

studio 17 Ziraldo Alpacas 21370 Fairview Rd., Thorndale, ON 519.461.1582 zalpacas@xplornet.com

Visit the Ziraldo farm and sink your hands into a bag of luxuriously soft alpaca fibre. Alpacas are sheared on-site, and the fibres is turned into 100% Canadian alpaca products, including lovely hand-knit accessories, gorgeous yarns, roving for spinning and felting, socks, insoles, handmade soaps and duvets. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit zalpacas.com

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studio 18 Bunny Warner 139 Sloan Dr., Thamesford, ON 519.295.0054 bwwarner@rogers.com

Drawings and paintings with realistic detail! Bunny’s commissioned pen and ink drawings of scenery and homes are often printed as hasti-notes for mailing and framing. Portraits of people and pets are done in graphite to render their likeness. She creates at her home studio within the rural Village of Thamesford. Her completed creations are matted and framed according to taste. Commissions welcome. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit artworkbybunnywarner.com

studio 19 Debbie Morrison 18872 Elginfield Rd. (Hwy.#7), RR#2 St. Mary’s, ON dm.morrison@quadro.net

519.349.2549

Showcasing the products of Impressions in Wood Inc., Quilters Wood and much more... Studio open year round, by appointment or visit quilterswoodwork.com

studio 20 Eden Houser 83 Queen St., St. Mary’s, ON 519.284.0433

Little Falls Crafters Market is located just off Hwy 7 in the town of St. Marys. It is a retail outlet offering high quality, handmade items from south western Ontario. We have something for every one and every age. It opened in July 2007 with twelve consignees and now has approximately two hundred represented. Open year round and by appointment.

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During your visit to Middlesex County, visit these unique historical sites, attractions, artisans, retailers, and hospitality services.

Point of Interest Lucan Area Heritage & Donelly Museum 171 Main Street, Lucan Museum Strathroy-Caradoc 34 Frank Street, Strathroy Ska-Nah-Doht Village & Museum 8449 Irish Drive, Mount Brydgesl Delaware Speedway 1640 Gideon Drive, Delaware Barn Quilt Trail Along #2 HWY, near Wardsville Komoka Railway Museum 33 Queen Street, Komoka Apple Land Station 329 Richmond Street, Dorchester The Arva Flour Mill & Store 2042 Elgin Street, Arva Dorchester Mill Pond 32 Mill Pond Road, Dorchester Clock Tower Inn 71 Frank Street, Strathroy Tall Tree’s Bed & Breakfast 2550 Emerson Street, Mount Brydges Grace Inn Bed & Breakfast 1627 Elginfield Rd, Parkhill The Corner Café 105 Main Street, Parkhill The Harvest Table 6460 Riverside Drive, Melbourne Highland Junction 227 Main Street, Glencoe The Up Front Café 51 Front Street West, Strathroy Beside Mom’s Café 239 Parkhill Main Street, Parkhill The Kind Edward Restaurant & Pub 13239 Ilderton Rd. Ilderton The Stuffed Zucchini 175 Main Street, Lucan Carolinian Winery 4823 Dundas Street, Thorndale Country Collectibles 274 Main St, Parkhill Cranes Antiques & Collectibles 11569 Longwoods Rd, Delaware Lucan Architectural Antique Market 277 Main Street, Lucan Cranberri Country Market 22534 Adelaide Road, Mount Brydges Hamilton’s Bakery 12 Front Street West, Strathroy

Phone # 519-227-0756 519-245-0492 519-264-2420 519-652-5068

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Arts, Heritage, Culture, Festivals & Events • Join us for the Brantford International Jazz Festival, Brant Studio Tour, Brantford Film Festival, and many more great festivals year-round! • Enjoy performances at the beautiful Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts • Experience unique trails, parks and outdoor adventures along the Grand River For more information visit the Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre

399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford 1-800-265-6299 / 519-751-9900

www.discoverbrantford.com


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Minutes from the city, but miles from the ordinary. Welcome to the County of Brant! We are a group of villages and hamlets within a beautiful rural setting that encircles the City of Brantford. The County of Brant offers four seasons of fun for all ages from fishing, swimming or camping to skiing, and snowshoeing. Take some time to enjoy nature on the trails and explore the Grand River, a Canadian Heritage River, first-hand on canoe, kayak or raft. Browse through the many unique shops and cafés and visit our museums and numerous classic cobblestone structures. Join us for one of our many festivals including the Cobblestone and Kindred Spirit festivals that celebrate the art and culture of the County of Brant. Event listings can be found at www.brant.ca/events Our brand new Brant Sports Complex with state of the art twin pad arenas is an ideal location for your next tournament, and our area golf courses offer players from beginners to pros a challenging round. With so much to explore, you will have no shortage of things to do while you enjoy our local charm and hospitality, and the bounty of the County of Brant. Burford • Farms aplenty! A thriving rural community that works as hard as it plays. Paris • River splendor, shopping delights! With European flair and river views, Paris was once named the prettiest town In Canada. St. George • Rare treats and antiques! Browse through shops and visit local artisans, or enjoy a day on the orchard the whole family will enjoy. Glen Morris • A charming community “blooming” with pride! As one of Canada’s “communities in Bloom,” Glen Morris is a picturesque area. Mount Pleasant • Delicacies and relaxation! Get pampered at the spa, then dine on fine foods before browsing the market for home-baked goodies. Onondaga • A “Grand” idea! Along the Grand River, this quaint village is an ideal spot for camping and fishing enthusiasts. Scotland & Oakland • Small town living! Enjoy a more leisurely pace of life in the two hamlet settlements.

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Arlene Laskey 45 Palmerston Ave., Brantford, ON

519.752.3179

arlenelaskey@rogers.com

Art has always held a central place in Arlene’s life, shaping decisions about where and how to live, and how to make a living. It is, quite simply, essential to her being and she hopes to be creating as long as she is alive. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit arlenelaskey.com

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Kim DiFrancesco

15 Maple Ave., Brantford, ON

519.751.1565

kim@kdifrancesco.com

Calm and dream-like, Kim’s paintings are made of luminous colours, gently curving lines and a quiet abundance of space. The artworks give a nod to the classical with a focus on natural forms and landscapes. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit kdifrancesco.com

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Mark Burnham 202 Grand River Ave. #2, Brantford, ON

519.758.2777

Mark is a local artist whose passion is capturing beautiful contemplative images. He has travelled to exotic places such as Africa, Asia, Europe, and our own beautiful North America. Mark will wait tirelessly for the perfect time of day or night to capture the best photograph. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit markburnham.com

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Pat Megraw 41 Morrell St., Brantford, ON

519.759.5267

info@patmegrawvisualarts.com

By continually experimenting with acrylics and mixed media I cannot predict exactly what will happen, and this excitement drips and spreads from my painting tools. The various mediums create such tactile textures that you want to touch the painting and experience it for yourself. I use colours to create a jewel-like effect. I employ this as well as textures, patterns and other media to create many layers in my art. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit patmegrawvisualarts.com

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Aliki Mikulich

162 Morrell St., Brantford, ON

519.759.1324

info@alikimikulich.com

Reclaimed wood, wool, plexiglass, paper, fabric, wire, metal and remnants of acrylic paint, plaster and wax have made their way into the artist’s studio, where they are transformed into art work that expresses humanity’s connectivity, society’s responsibility, and individual choices that we all must face. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit alikimikulich.com

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Jennifer Palmer 118 Spring St., Brantford, ON

519.771.7421

jenniferpalmerart@yahoo.ca

Jennifer Palmer explores the relationship between humans and animals using portrait-style paintings with an anthropomorphic twist. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit facebook.com/jenniferpalmerart

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Thomas Stewart Robertson 11 Queen St., Brantford, ON

519.754.8926

tsrobertson@gmail.com

Thomas Stewart Robertson was born in Toronto and raised in Brantford, Ontario, where his interest in art began as a four year old boy when a stranger gave him his first drawing pencil. Since then he has been mentored by artists such as Gary Woodward, Louis Crowe and Nassim Dar. His artistic mission is to bring the hidden beauty and meaning of life to light through artistic expression. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit robertsonfinearts.ca

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Bernard Gendron

80 Dalhousie St., Brantford, ON

519.304.2820

bernard.gendron@hotmail.com

Bernard Gendron has extensive experience in visual arts and sculpting, using a variety of media including oil, acrylic paint, wood and metal. He is constantly exploring ways to demonstrate and develop his abilities as well as his experience into progressive and mutually rewarding opportunities. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit bernardgendron.ca

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Linda Blakney 38 Elm St., Brantford, ON

519.304.5577

lindablakney@gmail.com

Life and art need to be colourful, expressive and intriguing; this is Linda Blakney’s approach to life, art and her professional career. She draws upon subjects that are either profound in their original offering or that are abstracted commentaries on social issues. She is a mixed media artist, painting in acrylics, watercolour, oils and encaustic. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit lindablakneyart.com

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studio 10 Karen Nonneke 33 Beverly St. E., St. George, ON

519.448.3605

knonnecke@sympatico.ca

As an artist Karen is always looking for fresh ways to respond to her environment. Recently she set a goal for herself to complete a painting a day. This has forced her to work quickly and spontaneously, focusing on the moment; colourful, textural works have been the result. She prefers to leave it to the viewer to engage with these works and perhaps to find some trace of memory, connection or joy. Studio open year round and by appointment.

studio 11 Marsha Deans Edgar 925 Rest Acres Rd., Paris, ON

519.442.7384

marsha12@mac.com

Marsha finds the best way to learn is to paint outside. She paints what interests her, working in oils or watercolour. She strives to master excellence in good art. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit marsha.ca

studio 12 Ralph Heather 145 Hillside Ave., Paris, ON

519.442.7215

ralph@ralphheather.com

Ralph Heather is a visual artist and original printmaker living in Paris, ON. All of his original prints are hand-cut wood blocks that are limited editions, hand-pulled in his home studio. Ralph is captivated by the simple beauty of shape and colour that surrounds us in our everyday lives, finding inspiration in common subjects we have strong emotional ties to. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit ralphheather.com

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studio 13 Cheryl Kernaghan 89 Race St., Paris, ON 519.442.1605 kernaghan.studio@sympatico.ca

Cheryl’s detailed and colourful landscape paintings reflect the intricate beauty of southern Ontario. Inspired by a spiritual connection to the animal and plant life that inhabit the natural and agrarian landscapes of the region, her paintings celebrate nature and the human connection to the land. Cheryl’s preferred medium is egg tempera, an ancient technique painstakingly hand prepared with quality ingredients using traditional methods. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit cherylkernaghan.com

studio 14 Holly O. (Ounapuu) 16 Charlotte St., Paris, ON

519.442.7211

hollyoo@sympatico.ca

Holly’s art is colourful, exuberant, and portrays her uninhibited artistic spirit. Acrylic paint is her medium, as “results are spontaneous and immediate!” Studio open year round, by appointment or visit hollyo.ca

studio 15 David Lyons 109 West River St., Paris, ON 519.304.5577 davidlyonsart@hotmail.com

Sometimes people wait until retirement to begin creating art in earnest; most often, career choices dictate this path. In David’s case, his focus was most often the intense care required by his daughter. For many years, he was a “Sunday painter,” trying to capture some sort of intensity during his stolen moments. Sadly, his beautiful daughter recently passed, resulting in a seismic shift in his life. Now there are a lot of empty moments to fill, and her memory and his art are his reasons to be. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit davidlyonsart.com

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studio 16 Jeanette Obbink 30 St. Andrew St., Paris, ON 519.442.6696 jeanette@obbink.ca

Jeanette’s work focuses on land and waterscapes. Having worked with watercolours, acrylics and even the computer as a painting tool, she now works primarily in oils. Jeanette has been involved in various group shows as well as solo exhibitions. Many of her paintings have found their way into private collections. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit obbink.ca

61 Grand River St. N., Paris, Ontario Closed Mondays 519.442.0850

BY SKILLED CANADIAN ARTISANS Art • Pottery • Stained Glass • Jewellery Metal • Wood • Photography Studio Works is located on the bank of the historic Grand River in the beautiful town of Paris. The shop is housed in the lower level of the recently renovated WatersEdge building in the heart of downtown. Our focus is to showcase unique, original and exceptional work of local artisans. Creative work on display represent an array of artistic persuasions. Included are finely crafted pottery, glass, wood, art, photography, jewellery, metal, fibre and much more. Studio Works is open year round six days a week and is a great place to find that one of a kind gift for your once in a lifetime occasions.

WWW.STUDIOWORKSPARIS.CA

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Welcome to Elgin County. On the doorstep of the Greater Toronto Area, Elgin County tourist attractions boasts a rich agricultural heritage, reflected in our museums and cultural activities, and is the perfect getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle. Many of our restaurants showcase award-winning chefs and feature fresh produce and wine from our local orchards and vineyards. With 120 km of Lake Erie shoreline to discover, Elgin County is the perfect summer playground for an Ontario family vacation with tourist beaches for sunbathing, swimming, boating and fishing. Winter activities take our visitors inland, where they can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing along our over 100 km of hiking trails, or visit our local museums and enjoy top-level theatre and shopping. Spend the weekend in one of the many hotels and bed and breakfasts that Elgin County has to offer. Learn more about the pristine natural beauty and recreational activities our communities on Ontario’s South Coast present to visitors. From fishing and boating or wine tours and tasting, to peaceful hikes along the Trans Canada Trail, Elgin County and St. Thomas have something for everyone! For more information on Elgin-St. Thomas call: 1-877-GO-ELGIN (463-5446) or visit www.elgintourist.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ElginCounty.


Elgin - Middlesex Fall Colours Studio Tour

October 1 & 2 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Elgin Arts Trail

Year Round

In partnership with the Elgin Business Resource Centre and the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, the Elgin Arts Trail promotes the many studios and galleries throughout Elgin County and St. Thomas. Tourists craving creativity in our scenic county will appreciate the abundance of diverse visual arts attractions nestled within our vibrant cities, historic villages and breathtaking countryside. From original paintings to pottery, the twelve studios and galleries that comprise the arts trail are ready to take visitors on an imaginative and unforgettable journey beginning fall 2011.


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Peter Robson Studios and Gallery

128 Dyer St., Belmont, ON 519.644.0893 catherineacraig@hotmail.com

46340 Main St., Sparta, ON robsonsteve@rogers.com

Located in Elgin County’s northeast is the small, scenic town of Belmont, home to Catherine Craig’s rustic working studio filled with her original clay artwork, sketches and sculptures. A professional visual artist with more than forty years experience, she values community empowerment and storytelling - the hallmarks of her work.

Located in the quaint, historic hamlet of Sparta, Peter Robson Studios has drawn the attention of art lovers from across the region for more than thirty years. Passion for the studio and original art is a family affair that includes Peter’s wife Eleanor and his son Steven, who proudly display Peter’s paintings, limited edition prints and sculptures at the gallery. A complete state-of-the-art custom framing centre is also located on the premises.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, or by appointment catherinecraigart.blogspot.com

519.775.2522

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, or by appointment. entropic-art.com

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Pinecroft Ceramic Art Studio

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jennifer m. designs

8122 Rogers Rd. S., Aylmer West, ON 519.773.3435 pinecroft@amteleom.net

364 Talbot St., St. Thomas, ON jennifer_364@yahoo.ca

Opened in 1948 by Jimmie Clennell and Selma Caverly, Pinecroft is considered to be Canada’s oldest continuously operating pottery studio. Tucked away in a 54-acre pine forest, this thriving family-run establishment has produced fine quality earthenware and stoneware pottery for 63 years. Classes and hands-on workshops are offered in fall and winter in the teaching studio.

Establishing an award-winning art gallery was not in Jennifer’s plans when she started her home-based decorating and custom window treatment business in 1997, but jennifer m. designs has become just that. Still offering her original services, her gallery in historic downtown St. Thomas is also a thriving creative space displaying a diverse collection of original artwork done by Jennifer and several other local artists.

Hours: Showroom open 7 days a week all year (closed several days around Christmas and New Year’s) Studio generally open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tues. and Wed., Thurs. by appointment. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., Sat., Mon. Closed Sundays.

pinecroft.ca

519.633.9806

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Minerva Art Gallery & Custom Framing

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Portside Gallery

11078 Springwater Rd. N., Aylmer, ON 519.765.1616 minerva@lweb.net

187 ½ Main St. Port Stanley, ON jerry@cuttingpromotions.com

An avid traveler, Kevin features works from international, Canadian and local artists, highlighting those from Elgin County. He tours the globe to meet artists, investigate their style and quality, and personally selects each piece for the gallery. Minerva Art Gallery is also a one-stop shop for personal and corporate custom framing.

Nestled in the heart of Port Stanley, one of Elgin County’s most scenic and exciting destinations, Portside Gallery is home to the works of 14 talented regional artists. For 15 years, this artist-managed co-operative has produced high-quality art ranging from realism to abstraction, using a variety of mediums including oil, watercolour, acrylic, ink, pastels and mixed media.

Hours: Open year round 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues. to Sat. Evenings by appointment. minerva-art.com

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519.782.7066

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in spring, summer and fall, with some reduced days in January and March. portside.cuttingpromotions.com

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Shelley McVittie’s Gallery

48664 John Wise Line, Aylmer, ON art@shelleymcvittie.com

519.773.5912

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St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre

301 Talbot St., St. Thomas, ON info@stepac.ca

519.631.4040

A professional painter since 1992, Shelley McVittie’s paintings evoke old fashioned country charm. Her unique yet classic works have steadily gained popularity across Canada and around the world.  In addition to her paintings, Shelley McVittie’s Gallery also showcases the work of potter Lydia Harder, textile weaver Linda Elkins, and many fellow Ontario artists and artisans.

In the centre of Elgin County lies the centerpiece of its visual arts community- the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre. Established in 1969, it is committed to promoting visual arts throughout the region and beyond by preserving an extensive permanent collection, as well as hosting sixteen exhibitions annually featuring local, regional and international artists.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday by appointment or chance.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues.-Wed, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sun.,

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The Arts & Cookery Bank

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Village Crier Gallery

242 Graham Rd., West Lorne, ON 519.768.9986 info@theartsandcookerybank.com

194 Currie Rd., Dutton, ON jennyphillips@golden.net

519.762.2862

The Arts & Cookery Bank, a regional cultural destination, is a story of courage and commitment – a venue worth visiting. The Bank uses photography as a historical visual record. Images from Dutton-Dunwich, Newbury, Southwest Middlesex and West Elgin, that span more than 200 years, are digitally displayed on multi-touch media kiosks. Hundreds of old and current photos tell a rapidly-changing story of rural southwestern Ontario.

Jenny Phillips, owner of Village Crier Gallery, is best known as an artist who delights in recording the vanishing rural landscape of southwestern Ontario, while capturing the essence and history of rural life. Her paintings are vibrant, dynamic, and illustrate a wide range of country scenes from nature to architecture.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues. – Fri. Closed Mondays. Call for events on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 6 days a week or anytime by appointment.

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Sparta Country Candles

46361 Sparta Line, Sparta, ON info@spartacandles.com

519.775.0054

One of Elgin County’s best kept - and best smelling - secrets lies in an old general store built in 1838 in the historic village of Sparta. Since 1995, the Muscat family has been filling homes with their high quality scented candles, and creating a loyal customer base that keeps coming back for more. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. spartacandles.com

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Little Red Mitten

86 Talbot St., St. Thomas, ON info@littleredmitten.ca

519.207.2880

For Joan Janes, opening Little Red Mitten in her hometown of St. Thomas brought to fruition a lifetime love of fibre arts. As a teenager, she worked at the local Parkspin mill, an opportunity that ignited her passion for the peacefulness of spinning at a wheel. Situated in one of St. Thomas’ most historic neighbourhoods, the spacious, 1842 building houses yarns from around the world. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon – Wed & Sat. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs – Fri. Closed Sunday. littleredmitten.ca

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studio 13 Catherine Craig 128 Dyer St., Belmont, ON 519.644.0893 catherineacraig@hotmail.com

Catherine Craig has been creating works in clay and fibre since 1970. Her love for combining paint, fibre and clay in her sculptures is evident in her unique approach to colouring her clay. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit catherinecraigart.blogspot.com

studio 14 Robin Barratta 211 Brentwood Cres., Belmont, ON 519.644.0546

robin@expressivebrush.ca Robin’s work is inspired by a lifelong fascination with fossils and by a concern for, and love of, native species and environments. Robin teaches children and adult classes, focusing on basic to advanced skills and techniques in drawing, painting and mixed media. She also teaches special needs adults in long term care. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit expressivebrush.ca

studio 15 Rose Klein 48330 Wilson Line, Belmont, ON Beads are Rose’s passion. The different colours, textures, and materials (glass, bones, crystals, and semi-precious gems), combined with hand-dyed fabrics has taken her on an exciting journey of discovery as an artist. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit rkbeads.com

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studio 16 Shelley McVittie 48664 John Wise Line, Aylmer, ON

519.773.5912

art@shelleymcvittie.com

Shelley has been painting professionally since 1992, has been featured in galleries since 1996, and is currently hanging in shows and collections across Canada and internationally. A Ravensburg puzzle, cross-stitch, and scrap book paper based on her work is currently available in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit shelleymcvittie.com

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During your visit to Elgin County, visit these unique historical sites, attractions, artisans, retailers, and hospitality services.

Point of Interest The Windjammer Inn 324 Smith St., Port Stanley Grey Gables Bed & Breakfast 22 Erieus St., Port Burwell Kettle Creek Inn 216 Joseph St., Port Stanley Inn on the Harbour & Little Inn 202 Main St., Port Stanley Clovermead Bees & Honey 11302 Imperial Rd., Aylmer Lavender Sense 28011 Ash Ln., Wallacetown Steed & Co. Lavender 47589 Sparta Ln., Aylmer Heritage Line Herbs & The Silver Birch Tea Room 53443 Heritage Ln., Aylmer Great Lakes Farms 5111 Union Rd., Port Stanley Quai Du Vin Estate Winery 45811 Fruit Ridge Ln., St. Thomas Railway City Brewing Company 168 Curtis St., St. Thomas GT’s Beach Bar & Grill 350 Edith Cavell Blvd., Port Stanley Killer Desserts & Café 291 Bridge St., Port Stanley Rush Creek Wines 48995 Jamestown Ln., Aylmer Mackies 124 William St., Port Stanley The Bluffs Golf Club 35593 Lake Ln., Port Stanley Springwater Conservation Area 8079 Springwater Rd., Aylmer Latitude Charters 170 Sydenham St., Port Stanley Erie Shores Wind Farm 55094 Glen Erie Ln., Vienna Port Stanley Terminal Rail 309 Bridge St., Port Stanley Port Burwell Museum & Historic Lighthouse Corner of Pitt & Robinson St., Port Burwell North America Railway Hall of Fame 750 Talbot St., St. Thomas Elgin County Railway Museum Wellington St., St. Thomas Winter Wheat 5277 Quaker Rd., Sparta Picard’s Peanuts 10683 Sunset Dr., Talbotville

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OxfordCounty

Oxford is a county where art meets agriculture, history meets nature, and where highways 401 and 403 meet. Straddling Canada’s busiest highway, at the centre of many southern Ontario attractions, we’re the perfect overnight hub. As you’ll see from our “creative spirits video” on www.tourismoxford.ca, we’re eclectic by nature… Shop for world-class original art in one of our studios or arts centres. Tour our lighthouse gallery, housing a collection of original religious artwork from around the world, and once taught at the Studite monastery here. Tour Amish countryside on backroads where large commercial farm operations are intermingled with horse and buggies, inside one of the largest Dutch communities outside of Holland. Visit a local farmer’s market, or explore our stately public buildings, Victorian museums, and beautiful public gardens. You’ll soon see why we won the “International Communities in Bloom” title. Photographers love it here, and return year after year. Eat some great local food as part of our Oxford Fresh program (www.oxfordfresh.com). Stay overnight at a country inn and spa, bed and breakfast, or local hotel and find out why there were close to one hundred cheese factories here during the 1800s. Dine in our famous 1800s barn and dinner theatre, and enjoy top-notch music and comedy. If shopping or destination golf is the order of the day, you won’t be disappointed. Hike our trails and birdwatch, or capture images to brag about. Launch your canoe or kayak in one of our lakes or streams. Our black cemetery and nearby Quaker museum are throwbacks to stories from yesteryear. One of our museums tells the story of the nearby location of the first recorded baseball game. Each year we welcome visitors from the Taiwanese community who travel to Canada to visit the birthplace of one of their national heroes. He was born here, and his legend lives on beyond the 1800s. Visit www.tourismoxford.ca or give us a ring at 1-866-801-7368. We’ll fill in the names and places of some of the experiences listed here, and tell you about many more reasons why we’re a great place to visit.


Oxford Studio Tour

May 5 & 6 2012 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Jan Cressman-Weiss 936946 Bleinheim Rd., New Dundee, ON

519.696.2846

crsjanweis@kw.igs.net

Original acrylics and oils of realistic landscapes, florals and animals. Classes in oils and acrylics for adults and children. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit jancressman-weiss.com

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Martha Hofstetter

58 Washington Rd., Washington, ON

519.684.6895

marthas.art@sympatico.ca

Watercolour, oil and acrylic paintings of Canadian landscapes. Studio open year round and by appointment.

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Dianne Payne 52 John St. W., Bright, ON

519.454.8590

amcove@golden.net

Dianne began weaving in the 1970s in Niagara. She particularly enjoys the interaction of texture and colour in her work. Studio open year round and by appointment.

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Gary Payne 519.454.8590

amcove@golden.net

Gary began his playful journey with colour and movement in the 1980s and has been having fun ever since. He relishes the surprise that comes when a piece is complete and unplanned images emerge. Most of Gary’s pieces are non-objective in nature or a stroll toward abstraction and have been described as lyrical. Studio open year round and by appointment.

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Shirley Hokke

107 Mill St. W., Otterville, ON

519.879.6443

s.hokke@cablerocket.com

Experimenting with materials and working from imagination are common threads in Shirley’s sizeable canvas paintings. As an acclaimed international artist and art educator, she is inspired by both modern and ancient writings. Subject matters of rock formations, Northern Lights and moments in time, await your visit. Open by appointment and during the annual studio tour, the first weekend in May and the third weekend in November at her home in Otterville. All are welcome! Studio open year round, by appointment or visit hokke.ca

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Lianne Todd

229 Main St. W., Otterville, ON 519.879.9903 liannet@sympatico.ca

Though mainly self-taught, Lianne has learned formally from Sue Archer, E.J. Thias, Carol Jessen, Tom Lynch and Don Getz. She strives to capture a moment, a place or an idea and to lure the viewer in. Her watercolours vary between traditional and non-traditional, both in application and in subject matter. They are usually vivid reflections of nature and as such they are most often praised for their illusion of depth and light. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit liannetodd.wordpress.com

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Sue Goossens 165548 New Rd., Otterville, ON

519.879.6352

suegoossens@execulink.com

Sue Goossens has a distinct watercolour style. Her compositions are loosely constructed with a vibrant palette and saturated colours. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit suegoossens.ca

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Rhonda Franks Guest Artist info@rhondafranks.com

Rhonda Franks uses art to express her reverence for nature. Working from photographs and primarily painting in acrylic, her works are photorealistic representations of wildlife and nature. Her work can be found in private Canadian and international collections, and has been in various group and solo exhibitions. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph and a Graphic Design diploma from Mohawk College, as well as studying with Robert Bateman. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit rhondafranks.com

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Jason Puhr

Annandale NHS 30 Tillson Ave., Tillsonburg, ON

519.842.8018

jayshell@sympatico.ca

Born and raised in Tillsonburg, as a child Jason developed an interest in the arts. He later studied at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON. Jason often use abrasive textures in his works through the addition or removal of various materials. He revels in the thrill of experimenting and adapting materials and techniques in order to achieve his artistic vision. Capturing moments and the emotions connected with them is his artistic journey.

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Jared Smith Guest Artist 519.842.9443

applesauceman@rogers.com

The wind, rain and sun constantly pound, wear and reshape all that we see; Jared approaches his work with techniques that mimic these elements. He paints on mahogany plywood so he can scratch, burn, carve, sand and stain his way through a piece as he breaks down and weather the wood. The worn textures compliment not only the beauty of wood and nature, but Mother Earth and our experiences with her.

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Deb Beard

41 Bridge St. W., Tillsonburg, ON

519.842.2228

beards4@rogers.com

Deb Beard took her first pottery class in 1994 when the Station Arts Centre in Tillsonburg, ON expanded to include a pottery studio. Over the last few years, her focus has been wheel, sculpting and raku. Her work is influenced by her many interests in architecture, history and day to day life. Studio open by appointment year round.

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Monika Burrell

153 Carroll St., Ingersoll, ON 519.425.7830 emburrs@gmail.com

Monika is fascinated with the quality of clay and the endless possibility for varied and interesting surface design. The surrounding southern Ontario landscape inspires her to incorporate natural texture, pattern and colour into her work. Monika works with handmade moulds and stamps, the wheel, and hand building to create sculptures and functional pottery, often marrying these techniques for individuality and uniqueness. Monika has a Fine Arts Degree from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, NS. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit emburr.etsy.com

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studio 10 Shane Norrie 157 Frances St., Ingersoll, ON 519.485.7217 shane@shanenorrie.com

Working from his home studio and showroom in Ingersoll, Shane supplies work to top galleries throughout the country, including the Art Gallery of Ontario and The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art,Toronto. His paintings echo the organic, textural and antiquated feel of his ceramics. Contemporary interpretations of the Canadian landscape, and his travel experiences are frequently included as the subject matter of his paintings. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit shanenorrie.com

studio 11 Paulette Robertson 174 Margaret St., Ingersoll, ON

519.485.3504

i_robertson9@sympatico.ca

Perhaps Paulette’s love of whimsy and folk art stems back to her maritime heritage. As a child she remembers loving pieces of folk art with bright colours and odd shapes. They were rough and primitive, but appealing. As she grew up and began working with clay, a whimsical, creative spirit seemed to appear in her pieces. It often appears in the form of a goony bird, funky fish, or barnyard cat. Although not technically perfect, it has a soul that’s not meant to be disturbed. Studio open year round and by appointment.

studio 11 Bunny Warner Guest Artist 519.295.0054 bwwarner@rogers.com

Drawings and paintings with realistic detail! Bunny’s commissioned pen and ink drawings of scenery and homes are often printed as hasti-notes for mailing and framing. Portraits of people and pets are done in graphite to render their likeness. She creates at her home studio within the rural Village of Thamesford. Her completed creations are matted and framed according to your taste. Commissions welcome. Studio open year round, by appointment or visit artworkbybunnywarner.com

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studio 11 Maggie Robinson Guest Artist mag.rob@sympatico.ca Maggie is a fibre artist that loves anything to do with fibre, threads and beads. Her work includes character dolls, beaded healing spirits, miniature quilts, whimsical bags and totes. She also has a passion for beaded jewellery which includes neck pieces, bracelets and earrings.

studio 12 Shirley Clifford 603341 Oxford Rd. 60 (Victoria St.), Ingersoll, ON shirleyclifford@xplornet.com

519.485.5561

Pottery including beautiful and exciting decorative gold-lustre Raku ware, Japanese Shino ware, as well as functional teapots and other wares. shirleyclifford.com

studio 12 E. Keith Lewis Guest Artist eklewis@execulink.com Functional pottery - large bowls and plates in Shino and ash glazes.

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studio 13 Danielle O’Connor 743001 Oxford Rd. 74, Thamesford, ON danielleoconnorjewellery@yahoo.ca

519.285.2870

Danielle O’Connor is an award winning jewellery designer that has been working in metal for over ten years. With a passion for creating unique and desirable pieces her inspiration comes from colour and texture of natural stone, pearls, and a variety of metals.

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studio 14 Michael de Belleval 26 King Cres., Hickson, ON

519.462.2902

mdebelleval@hotmail.com

Michael’s favourite subjects for painting are of Oxford County, then of Ontario’s natural beauty. Watercolour, acrylics, oils and graphite are all media he enjoys using. He has been a watercolour instructor at the Woodstock Art Gallery for the past eight years and enjoys sharing what he has learned with other developing artists. His paintings range from being impressionistic to very realistic and detailed.

studio 15 Julie Hawkins 744857 Oxford Rd. 17 Woodstock, ON julie@juliehawkins.ca

519.539.3796

Julie’s use of vibrant colour and unusual texture is a recurring theme in recent works. She feels most like herself when she is painting. Julie takes inspiration from nature, her favourite artists both past and current, and just the colours themselves. juliehawkins.ca

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Tillsonburg Annandale National Historic Site

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For hours and more information: 519.842.2294 www.tillsonburg.ca

history Built in the 1880s by E.D. Tillson, first mayor of Tillsonburg, this beautifullyrestored Victorian home serves as a monument to the Aesthetic style of design popularized by Oscar Wilde. Nationally designated for its magnificent interior, Annandale is a feast for the

eyes, and a community museum offering fun learning opportunities for all ages. Wheelchair accessible with guided tours, special programs and picnic areas available. Open year-round.


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studio 16 Marry-Anne Murphy 134 Fairview Cres., Woodstock, ON mamurphy@mamurphyart.com

519.539.7496

As a person and an artist, Mary-Anne strives for diversity. From the creations of man to the lines of the human form and the peaceful palettes of the natural world, she sees an endless array of angles to engage and capture with her pencil. mamurphyart.com

studio 16 Rita Milton Guest Artist artisticflight@hotmail.com Rita is a professional artist working with several mediums ranging from acrylics and oils to inks and watercolour. The main focus is on composition, colour and texture in her mixed media pieces. Included in her portfolio are several murals as well as theatre sets. She exhibits regularly in galleries, solo, group and juried shows. Internationally known, she has exhibited in Canada and the Netherlands. Works are in several countries and in numerous public and private collections. ritamilton.com

studio 16 Cathy Bingham Guest Artist well_done@sympatico.ca

Cathy’s photography is eclectic by nature, and inspired by her back road travels around the world from Newfoundland to New Zealand, from Italy to Norway, and a dozen countries in between. Her Oxford County collection reveals intriguing interpretations of flora and fauna - sometimes realistic, sometimes abstract. Custom sizes and framing options by quotation. Commissions welcomed. cathybinghamphotography.com

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studio 16 Bruce Hartley Guest Artist brucehartleyphotography@hotmail.com Bruce avidly pursues his two life-long passions: photography and travel. His portfolio of black and white prints features architectural detail and design, and his colourful images capture the magical quality of light. He is a founding member of the Oxford Photographic Arts Guild (OPAG) and he frequently exhibits at juried shows and sales. brucehartleyphotography.weebly.com

studio 16 Shelley Malcom Guest Artist shelley@quietcrescentart.com From her home studio in Woodstock, Shelley creates acrylic and watercolour paintings. During the process of creation she invents images based on experiences and observations, resulting in imaginative but believable compositions. If her vivid paintings stir your imagination, bring pleasure to your eye, and add flair to your walls, then she has accomplished her goal. quietcrescentart.com

studio 17 Kelly Bradley 63 Vansittart Ave., Woodstock, ON kellybradley@rogers.com

519.421.2171

Using nature as her inspiration, Kelly paints mostly flowers, leaves, trees, or anything else that catches her eye. From crisp white birches and vibrant red tulips, to calming water washed stones, lush green hostas, and the colourful textures of autumn, she loves to follow the seasons and capture them with her brush. Nature can be fascinating, surprising, and ever-changing, and Kelly likes to reflect that in her work. kellyabradley.com

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studio 18 Charmaine Ash 15 Winniett St., Woodstock, ON 519.421.2459 signsbycharmaine@hotmail.com Charmaine graduated from George Brown College in the spring of 1988, with a two year hand painting graphic arts course. Charmaine then started her business. She has continued successfully over the years to provide her clients with a creative look and individually personalized style for your sign. signsbycharmaine.com

studio 19 Ted McLaughlin 654 Dundas St., Woodstock, ON mamurphy@mamurphyart.com

519.421.9000

Artist Ted McLauchlin chooses photography as his medium of choice to paint the vast diversity of our Canadian landscape with light, texture and colour. Sometimes soft and dreamlike and other time rugged and bold, his work depicts the physical wonder of this great land and speaks to the emotional attachment all Canadians have to it. highlandgalleries.ca

studio 19 Kevin Whiting Guest Artist whiting.k@gmail.com Life is all about living and making sure you put the maximum in and get the maximum out – don’t waste it! This is how Kevin Whiting lives his life, and it’s the theme he emphasises in his work: digital photographs that are bold, vibrant, full of experiences and, above all, full of life. Get out there and enjoy it. kevinwhiting.ca

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OXFORD COUNTY POINTS OF INTEREST

Patio and Pub Menu Sunday Brunch Picturesque Gardens & Terraces Aveda Spa Private Dining Rooms

Rotating Artists on Site Select Sundays Local Artists Gallery Host of the Oxford Arts Festival 2012

Stay ~ Dine ~ Spa ~ Celebrate ~ Explore Hwy 401 @ Harris Street, Ingersoll | 519.485.5321 | elmhurstinn.com Monday to Friday

9 am to 4 pm

Saturday October to April: 9am - 2pm May-September: 9am - 4pm

The Station is a historical site that provides tourist information, art galleries, adult & children’s art classes, a variety of in house clubs, gift shop, pottery studio & a Saturday Farmer’s Market. The Centre is comprised of two historic train stations, the Great Western Railway Station and the Tillsonburg Lake Erie & Pacific C.P. Station. The two stations are joined uniquely together via the Station Gallery which is used to feature a diverse array of Changing Art Exhibits. The Guild invites all visitors to stop by & partake in our proud heritage.

“Admission is free”


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studio 20 Cathy Groulx 868 Nellis St., Woodstock, ON

519.539.1182

cathygroulx@hotmail.com

Cathy Groulx was born in London, ON. A professional, award-winning, international artist for over 24 years, she paints realistically in oils on canvas. She has exhibited in France, Denmark, The Netherlands, USA and Canada. Her realistic paintings are in numerous public and private collections, in nine countries. cathygroulx.com

studio 20 Crystal McMaster Guest Artist crystal@jewellerybycrystal.com Crystal’s studio features designer jewellery crafted with a vibrant selection of natural stone, genuine freshwater pearls, glass, shells, and crystals on sterling silver and nylon coated stainless steel. Specializing in a glamorous fusion of sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones these new trend-setting pieces are for every woman. Crystal, in the past year, added photography to her repertoire. jewellerybycrystal.com crystalmcmaster.com

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Tillsonburg

Ontario

Take time for Tillsonburg, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Call 519.842.2294 or visit www.tillsonburg.ca.

UPCOMING EVENTS Tillsonburg Home & Rec Show By Creative Hands Artisan Show Oxford Studio Tour Turtlefest Down Home Country Christmas Festival Theatre Tillsonburg’s 2012 Schedule Canadian Harvard’s 2012 Schedule

Mar. 23 - 25 Apr. 14 - 15 May 5 - 6 June 16 Nov. 23 - 25 www.tillsonburg.ca www.harvards.com


During your visit to Oxford County, visit these unique historical sites, attractions, artisans, retailers, and hospitality services.

Point of Interest Quality Hotel & Suites 580 Bruin Blvd., Woodstock Just For You B&B 6325 Dundas St., Thamesford Microtel Inn & Suites 811 Athlone Ave., Woodstock Caboose B&B 20 Holly Ave., Tavistock Jakeman’s Maple Products Trillium Line, Sweaburg Gunns Hill Artisan Cheese Gunns Hill Road, Woodstock Birtch Farms & Estate Winery 15th Line, Woodstock Oak Manor Farms Punkeydoodles Corners Elm Hurst Inn & Spa 415 Harris St., Ingersoll Niko’s Eatery & Bar 102-108 Broadway, Tillsonburg Six Thirty Nine Casual Fine Dining 639 Peel St., Woodstock Chiba Sushi Japanese Restaurant 925 Dundas St., Woodstock Quehl’s Restaurant 33 Woodstock St., Tavistock Otter Creek Golf 275 James St., Otterville The Bridges at Tillsonburg 101 John Pound Rd., Tillsonburg The Walters Dinner Theatre Hubbard Road, RR#3, Bright Woodstock Peace Lighthouse Gallery Ferguson Dr., Woodstock Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre 125 Centennial Lane, Ingersoll The Woodstock Art Gallery 449 Dundas St., Woodstock Station Arts Centre 41 Bridge St., Tillsonburg Annandale National Historic Site 30 Tillson Ave., Tillsonburg Norwich Quaker Meeting House 89 Stover St., Norwich Woodstock Museum National Historic Site 466 Dundas St., Woodstock Patina’s Gifts of Art and Crafts 112 Thames St., Ingersoll Coyle’s Country Store R R # 7, Tillsonburg

Phone # 1-800-667-4466 1-888-221-4650 1-800-707-2147 1-888-655-2691 1-800-382-9795 519-532-9189 519-469-3040 519-662-2385 1-800-561-5321 519-688-9393 519-536-9602 519-539-8988 519-655-2835 519-879-9800 519-842-4142 519-463-5559 519-539-0910 519-485-4691 519-539-6761 519-842-6151 519-842-2294 519-863-3101 516-537-8411 519-485-6466 1-800-559-7350

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Arts Country is funded by the Sand Plains Community Development Fund The Sand Plains Community Development Fund is a program created to assist rural communities in the Sand Plains region to build a stronger, more diversified economy. This Fund is intended for community initiatives which support regional development; stimulate business, investment and job creation; strengthen local populations and attract visitors. Additional project support provided the South Central Ontario Region (SCOR) Economic Development Corporation SCOR is comprised of the County of Brant, Elgin County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, and Oxford County. The SCOR Action Plan and a Memorandum of Understanding have been developed and approved by participating Counties. SCOR is working with representatives of the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to develop a long-term economic development diversification strategy for the region, and to address other priority needs.

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