Category: artist

Canadian Summer Photo Contests

Summer Photo Contests This summer there are dozens of photo contests throughout Canada and the World. Our selections emphasize contests that are free for entry, have judging and not online votes as as the final arbitrer, and have some prizes for the winners. In addition, all of the contests post the winning photos [ and…

Long Lunch in Warkworth

Warkworth has a LongLunch on a big, long red+white gingham cloth draped table stretching  down Main Street on Sunday August 21st starting at 11:30AM and going to 3:00PM and you are invited. This is no small shindig – but a hub of activities all day long. Come for the hospitality and fine service as seen…

Country Crafts: Windebank Outdoor Arts

On County road 29 just outside Warkworth on the way to Highway 30, there is an outdoor art and antiques farm of great delight – Windebank Outdoor Art. The following Rooster Sign chants out the outdoor art available: Royal Rooster among the panoply of the day Now these are outdoor signs and welcome art that…

Country Crafts: Bird Houses

Bird houses would seem to be a natural – a place of refuge in Canada, especially for the smaller species that do not migrate South for the Winter. Or the bigger ones like Cardinals and some Jays.  But just over 50 species among more than 450 in Canada will consider using a bird house. And  many…

Spring Photo Contests

Spring is my favorite time of year because Nature’s colors are a rare delicate and pastel hue. In short it is a season to imbibe and enjoy as a new cycle of vernal   sounds, fragrances and colors cover the landscape. And if ye Editor is not mistaken, there is an invigoration in step and…

Wondrous Textiles Art Show

If you are driving on the 401 between Toronto and Kingston,   consider making a pit stop at the Wondrous Textiles Art Show at the Scotts Barn Cultural Center. This is a showing of Textile Art Works by a trio of artists – Susan MacDonald, Sheree Rasmussen and Judith Tinkl. Each artist works in textiles,…

Art on Bloor Street West of Dundas

Bloor between the subway line and Dundas West is graffiti country – filled with great drawings and surprising graphics. The common denominator among artworks is their flowing lines and riotous colors. Since all of these are spray painted on the walls this viewer wonders where such a wide palette of colors are gotten from. Not our local…

Alexi Hunter, Kingston Glass

Alexi Hunter, Kingston Glass and Studio Alexi Hunter is one of the principals in Kingston Glass and Studio. He has exhibited all along the Southeastern Ontario seaway including the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square. Alex works often have strong coloration and form as can be seen in the detail from one of…