"The Pond", by Sharon Collins
Yesterday I was fortunate to make a visit to Vankleek Hill, to see the Soulplay show at the Arbor Gallery. Until July 1, six fibre artists will be exhibiting perhaps two dozen beautiful works, most of which use an aspect of nature as their subject. The participants are Barbara Carroll, Sharon Collins, Ann Dunlap, Carolyn Gibbs, Molly Hartin and jo-ann zorzi. For more information about the group, go to www.soulplayart.com.
The Arbor Gallery is located on Home Avenue, which is also the site of this impressive mural. Painted on inexpensive sheets of plywood, the imagery creates a trompe l'oeil effect of old-fashioned storefronts and upper-floor residences.
Also on Home Avenue was this example of Queen Anne architecture, something quite characteristic of small-town Ontario, but rarely seen in Quebec.
Our visit to Vankleek Hill ended with lunch at Mary's Fine Foods, 117 Main Street East, a delightful find.