The Canadian Heritage May Art Festival arrives in Vankleek Hill, at Three Owls Studio and Gallery, will be presenting an exhibition of arts and crafts by “LES KAT Z’AMIS: Marie Dumais, Robin Hutchinson, Susan Jephcott and Maggie Roddan. Three Owls, located at 151 Main Street East, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 and on Sunday, May 20.
Participating in the art show are Marie Dumais from Rigaud, Que., a landscape architect. She exhibited her life-sized horses made from recycled branches with le Group de Re-cyclage at Le Chenail Cultural Centre in Hawkesbury. Dumais will be exhibiting a sculpture using recycled objects trouvée.
Robin Hutchinson from Val David, Que. will have her pottery on display, with many earth fired pieces, using a primitive method which results in beautiful woodland colours. Hutchinson’s work makes us think of Nature and forests full of treasures. Hutchinson also gives pottery workshops in her Laurentian studio where students are introduced to the magic of the woods and how to use these raw materials in beautiful ways
Susan Jephcott will be showing some of her most recent paintings inspired by the canoe. Jephcott has been painting for many years and has work in many private collections. Her book “The Tangerine Cat” (A Collection of Almost True Stories) will also be available.
Maggie Roddan, is originally from Crescent Beach, BC and lives in Val David, Que. She will be showing her colourful and whimsical ceramic sculptures. Magical creations of giant colourful flowers, birds, dinosaur pull toys, flower pots and other delightful flights of fancy.
Three Owls Studio & Gallery is located at 151 Main St. E, Vankleek Hill in an old brick Victorian tower house built in 1863. This is where the original May Art Show began in 1982 with the co-operative effort of 12 artists. Les Kat Z”Amis/The Four Friends hope to see you as we return for yet another special Victoria Day weekend on the Hill.
Please call 613.678.3049 for information and leave a message or contact us at [email protected]
Donald Liardi, by special request, will be showing a few sculptures.
Donald Liardi is well known to the artistic community of the Hill and is one of the original exhibiting artists. Liardi, originally from Long Island, NY, lives and works in Gananoque. His work has been exhibited across Canada and the USA and are in many private collections.
Three Owls will also have a Giant Puppet on display; Hansel & Gretel’s Mother, from the Theatre Sans Fils, will be in the front hall to greet May Show Visitors….another special touch.