Sis and I took the big trip (not so big actually - only about 2 hours away) to Manitoulin Island this past weekend to hang our first gallery at 4Elements Living Arts. We brought some watercolour paintings and prints that are now available on site and met with two lovely ladies, Sophie Edwards and Patricia Mader who are doing all kinds of land artwork and community arts initiatives. They even offer a River School partnered with Manitoulin Streams .
The beauty of the Island is really indescribable, Kagawong in particular is a quaint little town that reminds us of the East coast. Wide open spaces, blue skies, crashing waves.
We decided to camp out for the night at Norms Campground and settled into a lot aside the lake, without a campfire (there was a fire ban) but with some vino and snacks. We awoke sleepless, with bags under our eyes, got rained out of our tent, as the wind was babbling on from across the lake. But, in the AM we huddled ourselves over to a cafe, Main Street Cafe where some locals chatted about the weather and we had coffee and warm trail mix cookies. The wallpaper had roosters, there were wildflowers on the tables and a guitar sitting in the corner, very warm. We made our way to the gallery to place the paintings.
Kagawong in particular is a quaint little town that reminds us of the East coast. Wide open spaces, blue skies, crashing waves.
We also visited Bridal Veil Falls which we both remember from childhood, but I recalled it with schools of salmon that filled the creek with pinks, this time it was a rainy green. But nonetheless a nice scenery.
Finally, there will be a Elemental art festival organized by 4Elements Living Arts in October (you can find more information at http://4elementslivingarts.org). It is certainly worth a visit to sift in and out of the lovely galleries and take part in the many art workshops and events that will be taking place.
Two sisters engaging in social and environmental movement through art &