The Artists of the Limberlost are excited to host the 2021 Art Show on Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29 from 10am to 5pm at the Hillside Farm, 2295 Highway 60, Huntsville near Limberlost Road. After our annual Studio Tour was cancelled in 2020, it is time to return to the tradition of showcasing our art. We invite visitors to meet with us, see our newest creations and enjoy the colours, textures and images of Muskoka.
Our show will feature the works of 15 artists and reunite us in one location. The concern about safety and space within each of our individual studios, homes or workshops is not an issue in the Hillside Barn and Church. The renovated exhibit areas are open, spacious and rustic. This unique art experience will provide an opportunity to see our art on the walls and huge oak beams in the barn or displayed in the historic church setting which is on-site at Hillside Farm.
It is a wonderful time to focus on art and creativity after a long period of isolation. Each of our artists is inspired by the natural environment and our collections reflect the joy and freedom of nature. You will experience the appreciation and love of our surroundings through many mediums.
Hung on the rustic barn walls, you will see Catherine O’Mara’s luminous egg tempera paintings, Mark Kulas’ stylized woodland acrylic art and Pam Carnochan’s vibrant northern landscape wool art. Terri Howell will display her painted scenes of Muskoka and Algonquin Park and Barb TenEycke’s landscape paintings will stir emotions and convey calm. Carolyn Grand is new to our group and she paints Muskoka landscapes and scenes that often feature children enjoying time near or on the water. Carol-Ann Michaelson has been a guest artist since the inception of our studio tours and she returns with her handmade silver and bronze jewellery as well as her new passion, which is painting, where she works with alcohol inks and oil and cold wax.
In both the barn and church, you will see the work of exceptional potters. Dan Hill is returning with his functional and decorative porcelain and stoneware and he specializes in a beautiful soda glaze. Inspired by Muskoka landscapes with rustic yet refined pieces, you will see the pottery of both Gina Denne and Susan Colovecchia. We are happy to welcome Karen Gray who carves detailed Muskoka and wildlife images into functional pottery using Sgrafitto technique.
Two artists from nearby Dorset are also joining our Art Show. Cirvan Hamilton creates fine furniture from a variety of wood, often with exotic inlays. We are pleased to have Elise Muller in our group for the first time. Elise carves stone into figurative and abstract sculptures that range from very small to monumental.
Our final two artists are founding members and both work with wood in very different ways. You will see Jerry Friedman’s dramatic driftwood art and Brian Markham’s handcrafted burl bowls, platters and furniture. We are fortunate to have the music and songs of singer/guitarist Don Ablett to add to the enjoyment of this special Art Show.
For 14 years, the Artists of the Limberlost have invited many wonderful people to see our art and appreciate our love of Muskoka. Many have become collectors and friends over the years and we appreciate their enduring support.
Immerse yourself in art, meet our diverse and talented makers and enjoy the inherent natural beauty of a Muskoka Art Weekend on August 28 and 29, 2021.