Fall fairs are ingrained in Grey County's history. Most still celebrate the season the way it has been done for well over a century in rural Ontario, with livestock and trained animal shows; bake-offs; fruit, vegetable, flower and preserve contests; parades; quilt and art shows; farm equipment displays; BBQ dinners and live entertainment.
This month’s Legacy Gallery exhibit, Fiber and Wood, at the Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op is a great opportunity to escape April’s fickle weather! Fiber and Wood is a collaborative effort from Michael SanCartier and Sheila Brown-SanCartier. Sheila’s quilted silk paintings with applique and photo transfers are inspired by nature, family and friend, subjects brought to life with her glorious colours choices and attention to detail. Using found wood and reclaimed objects, Michael carves quirky characters and creatures that can be dark, comic, serious and sometimes thought provoking.