As the temperatures start to cool and Grey County’s canvas begins to display vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and purples, it is the perfect time to tour studios of the talented artists who call this area home. During the fall months, many artists open their studio doors welcoming you to visit and view their work. We have created a colourful list of art events and locations.
Join eclectic writer Angie Littlefield at the South Grey Museum on July 25th to hear about the results of her 12 years spent researching Tom Thomson’s life. She wrote two books, The Thomsons of Durham: Tom Thomson’s Family Heritage, which explores his Scottish family history and Tom Thomson’s Fine Kettle of Friends: Biography, History, Art, and Food about his own interesting life as an artist on the trail. Hear about his early life and later wilderness travels where he became good friends with Grey Owl, baked blueberry pie on the trail and took a steamer from Toronto to Port Dalhousie. Discover more about his life through this emphasis on the living Tom Thomson rather than his death in Algonquin Park in July 1917. Event starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 per person and $5 for museum members.