The County has officially proclaimed twenty-twenty as the year to gather. To gather a basket full of local produce, meats, and spirits from a local farm store or market. To gather your friends and family around a big table (or kitchen island), to celebrate each other and the local bounty before you. To gather around a restaurant table and appreciate the love the chefs bring to your plate. It’s the year of you, and your connection to this place through the food you eat and the people you spend time with.
Tony Luciani has been a full-time painter for forty years. At the age of 21, he continued his post-graduate studies in Florence, and matured as an artist. His work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. In 2015, Tony began to include photography as a creative expression. He documented his aging Mother's struggle with dementia - a collaboration that led to many prestigious awards, and in 2018, to a talk about their photographic collaboration at the Boston Opera House before 2,600 people. His illustrated presentation will include A Walk to Remember - his Fall 2019 pilgrimage to raise funds for the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce. Tony's artistic insights reward us with hope, humour, and life. He lives in Durham, Ontario.