Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Expressions of Art 2010, This Weekend

This Thanksgiving weekend will see four to six Quirky B's on display at the Expressions of Art Show in Carp, ON, Saturday and Sunday until 4:00 p.m. each day.
The venue is at the Carp Fair Grounds in the Agricultural Hall.

The Vernissage is Friday evening, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please come if you can.

There are a couple of things about this show that set it apart from the numerous shows I've attended since May. One is that they have a section for Emerging Artists and I think that this is wonderfully accommodating of the West Carleton Arts Society and beneficial to artists breaking onto the scene.Emerging Artists have a spot all to themselves and do not have to pay to participate in the show, an $80 savings.

Another thing is the sense of humour that is present. Artists are asked to fashion and wear fish-shaped name tags in celebration of the eponymous poisson for which the town may have been named. Additionally, there is a friendly contest for artists to see whose rendition of Carp-The Fish, will catch attendees' eyes. The winner will get free entry into next year's show.

See you there, Shannon Lee