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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Older work

Here are a few older images, these are of some little fabric houses I made one year for VINEART, a Gallery 96 fundraiser. Gallery 96 is an artist co-operative that I belong to , here in Stratford. It has had many homes over the years and changed it's format, but it has been around for over 30 years. Every November we have Vineart, an evening of wine tasting gourmet food, music and a silent art auction. You never know which wall will be closed to bidding, so it keeps the interest going throughout the evening. Fortunately I am not helping with the organizing this year, been there, done that. I will be donating some art though. Not sure what, but here are the little houses from another year.

this year they are changing it up a bit and it is the vineart of bear tasting along with appropriate foods. There are a lot of specialized small breweries in the area and this is a town full of specialty food producers and gourmet chefs.

Stratford is smack in the middle of a large agricultural area. What is going on in that sector is very interesting, a lot of organic growers, farm gate sales etc. I have a few favorites One being Gourmet cook and organic farmer as well as a talented artist Anthony John, also known as the Manic Organic. Then there is Montefort Cheese, yummy and a neighbour of mine Perth County Pork Products. they are a family farm that offers farm gate sales of the best Octoberfest sausage as well as other pork products including wild bore. Haven't tried that yet. If you are ever in the area, check them out.
Anthony John the Manic Organic and owner of Soil Reputation organic farm.
From the DeMartines family

              Montefort Cheese is operated by Stratford Chefs School instructor and chef Ruth Klahsen


ArtPropelled said...

I've enjoyed browsing through your blog seeing the beautiful work you do. Love these little houses and the bark corset further back.

Artimesia said...

just last week some friends were in your area and visited both the Soil Reputation and Pork farms, what a coincidence that today I read your blog!