Sunday, June 21, 2015

art among the ruins - road trip

I had a fabulous day out yesterday, with a two of my friends. We drove to the bustling little town of Newburgh, ON, a couple of hours east of Toronto. I expect this town is normally, more sleepy than "bustling", but it was the site of a lovely, and surprisingly large, art show (60 artists), in the ruins of a 19th century mill, on the banks of the Napanee river. There's actually a house on the property, but the homeowners had the foresite to leave some of the ruins in their natural state, and simply landscape around them. The sun was out, the temperature was perfect, the mosquitos weren't biting, and one of my favourite fibre artists was exhibiting in the show (Sylvia Naylor). What more could you ask? I'll leave you with some images from the day.
Don't you wish you were here?

9 comments:

Wendy said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit, what could be nicer, art and friends :)

Sue said...

What a beautiful bunch of photos!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks you two! It was quite an enjoyable day. The people running it were so hospitable, they even had bug spray stations, nailed to trees, with an invitation to spray, if you desire. Local merchants had fresh fruit, and other nibblies scattered about.

Anonymous said...

Delightful place to hold an art show, did you buy anything? kaite

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Didn't buy a thing at the show! i did buy a few bits, at an antique store, in town. Also a sandwich, from the bakery.

yarngoddess said...

Yes! Beautiful photos.

Gail Speers said...

Cool!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks, Diane and Gail!

Beth said...

Yes I wish I was there!!! Looks like it offered some great places to shoot, and I miss that! Glad you enjoyed the day out and your camera!