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Creemore Festival of the Arts (Posted On: Wednesday, September 03, 2014)

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Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society, in partnership with the Clearview Township Small Halls Festival and the Station on the Green, is proud to present the 2014 Creemore Festival of the Arts. This year's Arts Festival will have an emphasis on visual art which is provocative and out of the ordinary. 

People attending the Creemore Festival of the Arts will have the opportunity to see works by artists on the cutting edge of contemporary art, a thought provoking installation and the work of more than 55 Artists on Location throughout the village of Creemore. Times, locations and program descriptions for the Creemore Festival of the Arts are listed below.
THE SMALL HALLS FESTIVAL, which runs from October 2nd to 5th, will feature activities throughout Clearview at the Small Halls in Avening, Brentwood, Creemore, Dunedin, Duntroon, Nottawa, Stayner, Singhamption and Sunnidale. Join these valuable community institutions as they celebrate the history behind each of the halls and enjoy programs which feature music, art, comedy, cycling and so much more! The Small Halls Festival is a family event you do not want to miss. There will be many free programs, as well as some which are ticketed.  For more information, visit our website

Unveiling Ernest Herzig's Gift of Sculpture to the Village of Creemore
Horticultural Park, Station on the Green, October 4th at 10 am
Please join us for the official opening of the Festival weekend, where we will be unveiling Harmony, a gift of bronze sculpture by local artist Ernest Herzig in the Horticultural Park beside the Station on the Green.  What a wonderful way to begin a great weekend which celebrates the arts!

Works by Eleven Acclaimed Artists curated by Sara Sniderhan
Station on the Green, Creemore, October 4th and 5th, 10 am to 4 pm.

The signature art show which will headline the Creemore Festival of the Arts is an all Canadian, all stellar exhibition! This show features 11 contemporary fine artists and illustrators whose work is being celebrated nationally and internationally and encompasses a wide variety of materials, themes and styles. Participating artists include Shaun Downey, Graham Roumieu, Rachel Berman, Marco Cibola, Sean Yelland, Keita Morimoto, Peter Mitchell, Gordon Weibe, Peter Rotter, Gosia and Sara Sniderhan.
The Festival is proud to be able to bring contemporary work of extremely high quality to our rural area, curated by award-winning local artist Sara Sniderhan.  This remarkable show will have appeal to both local and urban audiences and will demonstrate the exciting calibre of current contemporary Canadian art.

An Installation by Peter Adams
Creemore Log Cabin, October 4th and 5th from 10 am to 4 pm
A featured element of the Purple Hills Arts Festival, Peter Adams’ Detritus Project is a multi-faceted installation piece which celebrates the rich agricultural heritage of the Creemore area. To create this installation, Adams will be excavating the detritus within the stone piles of his farm and rearranging them in the interior of the Creemore Log Cabin. The display will include the field stones, broken agricultural implements, tin cans, bottles and other unwanted refuse, along with tiny fragments of metal, glass and ceramics found during of years of hiking, renovating and gardening.
Well-known for his Creemore area landscapes, this installation would seem a departure of sorts for Adams. "Thematically it’s really not very different at all," says the artist. "I’ve always had an interest in heritage and resource use.  I think this project will also blur the lines between our ideas of what we consider resources and what we think of as refuse, between what is scenic and what is unsightly." Indeed, this exhibit will challenge some viewers to question their ideas about what constitutes art and about where one should look to find inspiration.
Open Studios, Interactive Exhibits - Creemore Comes Alive With Art!
Village of Creemore, October 4th and 5th from 10 am to 4 pm
The Artist on Location program is an annual Fall favourite!  From watercolours to oils, sculpture to photography, the Creemore Festival of the Arts will be showcasing the works of a variety of artists in businesses, studios and homes throughout the village of Creemore.  Meet the artist, view a demonstration, check out a studio or gallery. Visitors can start by checking out the Artists on Location group show in the north room of the Station on the Green, pick up an Arts Festival map, and spend time visiting favourite artists.  This is a great opportunity for people to discover the wealth of talent in the area, pick up a wonderful work of art, or just enjoy a day in a beautiful village filled with fabulous artists and fine artworks.
For more information about the Creemore Festival of the Arts, check out the Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society website.

Interviews with Sara Sniderhan or Peter Adams can be arranged on request.

Miriam Vince, Co-Chair, Creemore Festival of the Arts


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