First, Ann Kloppenburg, Then, Giant’s Rib Solstice Fundraiser

     Last Thursday we had back-to-back receptions to go to. The first was the opening of Burlington artist Ann Kloppenburg’s exhibition “The Beauty of Halton” in the Visitor Centre of the Halton Region Museum. Ann had been kind enough to send us an invitation herself, and we were happy to attend.

     The exhibition is a collection of Ann’s watercolours of natural scenes. She says she has “a great feeling for sky and water” and her style is “loose and free.” She works in both large and small sizes, featuring local landscapes. She has taught at the Burlington Art Centre and I believe she told me that she’ll have an exhibition there this fall. But until Sept. 7, you can see her moody scenes at Halton Region Museum.

     After this opening reception, Mike and I were off to Hamilton’s waterfront. Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre organizers held their third annual summer solstice fundraiser at Parks Canada Discovery Centre. The Giant’s Rib group was formed to interpret the natural and cultural heritage of the Niagara Escarpment.

     A wine and cheese reception presented wine from Vineland Estates and three fine cheeses from Mickey McGuire’s of Dundas. A film of Escarpment photographs by The Spirit of Nature was shown in the theatre. A highlight of the evening was the introduction of the new Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Wall of photos and text. There was also musical entertainment, a silent auction of great products and a gorgeous sunset over the Escarpment.

     How did you spend the summer solstice?

2 Responses to First, Ann Kloppenburg, Then, Giant’s Rib Solstice Fundraiser

  1. Sue Horner June 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    What a great name, “Giant’s Rib.” I’m assuming that refers to the Escarpment? Too bad there is no explanation on the official web site.

    By the way, thanks for telling HPCA about your latest post – for some reason, I don’t seem to be getting notified directly any more. (Ask Joan to check the RSS feed, perhaps?)

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