Saturday, April 12, 2008

Evening of Words, Music, Art & Wine

I had the pleasure of reading at the fifth annual Evening of Words, Music, Art & Wine in Dorset, Ontario on Friday April 11.

I read Let's Go, of course. Thanks to James Jones, Dorset's famed garlic farmer and the evening's MC, for encouraging everyone to browse the book to see Scot Ritchie's fabulous illustrations for themselves.

The evening included display tables featuring the works of talented artists such as stone-carver Elise Muller, basket maker Sheila Ziman, painter Vicki Dodds, fibre artist and storyteller Fay Wilkinson, painter Karen Sloan, mixed media artist Naomi Brinkhof, and the team of Kevin Vallieres and Tara Gilchrist-Vallieres, a woodworker and potter.

We sampled cranberry, cranberry blueberry, and blueberry wines as well as the Red Maple dessert wine from Muskoka Lakes Winery. Music performances by Zoe Chilco and Albert John Saxby kept us all entertained. Word is the evening will be broadcast on Haliburton's Canoe FM sometime in the future.

Thanks to Melissa Alfano for putting together such an enjoyable evening.

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