The Sketchbook Project: Next Stop on its ‘Walk’: Oakville, Ontario


Towne Square Gallery Oakville OntarioI received an email the other day from Arthouse Coop’s Sketchbook Project team telling me someone had viewed my sketchbook at The Loop, Chicago venue of the tour. There are over 33,000 sketchbooks on this year’s tour, so I wonder what the odds are on that happening? I know I’ve at least one mathematician follower, so if you read this, I hope you’ll figure it out for me. I don’t know who my viewer was, but I thank him or her.  I hope you enjoyed it. If you read this and I think the odds are that you won’t, Anonymous, do step forward.

August 27 – 28, the sketchbooks will be on view in Canada, Towne Square, Downtown Oakville, Ontario.  If you can’t make it to the exhibition, at least feast your senses digitally on the works of the artists exhibiting at Towne Square Gallery.

"Oakville-Ontario-Downtown" by Whpq - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oakville-Ontario-Downtown.JPG#/media/File:Oakville-Ontario-Downtown.JPGAccording to Downtown Oakville’s Facebook page, 10 local folks will be visiting the Sketchbook Project exhibition. I’ve written to all of them to ask if they’re participating and for links to their sketchbooks and invited them to view my sketchbook. It’s what the Sketchbook Project is all about – creatives connecting, viewing each others’ work and communicating, in person, too, if you can get to an exhibition, as I did when it toured to London a couple of years back. Sadly, for me, this will be its last year of tours, but life moves on.

Oakville is situated on Lake Ontario. (The name translates from, in Wyandot (Huron) Lake of Shining Waters). The town originated in 1793 and rose up from lands both bought and ceded by the Mississagua First Nations People. I note that very recently, the Canadian government awarded the Mississauga First Nation almost $145 million in settlement of a land claim because of the British Crown’s underpayment in the 18th century.

OakvilleOnLighthouseThe original settlement, Old Oakville, is situated along the lake shore.  The ancestry of most Old Oakville residents is English, Scottish or Irish. There is a city named Mississauga – which translates to Those at the Great River Mouth – and with a population of over 700,000, it’s the sixth most populous municipality in Canada.

According to Downtown Oakville’s Facebook page, 10 local folks will be visiting the Sketchbook Project exhibition. I’ve written to all of them to ask if they’re participating and for links to their sketchbooks and invited them to view my sketchbook. It’s what the Sketchbook Project is all about – creatives connecting, viewing each others’ work and communicating, in person, too, if you can get to an exhibition, as I did when it toured to London a couple of years back. Sadly, for me, this will be its last year of tours. Life moves on.

AH Coop 2015 36 and 37 30 March 2015The region around Oakville seems heavenly. I would love to walk it, but I can’t. I can at least follow digitally in the steps of my sketchbook.

After Oakville, it’ll be striding off in the direction of Toronto.

Ann

 

 

 

 

 

 

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