Priti Mistry (Paint it Priti) – Adult and Kids Paint Night Artist / Instructor
From the age of 6 I’ve loved painting, drawing, colouring, doodling. I found it peaceful and therapeutic. Hoping to share my love of art, I’ve created an environment where people of all ages and gender can experience the joy of painting with a group, whether it be with friends, family, co-workers, senior residences, special needs or even birthday parties. But not only do we paint……. we turn it into a party! Sometimes we do potlucks, sometimes wine and cheese, sometimes birthday cake and pizza! Whether you are a beginner and have never picked up a paintbrush, you will still learn some cool techniques and have a ton of fun along the way!! Everyone goes home with a smile, memories and an original work of art. Come join us at the Marquee Tent and discover your inner talents!
Geo has been an artist in all mediums most of her life. Clay sculpture was a passion for many years, and as well as producing large and small sculptures for both indoor and outdoor display, she taught sculpture at Dundas Valley School of Art.
Liking the three dimensional effect, when she moved and sold her clay supplies and kiln, she discovered the ancient craft of rug hooking, but raised to an art form using her own designs and specially prepared linen backing (canvas) and hand-dyed wool to produce wall hangings.
After another move, Geo strove to find this effect using canvas and paint and mixed media and explored the freedom of using many materials and techniques to get the desired effect.
Today Geo uses acrylics and canvas to simplify the materials and work within their qualities to obtain depth and vivacity in her work.
Ruth loves to create in all media of fine art and craft work. A graduate in Fine Art from the University of Manitoba, Ruth continued studies at the Vancouver and Halliburton Schools of Art.
Her work is in private collections across Canada and Europe. When Ruth is making Art she says its as if she’s in another world, time and space.
Renee Sagebear Albrecht
Renee is an entrepreneur with an extensive background in bookselling, promotion and publishing. She has participated at International Book Fairs in Canada, the USA, and abroad.
In 1992 her enthusiasm for community development was acknowledge when she was bestowed with a Governor General of Canada Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canada in Recognition of Significant Contribution to Compatriots, Community and to Canada.
Renee is a Homeopathic Medicine Practitioner, Community Activist, Writer, and Artist. She is a graduate of McMaster University, and the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine, and Asset Based Community Development Program at Coady International Institute at St Francis Xavier University. Since 2007 she has proudly made Canso Nova Scotia her home.
Sue’s modern realism style incorporates aspects of impressionism and abstraction. Fascinated by the interplay of light and shadow on form, she keeps brush stokes to a minimum and use multiple glazes to build the painting. Thus, her work is referred to as “lively and spontaneous”. As a landscape artist, her objective is to remind the viewer of the beauty found at our doorstep. While her paintings are based on observation, the resulting work is from the heart to evoke the feelings of beauty and joy of our surroundings.
The whimsical Happy Cityscape series portrays her impressions about our city and its environs. These paintings result from inspirations of a lifetime spent in Hamilton.
Band – McCurlie / Doidge / Wiles
McCurlie, Doidge and Wiles live in Ancaster, performing their own style of folk rock music and great story songs, lots of them based on Ancaster’s history. They’re also award-winning songwriters, whose voices blend in fabulous three part harmony.
Mike McCurlie has been a big part of the local music scene since the early Sixties. His day job is MJM Media, the video marketing company that helps big names like Mandarin Restaurants and MADD Canada. You can hear his voice on lots of commercials, and watch his video blogs at mjmmedia.com.
Bob Doidge, also a lifelong Ancaster musician, is the owner of world-renowned Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton. Bob has produced artists from Gordon Lightfoot and Bruce Cockburn, to The Cowboy Junkies and Crash Test Dummies. He’s got a ton of accolades, including his Hamilton Music Lifetime Achievement Award of 2015.
Caroline Wiles is an amazing singer and songwriter from Montreal, now living in Ancaster too. She just released her third solo CD “Lovers Lane”, currently on YouTube and CBC radio. This recording earned her four Hamilton Music Award nominations for 2016. The new Lover’s Lane video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr9FXuedpJw.