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September 21, 2012

Hours before the much-anticipated Headwaters Arts Festival gala opened yesterday, I had a chance to meditate and absorb the show. I use the word “meditate” advisedly as the show’s venue is at the magnificent SGI Canada, Caledon Centre for Culture and Education, a Buddist retreat.

Olex and Steve Volpe’s paintings

Forty-seven artists and craftspeople entered between 3 to 5 works each. Yesterday’s trip to Alton, Ontario was round-two for myself and co-juror, Russell Brohier. Back in May, Russell and I met to review and short-list the 47 artists featured in the current show. Yesterday’s return to the Headwaters allowed us to adjudicate the exquisitely presented works for the Juror’s Award cash prizes. The show looks outstanding–showcasing the full spectrum of artistic approaches and media. The show and sale continues until October 8…