Whimsy in the country

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Art fans looking to escape the bustle of town this weekend can venture up the 5th Line to Peter Adams’ place, which the painter has renamed “Idlewild North” and turned into a whimsical sculpture garden for the festival weekend.

“We’re blessed with so many creative people in this region, this collection illustrates just what a diverse range of talents are at work throughout the Purple Hills area,” said Adams.

Roy Hickling (farmer, songwriter and sculptor) will be showing some of his enormous metal spheres. Jim Leithead’s wooden carvings and Steve Corner’s clay totems will be standing proud in the tall grasses. Juliet Jancso’s ceramic bird riders will be parading about. Kevin Maclean and Dan Sinclair will both be bringing some of their most unusual metal “oddments.” And indoors, Liz Eakins will be showing her very delicate and playful works on paper and of course Adams will be hanging some of his most recent oil paintings.

To arrive at “Idlewild North,” head out of town on Caroline Street West and follow the arrows.

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