Clothesline Festival and Art Sale 2016

Next up is the second of my Leighton Arts Centre exhibitions. Located on an 80-acre property, the annual Clothesline Festival and Art Sale is on from June 4 - June 5, 2016. This event features over 1500 Albertan-made artworks from member artists. And with great food, various live music performers, family entertainment and many artists on site, it promises to be quite an exciting weekend.

I'm submitting a number of pieces, some current and quality pieces from past editions. My archived pieces have never been exhibited before and were created for special commissions. So this is the first time they've had public exposure. The large pieces you see in the photo below are the only ones left from this collection. So this is a very special opportunity to see them. For me, putting them up for sale brings a sense of achievement as well as of melancholy.

I'm intrigued to find out how they will be received. If it goes, then I may consider a possible return to this style. I've always held onto the notion that this collection of designs remain as unfinished business, with so many ideas still resurfacing. But of course, let's just wait and see how visitors respond.

Prior to the opening, there is a Sunset Soirée on Friday June 3. Now that will be special! The Leighton Arts Centre, easy to find, but still quietly tucked away along  country roads in the foothills, is wee gem of a museum. It holds a commanding location, perched as it is, on the top of a hilly slope facing out to the distant Rockies in the west. Can't wait to get out there and watch the Sun set. In my next post I'll let you know how it all goes down. (I love a good pun!)

See you there!
Lino Lenny

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