Rain fails to dampen Art on the Dock

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The 9th annual Kennisis Lake Art on the Dock took place this past weekend (July 15-16) with more than 32 artists at 13 locations spread out across Kennisis Lake

Many were close, making it accessible for people who wanted to explore by water or land.

On West Shore Road, Janet Parr and Janice Dennis decided to show their artwork together. They make felt art out of wool, using welt felting and needle felting.

“It’s a lot of fun because you can turn something that is just a fibre into anything you like. It’s a very versatile type of art.” Parr said.

It was their first year doing Art on the Dock and they were pleased with the turn out.

On Harrier Road, David Kerr, who has been in the Highlands for more than 50 years, had many of his pieces on display. He has taken to palette knife painting, to capture landscapes. He goes on hikes and canoe paddles across the County to find inspiration.

“I have a fascination for the geology of the area and how the rocks are formed so I try to capture that in my paintings,” Kerr said. It was his third time doing Art on the Dock. And while sales aren’t always the most important part of the event for him, it’s sharing stories with those interested in his paintings.

On West Shore Road, artists Phyllis Walton, Lynda Henry, Barbara Larcina, Nicole Bezdikian, Meghan Joncas, and Brittany Crago came together. Henry said, “we are the art sisters. Some of us get together every year at the Haliburton School of Art and Design and we share and critique each other’s paintings. It has enhanced our art and our friendships and by doing this (Art on the Dock) for four straight years, we have had lots of nice repeat customers.”

For more information on Art on the Dock: klcoa.org/events/art-on-the-dock.