Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Lunenburg Folk Art Festival 2008

This year's folk art festival was a delight..as it has been for many years now. It was the 20th anniversary of the festival which included an exhibit of some of the past exhibitors whom are no longer with us. It was wonderful to view their work, and to spend the day in such an electric environment with colourful, whimsical pieces, an incredibly funny and endearing auctioneer, and of course lining up for the show at 9:30am for doors that open at 12.

This year, I was lucky to acquire a piece by Murray Gallant of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I have admired his Shopping Bag Ladies for many years now....and finally found one in a delightful lime green dress! Murray Gallant's pieces are as whimsical as the artist himself!!!

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